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Special Events at the #SIBA19 Discovery Show

Posted By Linda-Marie Barrett, Monday, September 2, 2019

What’s a bookseller to do after you’ve registered for the show and purchased your meal tickets? Get cracking on preparing orders to take advantage of exhibitor specials! In our Exhibitor Directory you’ll find all kinds of incentives to bring in books and gifts at special prices and extended dating. Every order you place at the show equals a chance to win our $1000 Buyer’s Raffle. (If you’re the lucky exhibitor with whom the bookseller placed the raffle-winning order, you’ll get a free table at next year’s show.). 

Visit our schedule of events  and figure out what education sessions, EUREKAsiba presentations, and author panels on Friday will bring you the most value for your time. Split up staff and take in as much as you can, leaving time for a restorative visit to our Quiet Room, or impromptu meetings with other booksellers and authors. 

Then look for those special events outside of meal times on Fri/Sat/Sun that will give you a laugh, offer a place to network with other booksellers, publishers, and authors, or a chance to sit down and enjoy a complimentary coffee or adult beverage. 

Friday Highlights include:

  • 10-10:30AM: Gold Star Orientation for First-Time Exhibitors

  • 11-11:30AM: Gold Star Orientation for First-Time Booksellers

  • 5PM: Signaround featuring authors who appeared at Friday’s events

  • 6PM: Herstory Comes Alive, the daughters of Jackie Robinson and George Wallace in conversation with Katheryn Russell-Brown

  • 7PM: First 180 Days Party featuring authors with books releasing in 2020

  • 10PM: Milk & Cookies Pajama Silent Reading Gathering


Saturday Highlights include:

  • 9-10AM: SIBA Annual Meeting and Town Hall

  • 10AM: Blackstone Publishing Refreshment Break with author Jill Criswell 

  • 3PM: Mercer University Press Meet & Greet & Eat & Drink with MUP authors

  • 5:45-6:45PM: Parapalooza, a SRO event with numerous authors and many laughs!

  • 9PM: Hub City Celebration at the Montgomery Building. Don’t miss this one!

Sunday Highlights include:

  • 9AM: BQB Publishing Serves It Up with refreshments

  • 11:30AM: Play Heads or Tails with the Binc Foundation to win a $500 gift card

  • 11:45AM: Buyers Raffle for $1000

  • 10-4PM: Bookseller Shipping Center open 

Tags:  #siba19 

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