Welcome Reception

Tattered Cover Stanley Marketplace 2501 Dallas St, Aurora

We've waited so long, let's get together for an unofficial start of FallCon 2021! All show attendees are invited to join us at the new Tattered Cover Kids' Store at the Stanley Marketplace for refreshments and browsing.

Children’s Author & Illustrator Keynote Breakfast

Telluride

Our fall show wouldn’t be the same without our Children’s Authors & Illustrators Breakfast to open the conference! Join us for a hearty breakfast and enjoy an exceptional line-up of writers and artists. TICKETS REQUIRED Megan Bomgaars BORN TO SPARKLE Flowerpot Press Yuri Morales BRIGHT...

Pick of the Lists

Aspen

Our regional reps from publishers big and small will have 10 minutes each to present their top picks from current and upcoming lists.   10:50 - 11:00   Simon & Schuster, Christine Foye | Edelweiss Collection 11:00 - 11:10    UPSA Princeton Yale, Patricia Nelson &...

POSTPONED: What is Bookshop.org?

Big Thompson

DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, WE ARE POSTPONING THIS SESSION AND HOSTING IN VIRTUALLY AT A LATER DATE. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS. Wondering all about Bookshop.org? Not sure if and how you should get your bookstore involved? Chat with Bookshop Partnerships Manager Sarah High all...

Feast of Fiction Author Lunch

Telluride

Grab a boxed lunch and join us for a smorgasbord of authors presenting their new and forthcoming works of fiction in brief 4-minute bites. TICKETS REQUIRED   Click on any of the images for more information about the book Alison Stine TRASHLANDS Mira Jodi Thomas...

Idea Exchange: Generating Customer Loyalty

Big Thompson

Booksellers are invited to share their best practices for generating customer loyalty. From frequent buyer and membership programs to couponing, special events, and more, what has worked for your store? What would you do differently?

Pick of the Lists

Aspen

Our regional reps from publishers big and small will have 10 minutes each to present their top picks from current and upcoming lists.   1:30 - 1:40   Imprint Group, Derek Lawrence | Edelweiss Collection 1:40 - 1:50   Blackstone, Bryan Green 1:50 - 2:00   West Margin,...

Idea Exchange: Facilitating the Success of Your Staff

Big Thompson

Booksellers are invited to share ideas on supporting the professional and personal development of your store staff. Do you offer continuing education, special health benefits, personal paid time off, or other support that keeps your staff happy and engaged? Share your successes and challenges with...

Books & Brews Author Speed Dating

Telluride

One of our most popular events at FallCon, new day and time, same great fun! 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. TICKETS REQUIRED  ...

Member Mix & Mingle

Station 26 Brewing Co. 7045 38th Ave, Denver

Head across the street and around the corner, and meet us at the old firehouse for a beer (or soda) with your fellow attendees. The first round is on us, thanks to our friends at Shelf Awareness.

Coffee Talks

River Room

We'll provide the coffee, you provide the conversation! Join colleagues with your job description to gain inspiration, share stories, and just be together. Registration required; enjoy complimentary breakfast pastries and fruit.   Owners/Managers meet in Big Thompson Buyers meet in Big Thompson Frontline Booksellers meet...

Exhibit Hall Open

Colorado Ballroom

Spend the day visiting our vendor booths. Whether you're looking for the perfect books to hand-sell 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...

Kid Lit Lunch

Telluride

Grab a boxed lunch and join us to hear from a wonderful mix of authors who will have 4 minutes each to present their picture books and titles for young readers. TICKET REQUIRED   Click on any of the images for more information about the...

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 forthcoming book, Gastro Obscura. Bragging rights and prizes to...

Friday Night Feature Keynote Author Dinner

Telluride

It's Friday night, so we need to dine and talk books! Join us in Telluride to hear from five very special authors as they present their eagerly anticipated new books. TICKETS REQUIRED   Click on any of the images for more information about the book...

Books for Breakfast

Telluride

Start your morning off right with a continental breakfast and an eclectic mix of authors presenting 4-minute looks at their nonfiction books. TICKETS REQUIRED   Click on any image to learn more about the book Lauren Rankin BODIES ON THE LINE Counterpoint Zahra Marwan WHERE...

Panel on Panels: Curating and Selling Manga & Graphic Novels

Big Thompson

Our special guest writers and artists will present their own work, then join our moderator and other panelists in discussing tools for booksellers to draw in readers, along with best practices for curating, merchandising, and selling manga and graphic novels. Panelists include Kae Winters, US...

Indies for Indies Lunch

Telluride

Indie Press titles enhance indie bookstore shelves! We'll hear from a panel of indie press representatives and indie booksellers while enjoying some great conversation and companionship. Panelists: Cristina Rodriguez, A Public Space (MPIBA board member); Terrie Akers, Other Press; Kalen Landow, Microcosm Publishing; Anna Hjortsberg...

The How, What, and Why of Returns

Big Thompson

Returns are (unfortunately) an integral part of the bookselling business, so it is important to understand What they are; Why you're doing them; and How to get started and manage the process. Join our panel of veteran booksellers for an enlightening conversation all about the...

Digital Marketing Planning and Execution

Platte River

Marketing is mostly digital these days -- including your store's website, customer emails, social media, and more. In this session, three bookstore marketing managers will discuss their digital marketing programs, with a focus on the tools and resources they use to plan for and implement...

Idea Exchange: Best Practices for Managing Local Author Consignment and Engagement

Cherry Creek

Working with local authors and stocking their small and self-published books can be extremely beneficial for indie stores! The key is having systems in place and managing your time and budget. Join our moderator Liesel Freudenstein (Boulder Bookstore) to share what has worked for your...

Last Bookseller Standing Raffle

Foyer

Stay to the end and make the most of your time at FallCon! Every bookseller attending the Indie for Indies lunch today will receive one raffle ticker for our Last Booksellers Standing Raffle. We'll be giving away three $100 gift cards; the winners must be...

Virtual Annex Education: i-Page Master Class

MPIBA is working with our Tri-West regional partners to present a second wave of fall conference opportunities, open to all three region's members and hosted and programmed by PNBA!   REGISTER NOW FOR THE I-PAGE MASTER CLASS

Virtual Annex: X-Travaganza Author Event

MPIBA is working with our Tri-West regional partners to present a second wave of fall conference opportunities, open to all three region's members and hosted and programmed by PNBA! Five authors, rising and established, will have eight minutes each to speak to a Tri-West indie...