Sep
2009

PNBA Trade Show Day 2

Day two was also a lot of fun! The people I’m working with are hilarious and knowledgeable! And I’m learning a lot about “the glamour” of being a writer. Not so glamourous!

Today, I worked the front doors as the floor opened. We had to make sure people had badges and that they didn’t bring in large suitcases in order to remove large piles of books!

Here was my view from the door. There were over 180 booths and tables.

thefloor1

thefloor2

I then ate some lunch and moved some boxes of books around the trade floor. At the end of the day, many of the publishers decided to leave their books on the trade floor.  Apparently, it’s cheaper to leave them there than mail them back to their publisher. Ridiculous.

So, the PNBA has set up a program where the majority of the discards go to a rural library.  This year, the books are going to a library in Idaho.

The rest of the discards are put on a “free” table. And we got first dibs.

My pile:

throwaways

Quite a few of the books are for kids and young adults, so I envision using them as rewards at my job. I will blog about some of my treasures later – after I read some of them.

Off to get some rest. I’m kinda pooped. Another long day tomorrow. I work the autograph area tomorrow, then finishing up cleaning up the trade show floor (1/2 of the houses, publishers, businesses will be there tomorrow).

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