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Rep Pix and #SIBA17 Handouts: News you can use from the Land of SIBA

Posted By Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, Monday, October 2, 2017

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The #SIBA17 Discovery Show#SIBA17 REP PICKS

"Rep Picks" is always a fast, furious, and fun part of the SIBA Discovery Show. But 2.5 minutes -- the amount of time every rep had to make their case for their favorite books -- does not leave any time for asking questions or taking notes!

So here's an Edelweiss link to the books that were talked about at Rep Picks: #SIBA17 Rep Picks


Author information sheets, School Request Forms, Store Publicity Sheets, Trends slide shows. . . materials from the #SIBA17 educational sessions are now available to download:

#SIBA17 Handouts


Formerly called "The Document Library," the newly revamped Peer Brain Trust has been streamlined and simpliified into a repository of documents and resources that have been road-tested by your colleagues -- SIBA member bookstores.

The Peer Brain Trust

Recently added:



Tubby & Coo's owner Candice Huber has introduced a host of board game-related programs in conjunction with the New Orleans store's third anniversary,  including board game rental and exchange programs and a board game club. "We've been selling board games since we opened, but the specific board game-café model is what's new for the third anniversary," said Huber.

Read more here


Okay, so the winner of the Binc Heads-or-Tails Fundraiser may have looked like SIBA Show Staffer Steve Jewell, but that was just a clever disguise. Steve is part of the Author Green Room Team -- the SIBA team that makes sure authors have all the information they need and get where they are supposed to be at the Show. The Green Room Team made a special effort this year to encourage authors to participate in the Binc Heads-or-Tails fundraiser, and agreed to act as proxies for authors who couldn't be present at the time the game kicked off. The results were astounding. Presenting authors contributed over $1000 to Binc. And Heads-or-Tails raised about $3000 total at the show.

Other #SIBA17 winners: include:

  • Fiction Addiction won the Buyer's Raffle prize of $1000
  • Hub City Book Shop won the Scavenger Hunt and a free trip to #SIBA18 in Tampa, FL
  • Fiction Addiction also won a trip to #SIBA18 as part of the APPetite for Prizes competition
  • Square Books was voted the 2018 Bibb Pick winner
  • Eagle Eye Books won the Southern Book Prize Table Display Contest and $1000!

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Thank you for your interest in SIBA,

Nicki Leone

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
Fax: 309.410.0211

#siba18: Fall Discovery Show
Sept 13-15 THU-SAT | Tampa, FL

Many thanks to our 2017 Inkreadible Sponsors below:

BookazineBaker & Taylor
Ingram Content Group 

The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts

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