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NEIBA All About the Books! & ABA Education Program

June 9, 2016

Thursday June 9, 2016

Fuller Conference Center, Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Thanks to Bookazine for their continued support
of All About the Books

June jackets

10:30 – 12:00

Author Talks and Readings

Thomas Christopher Greene, If I Forget You, St. Martin’s Press

Edward Hoagland, In the Country of the Blind, Skyhorse Publishing

Ann Hood, The Book That Matters Most, WW Norton

Margot Livesey, Mercury, HarperCollins

Tim Murphy, Christodora, Grove Atlantic

Jerry Thornton, From Darkness to Dynasty, UPNE

Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow, Viking

Tania Unsworth, Brightwood, Algonquin

Jerald Walker, The World in Flames, Beacon Press

Karen Romano Young, Hundred Percent, Chronicle Books

12:00 – 1:30

Boxed Lunch

A relaxed boxed lunch with plenty of time to meet and connect with the authors.

1:30 – 4:00

Backlist Book Swap

Right after lunch we are going to do a Backlist Book Swap. Everyone who participated in this at Winter Institute had so much fun we thought we’d try this at All About the Books.

Please bring a copy of your favorite in-print, backlist title – preferably paperback. It can be fiction, non-fiction, adult or children’s. Place a shelf-talker card, perhaps your store bookmark, in the book stating the title/author/your name and store name, and a brief reason why you love this book. We’ll provide the space and organization for the sharing.

Best Ideas of the Year Roundtables

Please come prepared to share the very best of what we’ve done in our stores this past year. To jump start your thinking:

-Staff/Owner perks and training (attending ABA and NEIBA educational opportunities)
-Bottom line initiatives (inventory control; product mix such as more non-book)
-Physical changes (upgrades; fixtures; merchandising improvements)
-Operational changes (dealing with ARCs, staff picks, customer service)
-Social media, publicity, advertising and marketing

Customers & Community:

-Events (adult, children’s, self-published/local authors, authorless, off-site)
-Social Media
-Loyalty Programs
-Community Outreach (including business-to-business)
-Independent Bookstore Day, Indies First, Shop Small Saturday, etc
And any wild ideas that just worked.

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June 9, 2016




Fuller Conference Center
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge,, MA 01566 United States
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