SIBA in the SpringTime & GABBS Atlanta are just around the corner: March 12-15, 2015
Mark your calendars, make your travel plans, and get your ask to Atlanta! This is the time to ask all of your questions about gifts, bargain books, SIBA, ABA, Author/Bookseller relations, and how to deal with those irksome bookstore situations that arise and challenge booksellers daily.
New this year is The Shoe Burnin’ Show, a Literary Hootenanny
The Shoe Burnin' Show is mesmerizing, both a musical and literary delight from the first note to the last word. These are clearly long-time, dedicated musicians and writers who want to share the love of the written word and song. The stories run the gamut from the hilarious to the poignant, and the songs, both original and well-known, are a complement and complimented by the storytelling. The Shoe Burnin' is not to be missed, ever, as each time the show is a do-over, an original conceived for one time only. It is amazing! Join us for a short reception followed by a kickin’ good time. The Shoe Burnin': Stories of Southern Soul and writers' books will be available for purchase.
GABBS will be offering Bookseller-led Field Trips to the Atlanta Gift Market and the GABBS Show. Veteran booksellers who have been buying at the mart for years are going to take booksellers around the mart with them for an hour showing them the ropes and the gifts that are working for them. Meet the reps and mark the steps to success with gifts. Again, this year, ABA will be bringing quality education and a member forum to GABBS on Friday morning. Professional booksellers will not want to miss these. And there is more on Saturday so check it out and get your ask to Atlanta on March.
And we haven't even touched on the hundreds of quality vendors that will be ready to meet with you on Fri, Sat, and Sun of GABBS bringing thousands of books and other items that your customers are in the market for and don't even know it. So find those surprises and perfect picks among the vendors at the Great American Bargain Book Show.
Who will you meet at SIBA in the Springtime and GABBS?