Up all night reading at #SIBA19 in Spartanburg, South Carolina

September 13-15, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)
The Spartanburg Marriott
Spartanburg, SC

Hotel reservations
(overflow hotel: AC Hotel by Marriott Spartanburg, 800-672-7468)


#SIBA18 - Tampa, Florida September 13-15
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Schedule of Events

Directory & Show Specials


The Bibb Pick


Authors at the Show (tba)

Attendee FAQs

Attendee Registration Form(PDF)

Glossary of Events

Call for Authors

Table Rentals

Maximizing Your Presence


Booksellers at the Show

Exhibitor FAQs

Exhibitor Registration Form(PDF)

Shipping & Drayage Info (tba)

#SIBA19 - Register


Look to the Future! Save the Dates for Upcoming Discovery Shows!

#SIBA20 9/11-9/13 2020 (FRI-SUN) Sheraton New Orleans
#SIBA21 9/18-9/20 2021 (SAT-MON) Marriott/Embassy Suites / Benton Convention Center- Winston-Salem
#SIBA24 9/13-9/15 (FRI-SUN) Sheraton New Orleans

SIBA wants to pay the way of seasoned booksellers (30 year or more veterans) to #SIBA13 in New Orleans. We'd cover travel, hotel stay, and include an all pass to all of the siba meal functions. And here's the rub. We want you to share your hotel room with a green bookseller (in business 5 years or less) from a different store. The point of this pairing is for your expertise and their enthusiasm to mashup into a SIBA weekend of sharing & shameless exchange. Let us know if you’d like to participate.

From Trade Show to Trade Show: A Bookseller's Perspective

(schedule is subject to change as are all things)

Green and Red indicate Holiday Catalog Titles

Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


Noon - One-on-One Sessions - Salon 821
As part of the IndieCommerce Institute offered by the ABA, One-on-one session opportunities will be offered beginning at noon.

6:00 PM - ABA Welcome Reception - Salon 816


8:30 AM – 5:00 PM - ABA IndieCommerce Institute - Grand Chenier

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM - BINC Fun-raiser:  Cheating in the Big Easy!
A no-pressure trivia challenge to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation - Lagniappe

Hello, I love you, can I jump in your game?

Densmore SIBA offers a no-pressure trivia challenge to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and Inkreadible Sponsor Baker & Taylor provides our surprise guest - Author and Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee John Densmoreof the Doors!

This is everyone’s chance to compete in a Trivia Challenge without the stress of having to know all the answers and hear John Densmore talk about his new book – The Doors: Unhinged!

It's a little weird, a little chaotic, a lot rock ‘n roll, and a whole lot of fun. All proceeds benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s programs to assist bookstore employees in times of financial crisis. And that's certainly not trivial!

DensmoreNeither is John Densmore, who will take the stage to share about his upcoming new book.  An original and founding member of the musical group The Doors, Densmore co-wrote and produced numerous gold and platinum albums and toured the United States, Europe, and Japan. His autobiography, Riders on the Storm, was a New York Times bestseller.  He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.  He has written numerous articles for Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Nation, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post and the Utne Reader.

Watch the video, enlist some friends, co-workers, or a few smart-looking strangers to form your team. We plan to get some competition going: store vs. store, one city against another, owners taking on buyers, etc. “SIBA will certainly have a team, and we plan to win, so bring it on!” exclaimed SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell adding, “SIBA’s “Lady Banks” knows everything.”
Click here to read the Rules of Play and view the Menu of Cheats.   Sign up today! Space is limited. 


Baker and Taylor


7:30 – 8: 15 AM - Industry Breakfast & SIBA Annual Meeting – Armstrong Ballroom
Enjoy breakfast and attend the membership meeting of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. 
The Agenda:  Minutes, Installation of Director, State of SIBA Address, Open Discussion, Adjournment

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM - SIBA Registration Open – Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:20 – 8:50 AM – Using Edelweiss Creatively - Nottoway
Edelweiss is a powerful tool that can be used for much more than just ordering, though we have tips for that too! We at Fiction Addiction are currently using it to log galleys, write up our staff picks for the store newsletter, tag books for future reference for that random query you get once a year from a science teacher needing novels about diseases, and more.  Join Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction (Greenville, SC) for a discussion why Edelweiss.

