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About
 
Bookmanager Academy is three days of Bookmanager software and general bookselling education, round table discussion, and brainstorming. Coupled with plenty of social events to meet and network with your fellow word nerds; it's like summer camp for booksellers, minus the obstacle course!
 
Booksellers from across North America are invited!
 
The full itinerary of education sessions and parties will be released on March 1, 2017, and will be very similar to what we did for our first BMA back in 2015.
 
There will be two 6–7 hour days of education and roundtable sessions, an evening cocktail party at Mosaic Books, and a late afternoon beach party at the Neills'. This year we are concentrating on giving more time to fewer education sessions, and allowing ample opportunity to enjoy the downtown and connect with your fellow book slingers. Who knows, we may even throw in a houseboat party for good measure!
 
Shelf Awareness did a lovely write-up of BMA2015, so check out this "pre-event" profile and "post-event" wrap-up to get an idea of what to expect for BMA2017.
 
 
When
 
Thursday, June 8th – Sunday, June 11th, 2017
 
Where
 
Downtown Kelowna, British Columbia
 
Hotels
We have partnered with three hotels located in central Downtown Kelowna. BMA2017 education sessions and the WBRA Summer Bookfair will be held at the Royal Anne. All hotels are within a five minute walking distance from each other, and have a view of the lakefront. There are limited suites available at each hotel, so please book now to guarantee your preference of hotel and suite.
 
Royal Anne
 
Available from Thursday June 8 - Wednesday June 14   ** SOLD OUT as of Feb. 3rd
Group name: Bookmanager
 
Executive King Suite
$189 per night
Suite Details
Premium Corporate Queen
$159 per night
Suite Details
 
Superior Double Queen
$159 per night
Suite Details
Classic Double Queen
$159 per night
Suite Details
 
Phone: 250.763.2277
Toll-free: 1.888.811.3400
info@royalannehotel.com
 
Prestige Beach House
 
*Available from Thursday June 8 - Tuesday June 13
Group name: BMA2017
 
* Beach House suites have a checkout date of Tuesday June 13, with no suites available for the following day. If you plan on staying for the full duration of the WBRA Summer Bookfair, we recommend you book one of our other partnered hotels.
 
Style Suite
$159 per night
Suite Details
Deluxe Suite w/ King
$139 per night
Suite Details
 
Deluxe Suite w/ 2 Queens
$139 per night
Suite Details
Standard Suite w/ Queen
$139 per night
Suite Details
 
Phone: 250.860.7900
Toll-free: 1.877.737.8443
Kelowna@PrestigeHotels.ca
 
Hotel ZED
 
Available from Thursday June 8 - Wednesday June 14
Group ID: 5218145
 
“King for a Night”
$149 per night
Suite Details
“ZED 2-Bed”
$149 per night
Suite Details
 
Phone: 250.763.7771
Toll-free: 1.855.763.7771
kelowna@hotelzed.com
 
Flights
WestJet has offered 10% off the base fare for travel between May 31 – June 21, between Kelowna and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. When booking your flight, use Coupon Code PLTJBQV. If booking with a travel agent, you will also need Promo Code YLW01.