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Silent and Live Auction Donations


As most of you know, each Bouchercon chooses a charity to support. This year’s charity is The Imagination Library, founded in 1995, which provides free books to children from birth to age five regardless of income. Today this charity provides more than two million books to children around the world. In addition to the anthology proceeds, each Bouchercon holds both a silent and live auction to raise donations for the charity.

The grand Silent Auction will be held through Saturday afternoon followed by an exciting Live Auction right after the Anthony Awards Saturday evening. Get ready to bid on fantastic items and experiences!

As always, we couldn’t do this without the generous support of all attendees. Do you have something special to contribute to the auctions? A unique item, a basket of goodies, an experience, a gift certificate, authors: naming a character in your upcoming book or a selection of your favorite reads, the sky’s the limit!

To make a donation or get more information about how you can get involved, please reach out to the Auction Committee at: Thanks in advance for your generous support of this year’s charity. Let’s come together, have fun, and make a difference for the Imagination Library.

Nashville 2024 Anthology

As you may know, each Bouchercon chooses a charity to support, and Nashville 2024 is no exception! We have chosen The Imagination Library, a charity founded by one of Nashville’s most famous residents, Dolly Parton. The Imagination Library provides free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five regardless of their family’s income. First launched in 1995, this award-winning program now provides two million books each month to cphildren around the world.


One of the ways that Bouchercon raises money for their chosen charity is by producing and selling an anthology, the net proceeds of which will be donated to The Imagination Library along with the proceeds from our silent and live auctions.


Anthology authors have been selected and the Tales of Murder, Music and Mayhem is on the way to be printed.

Please come back for updates to purchase.

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