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Spring Road Trip

Spring Road Trip

Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM (CDT) to Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

* Registration open until 5/6/22 at 11:59 PM (CDT)

Event Details

Spring 2022
Thank you Spring Road Trip Sponsors!

Spring SponsorsOur Spring Road Trip is a unique opportunity to strengthen our network of bookseller and industry members in a close-knit setting that allows for relationships to form. This custom experience is designed to rejuvenate our community by bringing our members together to get reacquainted and have fun while also having in-depth conversations about the new realities of bookselling operations. 

Our Spring Road Trip is unique because booksellers pitch their location to us. Apostle Islands Booksellers' pitch of Bayfield, WI was selected as our 2020 destination to commemorate the store's 10th anniversary. With a pandemic delay of two years, we're excited to return to our plans to visit this charming coastal town. We encourage you to treat this as a personal retreat. Come early, stay late, and emjoy the beauty of the South Shore of Lake Superior. 

All events will take place at three venues in Bayfield within walking distance of each other: The Dock ShopLakeside Pavilion, and Apostle Islands Booksellers

Meet our Spring authors!

Industry members: See sponsorship and author opportunities

Note: We're planning this event as the first cases of the omicron variant are being confirmed in the US. We plan to move forward by asking our attendees to provide proof of vaccination and requiring masks indoors. Select flight insurance if you are flying and be sure the lodging options you book offer a full refund if cancellation is required. 

Abigail Paxton
Abigail Paxton Owner Storyhouse Bookpub LLC
Amy Alpine
Amy Alpine Authors and Events Committee Member Chippewa Valley Book Festival
Angela Ross
Angela Ross Owner Chapter One
Barbara Cerda
Barbara Cerda La Revo Books
Betsy Von Kerens
Betsy Von Kerens Front end manager The Bookworm
Brad Simpson
Brad Simpson National Accounts Manager Blackstone Publishing
Brighid Billing
Brighid Billing Sales Specialist Wisconsin Historical Society Press
BrocheAroe Fabian
BrocheAroe Fabian Owner River Dog Book Co.
Caitlin Jackson
Caitlin Jackson Owner/ Operator Kismet Books
Callie Goehring
Callie Goehring Chapter One
Carrie Obry
Carrie Obry Executive Director since 2010 MIBA
Charly Ray
Charly Ray Honest Dog Books
Chris Conti
Chris Conti Independent Publishers Group
Claire Duquette
Claire Duquette Honest Dog Books
Claire Kirch
Claire Kirch Publishers Weekly
CoriAnn Theroux
CoriAnn Theroux owner The Green Dragon Bookshop
Cosme Del Rosario-Bell
Cosme Del Rosario-Bell Product Manager
Dana Westedt
Dana Westedt Owner Main Street Books WI
Danny Caine
Danny Caine Owner Raven Book Store
Delores LeVau
Delores LeVau Travelin' Storyseller
Demaris Brinton
Demaris Brinton Owner Apostle Islands Booksellers
Emily Berglien
Emily Berglien Bookseller Next Chapter Booksellers
Emily Schroen
Emily Schroen Co-Owner, Buyer, Event Coordinator, Shelf Duster Main Street Books MO
Erin Schlager
Erin Schlager Store Manager Honest Dog Books
Gillette Kempf
Gillette Kempf Owner Travelin' Storyseller
Grace Hagen
Grace Hagen Director of Operations and Inclusion The Novel Neighbor
Greg Danz
Greg Danz Owner Zandbroz Variety
Gretchen West
Gretchen West Manager Valley Bookseller
Gwen Danfelt
Gwen Danfelt Manager Drury Lane Books
Gwyneth Lowry
Gwyneth Lowry Mind Chimes Bookshop
Hank Hietala
Hank Hietala Next Chapter Booksellers
Jason Lowry
Jason Lowry Mind Chimes Bookshop
Jenni Hill
Jenni Hill owner coffee house/espresso bar. expanding into retail book sales.
Jennifer Wills Geraedts
Jennifer Wills Geraedts Manager Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery
Judith Kissner
Judith Kissner Owner Scout and Morgan Books
Judy Hottensen
Judy Hottensen Grove/Atlantic
Julie Buckles
Julie Buckles Owner Honest Dog Books
Kate Rattenborg Scott
Kate Rattenborg Scott Owner Dragonfly Books
Kate Scott
Kate Scott Operations Manager MIBA
Katie Lancaster
Katie Lancaster Owner Back Forty Books
Keeley Karl
Keeley Karl Apostle Islands Booksellers
Kelli Rissky
Kelli Rissky Bookseller Back Forty Books
Kristen Sandstrom
Kristen Sandstrom Manager Apostle Islands Booksellers
Laura Lowry
Laura Lowry Owner Mind Chimes Bookshop
Madeline Marsh
Madeline Marsh Apostle Islands Booksellers
Mary OMalley
Mary OMalley Bookseller Skylark Bookshop
Maureen Palmer
Maureen Palmer Owner Redbery Books
Melissa Peterson
Melissa Peterson Program Coordinator since 2022 MIBA
Nancy Simpson-Brice
Nancy Simpson-Brice Book Vault
Nick Jackson
Nick Jackson Events Manager Kismet Books
Pam Gardow
Pam Gardow Authors and Events Committee Member Chippewa Valley Book Festival
Pamela Klinger-Horn
Pamela Klinger-Horn Valley Bookseller
Rebekah Rine
Rebekah Rine Book Buyer Watermark Books & Cafe
Renee Danz
Renee Danz Zandbroz Variety
Richard Gahm
Richard Gahm Owner Winding Trail Books
Riley Jay Davis
Riley Jay Davis Sales Manager Next Chapter Booksellers
Ryan N Kimmett
Ryan N Kimmett Owner Kismet Books
Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown Zenith Bookstore
Sarah High
Sarah High Senior Partnerships Manager for Bookstores
Schuyler Storyhouse Bookpub LLC
Scott Kriegshauser
Scott Kriegshauser Stonecrest Book & Toy
Shane Mullen
Shane Mullen Event Coordinator Left Bank Books
Sherry Kriegshauser
Sherry Kriegshauser Owner Tracy Lane Properties LLC dba Stonecrest Book & Toy
Susan Thurin
Susan Thurin Owner Bookends on Main
Terri LeBlanc
Terri LeBlanc Co-Owner, Event Coordinator, Marketing Swamp Fox Bookstore
Theron O'Connor
Theron O'Connor Apostle Islands Booksellers
Tory Hall
Tory Hall Chapters Books & Gifts
Valeria Cerda
Valeria Cerda Co Founder La Revo Books
Victoria Ford
Victoria Ford Owner Rough Draft Books
Victoria Rydberg-Nania
Victoria Rydberg-Nania Owner/Manager Feet Wet Writing
2 Other Registered Attendees


Book a room at The Bayfield Inn. Contact The Bayfield Inn directly to make a reservation at 800-382-0995 and mention “MIBA Block” to receive the group discounted rate of $149.00 per/night.