SpringCon 2019

The 2019 Spring Conferences are complete. We had an amazing time in Texas and Colorado. We were delighted to meet so many new booksellers and see many old friends. And we hope everyone who attended felt enriched by the opportunity to interact with authors, publishers, and colleagues.


Here are links to two of the sessions offered this year:

Game On! Making Games Work in Your Store

Spread the Word: Managing Your Email Marketing


Below are some highlights from both shows. Thanks again to all who were able to join us. We’ll do it again in 2020!


Keynote speaker Jennifer Weiner presents Mrs. Everything
Hugh Fitzsimons signs A ROCK BETWEEN TWO RIVERS (Trinity University Press)
Susan Kralovansky signs THE BOOK THAT JAKE BORROWED (Pelican)
Noelle Salazar discusses The Flight Girls (MIRA)
Illustrator Jared Chapman signs DIDI DODO, FUTURE SPY: RECIPE FOR DISASTER (Amulet Books)
Tears of the Truffle-pig (FSG) author Fernando Flores
Lara Prescott, author of THE SECRETS WE KEPT (Knopf) and Chelsea Green from Bibliobar
P.J. Hoover signs THE HIDDEN CODE (CBAY Books)
Charlie Llewellin signs WALKNG AUSTIN (AdventureKeen)
Author Andy Mientus shows off THE BACKSTAGERS (Amulet Books) between signings
Amy Bearce presents SHORTCUTS (CBAY Books)
Geanna Culbertson signs her Crisanta Knight series (BQB & WriteLife Publishing)
Authors Holly Brochmann & Leah Bowen present A FEEL BETTER BOOK FOR LITTLE TEARS (Magination Press)
ABA CEO Oren Teicher


Michelle Malonzo (Changing Hands Bookstore) in conversation with
Karl Marlantes (DEEP RIVER)
Game Night! Sponsored by Chronicle Books
Click here to see the session notes
Keynote speaker Shannon Watts (FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER)
Author! Author! Dinner – Ian Neligh (SPURRED WEST)
Author! Author! Dinner - Bruce Holsinger (THE GIFTED SCHOOL)
Author! Author! Dinner – Virginia Reeves (THE BEHAVIOR OF LOVE)
Author! Author! Dinner - Steven Wingate (OF FATHERS AND FIRE)
Author! Author! Dinner – Carter Wilson (THE DEAD GIRL IN 2A)
Author! Author! Dinner – Claudia Mills (NIXIE NESS: COOKING STAR)
Author! Author! Dinner – Andrea Bobotis (THE LAST LIST OF MISS JUDITH KRATT)
Author! Author! Dinner – Lori Chapman Longfritz (ALONE AT DAWN)
Author! Author! Dinner – Laura Resau (TREE OF DREAMS)
Author! Author! Dinner – Kimberlee Gard (THE DAY PUNCTUATION CAME TO TOWN)
Author! Author! Dinner – Erica Witsell (GIVE)
Author! Author! Dinner – Kim Tomsic (GUITAR GENIUS)
MPIBA Board of Directors