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Summer Camp is open to all independent bookstore employees.

All sessions will take place via Zoom and are free to attend. All sessions last one hour unless otherwise noted. Register for each event to get links.

More Events & Details Coming Soon — Stay Tuned for Updates!

The Tin House Virtual Cocktail Hour

Wednesday, June 17 | 2PM MST/3PM CST

Join the Tin House staff (and special surprise guests) as they serve up an intoxicating array of top-shelf, new and forthcoming titles—all shaken and stirred for indie bookstores to enjoy and share.

Featured Presenters Include . . .Nanci McCloskey, Associate Publisher * Masie Cochran, Editorial Director * Elizabeth DeMeo, Associate Editor * Craig Popelars, Publisher

(Hosted with PNAB and CALIBA, register via the link to the left.)

Breakfast with Holiday House & Pixel Ink

Tuesday, June 23 | 8:30AM MST/9:30AM CST

Authors and illustrators invite you into their creative spaces to talk about their books and favorite brunch recipes inspired by their works. The event will also feature editors and a Q&A with the publisher marketing teams. Click the link to RSVP by June 10th to with the subject line Field Trip RSVP.


Week 1: June 23 – 25


Kick-off Keynote: Christina Baker Kline & Larry Watson In Conversation

Tuesday, June 23 | 2PM MST/3PM CST

Christina Baker Kline, the award-winning, bestselling author of eight novels, including The ExilesOrphan Train, and A Piece of the World, and acclaimed novelist Larry Watson, whose books include As Good As Gone, Let Him Go, and Montana 1948 (winner of the 1994 Mountains & Plains Regional Book Award for fiction), will join us in-conversation to discuss their forthcoming works of fiction. Kline’s new novel The Exiles (HarperCollins), told in exquisite detail and incisive prose, is a story of grace born from hardship, the unbreakable bonds of female friendships, and the unfettering of legacy. Larry Watson’s The Lives of Edie Pritchard (Algonquin) is a multigenerational story of the West told through the history of one woman trying to navigate life on her own terms.

How to Rock Safe Bookstore Operations: During, After and in the New Normal

Wednesday, June 24 | 11AM MST/12PM CST

Looking at approach and entry, touch points and service methods that keep us all safe AND extend sales, we’ll explore practical ideas for customized implementation. Plus, we’ll talk about improving your newfound production processes in fulfilling online orders with flare. Using your floor plan and a personal five-P worksheet, this virtual workshop is designed for real time participation and personalized safety plans. Emerge with a plan of action that you feel is solid. Presented by Lisa Uhrik, and sponsored by Franklin Fixtures.

Up Your On-line Marketing Game to Maintain Web Sales

Thursday, June 25 | 1PM MST/2PM CST

Now more than ever, on-line engagement is critical to maintaining and developing sales. In this session for store marketers we’ll look at email, web design, and social media best practices for driving e-commerce (and in-store) sales. Sponsored by Shelf Awareness.


Week 2: June 30 – July 2


From the Red Barn: A Visit with Gibbs-Smith

Tuesday, June 30 | 1PM MST/2PM CST

Editors pick, tour of offices, book talks. Details coming soon!

Virtual School Events

Wednesday, July 1 | 3PM MST/4PM CST

Exciting details to come!


Week 3: July 15 – July 16


Children’s Institute with the American Booksellers Association

July 15-16

While the American Booksellers Association canceled the 8th annual Children’s Institute due to the disruption of the COVID-19 outbreak, booksellers are invited to participate in a virtual program on July 15–16. Programming will feature a day of education on July 15 and a day dedicated to connecting with publishers on July 16. The event is open to all ABA member booksellers; registration will open in June. Watch upcoming issues of Bookselling This Week for details about programming and links to participate.


Week 4: July 21 – July 23


Other Press & Europa Editions

Tuesday, July 21 | 11AM MST/12PM CST

Other Press Publisher Judith Gurewich, and Europa Editions Editor-in-chief Michael Reynolds, will will present current and forthcoming titles from these award-winning indie presses.


Week 5: July 28 – July 30


Phoebe Gaston, Book Travelers West

Wednesday, July 29 |1PM MST/2PM CST

Phoebe’s Phreakin’ Phabulous Apphair will blow your phreakin’ mind. Your phavorite Book Travelers West rep promises to get you all jazzed up about all the best books imaginable whilst throwing candy prizes at the screen and rewarding nonsensical points resulting in major giveaways. Prepare yourselphs. Phoebe will present books from Workman, Quarto, Sterling, Microcosm, Cider Mill Press, Baker & Taylor Publisher Services, and more!

Simon & Schuster Kids’ Editor’s Picks

Thursday, July 30 | 11AM MST/12PM CST

Exciting details to come!

Simon & Schuster Adult Editor’s Picks

Thursday, July 30 | 1PM MST/2PM CST

Exciting details to come!