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On the Exhibits Stage at #SIBA18: The Rise of Alt Science Fiction & Fantasy

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, September 3, 2018

On the Exhibits Stage at #SIBA18: The Rise of Alt Science Fiction & Fantasy

SFF is more than a one-trick unicorn: we are seeing a smart evolution in one of literature's most popular sub-orbital genres. Even if you don't read science fiction, it's hard to ignore the critical attention that the new crop of alt SFF is generating. Whether it's a foray into the mildly dystopic future, and exploration of Afrofuturism, a re-imagined world under some of the harshest authoritarian principals at work on Earth today, SF is edging so much closer to science faction. Alt SFF is worth paying attention to- so as we navigate an increasingly dystopic present day, how can your store foster informed escapism by recommending hottest new titles in the SFF scene, cultivating sales to lit lovers and genre readers alike? Don't miss this panel discussion on Friday (9/14) on the Exhibits Stage in the Inverness Ballroom from 11am-noon. 

Moderator: Caroline Perny, (Senior Publicist at HarperVoyager)
Nicky Drayden (Author of TEMPER and THE PREY OF GODS)
Ann Leckie (Author of THE RAVEN TOWER and ANCILLARY JUSTICE)
Lucia Drinkwalter (Bookseller at Flyleaf Books)
Beth Seufer Buss (Community Outreach and Bookstore Manager at Bookmarks)
Jessica Osborne (Bookseller at E. Shaver)

           

 

 

Tags:  #siba18  Bookseller education 

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Friday Night at the Movies: Join Us for a Screening of The Bookshop!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, September 3, 2018

Friday Night at the Movies: Join Us for a Screening of The Bookshop!

Join your bookloving cohorts at #SIBA18 on Friday night and watch this late-night (9pm) screening of "The Bookshop"! You're welcome to wear your pjs, if that's your jam, and watch a movie that celebrates the importance of booksellers. In 1959 England, free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community. Watch the Official Trailer HERE!

 

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One of this Year's Premier Events: The SIBA Supper!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, September 3, 2018

One of this Year's Premier Events: The SIBA Supper!

One of our premier events, the SIBA Supper on Thursday night (9/13) at 8PM, brings together authors SIBA booksellers adore! Host Will Walton is the author of Okra Pick and SIBA bestseller, I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain. Will is also a bookseller at Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA.

 

He’ll be introducing B. A. Shapiro, author of The Collector’s Apprentice. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own. Author Dawn Tripp praises Shapiro’s newest as “an exhilarating tale of shifting identities, desire, and intrigue set between 1920s Paris and Philadelphia.”

 

We’ll also hear from T. R. Simon, author of Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground, a powerful fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood adventures that explores the idea of collective memory and the lingering effects of slavery. T. R. Simon is the co-author, with Victoria Bond, of the 2011 John Steptoe New Talent Author Award winner Zora and Me. 


Mary Laura Philpott, loved by SIBA booksellers for her earlier work Penguins with People Problems, will discuss her new collection of essays, I Miss You When I Blink. Philpott is the founding editor of Musing, the online magazine of Parnassus Books, as well as an Emmy-winning cohost of the show A Word on Words on Nashville Public Television.

 

This year’s  SIBA Supper features a Recipe Sponsorship from University of North Carolina Press from Perre Coleman MagnessSouthern Snacks: 77 Recipes for Small Bites with Big Flavors. Magness is based in Memphis, Tennessee and is the cook and writer behind the websiteThe Runaway Spoon, which focuses on creative recipes with a Southern Slant.

 

Need a ticket? Email nicki@sibaweb.com

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#SIBA18 Kick-off Lunch presents three exciting voices in literature for young adults and children.

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Friday, August 31, 2018

 

 

The #SIBA18 Kick-off Lunch Presents Three Exciting Voices in Literature for Young Adults and Children (Plus One Fabulous Chef)!

