The conference bookstore at AASA’s 2023 National Conference on Education in San Antonio will carry about 220 works on various aspects of K-12 education, school system leadership and school board/superintendent relations.
Offered at discount prices, the books from a variety of publishers will be organized in eight categories, including leadership, conference speakers, focus on kids, personal/professional growth and “Dan’s Discoveries” (reading recommendations from AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech).
Additionally, the store will stock various AASA merchandise such as polo shirts, travel tumblers, pens, baseball caps and T-shirts that are part of the organization’s Live Well, Lead Well campaign. AASA will cover shipping costs for any orders of $200 and above within the continental United States.
The bookstore will host six book signings on the first two days of the conference. Signings typically take place after a speaker’s presentation. Consult the conference book program or conference app for times.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, three signings are slated: Carole Basile (author of The Next Generation Workforce: How Team-Based Staffing Models Can Support Equity and Improve Learning Outcomes; Morgan Polikoff (author of Beyond Standards: The Fragmentation of Education Governance and the Promise of Curriculum Reform); and Alex Boye (author of You Are a 10: How to Discover Your True Worth Already Inside You.
On Friday, Feb. 17, three signings will be held: Stephen Covey (author of Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others and The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything); Maria Ott, Carmella Franco and Darline Robles (co-authors of Now What? Confronting Uncomfortable Truths About Inequity: A Leadership Rubric for Action); and Sheldon Berman (co-author of The Ethical Educator: Pointers and Pitfalls for School Administrators).
A panel presentation involving four superintendents who recently have written books, “How To Take What’s in Your Head and Get It Published,” will take place in Room 301-A at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17.
The bookstore, sponsored by Sourcewell, will be located at the Exhibit Hall 1 Foyer near conference registration. It will be open on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 16, from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
(Liz Griffin is a senior editor on Conference Daily Online and managing editor of AASA’s School Administrator magazine.)