Urban Expositions invites ABA members to attend its gift shows in various parts of the country this summer free of charge. Upcoming in July and August are regional shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston. At each, booksellers will be able to take advantage of show specials, parking discounts (present a parking receipt along with your badge at the show office to get a refund), and order-writing incentives (for every $100 order written and presented, the buyer will be entered into daily drawings to win $50 cash or a $50 merchandise credit).
Here are some of the details and links to registration sites:
Philadelphia Gift Show
July 20–23 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Product types include Gifts, Vintage Finds, Gourmet/Candy/Confection, Child’s Play, Made in the USA, Handcrafted, and Home Accents.
The show will offer ABA members free parking, breakfast on Sunday and Monday, and a free lunch on Wednesday.
Learn more and register at philadelphiagiftshow.com.
Windy City Gift Show
July 26–29 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
Product categories include Gifts, Handcrafted, and Live in Style.
The show will offer ABA members a parking voucher.
Learn more and register at windycitygiftshow.com.
San Francisco Gift Show
August 2–5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco
Product categories include Gifts, Design, World-Style Handcrafted, American Made Handcrafted, Home & Garden, Museum, Personal Style, Treasures to Go, Tabletop/Gourmet/Housewares, Village Arts, and Vintage Collection.
The show will offer ABA members a parking rebate of $10.
Learn more and register at san-francisco-international-gift-fair-home.com.
Seattle Gift Show
August 16–19 at the Washington State Convention Center
Product categories include Gifts & Collectibles, Handcrafted, Home & Garden, Food Focus, Personal Style, Northwest Directions, and more.
The show will offer ABA members free parking. (Use the code ABA2014 when registering and bring your badge and receipt to the show office to be reimbursed.)
Learn more and register at seattlegiftshow.com/Content/327.htm.
Boston Gift Show
March 28–31, 2015, at the Boston Convention Center
Product categories include Gifts, Souvenir Source, Handcrafted, Made in New England, and Treasures to Go.
The show will offer ABA members a parking rebate of $15.
Learn more and register at bostongiftshow.com.
The full calendar of shows can be found on the Urban Expositions website. ABA members will be offered free admission to any Urban Gift or Souvenir Event. For more on the advantages of shopping at regional gift shows, click here.