First book staff members got to meet Roscoe Orman (Gordon on Sesame Street) when he came by our booth to vote on Saturday.
Posts in category BEA 2006
I can’t get over how many books there are at the BookExpo. Many of the exhibitor’s booths have piles of books, free for the taking, because they want to promote their books to the booksellers that are looking for new books to sell.
As a charitable partner of Book Expo America, First Book has the privilege of gathering up a whole bunch of leftover books on Sunday (so they don’t have to be shipped back to where they came from!) and distributing them to programs serving children and adults from low-income families here in Washington, D.C.
BookExpo exhibitors who are interested in donating their leftover books to should do the following:
1. Box up your leftover books
2. Pick up a MHA/Material Handling Form from floor managers, the show office, Freeman associate/Material Handling Form desk, or First Book’s booth #5120.
3. Return your completed form to one of the above locations, indicating your booth number, company name, “First Book” written in the “ship to” section of the form (no address necessary), the number of cartons to donate, and your signature
4. Affix a First Book charitable contribution sticker to your boxes and just leave them at your booth — they will be picked up after the show.
There is no cost to the exhibitor for the handling of this donation. Exhibitors with questions are encouraged to come to First Book’s booth #5120 on the children’s floor to ask any questions!
The BookExpo is still going strong. Lots of people are coming by our table right outside of Hall D (children’s book exhibitors) to cast their vote for Literacy & Justice for all. The location that gets the most votes in our poll will receive the next 50,000-book distribution from the First Book National Book Bank.
You can also vote at our booth #5120, or at one of the many ballot boxes located throughout the convention center. If you’re not at the convention, go to the front page of our blog to cast your vote online.
James Patterson was at our booth earlier this morning, signing his latest book Maximum Ride. After the signing, we did a video interview of Mr. Patterson which will be posted in the blog shortly, so stay tuned. Also coming up today we have book signings with E.D. Baker, William Boniface, and Walter Dean Myers.
EDIT: The winner was announced on July 21 — Louisiana.