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Upcoming events

    • 12-Aug-2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

    Join Raincoast to learn the best ways to leverage gifts and sidelines to increase sales, and get their top product picks for the holiday season. Using examples from how stores across North America are selling non-book products, Raincoast will cover the best retail practices as well as provide an overview of trends. 

    All registrants who join us for the session (or watch the recording by August 20 and submit their info to CIBA) will be entered to win a credit of $200 Retail for Gift items of their choosing from Raincoast Books.

    • 24-Aug-2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

    With continued printing difficulties and other uncertainty in certain parts of the book supply chain, planning effective and appropriate orders has become more important than ever. Join Penguin Random House Canada's Mary Giuliano to learn how to harness your business savvy to get around these delays and be ready and well-stocked come the busy season. In addition to sharing strategies for ordering correct quantities and thinking smarter when it comes to orders, Mary Giuliano will also preview a handful of key titles from PRHC's fall catalogue that you should be paying particular attention to. 

    Presenter: Mary Giuliano, Penguin Random House Canada

Past events

27-Jul-2021 Discussion forum for children’s booksellers: The right book at the right time
20-Jul-2021 Discussion forum for booksellers: Tips for managing online orders
22-Jun-2021 What can Instagram do for your bookstore?
15-Jun-2021 Recreate the browsing experience online: Facilitating the discoverability of in-stock titles
20-May-2021 The independent bookstore consumer: insights and analytics
18-May-2021 Discussion forum for children’s booksellers
11-May-2021 Increase your sales: Improvements to the PRH supply fulfillment chain and rapid replenishment
04-May-2021 Canadian book buying, reading and consumer habits for data-driven decisions
27-Apr-2021 Virtual event training: Part two – Managing your live Zoom event
20-Apr-2021 Virtual event training: Part one – Setting up your Zoom event
15-Apr-2021 BookNet Canada Tech Forum: Book Industry State of the Nation 2021
14-Apr-2021 Media Savvy Lunch and Learn
06-Apr-2021 BookNet Canada Tech Forum: Serving communities in crisis - the bookseller's role
25-Mar-2021 BookNet Canada Tech Forum: Humane Resources - Managing your people systems with no HR department
24-Mar-2021 Introducing the Shop Local API, powered by Bookmanager
23-Mar-2021 BookNet Canada Tech Forum: Come taste the difference good management can make in your crisis!
23-Mar-2021 Where are the Tourists?
11-Mar-2021 Relax, Dammit!
04-Mar-2021 Replenishing Your Stock
23-Feb-2021 Bookselling in the Era of Virtual Events
11-Feb-2021 COVID-19 Success Stories: Creative and Adaptable Solutions
04-Feb-2021 Adapting to the Online Retailer Model: Tips from Bookmanager on Managing Your E-commerce Website
27-Jan-2021 CIBA Coffee Break: Get to Know Your Association
15-Oct-2020 CIBA bookseller welcome


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