 

#SIBA18's Kick-Off Lunch on Thursday (9/13) at noon presents three exciting voices in literature for young adults and children, plus one amazing chef from North Carolina. Make time in your busy day to be inspired and eat well!

 

In his graphic-novel memoir, Hey, Kiddo, Jarrett Krosoczka describes growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps him survive. It’s receiving rave reviews from booksellers, authors, and book reviewers. His Ted Talk “How a Boy Became an Artist” has been viewed almost a million times.


Geanna Culbertson is the author of the YA Crisanta Knight Series. “In an era of strong, original heroines like Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior, and Clary Fray, who aren’t afraid to take on the world and shake things up, comes the story of Crisanta Knight—a girl ready and willing to tear the traditional fairytale realm a new one in favor of carving out her own destiny.” SIBA booksellers were treated to Geanna’s inspiring TED-style talk at this year’s EUREKAsiba. She’s a fabulous presenter you don’t want to miss.


William Joyce is a celebrated, award-winning author, illustrator, and filmmaker whose works include The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which was made into an animated short film and won an Academy Award in 2012. His newest book, Jack Frost, is the third picture book in The Guardians of Childhood series for young readers. 


Lunch features a recipe from Jennifer Brule’s The New Vegetarian South: 105 Inspired Dishes for Everyone. In her newest book, chef Jennifer Brule brings southern-style food together with plant-based approaches to eating. Her down-to-earth style and 105 recipes will immediately appeal to vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike. 

Brule is the executive chef and owner of the flexitarian restaurant Davidson Ice House, in Davidson, North Carolina.

Need a ticket? Email Nicki@sibaweb.com


 

 

 

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Wine & William & The Lost Country: A Celebration of William Gay at #SIBA18!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Friday, August 31, 2018

 

 

Wine & William & The Lost Country: A Celebration of William Gay at #SIBA18!

 

Here's a late-night event worth staying up for: a celebration with wine, song, and story of William Gay's The Lost Country. Join us for a fifty minute stage production of the stories of William Gay and the songs by his favorite songwriters, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, and Townes Van Zandt. Sip wine while authors Patti Callahan, Anthony Grooms, Jana Sasser, Jon Mayes, and Shari Smith, writer of the show, read from The Lost Country, William's last manuscript. Music is by Eric Erdman and Eddie Heinzelman. Be steeped in the magic of William Gay's literary world, which Kirkus Review describes as "full-on Southern gothic."

 

Thursday, Sept 13, at 10pm in the Stirling Ballroom East, no ticket required!

 

 

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Books L(a)unch @ #SIBA18 from Flatiron with Amy Einhorn, Executive Vice President & Publisher, Flatiron Books

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Friday, August 31, 2018

Books L(a)unch from Flatiron with Amy Einhorn, Executive Vice President & Publisher, Flatiron Books

 

Amy Einhorn has been in publishing for over 25 years since starting at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Before joining Flatiron, she headed her eponymous imprint, Amy Einhorn Books, at Penguin. Some of her bestselling fiction titles include the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, as well as bestsellers such as The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, The Postmistress by Sarah Blake, and Free Food for Millionaires by National Book Award Nominee Min Jin Lee. Her nonfiction bestsellers include Amy Sedaris’s I Like You, Jenny Lawson’s #1 New York Times bestsellers Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, and former  FBI Director James Comey’s book on leadership, A Higher Loyalty.


Amy Einhorn will introduce Flatiron writers Sarah Blake, Guest Book, Chandler Baker, The Whisper Network, Yangsze Choo, The Night Tiger, and Gita Trelease, Enchantee.  It’s always so insightful to hear an editor present her writers, as they provide a glimpse into the author/editor relationship and the ways a publishing house curates their titles. Einhorn's authors represent debut and bestselling authors of different genres, too. A lunch not to be missed!


This event takes place at #SIBA18 on Friday (9/14) at 1pm. Registered but haven’t purchased your meal ticket yet? No problem! Email Nicki@sibaweb.com.

