Urban Expositions, which manages and produces gift shows throughout the year in locations around the country, is inviting booksellers to attend its upcoming gift shows free of charge. The Seattle Gift Show, which was attended by a number of ABA member booksellers in the days leading up to Winter Institute 2014, was an Urban Expositions show.
Online registration is now open for seven Urban Expositions gift shows in July and August.
To receive free admission to the shows, booksellers must present a personal photo ID and two pieces of business identification, such as a copy of the store’s business license, a company check, or a business card. There is no limit on how many booksellers from each store may attend.
Booksellers interested in attending a gift show can select the desired show from Urban Expositions’ calendar and register online, or they can contact Jhana Jordan, director of key accounts for Urban Expositions.
July 18–21, 2014
California Gift Show
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
July 20–23, 2014
Philadelphia Gift Show
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA
(Sunday and Monday, July 20 – 21, there will be a free breakfast from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, July 23, there will be a free lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
July 26–28, 2014
Orlando Gift Show and Orlando Cash & Carry Show
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
July 26–29, 2014
Windy City Gift Show
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
August 2–5, 2014
San Francisco International Gift Fair (SFIGF)
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
August 16–19, 2014
Seattle Gift Show
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
August 23–26, 2014
Fort Lauderdale Gift Show
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The full calendar of upcoming shows can be found on the Urban Expositions website. Some specialty shows require paid admission.