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SIBA19 Schedule of Events


Please note that this schedule lists only confirmed authors and will be updated as they confirm with SIBA. Authors also listed HERE.

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 Bookseller  Presenting Author  Exhibitor  Press  Associate Member  SIBA Staff
"First Timers" — say hello!

REGISTRATION
Badges and tickets are available for pick up at the SIBA Registration Booth in the Heritage Ballroom Lobby. If you wish to register on site you must do so at the SIBA Registration Booth.

The SIBA Registration and Information Booth hours are as follows:
Friday & Saturday: 8 AM – 6 PM Sunday: 8 AM – Noon

EXHIBITS
The exhibits will be in Heritage Ballroom and open to show attendees the following hours:

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM – 5:30pm Friday: 9:00 am – Noon

No carts, luggage on wheels, or empty strollers are allowed on the exhibit floor at the SIBA trade show unless arrangements have been made in advance of the show.

$1000 BUYER'S RAFFLE
SIBA sponsors a Buyer's Raffle where each order placed at the show earns a chance to win a $1000 cash prize! Take your entries to the SIBA Booth in the Foyer. Raffle is held Sunday at 11:45 AM.

Contest open to core members in good standing. Tickets are given out by exhibitors at their discretion. No consideration necessary. Prizes are awarded to stores, not individuals. Winners must be present at the time of drawings. All decisions concerning the administration of the raffle are made by SIBA and all such decisions are final. Taxes are the responsibility of the winners.



schedule for the day:

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1:30-3:00 Chapman Cultural Center Tour and Cider Tasting & Brewery Tour

Experience Spartanburg culture at the Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East St. John Street, home of the city's fine and performing arts, history and science centers. Tour includes a spin through the Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Science Center, and Spartanburg County Historical Association Museum followed by a visit across the street to Ciclops Cideri & Brewery, 197 East St. John Street. This is a 7 minute walk from the Marriott Spartanburg.

Off-site
3:30-5:00 “Sunday Drive” to the Glendale Ruins

Join best-selling author Tom Poland, The Last Sunday Drive: Vanishing Traditions in Georgia and the Carolinas (Arcadia Publishing) and board the bus at the Marriott at 3:30 and head the short drive to the site of an old mill near the community of Glendale while Tom treats us to some tales of its long history. At Glendale, Tom will lead us to Lawson’s Fork Creek, the old ruins and the old steel trestle bridge. We’ll arrive back to the Marriott before 5. Old-fashioned drinks and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to go.

Generously sponsored by Arcadia Publishing’s YourTown program

Off-site
5:00-7:00 Gallery Talk and Wine and Cheese Reception

Private gallery opening of the new exhibit Cut and Paste, featuring collage works from The Johnson Collection, 154 West Main Street. TJC, downtown Spartanburg's celebrated art gallery offers rotating exhibits from the largest private collection of Southern fine art, including works from the famed Black Mountain School, on exhibit at the AC Marriott Hotel, 225 West Main Street. This is an 11 minute walk from the Marriott Spartanburg.

The gallery talk will be immediately followed by a complimentary wine and cheese reception at the Hub City Bookshop, 186 West Main Street, two blocks north of the gallery.

Off-site
9:00#TrioLive

Sarah Alli, songwriter for John Prine, In Spite of Himself
Taylor Brown, author of Gods of Howl Mountain
Patrick & Kay Crouch, songwriters for The Last Entry
Eric Erdman, songwriter for There You Are
Radney Foster, songwriter & author of For You to See the Stars
Jim Hamilton, author of The Last Entry
Eddie Huffman, author of John Prine: In Spite of Himself
Dixie Gamble, author of Witch Hairs
Caleb Johnson, author of Treeborne: A Novel
John Jorgenson, songwriter for Witch Hairs
Liz McKay, visual artist for Witch Hairs, and Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill
Dale Neal, author of Appalachian Book of the Dead
Rod Picott, author and songwriter for Out Past the Wires
Bobbie Pyron, author of Stay
Nicole Sarracco, author of Ill-Mannered Ghosts
Tamara Saviano, author of Without Getting Killed or Caught
Kimberly Simms, author of Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill
Shari Smith, author of I am a Town

Heritage Foyer D, F
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8:00-8:45Industry Breakfast: Porch Talk Live

Cassandra King Conroy In Conversation with the 2019 Conroy Legacy Recipient

Emcee: Kimberly Daniel Taws, Country Bookshop, NC

Opening performance piece, "My Favorite Things," from Jenna Lindbo, Facilitator/Dog Lover/Singer-Songwriter

Azalea Ballroom
8:00-6:00SIBA Registration Open Lobby

 AUTHORinteraction  |  EDUCATIONsession  |  EUREKAsiba 

TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
9:00-9:00 PM Quiet Room

Quiet rooms are intended to fulfill attendees' physical, and spiritual needs. A multipurpose space, the room can be used for naps, relief from stress and over-stimulation, meditation, yoga, reading quietly and rest.

