BA Conference 2013
The BA Conference, sponsored by Gardners, took place in Warwick this year on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd September.
The Sunday evening was hosted by National Book Tokens Dinner
who laid on a Caboodle Dinner for all delegates, and The London Book Fair
sponsored Quiz, mastered by QI star, John Mitchinson.
Chaired by Cathy Rentzenbrink, the BA Conference invited booksellers and publishers to engage and discuss the role of high-street bookselling in the industry, and build upon the launch of the Books Are My Bag
Bill Bryson, delivered the keynote address and told booksellers ''You are fighting a noble fight. Physical books are precious objects and the world needs you so don't give up"
A full programme of events on Monday included the hugely popular Fever Pitch Lunch event where a number of publishers pitched forthcoming titles directly to booksellers.
Publishers who took part included: HarperCollins
, Little Brown
, Lion Hudson
, Thames & Hudson
, Random House
, Barefoot Books
, Lonely Planet
sponsored the Author breakfast for booksellers on Monday morning, with children's writer Piers Torday.
sponsored 150 booksellers to attend the conference for free.
To view photos of the 2013 Conference click here
for Speaker Presentations
For more information on the BA Conference, please contact Naomi Gane