ABFFE Extends Silent Auction Deadline

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On Tuesday, May 3, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) announced it was extending by one week the deadline for contributions to its Silent Auction, which will be conducted during BookExpo America (BEA) at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center in June. The contribution deadline is now Friday, May 13.

The Silent Auction is ABFFE's largest fundraiser. Every year, ABFFE auctions books, sidelines, bookseller services, tickets for concerts and sporting events, and much more. Most items are contributed by publishers, but many booksellers contribute autographed books, book-related art, and more. To date, ABFFE has received donations from over 75 contributors.

"We're on our way to meeting our fundraising goal," said ABFFE Auction Manager Caitlin Delohery, "but we still need your help!"

ABFFE provides each donor with a section of the Silent Auction display to promote their products and urges booksellers to visit their booths. Donors are thanked on a sign that is prominently placed in the ABFFE booth. Contributors can also promote themselves to booksellers who can't make it to the show by participating in the online auction that is conducted on the ABFFE Web site, www.abffe.com. The online auction starts a few days before BookExpo and continues for two weeks.

To participate in the Silent Auction, donors must submit a contribution form by May 13. Once the auction is over, ABFFE will contact contributors and ask them to ship their donations directly to the winners. To obtain a contribution form, contact Delohery at (212) 587-4025 or [email protected]. The form is also available online at http://www.abffe.com/contributionform.pdf.