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Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Registration Desk Open
2:00pm-5:00pm

River Foyer

 

Advisory Council Meeting
3:30pm-5:00pm

Platte River

 

ABA Presents: Making the Most of Your ABA Membership
5:30pm-6:30pm

Clear Creek

“Are You a First-Timer?” for Booksellers
7:00pm-7:30pm

Colorado Ballroom Lobby

“Are You a First-Timer?” for Exhibitors
7:00pm-7:30pm

Colorado Ballroom Lobby

Meet the Board in the Bar
7:45pm

Renaissance Hotel Bar


Thursday, October 10, 2019


Registration Desk Open
7:00am – 5:00pm

River Foyer

 

Exhibitor Set-up
7:30am-2:30pm

Colorado Ballroom

Children’s Author & Illustrator Breakfast

8:15 – 9:45am | Ticket required; breakfast buffet included.

Telluride

Isaac Fitzgerald

HOW TO BE A PIRATE

Bloomsbury

Sharon Robinson

CHILD OF THE DREAM

Scholastic

Alan Gratz

ALLIES

Scholastic

David Yoon

FRANKLY IN LOVE

G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Rebecca Stead

THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE

Wendy Lamb Books

Sponsored by
Scholastic, Inc.

IndieCommerce One-on-ones

By Appointment

Big Thompson

IndieCommerce™ is the American Booksellers Association’s e-commerce platform for independent bookstores, to create unique, content-rich, and easy-to-operate, fully transactional, e-commerce enabled websites. IndieLite™ is specifically designed for booksellers who want to have a web presence with limited time and effort to maintain. ABA is currently offering a special promotion for stores that participated in the B&T’s Books and More e-commerce platform.

An IndieCommerce specialist will be available to talk to both users and non-users of IndieCommerce and IndieLite

reserve your spot for a meeting

Walk-ins welcome too.

Pick of the Lists

10:00am – 12:00pm

Aspen

Children’s books featured from 10:00 – 11:10am. Adult and children’s books mixed from 11:20 – noon.

Women’s Voices Author Luncheon

12:15 – 1:45pm | Open to Booksellers; Ticket required; lunch buffet included.

Telluride

Jennifer Givhan

TRINITY SIGHT

Blackstone Publishing

Ada Calhoun

WHY WE CAN’T SLEEP

Grove Press

Kiley Reid

SUCH A FUN AGE

G. P. Putnam’s Sons

Jenn Shapland

MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS

Tin House

Theresa Howell

LEADING THE WAY

Candlewick

Thanhhà Lại

BUTTERFLY YELLOW

HarperCollins

Gretchen Berg

THE OPERATOR

William Morrow

Ausma Zehanat Khan

THE BLUE EYE

Harper Voyager

Twila Bird

LET ME TELL YOU MY STORY

Familius

Julie Murphy

DEAR SWEET PEA

Balzer + Bray

Elizabeth Wetmore

VALENTINE

Harper

Joanna Howard

RERUN ERA

McSweeney’s Publishing

Pick of the Lists

2:00 – 4:30pm

Aspen

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

4:30 – 6:30pm

Colorado Ballroom

Join us for complimentary snacks, cash bar, author signings, and a preview of the Exhibit Hall. We’ll wish a fond farewell to outgoing ABA Executive Director Oren Teicher at 5:00pm.

Sponsored by

Member Meet & Mingle

7:00 – 9:00pm

Station 26 Brewery

Snacks provided by
Kelli & Peter Bronski, authors of No Gluten, No Problem Pizza, published by The Experiment

 

First drink compliments of
Shelf Awareness

Friday, October 11, 2019


Registration Desk Open
7:00am – 5:00pm

River Foyer

Authors for Breakfast

8:00 – 9:30am | Open to Booksellers; Ticket required; breakfast buffet included.

