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Stacy Batchelor

Co-Owner

Fable Book Parlour

I’m Stacy — educator, librarian, nature lover, busy mama, and (most excitedly!) co-owner of Fable Book Parlour. I love challenges, learning new things, and getting my hands dirty. Fable opened June 1, 2021 with our Fable Bookmobile and Sept. 25, 2021 with our storefront (Fable Book Parlour). We offer a diverse, handpicked selection of new and used books, vinyl records, and music accessories.

Books? I want to read all of them. Actually, I lied, 74.7% of what I read is fiction — so that’s my main literary squeeze. But if I had time I’d read them all.

Session

I opened a bookstore in the pandemic!

January 27, 2022 2-3 p.m. ET | Free

Join our panel of retailers, all of whom launched their bookstore during the pandemic, for a discussion of lessons learned. They’ll share what motivated them to start a bookstore and what it was like to open their doors, virtual and physical, during a pandemic. The panelists will also delve into how they establish themselves within their communities and how they forge relationships with their customers.

Peek behind the curtain of this new class of booksellers and hear how their expectations stacked up to the reality of this new bookselling ecosystem.

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