- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 23:28
The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) and Atlanta’s Great American Bargain Book Show (GABBS Atlanta) are pleased to announce their new partnership – “GABBS and SIBA in the Springtime”. GABBS owner Larry May hopes to draw more booksellers and gift retailers to the newly located GABBS Atlanta show co-located with the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market Show, and SIBA executive director Wanda Jewell is excited to offer new education to new bookstores in an environment that is so focused on the bottom line.
GABBS Atlanta & SIBA are coming together March 15-17, 2013 for “GABBS and SIBA in the Springtime,” co-located with the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market Show. In addition to the benefits of SIBA Education, and access to Great American Bargain Books, this new partnership includes entry to AmericasMart.
With an increased focus on the needs of used and bargain booksellers, SIBA & GABBS hope to further serve booksellers with quality education, advocacy, tools, and access to affordable books to make for more productive (and profitable) booksellers!
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The International G Room on the 6th Floor in the Westin Peachtree Hotel
Held in the International G Room on the 6th Floor in the Westin Peachtree Hotel
Breakfast & Welcome
Demystifying School Sales
How can a bookstore reach into a building full of readers with books they will want from a supplier they can trust at a price both will celebrate? Who do you talk to? What do you say? What on earth is Common Core? What else do they need?
Demystifying Gift Buying
Presenter: Kim Saltzstein is the gift buyer for Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ. Kim has been on both sides of the table--she's been a sales rep for the Anne McGilvrey Group for many years, had her own online children's toy store called Silly Good Toys for the past 13 years, was director of retail at the Scottsdale Princess Hotel and started her career as the retail manager and buyer for Marriott Hotels where she worked for 13 years.
|11:30 - 11:40||Break|
Presenter: Janet L. Bollum is the owner of The Muse Book Shop in Deland, Florida. The business was established in July of 1980 has been going strong for 26 years. Muse Book Shop is a general new and antiquarian book store with some sidelines: maps, book accessories, etc, that specializes in Floridiana, provides appraisals, and does out of print searches. It is a member of the MainStreet board and active in the local community, and host an active event calendar.
ABA Bookseller Forum
Join Oren J. Teicher, Chief Executive Officer of the American Booksellers Association and share your industry concerns & tribulations.. Oren joined ABA in 1990 and has served the organization as its Director of Government Affairs, Deputy Executive Director, President of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, and Chief Operating Officer before his appointment as CEO in 2009. He's been a long-time advocate for independently owned retailers and has been active in a wide range of efforts to support and promote local business. He's a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and lives in White Plains, New York, with his wife, Alison Greene. He and Alison are the parents of three grown children, Carrie, Jessy, and Zach.
Remember: The Day of Education is FREE to SIBA members!
Adding Used Books to the Mix
Presenter: Shane Gottwals is the owner and founder of both Gottwals Books and the Walls of Books franchise system. Started in 2007, Gottwals Books has opened five locations in multiple states across the Southeast. In 2012, Shane started franchising the concept nationwide under the Walls of Books name. Walls of Books is currently the only used bookstore franchise in the nation. The corporate headquarters for Gottwals Books and Walls of Books is located in Warner Robins, GA.
Mix it Up and Make it Profitable--Selling New, Used, Remainders and Gifts in any size store.
Presenter: Gayle Shanks is the founder of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona and has been selling books since 1974. She buys new books, remainders and gifts with the help of her other buyers and has a state of the art bookstore that is not only beautiful but profitable and also hosts nearly 400 events a year. She is seriously thinking of opening a second store in central Phoenix in the near future and is actually excited about the prospect. It, too, will be a destination for readers and non-readers alike and will include a wine bar and lots of fun gifts and books.
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Bookseller Benefits Laid Bare!
Take a tour of the services SIBA offers to its bookseller members. Get your copy of your Bookseller Benefits Package and your "Hey Yall!" button.
Or download your Benefits Package by clicking here
Presenter: Nicki Leone
|3:50 - 4:00||
|Friday Education - held at the Exhibit Hall in Building 2, West, second floor Americas Mart|
“The Top 10 Things You Must Do Now!”
ABA will share 10 creative things that booksellers can do to make their stores more successful and profitable in 2013. These top 10 ideas will feature best practices that have been tried by your colleagues and have proven to be a great success, and will cover a broad range of categories including: marketing/promotion, finances, store operations, human resources, inventory, ambiance, customer service, and more. You are invited to learn about their colleagues’ bright ideas and to engage in a productive conversation. Presenter: ABA's Oren Teicher
“Minute to Win It Party” for Fun & Profit!
Held in the Overlook at the Westin Peachtree Hotel
Come by after the trade show floor closes and try your hand at tossing back a cold beverage or balancing dice on a stick in your mouth, either one will do. Succeed and get a ticket and either enter to win prizes or collect tickets for free drinks. Fun or profit – you decide!
|Saturday Education -- held at the Exhibit Hall in Building 2, West, second floor Americas Mart|
Adding Volume & Interest to Your Shelves and More!
Presenter: Gayle Shanks
|10:30||BASIL User Seminar on the show floor!|
About SIBA: The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance to give Southern independent booksellers the tools to be successful in the marketplace. As a trade organization, SIBA uses its collective bargaining power on behalf of its members and promotes networking and a sense of community among booksellers. The organization works hard to help its members be more efficient businesses.
About GABBS: The Great American Book Show is an overstock, remainder, bargain and value book show where you can save on new books and book related product, additional Media venues, and gift items discounted from 75% to 90% off retail. The Atlanta show was founded as “The Spring Book Show” in 1998 and was changed to GABBS Atlanta in 2011.