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SITS & GABBS. What is that?

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SITS & GABBS.  What is that?

March 1 – 4 marks the dates of SIBA in the Springtime (SITS) and the Great American Bargain Book Show (GABBS).

Imagine my delight when I discovered that SIBA in the Springtime’s acronym was SITS, and GABBS (Great American Bargain Book Show) was already GABBS!  And what is better for booksellers than sitting and gabbing?  It seems that when booksellers gather in real time face to face, that is when the magic happens.  For all of the benefits of social networking, websites, and webinars, emailing and facetiming, nothing is more effective than gathering to sit and share the gift of gab with one other.

  • Be the first to hear the results of ABACUS South.  SIBA is the first region to have enough stores participate in ABACUS to be able to pull our own regions results, and SIBA President Jill Hendrix will be gabbing about the numbers and what they mean for all southern booksellers.
  • Booksellers will enjoy lunch and hear Kate DiCamillo bring her gift of gab about her new book – Raymie Nightingale, and then we’ll all sit & gabb about the upcoming One Book, One South, Jr. event with Raymie and southern readers.  Thank you Candlewick!
  • The American Booksellers Association will deliver education about Minimum Wage and host their Spring Bookseller Forum!
  • Sit and hear George Gibson with Jamie Fiocco gab economically about the Economics of Publishing!  This popular session from #SIBA15 is being presented for booksellers at SITS & GABBS.
  • Gab with veteran booksellers on your Field Trip to the Atlanta Gift Market or to the Great American Bargain Book Show.
  • Do not miss this great opportunity to impact your bottom line with high margin bargain books & gift items.  This event was built for both.

We’d love to see you in Atlanta in March.  It’s a great event to follow Winter Institute. An easy, affordable flight into Atlanta plus a reasonable hotel rate and you can’t beat the southern hospitality.  So come on down, we’ll be looking for you.  Let’s sit & gabb.  Register here.  Email me with SITS & GABBS in the subject line and we’ll waive your $99 SITS registration fee and send you the member code.

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