8:20 – 8:50 AM – How to Build a Genuine Community Presence both On- and Off-line – Bayside C
Do you see your business as an active member of the community? How do you establish your shop as a strong, supportive voice for your town both in "real" life and online? What is the difference between meaningful dialog with customers and self-promotion? Share ideas on how to genuinely engage with your customer base in ways they most appreciate, and talk about some techniques that will and will not foster personal connections between your bookstore and its patrons. Join Janet Geddis of Avid Bookshop (Athens, GA) for a discussion on these topics and more.

8:20 – 9:50 AM - What We Have in Common: Common Core Goals for Bookstores, Schools, and Students – Bayside A
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a state-led effort to create shared high standards to make sure all American students are ready for college and work. Through reading a diverse array of classic and contemporary literature as well as challenging informational texts in a range of subjects, students are expected to build knowledge, gain insights, explore possibilities, and broaden their perspectives. Booksellers and publishers will offer insights into how to present the material stores offer for most effective use in schools and library to achieve these standards. This session will dispel some myths; explain how material is used in different ways, how publishers are responding and what we can all improve to respond to this new golden age of reading and writing. 

8:20 - 9:50 AM - Baker & Taylor Extended Sales Services- Bayside B
Baker & Taylor announces new product lines geared specifically for the Independent Bookstore community; Sidelines, Indie Next in a Box, NPR Books, and MBM 1.5 ecommerce solution. There will also be a special celebrity guest that you won’t want to miss!

8:20 – 10:50 AM - What a Great Bookstore!  Re-imagining Your Sense of Place – Oak Alley
As bookstore business owners, we blend art and science in so many things we do. At this workshop, we’ll combine the art of creating a delightful sense of right-sized place with the science of driving sales and turns to help you achieve greater customer loyalty as well as improved profitability.You’ll be inspired by the photos of store fronts, windows, signage, displays, simple architectural touches, and inviting cash wraps and get ideas for spotlighting your own amazing selection and supporting your caring customer service. Individual and group exercises will help solidify concepts and each participant will go home with a personal 3-point action plan to implement in their store in the next 90 days.

What you’ll learn:

* Store design basics
* Best and most efficient uses of available space
* How to identify & capitalize on prime selling spaces
* Ways to direct customers through your store, even to the deepest, furthest points
* Dos & don’ts of merchandising the cash wrap area
* How to prioritize shelving within sections
* Fresh ideas for signing sections
* Cost-free ways to immediately improve sales & turns

Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman from The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates will be your guides as we spend time thinking creatively about using our most valuable competitive advantage over online retailers: sense of place. Come learn, imagine, and plan for an even better store where your customers will proclaim, “What a great bookstore!”

9:00 – 9:50 AM – Health Care Reform and the Bookstore: How it Effects You Now – Bayside C
The Affordable Health Care Act (aka Obamacare) was passed by Congress in 2010. Though some provisions of this historic legislation have been delayed some are already in effect, and many important features will still take effect in January 2014, when the new health insurance marketplaces are scheduled to be rolled out across the country. These marketplaces — or exchanges — are designed to ensure that all Americans have access to health insurance. 

Come to this session to find out about what these new features mean for you, your employees, and your business. Detailed, actionable information will be provided to help you understand how the new law works, how to evaluate your options under the law, and how to take advantage of provisions of the law already in place. Presented by ABA with assistance and support from the Small Business Majority.