King's Moun­tain
9:00-5:00 IndieCommerce One-on-One Appointments

Walk-ins welcome, or sign up HERE.

Book­sellers Lounge
9:00-9:50EDUCATIONsession: Ingram Insights

Join us as we take a deep dive into our exclusive indie programs, like Booklove and Indie Vault, and explore our latest ipage features. Learn more about the hottest titles from our Distribution partners, and also learn how to self-publish like a pro from our Ingram Spark team. Ingram remains committed to serving all your needs and you can count on us to help you never miss a beat.

Croft
9:00-9:50AUTHORinteraction: Pat Conroy - Our Prince of Scribes

Moderated by Jonathan Haupt, Executive Director, Pat Conroy Literary Center
Ashley Warlick,The Arrangement (Penguin)
Ron Rash,The Risen (HarperCollins)
George Singleton,Staff Picks (LSU Press)
John Lane, Neighborhood Hawks (UGA Press)

Daniel Morgan A
9:00-9:50 EDUCATIONsession: Are you working "on" your business or just working "in" it?

ADVANCE EDUCATION SESSION FOR OWNERS/MANAGERS

Whether you have employees or not, the only way to reliably grow your business is to develop systems that let you slowly free up your time from working "in" your business to working "on" it. Systems range from simple documentation so you can delegate work to productivity tools to automation technologies.

Wi­ster­ia

 AUTHORinteraction  |  EDUCATIONsession  |  EUREKAsiba 

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10:00-10:50 EDUCATIONsession: Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate with Success

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.

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.

Wads­worth
10:00-10:50 AUTHORinteraction: Too Good to be True: Fiction Authors Panel

Moderator: Sally Brewster, Park Road Books, NC
Rita Woods, Remembrance (Forge Books)
Sarah Loudin Thomas, When Silence Sings (Bethany House)
Jordan Farmer, The Poison Flood (G. P. Putnam's Sons)
Lawrence Reid Bechtel, A Partial Son (BQB Publishing)
Diane Chamberlain, Big Lies in a Small Town (Macmillan)
Patti Callahan Henry, The Perfect Love Song (Thomas Nelson)

Daniel Morgan B
10:00-10:30 Gold Star Orientation for First-Time Exhibitors Earle's Fort
10:30-10:50
EUREKAsiba: Forgiving the Unforgivable

Sharon Risher, For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre (Chalice Press)

Wi­ster­ia

 AUTHORinteraction  |  EDUCATIONsession  |  EUREKAsiba 

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11:00-11:50 EDUCATIONsession: Rewarding Returns

Keep your inventory fresh, your shipping costs down, and your credits flowing with best practices in your returns department. Learn from two veteran booksellers on their successful approaches, and from a publisher rep who will discuss how building trust in your rep/buyer relationship will improve sales and lower your returns on front and backlist orders.

Moderator: Sally Brewster, co-owner of Park Road Books,NC
Panelists:
Doug Robinson, co-owner of Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur, GA, and former SIBA Board President
Donna Paz Kaufman, partner of The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates, and co-owner of Story and Song Bookstore in Fernandina Beach, Florida
Leslie Jobson, Manager of Field Sales at the Ingram Content Group

Croft
11:00-11:50 AUTHORinteraction: Read Early, Read Often Childrens: Authors Panel

Moderator: Mary Ruthless, Foggy Pine Books, NC
Victoria Schwab, Tunnel of Bones (Scholastic Press)
Camille Andros, From a Small Seed – The Story of Eliza Hamilton (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
Frank Sileo, Snitchy Witch (Magination)
Deborah Wiles, Anthem: The Sixties Trilogy (Scholastic Press)
Mike Lowery, Everything Awesome About Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Beasts (Orchard)
Shanda McCloskey, T-bone the Drone (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Daniel Morgan A
11:00-11:30 Gold Star Orientation for First-Time Booksellers

Join veteran bookseller and SIBA board member Kelly Justice and learn the best tips and tricks for working the show to your stores benefit and to your well-being.

