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New Orleans SIBA Bookseller Event Sept 7-8th

Join Patti and other authors @ Pass a Good Time with SIBA in New Orleans September 7-8, 2022


A SIBA Bookseller Gathering!

September 7-8 • New Orleans

Sheraton New Orleans 500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

Meeting Room Map | Staff Contact | Code of Conduct

Event includes a Bookstore Tour, Meals with Authors, Welcome Reception and Education Sessions.


Education Events: Maurepas Meeting Room

Author Events: Borgne Meeting Room

Thanks to Event Sponsors:

Sourcebooks | Penguin Random House | Ingram | HarperCollins | Binc

Wednesday, September 7

Noon - 5:30PM TOUR DEPARTS FROM HOTEL LOBBY Bookstore Bus Tour Baldwin & Co. Books Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop Octavia Books Garden District Book Shop

5:30PM Historic New Orleans Collection 520 Royal Street, New Orleans[click to see map]

Welcome Reception At the Historic New Orleans Collection.

Thursday, September 8

10:00AM - 11:30AM MAUREPAS Bookselling as a Hero's Journey with Jill Hendrix, owner of Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC. Jill will share foundational lessons she's learned along her 20-year journey in bookselling to guide you on your own hero's journey. Her presentation will be followed by breakouts for sourcing and sharing additional lessons learned from member stores and identifying any current dragons you're encountering along your path.

Noon - 1:30PM BORGNE Author Luncheon Five authors across genres share their new work.

1:50PM - 2:40PM MAUREPAS Put More Hours in Your Day... (and cash in your pockets!) Sexier Offline Organization and Online Automation Tools with Shari Stauch (l), owner of Main Street Reads in Summerville, SC, and Angela Trigg (r), owner of The Haunted Book Shop in Mobile, AL.

3:00PM - 3:50PM MAUREPAS Decoding the P&L for Booksellers, Managers, and Owners Led by The American Booksellers Association

A bookstore's profit and loss statement (P&L) is a critical tool for evaluating a store's overall performance. Join ABA staff on a walk-through of a bookstore P&L statement as we lay a groundwork for understanding bookstore financials, decode individual line items to identify opportunities for improved profitability, discuss how to use ABA's ABACUS Report, and consider ways to share financials with staff in a meaningful and cooperative manner.

4:10PM - 5:10PM MAUREPAS What's Working: Idea ExchangeLed by NOLA booksellers Share one thing that's working at your store and hear what's working at your colleagues' stores. The goal: walk away with a bunch of new ideas to try at your store!

5:30PM - 7:00PM BORGNE Authors and AperitifsA fast-paced author speed-dating event combining light bites, cocktails, and book chat.

Featured Authors:Kevin Belton • Neal Bodenheimer • Patti Callahan Henry • Meagan Church • Shaunna Edwards • Claire Jiménez • Lizzy Mason • Gillian McDunn • Jamila Minnicks • Alyson Richman • Belinda Smith-Sullivan • Saket Soni • Trang Thanh Tran • James Wade • Sherri Winston

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