EDUCATION, BOOKS, AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS, AND COMMUNITY — ALL STREAMING DIRECTLY TO YOU!
Summer Camp is back with three weeks of authors, workshops, and fun!

 

All times Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Week 1 | July 13-15

Campfire Stories: Kickoff Keynote

Tuesday, July 13 | 11AM-12PM

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Campers, let’s kick-off Summer Camp right! Acclaimed novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest, Ruth Ozeki, and award-winning poet and essayist Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, will join us for our first edition of Campfire Stories. These extraordinary authors will present their eagerly anticipated forthcoming novels, and join our bookseller moderator in conversation about their work.

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

THE LOVE SONGS OF W.E.B. DU BOIS

Harper

Ruth Ozeki

THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS

Viking

Camp Workshop: Bookshop Bootcamp

Wednesday, July 14 | 1PM-2PM

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Kick up your book sales with eCommerce through Bookshop! Current and potential Bookshop users, join us to hear from Sarah High, Partnership Manager, about how Bookshop gives your customers an easy, intuitive, and hassle-free online shopping experience. Bookshop was created with booksellers in mind, is free, low maintenance, fun to use, and profitable — whether used as your sole ecommerce site, or alongside your IndieCommerce/IndieLite/Bookmanager/etc.

Camp Workshop: Craft and Chat with Klutz

Thursday, July 15 | 11AM-12PM

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Join the Klutz team for an hour of crafting and chatting! First, dive into a world of watercolor painting magic during our crafting session with Klutz Watercolor Wonders. Editorial Director, Caitlin Harpin, will be guiding you through the craft, giving you all the tips and tricks! Up to the first 60 booksellers to register will receive a “Watercolor Wonders” kit. Register by Friday, July 2 to receive your kit in time for the event! Then, Executive Director of Product Development, Hannah Rogge, will share all the fun and creativity that’s packed in every one of our Fall 2021 craft kits. Finally, we’ll close out with a sneak-peek into Spring 2022 and open up the conversation for a Q&A session. We hope to see you there so we can share some of the magic of Klutz!

Campfire Stories: Everyone Gather ‘Round

Thursday, July 15 | 4PM-5:15PM

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Come back to the virtual campfire and hear from a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction authors. Meet 15 authors and hear about their forthcoming books for adult and YA readers.

Nawaaz Ahmed

RADIENT FUGITIVES

Counterpoint

Ash Davidson

DAMNATION SPRING

Scribner

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

HOW MOON FUENTEZ FELL IN LOVE WITH THE UNIVERSE

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Jordan Ifueko

REDEMPTOR

Amulet Books

Amanda Jayatissa

MY SWEET GIRL

Berkely

Kris Lackey

BUTCHER PEN ROAD

Blackstone Publishing

Rachael Lippincott

THE LUCKY LIST

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Claire Mackintosh

HOSTAGE

Sourcebooks Landmark

Ray McPadden

WE MARCH AT MIDNIGHT

Blackstone Publishing

DiAnn Mills

TRACE OF DOUBT

Tyndale House Publishers

Michael  Punke

RIDGELINE

Henry Holt and Co.

Anna Qu

MADE IN CHINA

Catapult

Alex Richards

WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS

Bloomsbury YA

Julian Rubinstein

THE HOLLY

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Kimberly Vale

CROSSBONES

Wattpad Books

Week 2 | July 20-22

Camp Workshop: Holiday Prep Starts Now

Tuesday, July 20 | 11AM-12PM

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HANDOUT

As crazy as it sounds, it really is time to start thinking about holiday sales. Join us for a crash course in holiday planning for your store, including buying, displays, marketing, staffing, and more.

Campfire Stories for Kids

Wednesday, July 21 | 4PM-5:15PM

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Join us again at the virtual campfire and hear from a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction authors. Meet 12 authors and hear about their forthcoming books for little campers.

Damian Alexander

OTHER BOYS

First Second

Josh Allen

ONLY IF YOU DARE

Holiday House

Gloria Amescua

CHILD OF THE FLOWER-SONG PEOPLE

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Maggie P. Chang

GERALDINE PU AND HER LUNCH BOX, TOO

Simon Spotlight

Alda P. Dobbs

BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA

Sourcebooks Young Readers

Elizabeth Eulberg

THE BEST WORST SUMMER

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Saadia Faruqi

YUSUF AZEEM IS NOT A HERO

Quill Tree Books

Megan McDonald

JUDY MOODY IN A MONDAY MOOD

Candlewick Press

Claudia Mills

BOOGIE BASS, SIGN LANGUAGE STAR

Margaret Ferguson Books

Shelia Modir & Jeff Kashou

THE PROUDEST COLOR

Familius

Maria Scrivan

ABSOLUTELY NAT (NAT ENOUGH #3)

Grafix

Charles R. Smith

HOOP KINGS 2: NEW ROYALTY

Candlewick

Campfire Stories: Women’s Voices

Thursday, July 22 | 1PM-2PM

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Six extraordinary novelists will join us at the virtual campfire for an afternoon of diverse stories and perspectives. Our authors will present their forthcoming books, and take questions from attendees.

Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström

IN EVERY MIRROR SHE’S BLACK

Sourcebooks Landmark

Cory Anderson

WHAT BEAUTY THERE IS

Roaring Brook Press

Hermione Hoby

VIRTUE

Riverhead Books

Robin McLean

PITY THE BEAST

And Other Stories

Jo Piazza

WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM

Atria Books

Vanessa Riley

ISLAND QUEEN

William Morrow

Week 3 | July 27-29

Camp Academy: Author Experts

Tuesday, July 27 | 1PM-2PM

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Six authors of nonfiction for young readers will join us to present on a diverse range of topics. Get ready to sell these important and fun books to little campers this year!

Leanne Boucher Gill

BIG BRAIN BOOK: HOW IT WORKS AND ALL ITS QUIRKS

Magination Press

Sarah Grindler

FOREST MAGIC: A GUIDEBOOK FOR LITTLE WOODLAND. EXPLORERS

Nimbus Publishing

John Lurie

HISTORY IS DELICIOUS

Honest History

Kate Messner

DR. FAUCI

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Chella Quint

OWN YOUR PERIOD

QEB Publishing

Jennifer Swanson

OUTDOOR SCHOOL: ROCK, FOSSIL, AND SHELL HUNTING

Odd Dot

Camp Workshop: Crafting Better Book Blurbs

Wednesday, July 28 | 11AM-12PM

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What makes a good book blurb, and how can they be used to increase your sales? Join us for tips and tricks on creating the most effective blurbs, while also learning about ARC etiquette, industry vs. consumer facing blurbs, and more!

Make New Friends Social Hour

Thursday, July 29 | 4PM-5PM

Okay campers, let’s wrap up Summer Camp 2021 with an afternoon of friendship, fun and games. Camp t-shirts or your favorite camp-y attire is encouraged!