9:00 - 9:50 AM - Publish Local! SIBA's Publishing Option for Bookstores - Nottoway
Starting in 2014 and in conjunction with Lightning Source, SIBA will offer bookstores micro-publishing services for their local publishing projects.  Stores can take advantage of SIBA's packaging and design services, along with special terms for short print runs.  Rather than letting local authors turn to online book packaging services that funnel sales away from your store and your community, you can offer an alternate that keeps profites in your local area and your business.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Exhibitor Set Up – Grand Ballroom

10:00 – 10:50 AM – Working with Publishers to Get on Their Radar for Events – Bayside C
Melissa Bullock (Macmillan) and Lara Phan (Random House) will discuss best practices for the event grids, good requests vs. bad requests, keeping in touch with us about what your store is doing with events and any new event opportunities, and answer any questions about the tour planning process. Presenters: Melissa Bullock – Senior Manager, Author Events & Lara Phan - Senior Manager, Account Marketing

10:00 – 10:50 AM – Bookseller Roundtable for Large Stores – Bayside B
Limited to stores with ten or more employees and at least 5000 square feet.  Talk shop with Linda Marie Barrett of Malaprops in NC.

10:00 – 10:50 AM – Bookseller Roundtable for Smaller Stores – Nottoway
Limited to store with less than ten employees and and/or less than 2000 square feet.  Talk shop with Kelly Justice of Fountain Bookstore in VA.

10:00 - 10:50 AM - Be Prepared:  What Booksellers Can Do to Defend Kids Books and the Freedom to Read - Bayside A
Book censorship happens every day in America. Much of it is directed at YA books that focus on the difficult real world problems that teens face. Booksellers must be prepared to handle challenges in their stores, the schools they work with and in their communities.

In this program, Chris Finan, President of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, will moderate a discussion with bestselling author Lauren Myracle, whose books are frequently challenged, Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books in Miami and Acacia O’Connor, Coordinator of the Kids’ Right to Read Project, which is co-sponsored by ABFFE and the National Coalition Against Censorship.  Questions will include: 

  1. Should a bookseller ever refuse to sell a kid a book?
  2. How do you handle an angry parent?
  3. What should you do if a school refuses to sell books by an author you have invited?

11:00 – 11:55 AM – Author to Author One on Ones Back to Back – Bayside A
Moderated by Cathy Blanco, Book Exchange, Marietta, GA
11-11:25 The Time Between Whistling Past the Graveyard
Susan Crandall, Whistling Past the Graveyard (Simon & Schuster) & Karen White, The Time Between (NAL)
11:30-11:55 A Conversation with Mountain Women
Karen Spears Zacharias, Mother of Rain (Mercer University Press); Ann Hite, The Storycatcher (Gallery Books)

11:00 – 11:55 AM – Author to Author One on Ones Back to Back – Bayside B
Moderated by Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA
11-11:25 Fire with Fire with Jenny Han & Shiobhan Vivian (Simon & Schuster Children’s)
11:30-11:55 Second Mud and Bud Season?
Martha Ezzard, The Second Bud (Mercer University Press); Ellen Stimson, Mud Season (Countryman Press)

11-11:50 AM - Robert Sabuda's Little Mermaid Workshop – Bayside C
Introduction by Nicki Leone, SIBA Czar
Join Robert Sabuda, Little Mermaid (Simon & Schuster Children’s) and learn how to make art with paper, scissors & markers. 

11-11:50 AM - One Book, One SIBA - Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial (Crown) – Nottoway
New Orleans own Susan Larson, The Booklovers Guide to New Orleans, will interview Pulitzer Prize Winner Sheri Fink about her new book.

12 Noon – 2 PM Kick Off Lunch – Armstrong Ballroom
Emceed by Becky Quiroga Curtis, Books and Books, Coral Gables, FL
featuring Nick Bruel, Bad Kitty School Daze (Macmillan Childrens); William Joyce, The Mischievians (Simon & Schuster Children’s); Jude Watson, The 39 Clues: Unstoppable: Book 1 (Scholastic); Anna Dewdney, Llama, Llama, and the Billy Goat (Penguin Young Readers Group); Stephen Kellogg, Snowflakes Fall (Random House Children’s Books)
(Cost is $35)

2:00 – 2:55 PM – SignAround - Waterbury
Meet & greet and pick up signed copies of the author panelists.

