We are thrilled you are joining us for Reimagining Bookstores. We have been blown away by the enthusiastic response to our invitation. 600 of you have registered to participate! Participants span the spectrum of stakeholder groups, demographic segments, and geographies. Thank you to all of you who helped spread the word and expand the circle.

To ensure a quality experience for all participants we have brought on board additional hosts and put a lot of time into designing the format and flow of the gathering. The gathering will be organized using the principles of Open Space which is a powerful and radically democratic organizing method (no speeches/ panel discussions/ presentations). We ask for your partnership and understanding as we navigate through this adventure together.

Below you will find important information about the technology you will need on your end to fully participate in the gathering and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.



Monday, October 18 from Noon-3pm PT / 1-4pm MT / 2-5pm CT / 3-6pm ET

Tuesday, October 19 from 9am-Noon PT / 10am-1pm MT / 11am-2pm CT / Noon-3pm ET

Please plan on joining 5-10 minutes early. We will start on time.

Where: You will receive the Zoom link by email. If you haven’t received it, please email evan@reimaginingbookstores.org

How: Please read the tech prep, below. 

Tech questions? 

Want an orientation? Have specific questions? If you are unsure of the tech or have specific questions, join us up to 30 minutes early and we will be happy to help you.



Participants will be expected to use  both Zoom and Google docs throughout the gathering. Because we use features in the latest version of Zoom, please be sure to check for updates in advance, so that you have the current version of Zoom (Version 5.8). We strongly recommend using a device with a larger screen (desktop, laptop or larger tablet) and a stable high-speed internet connection. If you have audio problems on your computer, we have included phone dial in numbers as backup in the FAQ.


Preparing For The Gathering

At The Gathering

 Please go to this webpage for all of the above FAQs.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.


See you online!


The Conveners

Praveen Madan, Peggy Holman, Michelle Ferrier, Sono Hashisaki, Sandra Janoff, Evan Karp, Jyotsna Maan, Ben Roberts, Nancy White, Paul Wright & Henry Zatarain