In the dozens of conversations I’ve had with friends and family about where my work travels are taking me next, I’ve been hearing the same refrain: “Pittsburgh is awesome!” See you there in seven days!
For many first-timers — or even seventh-timers — the event can be an overwhelming maze of education sessions, publisher talks, author signings, and networking opportunities. Here are some tips that can help.
Booksellers and publishers are invited to take part in a quidditch match at Ci7, where they will be coached by Pittsburgh’s Steel City Quidditch Club. Registration for bookstore tours is still open as well.
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.