Free Books!

WIFor us, that is.  You still have to buy your own.

Since 2002, Civic Economics has enjoyed its relationship with the American Booksellers Association, and we especially enjoy their conferences.  Bookshop owners and employees are a fun and interesting bunch, and collecting galleys of unpublished books is awesome.

In January 2016, both Dan and Matt will travel to Denver to speak to the ABA’s Winter Institute.

On Monday, January 25, the ABA and Civic Economics will release “Amazon and Empty Storefronts,” a new study of the magnitude and impact of  the ongoing growth of online shopping.

The ABA has been our most reliable partner in conceiving and commissioning innovative studies of the economics of local retail and service provision, and “Amazon and Empty Storefronts” promises to be the most influential yet.

On Tuesday, January 26, Dan will Join Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance for “The New Localism,” a discussion of new considerations, trends, and innovations in the indie business world.

We look forward to seeing our bookseller friends in Denver in January.