[Libs-Or] Details on PNBA Tradeshow

Robin Beerbower RBEERBOWER at cityofsalem.net
Thu Sep 2 10:17:02 PDT 2010

Below is the official invitation from the executive director of PNBA with links to mentioned webpages.  I apologize in advance if the links appear "clunky."  
Dear Northwest Librarians,

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) invites you to  
attend our fall show, which will be held at the Holiday Inn at the  
Portland Airport, Thursday through Saturday, October 7 - 9. Again  
this year, we are offering educational sessions for librarians on the  
same day as the education for booksellers, Thursday, October 7, from  
8:00 am (the basic intro for First-timers) until 5:15 pm. The  
preliminary education schedule for the day is posted HERE  ( http://www.pnba.org/show2010/EdPrelim10.pdf )on our web  
site, as a pdf. Please remember that, although we do have one room  
set aside for education that we thought might most be of interest to  
librarians, everyone who attends the show is welcome to attend any  
sessions that you would like. For instance, we believe that the  
afternoon sessions in Salon A about our new blog Northwest  
Booklovers ( http://www.nwbooklovers.org/ ), and the one after that about the fall pick of the  
children's lists may be as important and informative to librarians as  
they are to booksellers; and we encourage your appropriate staff to  
consider attending.

The show will also feature a terrific line-up of national and  
regional authors, and you are encouraged to attend as many of those  
author events as you would like. The complete show schedule is posted  
HERE ( http://www.pnba.org/show2010/F10FullSchedPrelim.pdf ), with the lists of authors who will speak at the Breakfasts, and  
the general show page ( http://www.pnba.org/show.htm ) on our site has links to pdfs of all of the  
author events and their schedules. We hope you will join us to hear  
the Celebration of Authors  ( http://www.pnba.org/show2010/Celeb010Final.pdf )on Thursday at lunch and to pick up copies  
of those authors' new books immediately after the presentations, and  
join us at the opening Nightcapper Party  ( http://www.pnba.org/show2010/Nightcapper10.pdf )that evening, which is free  
to all show attendees. One of the favorite events at the show is the  
Friday night Feast of Authors ( http://www.pnba.org/show2010/FeastSched10Prelim.pdf ), in which twenty authors move from  
table to table throughout your meal, discussing their new books, so  
that people at each table sit personally with six authors during the  
event. At the end of the event, every bookseller and librarian  
attending receives a bag of books containing a selection of signed  
copies of the books discussed by the authors at the Feast, with at  
least a dozen signed books in every bag. All author events at the  
show feature free signed books or advanced readers editions given to  
attendees of the events.

If any of this sounds like it might be helpful to you or any of your  
staff, we hope that you will encourage them to join us in Portland  
for the fall show. You may register for the show using the form  
posted HERE ( http://www.pnba.org/show2010/F10AttendeeReg.pdf ) on our web site, and pay your library membership on that  
form. If your library joins PNBA (cost $125), then up to FOUR people  
from your library may attend the show for free. (Individual book  
professionals may attend the show for a $75 badge fee. The shows are  
not open to the public.) The most efficient way to make a room  
reservation at our host hotel is to use the on-line registration form  
posted on our tradeshow web page ( http://www.pnba.org/show.htm ). Click the logo for the Holiday Inn  
on the upper right of the page, fill in only the dates that you want  
to stay overnight, type the letters "PNB" in the "group code" box,  
click the "check availability" button on the lower right, and you  
will be offered the room choices. Our group rate of $99/night plus  
tax (with free parking!) will be available only through Friday,  
September 24, or until the rooms are sold out.

Thank you for your consideration of this invitation--I hope to see  
you at the Show!!



Thom Chambliss, Executive Director
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
*Please note our new mailing address*
338 West 11th Avenue, Suite 108
Eugene, OR 97401-3062
T: 541-683-4363
F: 541-683-3910
E: thom at pnba.org
W: www.pnba.org
B: www.northwestbooklovers.org
On Aug 27, 2010, at 10:50 AM, Robin Beerbower wrote:

> Hi Thom,
> I have been in touch with MaryKay Dahlgren and she gave me the  
> charge of promoting the trade show to librarians, so whenever you  
> are ready to publicize it, please send me all of the particulars.   
> I'll do my best to get the word to everyone I can in Libraryland,  
> not only in Oregon but Washington.  Please enclose the particulars  
> of library membership and fees, and how many can attend.
> Thanks and I'm working on my descriptions of my sessions and  
> getting a photo.
> Robin


Robin Beerbower
Fiction Selector
 & Homebound Services
Salem Public Library
PO Box 14810 (97309)
585 Liberty SE (97301)
Salem, OR  
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