F164. Big in Cascadia: Getting Your Title into Pacific Northwest Indie Bookstores, Sponsored by SPD

E141-142, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Readers in the Pacific Northwest are some of the most aesthetically adventurous in the country, so it's no surprise that the independent bookstores in the region are excellent at stocking small press literature (and also have some of the best poetry sections in the country). Book buyers from Powell's, the Elliott Bay Book Company, Open Books: A Poem Emporium, and King's Books share tips for publishers and authors seeking to place their books on the region's shelves.



Brent Cunningham is the Managing Director at Small Press Distribution, where he has worked since 1999. Along with SPD’s other directors, he has helped more than double sales at the organization over the past decade. He is the author of two books of poetry, Journey to the Sun and Bird & Forest.

Rick Simonson is senior book buyer and codirector of the reading series at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Company. He is on the boards of Copper Canyon Press and University of Washington Press, and has served as juror for the Story Prize, the DSC South Asian Literature Prize, and the National Book Award.


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Henry B. González Convention Center