Telluride

Charlotte Nicole Davis

THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

Tor Teen

Noé Álvarez

SPIRIT RUN

Catapult

Daniel Mathews

TREES IN TROUBLE

Counterpoint

Brad Lyons

AMERICA’S HOLY GROUND

Chalice Press

Rebecca Roanhorse

RACE TO THE SUN

Rick Riordan Presents

TRAIL OF LIGHTNING

Gallery/Saga Press

Nefertiti Austin

MOTHERHOOD SO WHITE

Sourcebooks

Angie Manfredi

THE OTHER F WORD

Amulet Books

Jane Kirkpatrick

ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS

Revell

F. C. Yee

THE IRON WILL OF GENIE LO

Amulet Books

Louisa Morgan

THE AGE OF WITCHES

Redhook

Jane Kleeb

HARVEST THE VOTE

Ecco

Lindsay Lackey

ALL THE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

Roaring Brook Press

Exhibit Hall Open

9am – 12pm

Colorado Ballroom

Conversations with Colleagues

Round Table Discussions

Platte River

Each session limited to 10 booksellers each; first-come, first-served.

Difficult Conversations: How to Talk about Diversity and Inclusivity with Store Management & Colleagues

10:00 – 10:55am

Life After Baker & Taylor

11:00 – 11:55am

Successful Edelweiss Event Grids

10:00 – 10:55am

Creating Events in a Small or Remote Store

11:00 – 11:55am

PubLunch: Booksellers & Publishers Chat

12:15 – 1:30pm | Free to booksellers; registration required; limit 2 attendees per store.

Telluride

Enjoy a publisher hosted lunch with fellow booksellers to answer questions, hear about new programs, network, and create relationships!

Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 – 4:00pm

Colorado Ballroom

Binc Heads or Tails Game
3:30pm

Conversations with Colleagues

Round Table Discussions

Platte River

Each session limited to 10 booksellers each; first-come, first-served.

Best Practices for Hiring for Diversity

1:00 – 1:55pm

The Micro-Staff: Stores with 3 or Fewer Employees

2:00 – 2:55pm

Year One: Your First Year in a New Store

1:00 – 1:55pm

Converting Social Media to Sales

2:00 – 2:55pm

Young Readers Round up

Author Speed Dating
4:00 – 5:15pm | Open to booksellers; free; registration required.

Telluride

Pat Mora

MY SINGING NANA

Magination Press

P.J. Hoover

HOMER’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

CBay Books

Julie Fogliano & Christian Robinson

JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY

Neal Porter Books

Heidi Shadix-Pieros

GILBERT THE MOOSE LEARNS HOW TO SKI

Rick Pieros Photography

Lora Koehler

THE LITTLE SNOWPLOW WISHES FOR SNOW

Candlewick

J. L. Esplin

96 MILES

Starscape

Celia C. Pérez

STRANGE BIRDS

Kokila

Melanie Crowder

A WAY BETWEEN WORLDS

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Lyla Lee

MINDY KIM AND THE YUMMY SEAWEED BUSINESS

Aladdin

Dr. Raun Melmed

MONSTER DIARY (series)

Familius

Sarah Jane & Kenneth Wright

LOLA DUTCH I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Michael Buckley

FINN AND THE INTERGALACTIC LUNCHBOX

Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Thrilling & Mysterious Author Panel

4:00 – 5:15pm | Open to booksellers; free; registration required.

Big Thompson

Tarryn Fisher

THE WIVES

Graydon House

Meg Gardiner

THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT

Blackstone Publishing

Meghan Tifft

FROM HELL TO BREAKFAST

The Unnamed Press

Karte Elizabeth Russell

MY DARK VANESSA

William Morrow

Peter Swanson

EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS

William Morrow

Cocktail Reception & Literary Trivia Challenge

6:00 – 7:00pm | Cash Bar

Aspen

Sponsored by
Workman Publishing

Gala Author Dinner Party

7:30 – 10:00pm | Ticket required; includes dinner buffet, wine, and soft drinks.

Colorado Ballroom

Emily St. John Mandel

THE GLASS HOTEL

Knopf

Therese Anne Fowler

A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD

St. Martin’s Press

Raina Telgemeier

GUTS

Graphix

Colum McCann

APEIROGON

Random House

W. Bruce Cameron

A DOG’S PROMISE

Forge Books

Ransom Riggs

THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS

Dutton Books for Young Readers

Sponsored by


Saturday, October 12, 2019


Registration Desk Open
7:00am – noon

River Foyer

Writing the West Breakfast

8:00 – 9:30am | Open to Booksellers; Ticket required; breakfast buffet included.

