Spring Road Trip Wrap Up 

Spring Road Trip 2024

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In conjunction with our host stores Black Tea Bookshop, Skylark Bookshop, and Yellow Dog Bookshop, we met in Columbia, Missouri on April 17 and 18 for a wonderful gathering of booksellers, publishers, and authors. We've compiled an overview below, and of course, what's hard to capture is the camaraderie that developed over the course of these two days. We made friendship bracelets with our bookstore names on them, competed in a haiku contest, hung out at the Columbia Art League, met compelling authors, and overall had an amazing time. 

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Ideas that Work

Working with Libraries/Schools

(materials will be posted week of May 6)

Rep Picks

The following sales reps presented an exciting collection of titles sure to do well in indie bookstores this forthcoming season(s).

  1. Lynne McAdoo, Andrews McMeel
  2. Riley Jay Davis, Minnesota Historical Society Press 
  3. BrocheAroe Fabian, Sourcebooks
  4. Anne Hellman, Macmillan 
  5. Lanora Jennings University Press Sales Associates
  6. Dave Mallmann, W. W. Norton
  7. David Underwood, Penguin Random House