Earle's Fort
11:30-11:50 EUREKAsiba: Dessert First: Helping Readers Prepare for Death While Savoring Life

Dana Trent, Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life (Chalice Press)

Wi­ster­ia
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12:00-1:30 Kick Off Lunch

Emcee: Janet Geddis, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
Akilah Hughes, Obviously, Stories from My Timeline (HarperCollins)
Julie Murphy, Dear Sweet Pea (HarperCollins)
Charlaine Harris, A Longer Fall (Saga Press)
Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal, I’m Not Dying with You Tonight (Fire)

(Cost is $39 / $78 ONSITE)

Azalea Ball­room
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1:45-3:50Resource Roundtables

Topics:
Sourcing Books for Maximum Profit: Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction, SC
Display Ideas: Jamille Christman, Eagle Eye, GA
Remainders: Shane Gottwals, Gottwals Books & Rick Mechelse, Book Depot
The Art of Gathering / Innovation: Kimberly Daniels Taws, Country Bookshop
Pre-Orders: Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore
Micro Stores: Doloris Vest, Book No Further
Off-Season Stores: Cathy Graham, Copperfish Books, FL
I-page: Marsha Wood, Ingram
Off-Site Event Prep: Jamie Rogers Southern, Bookmarks
Making the Most of ABA Membership: Daniel O’Brien, American Booksellers Association
SIBA Webslingers: Increase Southern Sales Through Your Website: Gwyn Ridenhour
IndieCommerce / IndieLite: Chanthee Keokhaw, American Booksellers Association
Abacus: Oren Teicher, American Booksellers Association
Binc: Kathy Bartson, Director of Development
Holiday Catalog Email Newsletter: Kristianne Huntsberger, Shelf Awareness

Wads­worth/
Croft

 AUTHORinteraction  |  EDUCATIONsession  |  EUREKAsiba 

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2:00-2:50 AUTHORinteraction: We Need True Stories: Non Fiction Authors Panel

Moderator: Tracie Harris-Fain, The Book House, GA
Les Standiford, Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago and the Rise of America's Xanadu (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Tom Clavin, All Blood Runs Red (Hanover Square)
S. C. Sam Gwynne, Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War (Scribner)
Allan Cheney, Crescendo: The Story of a Musical Genius who Forever Changed a Southern Town (W Publishing)
Michael Buffalo Smith, The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019) (Mercer University Press)

Daniel Morgan B
2:00-2:20 EUREKAsiba: Based on a True Story: Fiction, Memoir, and Authenticity

Erica Witsell, Give, A Novel (BQB Publishing)

Wi­ster­ia
2:30-2:50 EUREKAsiba: Writing to Save Our Lives: Why We Need True Stories More Than Ever

Cameron Dezen Hammon, This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession (Lookout Books from UNC Wilmington)

Wi­ster­ia

 AUTHORinteraction  |  EDUCATIONsession  |  EUREKAsiba 

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3:00-3:50 AUTHORinteraction: Cold Mountain Book Series

Moderator: Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain Book Series, Hub City Press:
Jessica Handler, The Magnetic Girl
Mark Barr, Watershed
Carter Sickels, The Prettiest Star

Daniel Morgan A
3:00-3:20 EUREKAsiba: Why the Confederacy Is Still Killing Southerners

Mab Segrest, Memoirs of a Race Traitor (The New Press)

Wi­ster­ia
3:30-3:50 EUREKAsiba: When Creativity Met Collaboration: The True Story of The True Story of How Pencil and Eraser Became the Best of Friends

Karen Kilbratrick, Luis O'Ramos, Jr. & German Blanco, When Pencil Met Eraser (Imprint)

Wi­ster­ia

 AUTHORinteraction  |  EDUCATIONsession  |  EUREKAsiba 

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4:00-4:50 EDUCATIONsession: The Art of the Pitch – Handselling Books to Customers

Listening to customers, discerning their needs, and suggesting the best match is an art form that, when mastered, results in bigger and better sales. As we head into the biggest retail season of the year, what better time to listen to these veterans share their tips and tricks to profitably connect with your customers? This session is for new booksellers learning the ropes, and veterans who seek a fresh look at handselling, offers tips and tricks from three experts.

