And barbecue, jazz clubs, and history, especially of the civil rights movement. The pleasures of Memphis are many, and the perfect backdrop for the pleasures and indulgences of ABA’s 2018 Winter Institute (“Wi13”).

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We used to call the day before the Institute’s opening keynote a “pre-day,” which always struck me as impossible given the space-time continuum, so I’m pleased that we now call it “Day 1.” Wi13 will be hard enough for the time-challenged.

The ABA Welcome Desk is an event unto itself this year.

We will definitely plan another event at Autobahn and share this experience with others!

Visiting Memphis fulfills a giddy fantasy for anyone who loves rock ‘n’ roll and the blues.

And like at Literati, everyone is invited to sit, think, and create—anonymously.

Output will be shared on a very public bulletin board, so no trolling allowed.

The Indie Commerce Institute is filled to capacity this year, but if you’d like to improve your web presence or have an Indie Commerce or Indie Lite site, drop by Room 201 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and chat with one of the Indie Commerce specialists.

The whole well-oiled Indie Commerce machine—Phil, Geetha, Scott, Ryan, and Chanthee—will be in Memphis. No bookseller’s education is complete without a full understanding of basic finances, including P&L, cash vs.

It’s tough to go to a party where you don’t know anyone, so check Book first for the lists of booksellers and publishers who are attending Wi13.