3:00 – 3:50 PM – Life & Times:  Soul Explosion in Memphis, Seventy Years on Varner Road, an Alternate History & Time, and Small-Town, Louisiana - Bayside A
Moderated by Victoria Wilcox, Inheritance (Knox Robinson Publishing)
Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion (Bloomsbury)
Janis Kearney,  Sundays with TJ (Writing Our World Publishing)
Cherie Priest, Fiddlehead (Tor)
Judy Christie, Sweet Olive (Zondervan)

3:00 – 3:50 PM – Charmed, I’m Sure:  Bram & Sherlock, the Power of Music, Time Travel & Witchcraft  – Bayside B
Moderated by Jamie Fiocco, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
Colleen Gleason, The Clockwork Scarab (Chronicle Books)
Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life (Macmillan Childrens)
Cristin Terrill, All Our Yesterdays (Disney Hyperion)
Brittany Geragotelis, Life’s a Witch (Simon & Schuster Children’s)

3:00 – 3:50 PM – Louisiana:  Pre- & Post-Katrina, Comet Kohoutek, & Urban Fantasy New Orleans  – Bayside C
Moderated by Susan Larson, The Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans (LSU Press)
Gail Langer Karwoski, When Hurricane Katrina Hit Home (The History Press)
George Bishop, Night of the Comet (Ballantine)
Michael Farris Smith, Rivers (Simon & Schuster)
Suzanne Johnson, Elysian Fields (Tor)

3:00 – 3:50 PM – Dark Places: Poverty, Rural, Feral, & Gothic, Southern Style – Oak Alley
Moderated by Lucy Daniels, Walking With Moonshine
Diane Chamberlain, Necessary Lies (St. Martin’s Press)
Kat Falls, Inhuman (Scholastic)
Kathleen Kent, The Outcasts (Little Brown)
John Thompson, Love & Lament (Other Press)

3:00 – 3:50 PM – Click, Clack, Boo! Hiding Phil at the Secret Pizza Party, Ivy & Bean Take the Case – Nottoway
Moderated by Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
Annie Barrows, Ivy & Bean Take the Case (Chronicle Books)
Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri, Secret Pizza Party (Penguin Young Readers Group)
Betsy Lewin, Click, Clack, Boo (Simon & Schuster Children’s)
Eric Barclay, Hiding Phil (Scholastic)

4:00 – 4:50 PM – Complicated Relationships  – Bayside A
Moderated by Erin Haire, Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg, SC
Jillian Cantor, Margot (Penguin)
David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing (Alfred A. Knopf)
Margaret Wrinkle, Wash (Grove)
Bill Minutaglio, Dallas, 1963 (Grand Central)

4:00 - 4:50 PM – Novel Novels – Bayside B
Moderated by Ruth Breipohl, The Book Seller @ St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham, AL
Julie Cantrell, When Mountains Move (David C. Cook)
Tara Conklin, The House Girl (Morrow PB)
Susan Gregg Gilmore, The Funeral Dress (Broadway)
Deborah Coonts, Lucky Bastard (Tor/Forge)

4:00 - 4:50 PM – Stuck in the Middle With You – Bayside C
Moderated by Valerie Wellbourn, The Fountainhead Bookstore, NC
Michael Buckley, NERDS Attack of the Bullies (Amulet Books)
Deron Hicks, Tower of the Five Orders (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Young Readers)
Frances O’Roark Dowell, The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away (Simon & Schuster Children’s)
Terry Kay, The Seventh Mirror (Mercer University Press)

4:00 – 4:50 PM – Infinite Pieces, Cold & Broken - Nottoway
Moderated by Jeff McCord, Bound to be Read Books, GA
Lauren Myracle, The Infinite Moment of Us (Amulet Books)
Carmen Rodrigues, 34 Pieces of You (Simon & Schuster Children’s)
Jackson Pearce, Cold Spell (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
C. J. Lyons, Broken (SourceBooks)

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Rep Picks – Oak Alley
Come hear your favorite reps talk about their favorite books.

