The ARTS Calendar for Bookstores
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The Southern Bookstore Directory and the ARTS Calendar of Bookstore Events.

All SIBA member bookstores are listed on our Bookstore Directory page. The listing is by state, and includes contact links for the store's website, email, and social network accounts (if we know them).

Authors receive SIBA benefits for linking to the Bookstore Directory page on their websites, so the page has ties to over a hundred authors. It is also the page we send to media interested in knowing who our members are, and how many independent bookstores there are in the South.

The Calendar

The events calendar at ARTS lists between 80-100 events from an average of 50-80 bookstores every week. Events are promoted on SIBA's social media sites and in its Lady Banks newsletter. SIBA booksellers can post their store events and earn .50 in B3! credit for each event posted. Listing events on the STARS calendar is one way SIBA works to increase the visibity of its member stores in their own community and within the book industry.


How do I enter events on the ARTS Calendar?

Click here. You must be a SIBA member to enter events. It will take up to 24 hours for each event to appear on the site calendar.

Do I have to enter each event separately?

Yes, the form is for a single event entry. You can also upload your event list as a batch using the ARTS Calendar Event Spreadsheet, which can be emailed to

Why are there already events listed for my store in the calendar? I haven't entered any!

SIBA elves like to spend their free time entering events on behalf of our member stores. They get event information from your store websites and newsletters. While we can't promise that all of your events will be added to the calendar, we make an effort to represent every store with an accessible and active events calendar.

Can I edit or cancel an event after it has been submitted?

Email if you need to update an event after is has been posted.


ARTS Calendar

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Tools for entering events on the ARTS Calendar
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
ARTS Event Entry Form (Single Event) Link Administration 11/22/2017
ARTS Event Entry Batch Worksheet (Google Docs) Link  more ] Administration 11/22/2017
ARTS Event Calendar Batch entry worksheet XLS (30 KB)  more ] Administration 4/25/2017