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May 2, 2018 Meeting
The Norman Rockwell Museum
Classroom – Lower Level
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183, Stockbridge MA 01262
10:00 am Arrival & light refreshments
10:30 Welcome & Introductions
10:45-12:15 Picturing History: Exploring Nonfiction Picture Books
1:00-1:30 Presentation and conversation with Charlesbridge
Charlesbridge is looking forward to chatting with booksellers about their thoughts on formats and sections for ages 2-5. This pre-elementary group can be a sweet spot for board and picture books alike, but we’d love to know what really makes a book stand out for the stroller set and the preschool crowd for Indies. Do you find a board book with a larger trim size turns more quickly than a smaller one? What are your customers picking up as a gift? Are you loving the formatting bells and whistles like padded covers and embossed foil? What are you seeing hit the registers the most?
1:30-2:15 Bookseller roundtable
2:15-2:30 Title share–Bring a favorite nonfiction picture book to talk about!
2:30-4:00 Museum tour (featuring the exhibition Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi)