In This Issue
New Look Holiday Inn!
BuzzBooks Contest
Thank Your Show Sponsors
Rural Library Recipient
Bonus Workshop
Get to Know BINC
Literacy Grant Deadline!


Ingram 09/10


Partners Skyscraper 11/09


NWBL Skyscraper

Holiday Inn PDX
This Place is Hot!

When the 2013 PNBA Tradeshow kicks off in Portland on Oct. 6, the event will be facilitated by the same core staff that has been so welcoming and accommodating for multiple shows over the past several years.

No doubt, you'll recognize some faces. What you may not recognize is the Holiday Inn Portland-Airport.

With a new lobby, restaurant and bar, it won't take but a millisecond to spot (and sense) the improvements. The pool has been remodeled and enclosed, and guests are now greeted by the aroma of--ready for this--Stumptown Coffee!

Guest and event rooms have also received makeovers, so every aspect of your stay has been improved.

And what will this upgrade cost you--including free wi-fi and parking? You can secure a PNBA show rate of just $99 per night!

So what else do you need to know? How about new offerings and events and nearly 100 authors. Individual event and the full show schedule.

Registration. (We're pretty sure we'll see you there.)
Catch 'em!

Which book will take home the title and the bragging rights and promotion that go with it?

Who will cast their votes on the lucky cards that bring cash prizes and the lobby bar tabs that come with them?

Guess you'll just have to play.

by Carol Cassella
Simon & Schuster

Set in the Pacific Northwest, the riveting new novel from Carol Cassella, bestselling author of Oxygen and Healer, tells the intertwining-and heartrending-stories of an emergency room physician and her critically-injured patient known only as Jane Doe. Gemini is a story of emotional depth with a complex moral dilemma at its heart.

LEGOŽ Play Book
by Daniel Lipkowitz
DK Publishing

From enchanted forests to rampaging robots, LEGOŽ Play Book is packed with inspiring models and ideas from LEGO fan builders. Discover tips and tricks for better building techniques. Beat the clock with simple and speedy Quick Builds. Take on your friends with fun LEGO Challenges. Spark new play ideas with story-themed chapters. Where will your imagination take you?

Trailing Tennessee
by Cory Wheeler Mimms
Craigmore Creations

Eli Sutton isn't your typical runaway. When tragedy befalls his family, he sets out on the Appalachian Trail, determined to follow in his father and grandfather's footsteps. With forest rangers close on his heels and his supplies running low, Eli soon discovers hiking through the Appalachian Mountains isn't nearly as forgiving as trekking through the woods behind his home. Kirkus reviews calls this debut novel for middle readers, "A compelling story of one teenager, one trail, a few friends and many ghosts."

Calculating Soul Connections: A Deeper Understanding of Human Relationships
by Tom Blaschko
Pine Woods Press, Idyll Arbor, Inc.

When people read Calculating Soul Connections, they will understand more about themselves and their connections to everyone around them. The book ties together four important concepts that will revolutionize Western thoughts and how we define our place in our world.

This is Between Us
by Kevin Sampsell
Tin House Books

Chronicling five years of a troubled romance, This Is Between Us offers an intimate view of one couple's struggle-from the illicit beginnings of sexual obsession to the fragile architecture of a pieced-together family. Full of sweet moments, emotional time bombs, unexpected humor, and blunt sexuality, the daily life of this man and woman, both recently divorced, with children and baggage in tow, emerges in all of its complexity. In this utterly engrossing debut novel, Kevin Sampsell delivers a confessional tale of love between two resilient people who have staked their hearts on each other.

Terra Tempo 2
by David R. Shapiro, illus. by Christopher Herndon
Craigmore Creations

Follow Jenna, Caleb, and Ari as they embark on their newest time travel adventure. When Ari discovers a time map of the Colorado Plateau, he and the twins find themselves on a fast paced journey from Earth's underwater beginnings to the steamy jungles and huge creatures of the creepy Cretaceous.

"If you know kids interested in earth sciences, especially dinosaurs and the like (but you also get a lot of history and geology), this will be a fun read for them. You and your inner 12-year-old, too." --The Detroit News

2013 Tradeshow Sponsors
They Make it Possible

The Nightcapper
Show Floor
Celebration of Authors
Show Floor
Random House
Education Day
Shelf Awareness
Feast of Authors
DK Publishing
Show Floor Book Bags
Feast of Authors Bags

Rural Library Project
Books Headed to Idaho

The Wallace Public Library, Wallace, ID, has been chosen as the recipient library for the 2013 Michael Pritiken Rural Library Project.

The Wallace PL will send two representatives to Portland to help program coordinator Colin Rea collect and pack books and to transport the donated books to Wallace.

The library was nominated by Vanderford's Books & Office Products, of Sandpoint, ID.

Tradeshow Education Bonus
Special Paz & Associates Workshop 

Bookstore marketing gurus Donna Paz and Mark Kaufman are coming to the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport on Saturday, October 5th, the day before the PNBA fall show, to present an all-day workshop for booksellers titled Planning Your Bookstore's Next Chapter: What Buyers Look for and Sellers Need to Know.

Paz and Associates have successfully produced this program at other regional meetings to provide booksellers nearing retirement the opportunity to learn about their options for transition, including experiences from other booksellers who have done it successfully.


Helping Booksellers when They Most Need it
Do You Know what BINC Can Do for You?

"We hear it all the time, bookstore employees who are doing everything right; living within their means, cutting back on extras and making a good life doing what they love by connecting people to books. Then in a flash, their life turns upside down.... Our goal is for all booksellers to know that this is when they should call Binc. We will do whatever we can to help them get back on their feet, to restore their household to the pre-emergency state. But they can't call if they don't know about Binc."

Visit BINC, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, on the show floor. They'll be holding court on Monday and Tuesday at Table 25, available to answer your questions and for private consultations.

happy Parnassus Books 
grant recipient
Literary Grants Available
But Time Runs Out This Week!

Booksellers: It's time to submit your requests for a Matching Literacy Grant to PNBA. Forms, with detailed instructions, are posted on the PNBA website


Have you given or do you plan to give money or books to a local non-profit that emphasizes literacy this year? If so, print the pdf, talk to the recipient of your gift, and start the process of multiplying your donation! 


This PNBA perk will bring those people back into your store to pick out enough books to double your original gift, so don't delay! The deadline for PNBA to receive your application is Friday, September 27. 


2013, 2014 Calendar   


Sept 19        BPNW Meeting, Seattle
Sept 22-28   Banned Books Week
Oct 1-2        ABA IndieCommerce Institute, San Francisco
Oct 3-6        Wordstock Festival, Portland 
Oct 6-8        PNBA Tradeshow, Portland
Oct 10-12    Montana Festival of the Book, Missoula
Nov 1          Holiday Books campaign begins 
Nov 2-3       Northwest Bookfest, Kirkland
Nov 30        Small Business Saturday, Indies First
Jan 21-24    Winter Institute 2014, Seattle
Apr 7           ABA Children's Institute, San Antonio 

PNBA classified advertisement listings are now featured on the NW Book Lovers blog. NWBL greatly broadens the options and the audience for NW book-related postings. Current PNBA members are eligible for free classifieds. Contact Tegan Tigani for guidelines and scheduling.

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