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SIBA Industry Summit - Meeting of the Minds Recap
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Below is a recap to show every fun-filled moment!
with thanks to our generous sponsors:
Tuesday, May 14
These enthusiastic booksellers (accounts listed below) were excited to begin the first day of events in Nashville with generous sponsor Hachette Nashville and Inkreadible! Sponsor Baker & Taylor:
The Book Seller, St. Vincent's Hospital
The Booksellers at Laurelwood
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Horton's Books & Gifts
Little Shop of Stories
Page & Palette
Page After Page Bookstore
Quail Ridge Books & Music
The event began with a lovely private lunch at Table 3, with Jericho Books Publisher, Wendy Grisham, welcoming the crowd and getting the conversation started.
Next on the itinerary was a visit to Parnassus Books for the Let’s Talk About Books! Event with host Donna Nicely and special guest Georgeanne Chapman for their celebration of Children's Book Week!
Afterwards, we took a look around the store.
The “Ann Recommends” display featured many HBG favorites including The Casual Vacancy, Schroder, and Where’d You Go, Bernadette.
We then visited the Hachette Nashville Office for the Editors’ Book Picks. Rolf Zettersten got things started and introduced Jana Burson, Wendy Grisham, and Joey Paul to present their titles.
We were then joined by Hachette Nashville authors Nadia Bolz Webber (Pastrix); Lillian Daniels (When "Spiritual But Not Religious); Becca Stevens (Snake Oil ); Phil Madeira (God on the Rocks); Ted Dekker (Outlaw); James Sheehan (The Alligator Man) and the entire Hachette Nashville office for an Author Reception.
The evening concluded with an Author Dinner at Sunset Grill with the publishers, Baker & Taylor, and booksellers.
Wednesday, May 15
Day 2 of the SIBA Industry Summit started off with a visit to Thistle Farms to join in the Meditation Circle.
Reverend Becca Stevens (author of Snake Oil) is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community and social enterprise that assists women recovering from prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets.
Magdalene, the residential model, serves women for two years at no cost to residents.
Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates who manufacture, market and sell all natural bath and beauty products in over 200 retail stores across the globe.
This was followed by a Working Lunch/ Meeting of the Minds at the Hachette Nashville Office to discuss independent bookselling, wholesaler, and publisher’s best practices.
Thank you Hachette Nashville and Baker & Taylor for a great Meeting of the Minds!
The 2013 Summer Okra Picks
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For Immediate Release: The 2013 Summer Okra Picks
(Columbia, SC) April 19, 2013 -- Southern indie booksellers like their okra, and they love their southern books. The new list of Okra Picks-- great southern books, fresh off the vine-- has just been released. A dozen new books that all have two things in common: They are southern in nature, and there is a southern indie bookseller that wants everyone to read each one!
The Summer Okra Picks List!
A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White
Touchstone Books, June 2013 9781451608878
And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry
St. Martin’s Press, April 2013 9780312610760
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel
Grand Central Publishing, June 2013 9781455503254
The Girl from Felony Bay by J.E. Thompson
Walden Pond Press, May 2013 9780062104465
Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith
Grove Press, April 2013 9780802121028
In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve
Hub City Press, May 2013 9781891885211
Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
Pamela Dorman Books, May 2013 9780670025831
The Time Between by Karen White
New American Library, June 2013 9780451239860
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
Gallery Books, July, 2013 9781476707723
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani
Riverhead Books, June 2013 9781594486401
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
St. Martin’s Press, April 2013 9781250028655
Okra Picks are chosen by Southern Indie Booksellers each season as the upcoming southern titles they are most looking forward to hand selling. For more information visit sibaweb.com/okra.