Booksellers Network Gathering 2020
Each year, we hold a BA Booksellers Network Summer Gathering.
The event usually takes place at HarperCollins, sponsors of the Booksellers Network, with an afternoon of talk and presentations from booksellers and publishers. The meeting is usually followed by drinks and networking at a local pub.
This year, due to Covid, we ran the event on zoom on the 16th September. The event was chaired by Will Smith, Chair of The Booksellers Network / Sam Read Booksellers in Grasmere. We had a record number of attendees tuning in to the event, and we enjoyed pitches and presentations from the HarperCollins team, and also four inspirational booksellers offered their learnings from lockdown: Olivia Kekewich, Edinburgh Bookshop; Rustie Baker, Rossiter Books; Pippa Hennessey, Five Leaves Bookshop, and Ben Moorhouse, Our Bookshop Tring.
To view the event please visit the Presentations section on our Digital Events Page.
It is also available to view on the BA YouTube Channel
Passwords for both can be obtained from Rehana - firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Booksellers Network
The Booksellers Network, in partnership with HarperCollins, is a place for shop floor booksellers. The chair of The Booksellers Network is Will Smith, Sam Read Bookseller in Grasmere.
Providing an ideas-sharing, professional development and networking opportunity for BA members, The Booksellers Network has been born out of feedback from shop floor booksellers and will help bring booksellers together from across the UK and Ireland. The Booksellers Network is a closed group on Facebook where most of the activity and networking takes place. We also host a gathering usually in London in the Summer.
• Keep up to date with the Network on Twitter: @Booksellers_Nwk
• Join our closed Facebook group, here, and talk with other Booksellers Network members.