TEXAS

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 & FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

Cambria Hotel | Richardson, Texas

FREE Bookseller Registration
Registration open through March 6, 2020

Wednesday, March 11


Pre-Con Reception

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Deep Vellum Books

3000 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75226

Enjoy Happy Hour with the Dallas literary family! Join Dallas indie publisher and bookstore Deep Vellum for a pre-SpringCon open house. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Learn more about what’s next in the world of translation and indie publishing!


Thursday, March 12


Registration Desk Open
9:00am

Hotel Lobby

Coffee and Tea Service Sponsored by

Keynote Author Panel & Signing

11:00am – 12:15pm

Bluebonnet Room

 

We’ll kick off SpringCon 2020 with four authors presenting their highly anticipated forthcoming books.

James Wade

ALL THINGS LEFT WILD

Blackstone Publishing

Deborah Wiles

KENT STATE

Scholastic

Alaya Dawn Johnson

TROUBLE THE SAINTS

Tor Books

Laura van den Berg

 I HOLD A WOLF BY THE EARS

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Rep Picks Lunch

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Bluebonnet Room

 

Representatives from our valued publishing partners will have five minutes each to present some of their most exciting books of the season. Attendees will enjoy a tasty buffet lunch while discovering some wonderful new books.

MPIBA & You: How to Sell More Books with Our Programs

2:30pm – 3:45pm

Bluebonnet Room

 

MPIBA marketing, education and event programs are designed with your store’s success in mind. Learn how to make the most of your MPIBA membership and sell more books with via your membership benefits.

Conversations with Colleagues

4:15pm – 5:30pm

Bluebonnet Room

 

Bookseller round-tables on a variety of subjects. Suggest topics of interest at the registration table, then participate in two 30-minute idea exchanges.

Education sponsored by

Authors All-Around Dinner & Signing

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bluebonnet Room

 

Ten authors will join our bookseller attendees for an engaging evening of books and conversation. Our featured authors will dine with booksellers, and each will have 5 minutes to present their book to the entire audience.

Mary Pauline Lowry

THE ROXY LETTERS

Simon & Schuster

Victoria Wilcox

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL

TwoDot

Fowzia Karimi

ABOVE US THE MILKY WAY

Deep Vellum Publishing

Nancy Churnin

BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF BROWN

Creston Books

Stephen Klineberg

PROPHETIC CITY

Avid Reader Press

Kalynn Bayron

CINDERELLA IS DEAD

Bloomsbury YA

Erin Yun

PIPPA PARK RAISES HER GAME

Fabled Films Press

Huda Fahmy

THAT CAN BE ARRANGED

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Carl Watson

SILENT JOURNEY

One Elm Books

Samantha Mabry

TIGERS, NOT DAUGHTERS

Algonquin Young Readers


Friday, March 13


Registration Desk Open
8:00am

Hotel Lobby

Breakfast Keynote Author Panel & Signing

9:15am – 11:00am

Bluebonnet Room

 

We’ll start day two with four authors presenting their highly anticipated forthcoming books and answering questions posed by our moderator. A breakfast buffet will be served.

Bryan Washington

MEMORIAL

Riverhead Books

Kathy Valentine

ALL I EVER WANTED

University of Texas Press

Lyla Lee

I’LL BE THE ONE

Katherine Tegan Books

Colin Meloy

EVERYONE’S AWAKE

Chronicle Books

Meet the ABA

11:30am – 12:00pm

Bluebonnet Room

 

Update on programs and benefits.

ABA Lunch & Open Forum

12:30am – 1:30pm

Bluebonnet Room

 

Representatives from the American Booksellers Association will host a lunch and open forum. Hear ABA news and updates, and ask questions and make suggestions.

Sponsored by

Interactive Handselling Workshop

1:45pm – 3:00pm

Bluebonnet Room

 

Become an expert in the craft of handselling! Learn some best practices, including advice on handling tough selling situations. Then put what you’ve learned to use handselling a favorite book to your colleagues.