6:00 – 7:00 PM – The First 180 Days Party – Lagniappe
Ronlyn Domingue, The Chronicle of Secret Riven (Atria Books)
Drew Perry, Kids These Days (Algonquin Books)
Billy Coffey, The Devil Walks in Mattingly (Thomas Nelson)
Megan Miranda, Vengeance (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
Dr. Steven Haymon, Stress (Greater Insight Publishing)
Carol Wall, Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening (Amy Einhorn)
Amy Conner, The Right Thing (Kensington Books)
Michael Piafsky, All the Happiness You Deserve (Prospect Park Books)
A. G. Howard, Unhinged (Amulet Books)
Lisa Unger, In The Blood (Touchstone)
Robert Bailey, The Professor (Exhibit A Books)
J. A. Redmerski, The Edge of Always  (Grand Central)
Andrea Beatty, Rosie Revere, Engineer (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
Claudia Gray, Steadfast:  A Spellcaster Novel (HarperCollins Children)
David James Poissant, The Heaven of Animals (Simon & Schuster)
Artis Henderson, Unremarried Widow (Simon & Schuster)
Julie Lamana, Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere (Chronicle Books)
Deborah Johnson, The Secret of Magic (Amy Einhorn Books)
Michael Parker, Sweet Ride (Algonquin Books)
Laura McNeal, Dollbaby (Pam Dorman Books)
Ashley Elston, The Rules for Breaking (Disney)
Walter Jury & S. E. Fine, SCAN (Putnam for Young Readers)
Sarah Fine, Of Metal and Wishes (Simon & Schuster)
Sheila Turnage, Ghosts of Tupelo Landing (Kathy Dawson Books)

7:00 – 9:00 PM - SIBA Supper - Armstrong Ballroom
Emcee: Jake Reiss, Alabama Booksmith
featuring Sandra Brown, Deadline (Grand Central); Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things (Viking); Lee Smith, Guests on Earth (Algonquin Books); and Amy Tan, The Valley of Amazement (HarperCollins)
(cost is $45)

9:30 - 10:30 PM Late Night Event with The Aviators & Winston Groom - Waterbury
Emcees: Karin Wilson & Stephanie Crowe, Page & Palette
Join Winston Groom, the author of seventeen previous books, including Shiloh 1862, Vicksburgh 1863, Forrest Gump, and Conversations with the Enemy, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a southern gem of a writer and enter to win a Signed Hardback Pocket Books; First Edition (November 1994) valued at $200 copy of Forest Gump.

Forrest Gump


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7:30 – 9:00 AM – A Taste of the Town Breakfast – Armstrong Ballroom
featuring Paul Young, Cross Roads (FaithWords); Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix (Jericho); Marion Grodin, Standing Up, and James Sheehan, The Alligator Man (Center Street)
(Cost is $15)
Gratitude to Premiere Sponsor Hachette Book Group

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM - SIBA Registration Open – Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM - Passion for Bread Cafe - Grand Ballroom Foyer
Meet Master Baker Lionel Vatinet, Passion for Bread (Little Brown), and enjoy a master taste treat!