Telluride

C. Pam Zhang

HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD

Riverhead Books

Peter Meech

BILLY (THE KID)

Sentient Publications

Megan Kate Nelson

THE THREE CORNERED WAR

Scribner

Ginger Gaffney

HALF BROKE

W.W. Norton

H. W. Brands

DREAMS OF EL DORADO

Basic Books

Stephen Graham Jones

THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS

Saga Press

Day of Education

Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate with Success
9:45 – 10:45am

Big Thompson

 

Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) has grown from a handful of bookstores in California to a national celebration involving over 575 stores and, in some cases, city wide celebrations. Participating bookstores see an increase in sales, increased foot traffic and increased brand awareness. Because of the national growth of this successful program, ABA has agreed to take on the management of IBD for 2020.  Current IBD Program Director, Samantha Schoech, will remain in her position and will work closely with ABA.

 

This session will offer attendees an overview of the program and tips from booksellers who have figured out how to make the most of IBD. Panelists will offer information on how to order and make the most of the IBD exclusive merchandise; how to organize and publicize your store’s party to bring people into your store; and how to use social media strategically to increase sales and community participation.  Join ABA staff and IBD superstars for this not to be missed conversation.

Presented by

MPIBA Annual Membership Meeting

11:00am – 12:00pm

Big Thompson

YA Lit Lunch

12:15 – 1:45pm | Open to Booksellers; Ticket required; lunch buffet included.

Telluride

Samantha Mabry

TIGERS, NOT DAUGHTERS

Algonquin Young Readers

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

DEADLY LITTLE SCANDALS

Freeform

Megan Cooley Peterson

THE LIAR’S DAUGHTER

Holiday House

Sara Holland

HAVENFALL

Bloomsbury

Phil Stamper

THE GRAVITY OF US

Bloomsbury

Kathryn Gonzales

TRANS+

Magination Press

Eric Smith

DON’T READ THE COMMENTS

Inkyard Press

Cora Carmack

RAGE

Tor Teen

Dan Haring

THE STAR SHEPHERD

Sourcebooks Young Readers

Amanda Joy

A RIVER OF ROYAL BLOOD

G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Liz Lawson

THE LUCKY ONES

Delacorte Press

Sarah Deming

GRAVITY

Make Me a World

Afternoon Education Sessions

Reading the West Book Awards for Fun and Profit
2:00 – 3:00pm

Big Thompson

Tips & Tricks for Lowering Your Cost of Goods
2:00 – 3:00pm

Platte River

Handselling Outside Your Comfort Zone: You Can Sell That Book!
2:00 – 3:00pm

Clear Creek

Booksellers with Benefits: Staff Compensation Beyond Wages
3:15 – 4:15pm

Big Thompson

Managing Pre-Order Logistics: POS System Roundtables
3:15 – 4:15pm

Platte River

Marketing Your Store as a Safe Space: Communicate a Message of Inclusivity and Create a Game Plan for Controversial Books & Events
3:15 – 4:15pm

Clear Creek

Sponsored by

Books & Brews

Author Speed Dating
4:30 – 5:30pm | Open to booksellers; free; registration required.

Telluride

Shelley Shepard Gray

SHALL WE DANCE

Blackstone Publishing

Melissa Anne Peterson

VERA VIOLET

Counterpoint

Noah Milligan

INTO CAPTIVITY THEY WILL GO

Central Avenue Publishing

Jon Waterman

ATLAS OF THE NATIONAL PARKS

National Geographic

Shannon Pufahl

ON SWIFT HORSES

Riverhead Books

Heather Balogh Rochfort

WOMEN WHO HIKE

Falcon Guides

John Frank

BEER LOVER’S COLORADO

Globe Pequot

Megan Angelo

FOLLOWERS

Graydon House

Sean Adams

THE HEAP

William Morrow

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

MIGRATING TO PRISON

The New Press

J. P. Gritton

WYOMING

Tin House Books

Cassandra Kircher

FAR FLUNG

West Virginia University Press

Beer Provided by Fiction Beer Company