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The SIBA Discovery ShowSIBA is committed to helping every bookseller who wished to attend The Discovery Show find a way to come. Every year financial assistance is made available via the generous support of publishers and organizations who recognize what a vital resource the show is for stores and want to help them access it. After all, stronger bookstores mean better sales for their books.

This year SIBA has the following financial assistance and scholarship opportunities available. Check back, as scholarship opportunities are added as they become available.

 

 

TWO! Author Angel Andrea Thome Scholarship
These scholarships are for two booksellers who need financial assistance to attend the SIBA show.  It includes three nights room & tax plus an AllPass to the 8 meal events.

Binc Scholarship
Based on financial need, this scholarship is available for a bookseller who has not been to SIBA in recent years because they have been unable to afford it.  Write a letter of need & desire and email to wanda@sibaweb.com.

The Reba & Dave Scholarship Fund
Open to any bookseller, this scholarship allows ten bookstores, each with up to two booksellers, one hotel room for three nights, and two allpass tickets to the meals at the show. Includes up to $300 in  travel expenses.  
Write a letter of need & desire and email to wanda@sibaweb.com

The Pat Conroy Scholarships, sponsored by Penguin Random House
Two scholarships are designated specifically for booksellers who have never attended a SIBA Discovery Show, held in September, in keeping with the Penguin Random House’s fifteen-year tradition of supporting educational programming for booksellers at the event.  The 2 scholarships will cover up to $1,000 of the winner’s travel, hotel, and meal expenses for the Discovery Show first-timers.  To be eligible, a bookseller must be a full-time employee of a SIBA-member bookstore, working at any level or capacity.

To apply, the nominated bookseller should fill out the information below, and email it to wanda@sibaweb.com

  • YES! I have never been to SIBA and I would love to go.
  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail address
  • Bookstore: where do you work? How long have you worked there and what is your current role?
  • Make Pat Conroy proud! Please write a short (two paragraphs is ideal) description of why you love being a bookseller and what you hope to get out of SIBA.

 

All scholarships will be dispensed before Sep. 1.

 
The Macmillan Bookseller Professional Development
Scholarship has returned for 2018!

Binc Foundation in partnership with
Macmillan Publishers is strengthening the book industry by encouraging a greater number of individuals
from underrepresented groups to
choose and/or continue careers in bookselling.


TheMacmillan Bookseller
Professional Development Scholarship

will allow up to one bookseller to attend the SIBA Discovery show.



The application process begins with you
clicking here!

 

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