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM - Exhibits Open – Grand Ballroom
“Ingram Booksellers Center” Open – Grand Ballroom
Gratitude to Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

9:30-10 AM - "Profit from Your Bookstores Charitable Contributions - 8 Ways to Make The Best of the Requests from Charities" with SIBA Accountant Doug Snyder - "Ingram Booksellers Center"

10 AM – 4 PM - Bookseller Shipping Center – Grand Couteau

10:30 - 11 AM - One Book at a Time Users Group - "Ingram Booksellers Center"

1:00 – 2:30 PM – Southern Life Lunch – Armstrong Ballroom
Emcees:  Nathalie Dupree,  Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking & Cynthia Graubart, Slow Cooking for Two (Gibbs-Smith)
featuring Gigi Amateau, Macadoo of the Maury River (Candlewick Press); Julia Glass, And the Dark Sacred Night (Pantheon); Robert Morgan, The Road from Gap Creek (Algonquin Books); George Pelecanos, The Double (Little Brown)
(Cost is $35)

2:30 – 5:30 PM - Exhibits Open - Grand Ballroom
“Ingram Booksellers Center” Open – Grand Ballroom
Gratitude to Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

3 - 3:30 PM - Code Read Users Group - "Ingram Booksellers Center"

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Sweet Author Tea - (Ingram Booksellers Center) - Grand Ballroom
featuring Terry L. Howard, High Seas Wranglers:  The Lives of Atlantic Fishing Captains; Ronald Lankford, Jr., Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs; Lynn Waddell, Fringe Florida:  Travels Among Mud Boggers, Furries, UFOlogists, Nudists, and other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles
Gratitude to Sponsor University Press of Florida

4:30 - 5 PM - Okra Picks Users Group - "Ingram Booksellers Center"

5:30 PM - Trade Show Floor Closes until Sunday at 9 AM

5:30 – 7 PM –Parapalooza!  with Tim Federle and his Are You There, God?  It's Me, Margarita – Waterbury
Enjoy a cocktail while authors read, with meaning, feeling, and enthusiasm, a single favorite hand-picked paragraph from their book.
Emceed by Tim Federle, Tequila Mockingbird:  Cocktails with a Literary Twist (Running Press), and Better Nate Than Ever (Simon & Schuster's Childrens Books)
Danny Ellis, The Boy at the Gate (Arcade/Skyhorse)
Robin Wasserman, The Waking Dark (Alfred A. Knopf)
Jeffrey Stepakoff, The Melody of Secrets (St. Martin's Press)
V. E. Schwab, Vicious (Tor)
Lisa Patton, Southern as a Second Language (St. Martin's Press)
Myra McEntire, Infinityglass: An Hourglass Novel (Egmont)
Amalie Howard, Waterfell (Harlequin Teen)
Jeff High, More Things in Heaven and Earth (Penguin)
James Hannibal, Shadow Catcher (Penguin)
Mary Kay Andrews, Christmas Bliss (St. Martin's Press)
William Conescu, Kara Was Here (Soft Skull Press)
Jesmyn Ward, Men We Reaped (Bloomsbury)

7 – 9 PM – Saturday Supper – Armstrong Ballroom
Emceed by Jamie Fiocco, SIBA President & Flyleaf Bookstore Owner, NC
featuring Pat Conroy, Death of Santini (Nan Talese/Doubleday); Kelly Corrigan, Glitter and Glue (Ballantine); Jeffery Deaver, The October List (Center Street);  Richard Paul Evans, Battle of the Ampere (Simon & Schuster Children’s)
(Cost is $45)

9:30 - 11 PM - Late Night Movie: In So Many Words - Oak Alley

Watch the movie and meet the author.  A fascinating story "in so many words".

Lucy Daniels is a writer and clinical psychologist in private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. Daniels wrote her first novel, Caleb My Son (1956) while hospitalized with anorexia nervosa. A best seller published in several countries, it resulted in her becoming the youngest Guggenheim fellow ever, at 22, and that produced her second novel, High on a Hill (1961) about life in a mental hospital. But after that Daniels stopped writing (as she had once stopped eating). Instead, she raised her four children, went to college, and ultimately became a clinical psychologist. Only then did she receive, through psychoanalysis, the assistance she had needed for more than 25 years. This resulted in her memoir, With a Woman’s Voice (2002) and her first novel in over 40 years, The Eyes of the Father (2005) and a chronicle of her psychological journey back to writing, Dreaming Your Way to Creative Freedom (2005).

