Oct 23

We answer questions and make a few announcements during the podcast we recorded live at Booktopia Santa Cruz.

Booktopia 2013

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.

  • mb

    Great ‘cast. Please include the list of books from the “speed-dating” event as mentioned in the podcast. Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I’m waiting on the PDF of the speed dating handout, but forgot to indicate it in the show notes… Sorry!

      • mb

        Thank you, Michael! I can be patient then…no worries. You and Ann are the best! mb

        • Anonymous

          Show notes have been updated to include the file, thanks for your patience!

  • This podcast was the next best thing to being there! Congratulations on another successful Booktopia and I can’t wait for Booktopia 2013!

  • So good to hear you mention Mr. Penumbra. I’m reading it now. It’s a book I have been looking forward to ever since I read the short story that preceded it in 2009.

    Robin a not only a great author, he is a really interesting person, a true outside the box thinker, and a really nice guy.

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  • Just loved this one! So much great information about what you guys are doing. Thanks!

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