Moderator: Annie Butterworth Jones, The Bookshelf, GA
Panelists:
Doni Kay, sales representative at Penguin Young Readers
Angie Tally, children's buyer at The Country Bookshop, NC
Pete Mock, book buyer at McIntyre's Books, NC

Dog­wood
4:00-4:50 EDUCATIONsession: Romancing the Indie Bookstore

Panelists will discuss how independent bookstores can bring in new readers and engage current readers in a new way through new or expanded romance sections. The growing diversity of romance novels and the way they are packaged in trade paperback format and marketed to appeal to both a younger and broader audience creates an opportunity for independent bookstores.

Panelists:
Cindy Hwang, Vice President and Editorial Director
Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore, VA
Erin Galloway, Deputy Publicity Director

Gratitude to Education Sponsor Penguin Random House

Oak Board­room
4:00-4:50 AUTHORinteraction: Writing for the Young Adult: Authors Panel

Moderator: Sally Bradshaw, Midtown Reader, FL
Mindy McGinnis, Be Not Far From Me (Katherine Tegen Books)
Helene Dunbar, We Are Lost and Found (Fire)
Jill Criswell, Beasts of the Frozen Sun (Blackstone Publishing)
Jenn Bennett, The Lady Rogue (Simon Pulse)
F. C. Yee, The Iron Will of Genie Low (Abrams)

Daniel Morgan B
4:00-4:20 EUREKAsiba: Who Will Thrive in 2050: Why Creativity is the New Smart!

Terry Roberts, The New Smart: How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Students Thrive (Turner Publishing)

Wi­ster­ia
4:30-4:50 EUREKAsiba: Appalachian Authenticity

Jim Hamilton, The Last Entry (Working Title Farm)

Wi­ster­ia
5:00-5:50 SIGNAround

Meet and greet all of the authors from the various panels and talks from the day.

Herit­age Foyer
6:00-6:50 Herstory Comes Alive: The Daughters of Jackie Robinson & George Wallace In Conversation with Katheryn Russell-Brown

Moderator: Katheryn Russell-Brown, A Voice Named Aretha (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
Sharon Robinson, Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963 (Scholastic Press)
Peggy Wallace Kennedy, The Broken Road (Bloomsbury)

Wads­worth
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
7:00-7:50 First 180 Days Party

Deborah Cohan, Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving and Redemption (Rutgers University Press)
Tom Threadgill, Collision of Lies (Revell)
Gillian McDunn, The Queen Bee and Me (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
Therese Anne Fowler, A Good Neighborhood (St. Martin’s Press)
Emery Lord, The Map From Here to There (Bloomsbury YA)
Rebecca Kauffman, The House on Fripp Island (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Mary Cecilia Jackson, Sparrow (Tor Teen)
Megan Angelo, Followers (Graydon House)
James Ponti, City Spies (Simon & Schuster Childrens Publishing)
Leslie Gray Streeter, Black Widow (Little Brown)
Brian D. Anderson, The Bard's Blade (Tor Books)
Colleen Oakley, You Were There Too (Berkley)
Kimmery Martin, The Antidote for Everything (Berkley)
Gregg Hurwitz, Into the Fire (Minotaur Books)
Robin W. Pearson, A Long Time Comin' (Tyndale House)
Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Just Like Me (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Anne Bogel, Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life (Baker Publishing)
Amy Bonnaffons, The Regrets (Little, Brown, and Co.)

Heritage Foyer
8:00-9:50 SIBA Supper including 2020 Conroy Legacy Award Recipient

Emcee: Jamie Rogers Southern, Bookmarks, NC
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The Revisioners: A Novel (Counterpoint Press)
Renee Ahdieh, The Beautiful (G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers)
Laurel Snyder, My Jasper June (Walden Pond Press), Hungry Jim (Chronicle Books)
Lily King, Writers & Lovers (Grove Atlantic)

Conroy Legacy Recipient 2020

Closing performance piece “My Favorite Things” from Jenna Lindbo, Facilitator/Dog Lover/Singer-Songwriter

(Cost is $49 / $98 ONSITE)

Azalea Ballroom
10:00-12:00 Milk & Cookies Pajama Silent Reading Gathering

Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Shelf Awareness

Mesh Lounge
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
7:30-8:50 A Tasty Bite of HarperCollins

Emcee: Sally Brewster, Park Road Books, NC
Steven Wright, Coyotes of Carthage (ECCO)
Kevin Wilson, Nothing to See Here (ECCO)
Katy Simpson Smith, The Everlasting (Harper)
Cassandra King Conroy, Tell Me a Story (William Morrow)

(Cost is $29 / $58 ONSITE)

Gratitude to Generous Premier Sponsor HarperCollins

Azalea Ballroom
8:00-5:00 SIBA Registration Open Lobby
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
9:00-9:00 PM Quiet Room

Quiet rooms are intended to fulfill attendees' physical, and spiritual needs. A multipurpose space, the room can be used for naps, relief from stress and over-stimulation, meditation, yoga, reading quietly and rest.

