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25 Sep

NAIBA Holds a High Energy Show

Booksellers, publishers, and authors gathered at the Events Center at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Fall Trade Show on Sunday and Monday, September 21 - 22. It was the association's first trade show in Atlantic City since 1997, and over 500 publishers were represented on the trade show floor. In addition, over 100 authors attended to sign books.

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25 Sep

Weather Calm, Booksellers Active at SEBA Trade Show

With the threat of Hurricane Isabel lurking behind the scenes, the Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) Annual Fall Trade Show was held on Jekyll Island in Georgia from September 19 - 21. Not only was the weather "perfect," said SEBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell, "I can't think of anything that didn't go well." Jewell renamed the spot "SEBA Island" and spoke of polling members to make Jekyll Island the show's permanent venue.

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25 Sep

PNBA Trade Show Vibrant and Upbeat

This year's Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) trade show, held from Thursday, September 18, through Saturday, September 20, offered up terrific educational sessions and a vibrant trade show floor, according to attending booksellers who spoke to BTW.

This year, the educational events and banquets took place at the Doubletree Columbia River Hotel in Portland. The trade show and all exhibits were located at Portland's Metro Expo Center.

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25 Sep

Trade Show Triple Header Next Week: GLBA, MPBA, NCIBA

Booksellers in the Great Lakes, Mountains & Plains, and Northern California regions will be gathering next week for fall regional trade shows featuring extensive educational programming and a number of special author events.

ABA will be providing educational sessions at each of the shows, as well as ongoing demonstrations of the new Book Sense Gift Card Program at the ABA/Book Sense booth on the trade show floors.

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18 Sep

ABA Looks to Meet With Booksellers at Three Regionals This Weekend

This coming weekend is a busy one for ABA and for booksellers in the Pacific Northwest, Southeast, and New Atlantic regions. Despite predictions of bad weather caused by hurricane Isabel on the East Coast, the Southeast Booksellers Association will be meeting on September 19 - 21 in Jekyll Island, Georgia; the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association will be hold its fall trade show on September 21 - 22 in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and on the West Coast, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association began its fall show today through September 20.

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18 Sep

NEBA Fall Trade Show Preview

If advance hotel reservations are any indication, this year's New England Booksellers Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show will boast very robust attendance. The show, NEBA's 30th, will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, at the Rhode Island Convention Center from October 24 - 26. The trade show floor will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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10 Sep

MSIBA Trade Show Garners Positive Reviews

The Mid-South Independent Booksellers Association (MSIBA) held its fall trade show at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas, from September 4 - 7. Austin, an apt choice for the trade show, was celebrating the "Keep Austin Weird" campaign, which promotes independent businesses and was created by Austin's BookPeople and Waterloo Records.

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10 Sep

Fall Trade Show Schedule in Full Swing as NAIBA, PNBA & SEBA Meet Next Week

Booksellers in the Pacific Northwest, New Atlantic, and Southeast regions will be gathering next week for fall regional trade shows featuring extensive educational programming and a number of special author events next week. ABA will be providing educational sessions at each of the shows, as well as ongoing demonstrations of the new Book Sense Gift Card Program at the ABA/Book Sense booth on the trade show floors.

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04 Sep

Great Lakes Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2003 Great Lakes Book Awards were recently announced by the Great Lakes Booksellers Association (GLBA).

The winners are: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar Straus & Giroux and Picador USA) for Fiction; To Conquer the Air by James Tobin (The Free Press) in the General category; and Girl Wonder by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Rich Widener (Atheneum) for Children’s Literature.

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04 Sep

UMBA Fall Trade Show Preview

This year's Upper Midwest Booksellers Association (UMBA) Trade Show will be held from Friday, October 10 to Sunday, October 12, at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minneapolis. Exhibit hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Education programming, all free this year, will be held on Friday.

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27 Aug

NCIBA Fall Trade Show Preview

This year's Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) Trade Show will be held from October 3 - 5 at the Oakland Convention Center/Oakland City Center Marriott, Oakland, California. Always in the forefront of positive changes in the bookselling universe, NCIBA has lined up top authors at all events and is focusing attention on the recent report regarding locally owned independents and the economic health of communities.

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27 Aug

Reading Your Rights Tackles Tattered Cover Case

This fall, a documentary on the well-publicized court case in which Denver's Tattered Cover Book Store fought to protect its customers' right to privacy will be shown on regional PBS stations and will be part of a free expression panel that will be held at three of the fall regional trade shows. The Just Media Fund, an organization that helps develop media that focuses on social justice issues, produced the 27-minute film, Reading Your Rights.

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27 Aug

ABA Booth at MSIBA Trade Show to Spotlight Book Sense Gift Card Program

In just over a week's time, this fall's regional trade show schedule will kick off with the 2003 Mid-South Independent Booksellers Association (MSIBA) Trade Show, held September 4 - 7 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas.

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27 Aug

GLBA Fall Trade Show Preview

The Great Lakes Booksellers Association (GLBA) Trade Show will be held October 3 - 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan. The show will feature a broad range of educational programming, author events, and games of skill and chance.

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21 Aug

MPBA Fall Trade Show Preview

The Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association (MPBA) Trade Show will be held from Thursday, October 2, to Sunday, October 5, at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver. This year's event will offer attendees great bookselling seminars and a stellar lineup of authors.

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