 

 

 

 

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Make Your Mark on 2019: First 180 Days Party Celebrating the Books Coming Your Way in 2019!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Friday, August 31, 2018

 

Make Your Mark on 2019: First 180 Days Party Celebrating the Books Coming Your Way in 2019!

Mark this event at #SIBA18 on your "Must-Do" list. This fun gathering of 19 authors with books coming out in 2019 takes place after the first full day of programming. After attending EUREKAsiba, EDUCATIONsessions, AUTHORinteractions, and maybe even a fun and nerdy half-hour of team-building in the ESCAPEroom, make time to connect with authors, pick up signed copies of their books, pass out your business cards, schmooze with colleagues, and enjoy some light bites and drinks from the open bar. The "First 180 Days" takes place right before our SIBA Supper and it's where you'll want to be Thursday night (9/13) at 7pm!


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Make a Bookseller's Holiday and nominate them for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Thursday, August 30, 2018

 

Make a Bookseller's Holiday and Nominate Them for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus! 

Author James Patterson’s Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program has pledged a contribution of $250,000 to provide independent bookstore employees with some extra cash around the winter holidays.

Patterson is partnering with the American Booksellers Association for the fifth time to distribute the bonuses, to be granted in amounts of $750 to $1,500 to individual booksellers. The process to submit nominations is open through September 30, and anyone can nominate. All past recipients of Patterson grants are eligible for this year's bonus, and booksellers can self-nominate. The grant application asks one question: “Why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?” After reviewing the answers, Patterson will select the winners from bookstores across the country. Here's a link to the grant application. Good luck to all nominated booksellers!

In 2017, Patterson donated a record $350,000 to bookstore employees; in 2016, $250,000 to 149 independent bookstore employees across the country; and in 2015, $250,000 to 87 recipients. In 2014, he awarded $1 million in grants to 178 independent bookstores. Over the past decade, Patterson has also given away more than a million books to students all over the United States and visited hundreds of schools to advocate for youth literacy.

Tags:  bonuses  booksellers  holidays  James Patterson 

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THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Edelweiss+THE BOOKS YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE TALKING ABOUT

Submitted this week on Edelweiss+ using the "send to SIBA" option. Thanks to Avid Bookshop, Bookmiser, Fiction Addiction, Fountain Bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, McIntyre's Fine Books, Octavia Books, Page 158 Books, Parnassus Books, Sunrise Books, and The Country Bookshop.

9781250020666 Rush 8/21/2018
"Intriguing, gut-wrenching and full of friendship, heartache and questions of character. A much needed escapist read."

9781335652928 The Boy at the Keyhole 9/4/2018
"The ending caught me totally by surprise and I am still trying to come to terms with what happened"

9780802128782 Virgil Wander 10/2/2018
"comforting with out any saccharine sweetness and with just the right about of dry wit."

9780062856395 Wrecked 10/9/2018
"Ide's combination of comedy and action packed, Hood detective vibes make for a great time (well, for us, maybe not for him)!"

9781501171956 Melmoth 10/16/2018
"So delicious you could have it for dinner!"

9780062843302 Congratulations, Who Are You Again? 11/6/2018
"I promise to be kinder to touring authors forevermore!"

More bookseller reviews

If your store does not have an Edelweiss+ account and need help setting one up, contact Linda-Marie

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As Natural Disasters Hit Home, We Remind Booksellers that Binc has their Back!

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Wednesday, August 29, 2018

As Natural Disasters Hit Home, We Remind Booksellers that Binc has their Back!

Kit Mundus Steinaway, Programs Manager at the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, reached out to booksellers recently with the message, "As Hurricane Lane races toward Hawaii and the wildfires continue to burn in the western states, I wanted to reach out with a reminder. If you hear of a bookseller who has been impacted by any disaster, please encourage them to contact Binc. We can help with relocation, loss of property or loss of household income. We want to do anything we can to help booksellers in the path of nature's fury.  If you are a bookseller impacted by a disaster contact Binc for financial assistance 866-733-9064 or help@bincfoundation.org."

 

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