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The BIBB Pick – "Bibb's Independent Bookstore Best of the Year"


Is your store warm, welcoming, inclusive, and knowledgeable, always with a smile?  

This Bibb Pick was created to honor Matt Bibb, long-time SIBA Show staffer who passed away far too soon in 2013. The award is given to a bookstore that demonstrates the qualities we have always associated with Matt: warm, welcoming, inclusive, knowledgeable, and always with a smile.  

To be eligible and on the ballot, a store must be registered to attend the SIBA Discovery Show by September 1. During the show, authors in the program will vote for their choice while on-site, and commit to supporting the winning store in the upcoming year. 

This kind of support cannot be bought.  It may take the form of of putting the store name in a novel, or writing an original piece for the store newsletter, from joining your store as a staff member for a day, to making a donation to the fund that will bring the store staff to the next years’ Discovery Show.  This is an exciting new component inspired by Matt and initiated by an anonymous author who wants to ensure that Matt’s spirit remains at the trade show. 

The chosen bookstore also receives:

Two rooms for three nights at the upcoming Discovery Show.  The store can bring as many people as will fit in those two rooms, and will receive free all-passes for those people.  Plus a travel stipend up to $500 total.  

This prize does not combine with other promotions.


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