Conference Programme

Wednesday, September 7th
11.30 Registration & Lunch

12:30 Introductions and Welcome from Meryl Halls (Booksellers Association)

13.00 Panel 1 Bookshop Histories
 Kristen Highland: The Monumental Bookstore
 Maria Vassilopolous: The light and dark of the book trade — Christina Foyle and her bookselling years
 Andrew Nash: Bookshops and Publishers’ Travellers in the mid-1930s

14:30 Tea Break

14.45 Panel 2 Books from the North: Yorkshire Bookselling in the Early Modern Period
 Rachel Stenner, ‘Book Trade Life Writing: the Case of Mr Thomas Gent, Printer, of York’
 Adam James Smith, ‘The Newspaper, the Bookshop and the Radical Society: Joseph Gales’ Hartshead Press and the “Reading and Thinking People of Sheffield”’
 Kaley Kramer: ‘Printed by ALICE BROADE: the Career of York’s First Female Printer, 1661-1680’

16:15 Derek Addyman in conversation with Eben Muse

Thursday September 8th
9.00 Coffee and morning pastries

9.15 Panel 3 (online) International Bookselling
 Noriko Asato: Japanese Immigrant Bookstores in Territorial Hawaiʻi, 1898-1941
 Matthew Chambers: “Brentano’s Would Pay Hemingway!”: Selling Anglo-American Modernism in Paris
 Paul Tankard: “A Musty [Literary] Extravaganza”: Dunedin’s Regent Theatre 24-hour Booksales

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Panel 4 (online) The Cultures of Bookselling
 Andrew Kamei-Dyche: Japanese Bookselling in Times of Trouble: From the Great Kantō Earthquake to the Coronavirus
 Andrew Wertheimer: The Yiddish Bookstore in America
 Eleanor Shevlin: The Matter of a Late 18th-Century London Bookshop, Its Proprietor, and the Trade

12:15 Lunch

12:45 Panel 5-Ideas and Influence
 Gail Chester: Dissemination of radical literature in Britain since 1960 – bookshops, distributors, bookfairs
 Tim White: Bookselling down Under: a report from the antipodes

13.45 Conference Close

Panels

Panel 1:  Bookshop histories

  1. Kristen Highland: The Monumental Bookstore
  2. Maria Vassilopoulos: The light and dark of the book trade — Christina Foyle and her bookselling years
  3. Andrew Nash: Bookshops and Publishers’ Travellers in the mid-1930s

Panel 2: Books from the North: Yorkshire Bookselling in the Early Modern Period.

  1. Rachel Stenner, ‘Book Trade Life Writing: The Case of Mr Thomas Gent, Printer, of York
  2. Adam James Smith, ‘The Newspaper, the Bookshop and the Radical Society: Joseph Gales’ Hartshead Press and the “Reading and Thinking People of Sheffield”’ 
  3. Kaley Kramer: ‘Printed by Alice Broade: the Career of York’s First Female Printer, 1661-1680’

Panel 3 (online): International Bookselling

  1. Noriko Asato: Japanese Immigrant Bookstores in Territorial Hawaiʻi, 1898-1941
  2. Matthew Chambers: “Brentano’s Would Pay Hemingway!”: Selling Anglo-American Modernism in Paris
  3. Paul Tankard: “A Musty [Literary] Extravaganza”: Dunedin’s Regent Theatre 24-hour Booksale

Panel 4: The Cultures of bookselling

  1. Andrew Kamei-Dyche: Japanese Bookselling in Times of Trouble: From the Great Kantō Earthquake to the Coronavirus
  2. Andrew Wertheimer: אמעריקע אין ביכער־געשעפט יידישע די The Yiddish Bookstore in America
  3. Eleanor Shevlin: The Matter of a Late 18th-Century London Bookshop, Its Proprietor, and the Trade (online)

Panel 5: Ideas & Influences

  1. Gail Chester: Dissemination of radical literature in Britain since 1960 – bookshops, distributors, bookfairs
  2. Tim White: Bookselling down Under: a report from the antipodes

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