We answer questions and make a few announcements during the podcast we recorded live at Booktopia Santa Cruz.
For those who haven’t heard the news yet (you are part of our Booktopia mailing list, right?), we will again be hosting three Booktopia events in 2013
April 12-14, 2013: Manchester, Vermont
in partnership with Northshire Bookstore
Registration opens 10/31/12 at 12 noon EST
June 7-9, 2013: Bellingham, Washington
in partnership with Village Books
Registration opens on or about 12/7/2012
September 27-29, 2013: Petoskey, Michigan
in partnership with McLean and Eakin Booksellers
Registration opens on or about 3/27/2013
Full details can be found at the Booktopia home page.
Q and A in CA
On Sunday morning of Booktopia Santa Cruz, Ann and I sat in front of an audience and answered any questions thrown at us. We got some great queries like how do we find the time to read for pleasure vs. work? what do we do in our day jobs? how long do we spend podcasting each week? how do we choose the authors for Booktopia? and what books did we discover at Bookshop Santa Cruz during the weekend? We even had some “guest answerers:” Ann’s husband Eric, plus authors Tupelo Hassman and Sarah McCoy.
Books mentioned: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, Building Stories by Chris Ware, Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig, and Star Trek: The Next Generation 365 by Paula M. Block. For a full list of the titles recommended during the Bookseller Speed Dating sessions, click here.
Finally, Lauren and Jason, each new to Booktopia, gave their thoughts on the weekend.