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26 Sep

SEBA Trade Show Equals Sunshine, Exhibitors, Booksellers, and Authors

The 2002 SEBA Fall Trade Show brought over 1,000 booksellers, exhibitors, authors, and others in the industry to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for three days of professional development, networking, exhibit aisle marathons, author interaction, and even a busman's holiday to a South Florida bookselling landmark.

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26 Sep

2002 SCBA Authors Feast and Fall Seminars Preview

The 2002 Southern California Booksellers Association (SCBA) Annual Authors Feast and Fall Seminars will be held Saturday, October 26, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Pasadena, California. The day will include a full agenda of educational workshops and seminars and will be capped by the 10th Annual Authors Feast.

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24 Sep

Holiday Coupons Offer Barnes & Noble No Discount on Sales Tax

On Thursday, September 12, the California Board of Equalization (BOE) issued a Memorandum Opinion stating that Barnesandnoble.com was obligated to pay California back use taxes for a period of four-plus months -- from November 15, 1999, to March 31, 2000. BOE ruled that, because the bricks-and-mortar Barnes & Noble stores were offering customers coupons that discounted purchases made at its online store, Barnesandnoble.com had established a physical presence, or nexus, in the state of California.

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19 Sep

PNBA in Portland: An Upbeat Show

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) held its fall trade show from September 13 - 15 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Booksellers who spoke to BTW said that this year's show was very upbeat. Said Thom Chambliss, executive director for PNBA, "The show was well received. From a management standpoint, this year's show went smoothly."

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12 Sep

MSIBA in New Orleans -- Laissez Les Bons Temps, et Les Livres, Rouler

In a new hotel facility, and with a new executive director, the Mid-South Independent Booksellers Association (MSIBA) held its fall trade show in New Orleans from September 5 - 8. By all reports, the show was a great success and an opportunity for booksellers from the far-flung corners of this large regional association (in square miles) to learn, network, and recharge their enthusiasm for the coming year.

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12 Sep

NAIBA Fall Trade Show Preview

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Fall Trade Show will be held on Sunday and Monday, October 13 - 14, at the Philadelphia Marriott. "Build a Better Bookstore" is the theme of this year's show, and a full day of educational programming on Sunday will help booksellers do just that. In addition, on Monday, more than 350 publishers will be represented on the trade show floor, which is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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11 Sep

SEBA Unveils Its First-Ever Virtual Trade Show

The Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) has a solution for those who can't make it to this year's regional -- attend its trade show via the Internet. SEBA recently announced that it is launching a Virtual Trade Show in conjunction with this year's regional show, which is being held September 20 - 22 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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04 Sep

ABA Offers Variety of Regional Trade Show Programming

Win a color inkjet printer at the upcoming fall regional trade shows.

At the upcoming fall regional trade shows, ABA is offering independent booksellers programming that includes sessions on financial operations and succession planning.

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29 Aug

Great Lakes Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2002 Great Lakes Book Awards were recently announced. They are:

Fiction: The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer (Knopf)

General: Lake Effect by Rich Cohen (Knopf)

Children's Medal Winner: Fair Weather by Richard Peck (Dial Press)

Children's Honor Book: The Shoe Tree of Chagrin by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Chris Sheban (Creative Editions)

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29 Aug

Are You Feeling Lucky? ABA Offers Chance to Win Inkjet Printer at Regional Shows

Now there's one more reason for booksellers to visit the ABA booth at the upcoming regional booksellers association fall trade shows -- the chance to win a brand-new color inkjet printer.

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27 Aug

2002 NCIBA Fall Trade Show Preview

The 2002 Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) Fall Trade Show will be held from October 4 - 6 at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California. NCIBA's goal for the upcoming show is to provide booksellers with a show experience that is "energizing, informative, and enjoyable," said Hut Landon, executive director for NCIBA.

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22 Aug

2002 NEBA Fall Trade Show Preview

The 2002 New England Booksellers Association Fall Trade Show will be held from September 27 - 29 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Once again, attendees will find a wide range of educational and topical programming, popular authors featured at numerous events, and a bustling exhibit floor.

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22 Aug

Scheduling Change at PNBA Fall Trade Show

A panel has been added to the program at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Fall Trade Show, which will run from September 13 - 15 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. On Friday, September 13, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., show goers can attend a combined session of "What's New at Book Sense" and "How to Use the New Electronic Book Buyer's Handbook."

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22 Aug

2002 GLBA Fall Trade Show Preview

The Great Lakes Booksellers Association Trade Show will be held September 27 - 29 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan. The show will feature a broad range of educational programming, author events, and a full-day trade exhibit from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28.

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21 Aug

2002 UMBA Fall Trade Show Preview

The 2002 Upper Midwest Booksellers Association (UMBA) Trade Show will be held at the RiverCentre complex in St. Paul, Minnesota, from September 27-29. Susan Walker, executive director for UMBA, told BTW that this year's show is particularly important to UMBA booksellers, as many did not have the opportunity to attend BookExpo America this past May. As a result, she said, UMBA is gearing up for a strong turnout.

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