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NEIBA All About the Books!

June 22, 2017

NEIBA All About the Books!
Author Luncheon and Education Program

Thursday June 22, 2017
Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002


10:30 – 12:00
Author Talks and Readings

12:00 – 1:30
Boxed Lunch with Authors
 1:30 – 3:30
Education – What We Do Now

Our afternoon education will feature a panel of booksellers who will share with us the steps they are taking in their stores, and in their communities, to foster a more diverse environment.  We’ll hear about changes in store sections and displays, book clubs and events, children’s bookselling and community outreach.  We will have plenty of time for Q&A.  Our goals are to open the definition of diversity, and to leave the session with positive and actionable ideas that all stores will be able to use.

With Nicole Brinkley – Director of Special Projects, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY; Joan Grenier – Owner, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA; Lisa Gozashti – Co-owner and Merchandising Manager, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA.

Moderated by Tom Hallock – Associate Publisher, Director of Sales and Marketing, Beacon Press


Authors Attending:

Jenny Allen, Would Everybody Please Stop?, Macmillan – FSG

Madeleine Blais, To the New Owners, Grove Atlantic

Laura Harrington, A Catalog Of Birds, Europa Editions

Frances Moore Lappe, Daring Democracy, Beacon Press

Mackenzi Lee, The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue, HarperCollins Children’s Books

Robert Madrygin, The Solace of Trees, New Europe Books

Brendan Mathews, The World Of Tomorrow, Little, Brown and Company

Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere, Penguin Press

Denise Orenstein, Dirt, Scholastic

Benjamin Rachlin, Ghost of the Innocent Man, Little, Brown and Company


June 22, 2017


Eric Carle Museum
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002 United States