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Friday 3rd June

Friday 3rd June

14:00 Conference Registration

14:30 Welcome

14:45 Keynote: Anna Faherty. Where’s the bookshop? Academic book discovery and the zero moment of truth

15:45 Coffee/tea

16:00 Panel

  • Booksellers: Merchants of Culture, Purveyors of Ideas, Hawkers of Civilization. Prof Sam Rayner
  • Reading in the Digital Age: Creation, Dissemination and Participation. Dr. Nicola Presley

19:00 Conference dinner 

Saturday 4th June

Saturday, 4th June

9:00 Coffee/tea


  • Scholars Are So Demanding and Scholarship on Demand. Dr. Maria Bonn
  • A Future for Open Access Book Publishing?  Gareth J Johnson and Dr. Andreas Wittel

10:30 Coffee/tea

11:00 Panel

  • Digital Marginalia: Discourse or Gimmick? Dr. Rebecca Lyle Skains
  • Form or content? What is the cultural value of the book as artefact in the age of digitization? Christian Moerken

12:00 Buffet lunch

13:00 Panel

  • The Future Space of the University Press.  Alastair Horne
  • Travels of the Corporeal Book. Matt Johnston.

14:00 coffee/tea

14:30 Panel

  • Beyond our Control: Atmospheric Changes in the Bookselling Climate. Eben J Muse
  • “Academic” Booksellers: An Endangered Species? Robin Davis.

15:30 Coffee/tea

15:45 Keynote: Peter Lake. Changing Models: A Future Role for the University Bookseller

16:45 Closing

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