Book Publishers Northwest had sixteen volunteers show up this year to staff our booth at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Tradeshow. BPNW was able to provide free show badges for everyone who volunteered, thanks to a generous discount from our friends at PNBA! Many of our volunteers also enjoyed the Friday education day and other events during the weekend.
With a new Saturday dessert party and a Sunday raffle on the floor of the show, PNBA worked hard to keep traffic flowing to the exhibits during both days of the tradeshow. Because of our strong volunteer support this year, BPNW was able to exhibit books for both days. We also participated in the raffle, giving away a backpack filled with treats.
Many members, such as Patty Pacelli and Posy Gering, took time at the booth to share their experience via social media. If you have a picture taken at the show, you can tweet it to us @bookpubnw like Patty or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next year’s PNBA Fall Tradeshow will take place in Portland. The organizers plan to return to the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA, in 2016.