Author Education and Lunch

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
L10, L11, L12

Developed for author guests at Winter Institute, this lunch panel features booksellers who have formulated best practices for creating events that benefit both stores and authors. This session will cover a number of issues, from author publicity to dealing with pre-event nerves.

Mary Williams, Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA); Aaron Curtis, Books (Coral Gables, FL); Kenny Brechner, Devaney, Doak and Garrett Booksellers (Farmington, ME); Luisa Smith, Book Passage (Corte Madera, CA); Moderated by Susan Hans O'Connor, Penguin Bookshop (Sewickley, PA)

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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