Brick and Mortar: Partnering with Indie Bookstores

Learn about building relationships with bookstores at this CLMP panel at #AWP24.

Event Date
Event Time
12:10 pm - 1:25 pm
Event Venue
Room 3501AB, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 3

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Three indie booksellers give a behind-the-scenes look at how they learn about independently published books and literary magazines, how they decide which titles to carry, and their special promotional efforts—from handselling to author events. Learn how to connect with bookstores as an author or publisher to create lasting relationships and get books in readers’ hands.

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Moderator: Chelsea Kern, Director of Programs, CLMP 

Jenny Gropp, Co-Executive Director, Woodland Pattern Book Center

Riley Rennhack, Bookstore Manager & Buyer, Deep Vellum

Cori Smith, Founder, BLK+BRWN