Author Event Guidelines

Events Policy:

If you are interested in having an event at Bear Pond Books, please fill out the proposal form below. We will keep your information on file and will let you know when we are scheduling events again.

Unfortunately, we get many more requests than we are able to fulfill.  We choose events based on community interest, book publicity and reviews, and a balance of subject matter. 

Offsite Events: We are in a relatively small town - we find that there is not a large enough audience to support multiple events happening at the same time around the same book / author. If your audience is more appropriately found in another place - the library, a local organization, a reception in a different business, etc. - we encourage you to consider whether that is a better location for your event. We provide off-site sales support for a limited number of events each year based on location, community interest, and staff availability. 

If You are a Children's / YA Author we have a separate events planning process. In 2012, we started an educators-authors series in which we bring authors and educators together to talk about topics relevant to using books in the classroom. This means that we start our events planning with what school teachers and librarians tell us *they* want, and find local authors who can speak to those subjects. You can read about previous events in the series at our Educators' Resource page. If you would like to be on our list of possible speakers, please contact with your background, published titles, and any previous work done with educators. Please do skim the list of past events so that you have an idea of what kinds of subjects we cover. 

Event Proposal Form:

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