[Libs-Or] PNBA 2011 Invitation to Librarians

Robin Beerbower rbeerbower at cityofsalem.net
Wed Aug 31 08:49:52 PDT 2011

An invitation and more information from PNBA. I apologize for the wonky links but our email system doesn't easily allow HTML emails.  If the links don't work for you, go directly to the PNBA website - http://www.pnba.org/show.htm

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 13 - 15. We had  
a great response from librarians last year, and asked Robin  
Beerbower of the Salem (OR) Public Library to put together a new series of  
education sessions just for librarians this year. Robin has surpassed  
our expectations, with wonderful educational sessions all day long on  
Thursday, October 13. The preliminary education schedule for the day  
is posted - http://www.pnba.org/show2011/EdPrelim11.pdf - on our web site, 
as a pdf. Please remember that, although we do have one room set aside for 
education designed specifically for librarians, everyone who attends the show is welcome  
to attend any sessions that you would like. You are welcome to move  
back and forth between any of the educational sessions that interest  

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 -   
http://www.pnba.org/show2011/F11FullSchedPrelim.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. 
All librarians and booksellers  are encouraged to attend any of the parties or author meal events  
that you might like.

The only change from last year's show is that anyone who wants to get  
copies of the autographed books at any of the signing sessions must  
first purchase a "literacy badge," which funds the PNBA's Matching  
Literacy Grant Program. That program matches donations from our  
member bookstores to their local literacy associations, a cause that  
many librarians also support. You may purchase a literacy badge on  
site or when you register for the show, for $30.00 per person. We are  
very grateful to all those who contribute to the program by  
purchasing a literacy badge.

Everyone at PNBA hopes that you and your staff will have a chance to  
come to the PNBA show and enjoy the education, networking and author  
connections that it affords. We think that if you do, you will learn  
enough, make such good connections, and have so much fun that you  
will want to come back again and again. You may register for the show  
using the form posted - http://www.pnba.org/show2011/F11AttendeeReg.pdf - 
on our web site, and pay your library membership on that form. If your library joins PNBA (cost $150), then  
up to FOUR people from your library may attend the show for free.  
(Individual book professionals may attend the show for an $85 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. 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 30, 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
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 
Fall 2011 Show: Thursday - Saturday, OCTOBER 13 - 15, at the Holiday  
Inn at the Portland Airport
Fall 2012 Show: Saturday - Monday, October 13 -15, at the Hotel  
Murano in Tacoma, WA

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