The Spring Book Show in Atlanta - recently renamed GABBS Atlanta - has quadrupled in size over the past decade. Vendor space for this yearâ€™s bargain book show, scheduled for March 25-278 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, has sold out.
Online PR News – 23-March-2011 – – Atlanta, GA, March 22, 2011 -- GABBS Atlanta Spring Book Show 2011, the Southâ€™s largest bargain book show, comes to the Cobb Galleria Centre in north Atlanta on March 25-27, and the show is shaping up to be a book-buying blowout.
Of the 500 tables available for exhibitors on the floor layout, all have been sold.
While all exhibit space for vendors has been sold, there is still plenty of opportunity for book buyers to register for the show, said show organizer Larry May of Knoxville, Tenn. The buyers who do register will have an opportunity to buy more than 50,000 different book titles at deeply discounted prices.
Some 70 participating book dealers will be offering their wares - mostly remainders in pristine condition and lightly hurt returns - to buyers from chain and independent bookstores; specialty retailers; public and academic libraries; church bookstores; department stores; and school media specialists.
The GABBS Atlanta Spring Book Show is the first 2011 event in the recently rebranded GABBS Network lineup, a series of opportunities for those involved in the bargain book industry. The GABBS umbrella name comes from the annual Great American Bargain Book Show held in Boston in the fall.
Overall attendance at the GABBS Atlanta show is expected to be in the neighborhood of 800-1,000. Prominent among the buyers will be the independent bookstore members belonging to the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. In addition, buyers will come from the rest of the U.S. and from many countries around the world, including Japan, Korea, Great Britain, Canada, Nigeria, Ireland, France and Australia.
The late-March show is timed to allow booksellers an opportunity to stock up for the summer selling season, which is characterized by vacation and beach reading.
A gathering to permit vendors and buyers to socialize is planned for the evening of March 25.
May said the bargain book buyers will be able to buy stock for as much as 80 to 90 percent off suggested retail price.
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