Mix & Mingle at Station 26

Station 26 Brewing Co. 7045 38th Ave, Denver, CO

Head across the street and around the corner, and meet us at the old firehouse for a beer (or soda) with your fellow atendees. The first drink is on us, with thanks to our sponsor Shelf Awareness. Wear your company/store swag or MPIBA shirts and...

Children’s Authors & Illustrators Keynote Breakfast

Telluride

Our fall show wouldn’t be the same without our Children’s Authors & Illustrators Keynote Breakfast to open the conference! Join us for a hearty breakfast and enjoy an exceptional line-up of writers and artists.   CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT...

Pick of the Lists

Aspen

Our regional reps from publishers big and small will have 8 minutes each to present their top picks from current and upcoming lists.   See the complete Pick of the List schedule here, plus additional virtual Pick of the List presentations from reps not able...

Stories for Lunch: Feast of Fiction Authors

Telluride

Join us for lunch and a smorgasbord of authors presenting their new and forthcoming works of fiction in brief 4-minute bites.   CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK Nazli Koca THE APPLICANT Grove Press Shelley Read GO AS A...

Pick of the Lists

Aspen

Our regional reps from publishers big and small will have 8 minutes each to present their top picks from current and upcoming lists.   See the complete Pick of the List schedule here, plus additional virtual Pick of the List presentations from reps not able...

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Colorado Ballroom

Enjoy light refreshments (with a cash bar) while getting a first look at all the Exhibit Hall has to offer. Visit with authors doing in-booth signings, and get a head start on collecting "Exhibit Hall Master" raffle tickets by engaging with exhibitors!

Early Bird Yoga with Heather Mateus Sappenfield

Aspen

In this gentle one-hour class, yoga teacher and author Heather Mateus Sappenfield will reflect upon what about books makes us love them. And what about ourselves makes some books our favorites. Move, relax, and replenish. No experience necessary. If you have a mat and props,...

Bestsellers for Breakfast Keynote Authors

Telluride

Before hitting the Exhbit Hall, start your day with breakfast and remarks by some very special authors as they present their eagerly anticipated new books.   CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK Matthew Quick WE ARE THE LIGHT Avid...

Exhibit Hall Open

Colorado Ballroom

Spend the day visiting our vendor booths! Whether you're looking for the perfect books to handsell during the holidays, amazing gift items to add to your inventory, or the most exciting titles to look forward to next year, this is the place for you. Discover...

World of Words: Author Keynote Lunch

Telluride

Take a break from the Exhbit Hall and join us for lunch and a diverse panel of speculative fiction authors discussing their eagerly anticipated new books.   CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK J. R. Dawson THE FIRST BRIGHT...

Binc Heads or Tails Game

Colorado Ballroom

Heads or Tails is back! Remember playing the lively game of chance called Heads or Tails--way back when we all met in person—to raise money for the Binc Foundation? Well, the Heads or Tails game is back! Join in the fun and play Heads or...

Pitch Perfect Author Speed Dating

Telluride

Our author guests will rotate from table to table to give booksellers their best 4-minute pitches! Discover a spectacular array of books and authors for your store. SOLD OUT   CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK Katy Hays THE...

Cocktail Reception and Literary Trivia Challenge

Aspen

Trivia teams will be randomly assigned for this annual battle of the brains. Our trivia master Eric has come up with some diabolical literary questions, and our sponsor Workman is throwing in some questions from their Brain Quest series (are you smarter than a 7th...

Early Bird Yoga with Heather Mateus Sappenfield

Aspen

In this gentle one-hour class, yoga teacher and author Heather Mateus Sappenfield will reflect upon what about books makes us love them. And what about ourselves makes some books our favorites. Move, relax, and replenish. No experience necessary. If you have a mat and props,...

True Stories: Nonfiction Author Breakfast

Telluride

Start your morning off right with a buffet breakfast and an eclectic mix of authors presenting 4-minute looks at their nonfiction books.   CLICK ON ANY OF THE IMAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK Alan Prendergast GANGBUSTER Citadel Steve Hendricks THE OLDEST CURE IN...

Education: Supercharge Your E-Commerce

Big Thompson

Want to learn more about how to get more online sales through your ecommerce site (whether it’s Bookshop.org or not)? Join Andy Hunter, CEO of Bookshop.org, in a crash course for supercharging your ecommerce! This session will include all the top tips for increasing your...

Education: Increase Your Sales with Edelweiss360

Platte River

Looking for a streamlined way to craft targeted marketing emails to your customers – and track the sales resulting from those campaigns, all in one place? Learn how to do so with Edelweiss360, a free add-on for Edelweiss+Analytics subscribers. You can quickly plug titles in,...

Education: Words Sell Books – Mastering the Art of Book Blurbs

Aspen

What makes a good book blurb, and how can they be used to increase your sales? Join a panel of seasoned booksellers and a publisher rep for a deep dive into creating the most effective blurbs, while also learning about ARC etiquette, industry vs. consumer...

Education: Handselling and Booktalking the Librarian Way

Big Thompson

Public libraries are constantly seeking to engage their customers, just like bookstores, and have devised a number of ways to help put books and resources at their fingertips. Especially when closed during the pandemic, libraries had to seek out new ways to reach their customers....