Daniels is the founder of the Lucy Daniels Foundation and the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood both located in Cary, North Carolina. The LDF has carried out extensive research focused on creative writers undergoing psychoanalysis, the data of which is now also utilized by Emory University. For the past 20 years Daniels has conducted an annual seminar, entitled “Our Problems as the Roots of Our Power,” for individuals in pursuit of creative and emotional freedom.

In 2013 a new documentary, “In So Many Words,” based on the life of Lucy Daniels was released by Oscar-shortlisted documentarian Elisabeth Haviland James at the Full Frame Film Festival. Daniels’ latest book, Walking with Moonshine, a book of stories showing her writing across her life, will also be released in the Fall of 2013.

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7:30- 9:00 AM – Here’s to Morrow (& HC Kids) Breakfast – Armstrong Ballroom
Emcee: Doug Robinson, Eagle Eye Books, Atlanta, GA
featuring Tony Abbott, The Copernicus Legacy – The Forbidden Stone; Stephanie Evanovich, Big Girl Panties, Joshilyn Jackson, Someone Else’s Love Story; Sena Jeter Naslund, The Fountain of St. James Court
(Cost is $15)
Gratitude to Premiere Sponsor HarperCollins

8:00 AM – 12 Noon - SIBA Registration Open – Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM – 12 Noon - Exhibits OPEN – Grand Ballroom
“Ingram Booksellers Center” Open – Grand Ballroom
Gratitude to Inkreadible Sponsor Ingram Content Group

10 AM – 4:00 PM - Bookseller Shipping Center – Grand Couteau

11:45 AM – $1000 Buyers Raffle Winner Drawn & $1000 Table Display Winner Announced – Grand Ballroom Must be a core member and must be present to win!

Noon - Trade Show Floor Closes until Sep. 2014 in Norfolk, Virginia - See you there!

Noon – 3:00 PM - The Moveable Feast of Authors & Signings – Armstrong Ballroom
Jaclyn Weldon White, A Southern Woman's Guide to Herbs (Mercer University Press)
Belinda Ellis, Biscuits:  A Savor the South Cookbook (UNC Press)
Kathleen Purvis, Bourbon: A Savor the South Cookbook (UNC Press)
Aaron Reynolds, Carnivores (Chronicle Books)
Suzanne McMinn, Chickens in the Road (HarperOne)
Elizabeth Cox, I Have Told You and Told You: Poems (Mercer University Press)
Sharman Burson Ramsey, In Pursuit (Mercer University Press)
Patricia Engel, It's Not Love, It's Just Paris (Grove Atlantic)
Robert Hilburn, Johnny Cash (Little Brown)
Jackie K. Cooper, Memory's Mist (Mercer University Press)
Cassandra King, Moonrise (Maiden Lane)
Mary Whyte, More Than a Likeness (USC Press)
Lynn Cullen, Mrs. Poe (Gallery Books)
David  Menasche, Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons (Simon & Schuster)
Lila Meacham, Somerset (Grand Central)
Adrian Miller, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time (UNC Press)
Jill Dahan, Starting Fresh! (Lorimer Press)
Karen  Harrington, Sure Signs of Crazy (Little Brown BFYR)
Marietta McCarty, The Philosopher's Table (Tarcher)
Lisa Wingate, The Prayer Box (Tyndale House)
Taylor Mathis, The Southern Tailgaiting Cookbook (UNC Press)
William Ferris, The Storied South:  Voices of Writers and Authors  (UNC Press)
Bob Shacochis, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul (Grove)
Tommy Hays, What I Came to Tell You (Egmont)
Marcia Goldman, Lola Goes to Work (Creston Books)
Rebecca Snedeker, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas (University of California Press)
(Cost is $50)
Sponsored by Inkreadible Sponsor Bookazine!


See you next year in Norfolk, Virginia!

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