Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association recently released the preliminary schedule for their annual fall trade show. This year, the show will take place in Portland, Oregon, in the same week as Wordstock, the popular literary festival.
Because the show is for the “trade,” it is not open to the general public. Attendees will be booksellers, librarians, publishers, authors, and services for those groups. To learn more, visit www.pnba.org.
Book Publishers Northwest displays members titles every year at this tradeshow. To learn more, click here.
Sunday, October 6
8:00 – 11:45 am Educational Sessions for retail booksellers, librarians, authors and small press publishers.
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch Session with theCelebration of Authors
Ten newer Northwest authors, whose books have not yet hit the bestseller lists, will speak individually for about five minutes to introduce their new books. PNBA selects authors for the Celebration whose books are seen as great handselling opportunities in your stores. (Lunch tickets suggested.)
1:00 – 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall available for vendor set-up only
1:15 – 2:15 pm Author Autographing, featuring the authors who spoke at the Celebration of Authors (lower hotel’s lobby)
2:30 – 5:15 pm More educational sessions for retail booksellers, librarians, authors and small press publishers.
5:30 – 6:30 pm PNBA’s Annual Membership Meeting
6:30 – 8:30 pm First Night Northwest Classics Buffet Dinner
8:30 – 10:00 pm PNBA’s Fourth Annual NIGHTCAPPER Autographing Party , featuring more than twenty authors with their new books, entertainment, and complimentary desserts and coffee.
Monday, October 7
7:00 – 9:30 am Exhibit Hall available for vendor set-up
7:30 – 4:30 pm PNBA Registration Desk Open in the foyer of the Exhibit Hall
8:00 – 9:30 am Book & Author Breakfast at the Holiday Inn, featuring four nationally-known authors, speaking about their new books. The authors will pre-sign copies of their new books, which will be given to booksellers and librarians at the conclusion of their presentations.
9:30 am – 4:30 pm Exhibits open
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Book Award Committee meeting
4:45 – 5:45 pm Author Autographing (in the lower lobby of the Holiday Inn)
7:00 – 9:00 pm The Feast of Authors , featuring twenty nationally and regionally-known authors. each author will visit five tables of attendees to discuss his/her new book, while the booksellers and librarians are eating their meals. booksellers and librarians at the feast will receive a bag with at least twelve signed books.
Tuesday, October 8
8:00 – 9:30 am Book & Author Breakfast, featuring four nationally-known authors, speaking about their new books. The authors will pre-sign copies of their new books, which will be given to attending booksellers and librarians at the conclusion of their presentations.
9:30 am – 2:00 pm Author Promotion Day on Exhibit Floor
9:45 am – 11:45 am Author Autographing on the show floor.
10:00 am – 11:45 am Publishers “Ask the Experts” Presentations, in which volunteer small press publishers will answer what- ever questions their colleagues may have, at no charge.
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Exciting National Voices Luncheon , featuring four authors whose new books have possible nation-wide appeal
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm A group of distinguished authors, including those featured at the Exciting National Voices Luncheon, will sign copies of their new books for booksellers and librarians immediately following the lunch.
2:30 pm Show closes
PNBA Fall Tradeshow Northwest
October 6 – 8, 2013
Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport, Portland, OR