Hello Heartland booksellers!
The last time we were together in person, it looked like this, a happy band of booksellers unleashed on the bookstores of Cleveland, Ohio in 2019. What's the collective noun for a group of booksellers? A stack, a signature... an army?
Here in 2021, we're still separated by the undefinable parameters of a pandemic--but at least we're facing it together. Here are the highlights of Heartland 2021, an all-virtual event designed to capture attention spans in a time when virtual events are flourishing, while also complementing the wide array of industry resources already in place.
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Register at our website and you're in. There will be no need to save registration links for each individual event. After you're registered, you can simply come back to our website to join any one of our events. Register to attend -->
Heartland's 2021 events will happen in the months of August, September, and October and will be scheduled as they are produced. We are striving to offer fresh and unique content in every event we create. View our current schedule -->
Exhibits unboxed, content unleashed
The book industry has already offered amazing virtual exhibit spaces this year. We're aiming to complement that work by delivering a diverse cross-publisher experience for our booksellers by "unboxing" exhibits and delivering your content directly to you. How will we do that?
PS: Mark your calendar for our return to an in-person show. We'll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Heartland on October 12-14, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.