King's Mountain
9:00-10:00 SIBA Annual Meeting + Town Hall Oak Board­room
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
10:00-1:30 Exhibits Open Heritage Ballroom
10:00-5:30 Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

Heritage Ballroom Foyer
10:00 Blackstone Refreshment Break

Jill Criswell signing Beasts of the Frozen Sun Booth W1-W2

Gratitude to Generous Premier Sponsor Blackstone Publishing

Heritage Ballroom
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
10:00-1:30 Exhibits Open Heritage Ballroom
10:00-5:30 Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

Heritage Ballroom Foyer
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
10:00-1:30 Exhibits Open Heritage Ballroom
10:00-5:30 Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

Heritage Ballroom Foyer
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
10:00-1:30 Exhibits Open Heritage Ballroom
10:00-5:30 Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

Heritage Ballroom Foyer
1:30-2:30 Books L(a)unchFrom Flatiron

Emcee: Amy Einhorn, EVP and Publisher of Flatiron Books
Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt
Jennifer Rosner, Yellow Bird Sings
Margarita Montimore, Oona Out of Order
Jenny Lee, Anna K

(Cost is $39 / $78 ONSITE)

Gratitude to Generous Premier Sponsor Flatiron Books

Azalea Ballroom
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
2:30-5:30 Exhibits Open Heritage Ballroom
10:00-5:30 Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

Heritage Ballroom Foyer
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
2:30-5:30 Exhibits Open Heritage Ballroom
10:00-5:30 Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

Heritage Ballroom Foyer
3:00 Mercer Meet & Greet & Eat & Drink

Susan Beckham Zurenda, Bells for Eli: A Novel
Thorpe Moeckel, Down by the Eno, Down by the Haw: A Wonder Almanac
William Rawlings, The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes: A Novel
Linda Bledsoe, Through the Needle's Eye: A Novel
Michael Buffalo Smith, The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019)
Richard E. Rankin, Jr., While There Were Still Wild Birds: A Personal History of Southern Quail Hunting

Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Mercer University Press

Heritage Ballroom
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
2:30-5:30 Exhibits Open Heritage Ballroom
10:00-5:30 Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

Heritage Ballroom Foyer
5:45-6:45 Parapalooza!

Host: Steve McCondichie, A Parlor Girl’s Guide (Southern Fried Karma)
India Hill Brown, The Forgotten Girl (Scholastic Press)
Mark de Castrique, Murder in Rat Alley (Poisoned Pen Press)
TJ Klune, House in the Cerulean Sea (Tor Books)
Dale Neal, Appalachian Book of the Dead (Southern Fried Karma)
Rod Picott, Out Past the Wires (Working Title Farm)
Daniel Pierce, Tar Heel Lightnin' (University of North Carolina Press)
Ron Rash, In the Valley (Doubleday)
William Rawlings, The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes: A Novel (Mercer University Press
John Shore, Everywhere She’s Not (Laughing Moon Books)
Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne, Holding On To Nothing (Blair)
Mark Paul Smith, Honey & Leonard (BQB Publishing)
Matt Tompkins, Odsburg (Ooligan Press)
George Weinstein, Watch What You Say (Southern Fried Karma)
Karen White, The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street (Berkley)
Susan Beckham Zurenda, Bells for Eli: A Novel (Mercer University Press)

Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Southern Fried Karma

Mesh Lounge
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
7:00-9:00 Readers Dinner

Emcee: Kimberly Daniels Taws, Country Bookshop, NC
Annie Barrows, The Best of Iggy (G.P. Putnam's Sons BFYR)
Jaquira Diaz, Ordinary Girls (Algonquin Books)
Isaac Fitzgerald, How to Be a Pirate (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
Ariel Lawhon, Code Name: Helene (Doubleday)
Elizabeth Wetmore, Valentine (Harper)

Recipe Sponsorship from Serial Griller by Matt Moore (HMH)

(Cost is $49 / $98 ONSITE)

Azalea Ballroom
9:00 Hub City SIBA Celebration

Local books. Local booze. Local band. Spartanburg's Hub City Press celebrates SIBA with a Saturday night shindig at the historic Montgomery Building, located steps away from the hotel at 187 North Church Street. Featuring Mott & Sons Bootlegging "Spartanburg Stingers," local brews, and the amazing sounds of a yet-to-be-named awesome string band.

Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Hub City Press

Off-site
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7:30-8:50 Gallery Writers Breakfast

Emcee:Kimberly Daniels Taws, The Country Bookshop, NC
Mary Alice Monroe, The Summer Guests
Kristy Woodson Harvey, The Southern Side of Paradise
Lynn Cullen, The Sisters of Summit Avenue
Kristin Harmel, The Winemaker's Wife

(Cost is $29 / $58 ONSITE)

Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Gallery Books

Azalea Ballroom
8:00-12:00 Registration Open Lobby
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
9:00-12:00 Exhibits Open Heritage Ballroom
9:00-12:00 Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

Heritage Ballroom Foyer
9:00-12:00 TRIO Exhibit Open on Exhibit Floor Heritage Ballroom
9:00 BQB Publishing Serves It Up

Gratitude to Generous Sponsor Boutique of Quality Books

Heritage Ballroom
9:00-5:00 PM Quiet Room

Quiet rooms are intended to fulfill attendees' physical, and spiritual needs. A multipurpose space, the room can be used for naps, relief from stress and over-stimulation, meditation, yoga, reading quietly and rest.

King's Mountain
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
9:00-12:00 Exhibits Open Heritage Ballroom
9:00-12:00 Ingram Booksellers Center Open

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

Heritage Ballroom Foyer
10:00-4:00 Bookseller Shipping Center Open tba
TIMEEVENTLOCAT­ION
11:30 Win $500! Play "Heads" or "Tails"

Join the fun with the Binc Foundation to raise money for booksellers in need!

Here's how you play: buy a nifty, flashing pin, for $20, or 2 flashing pins for $35, at the Binc Foundation table on the trade show floor or from registration. For another chance to win, wear your pins from previous years. On Saturday at11:30 ameveryone who has a flashing pin can play. You will simply guess the coin tosses correctly. The last person to correctly guess "heads" or "tails" takes home the $500 gift card.

Heritage Ballroom
11:45 Winners Galore

$1000 Buyers Raffle Winner

The 2019 Bibb Pick Winner is announced!

Heritage Ballroom
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12:00 Trade Show Floor Closes

SEE YOU in NEW ORLEANS in 2020!

 
12:00-2:00 The Moveable Feast of Authors

Emcee: Janet Bollum, The Muse Book Shop, FL
Thorpe Moeckel, Down by the Eno, Down by the Haw: A Wonder Almanac (Mercer University Press)
Nathalie Dupree, Nathalie Dupree's Favorite Stories and Recipes (Gibbs Smith Publisher)
Derik Cavignano, The Art of Dying (Dark Corners Press)
Emma Copley Eisenberg, The Third Rainbow Girl (Hachette Books)
John Russell, All the Right Circles (Rare Bird)
Mary Whyte, We the People (University of South Carolina Press)
Cliff Garstang, The Shaman of Turtle Valley (Braddock Avenue Press)
Jamie Sumner, Roll with It (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Ricky Moore, Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook (University of North Carolina Press)
Kreis Beall, The Great Blue Hills of God (Convergent)
Susan Verda, I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (Abrams)
Mary Black, She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and Motorcycles (She Writes Press)
Hannah West, Palace of Silver (Holiday House)
Thomas Kies, Graveyard Bay (Poisoned Pen Press)
Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Mama's Work Shoes (Abrams)
Lisa Lindahl, Unleash the Girls: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Sports Bra (EZL Enterprises)
Dixie Gamble, Witch Hairs, Mirth, Mayhem, Miracles, and Music (Working Title Farm)
Annette Valentine, Eastbound from Flagstaff: A Novel (Morgan James Publishing)
M. Randal O'Wain, Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working-Class South (University of Nebraska Press)
Grady Hendrix, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires (Quirk Books)
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Three Cheers for Kid McGear (Chronicle Books)
Ann Napolitano, Dear Edward (The Dial Press)
T. J. Smith, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery (University of North Carolina Press)
Kathryn Smith, Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy (Evening Post Books)

(Cost is $59 / $118 ONSITE)

Gratitude to Generous Inkreadible Sponsor Bookazine

Azalea Ballroom
2:00-3:00 Feast Signing Azalea Foyer

Schedule | Exhibitors | Attendees