Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) February 19, 2009 -- Spring Book Show 2009, the South's largest bargain book show, comes to the Cobb Galleria Centre on March 6-8, and despite the economic recession's damping effect, the show is shaping up to be a book-buying blowout. The original floor layout of 560 tables is only four tables short of a sellout.
While little space for vendors is still available, there is still plenty of opportunity for book buyers to register for the show, said show organizer Larry May of Knoxville, Tenn. The buyers who do register will have an opportunity to buy more than 50,000 different book titles for as little as 10 to 20 percent of list price.
Participating book dealers will be offering their wares - mostly remainders in pristine condition and lightly hurt returns - to buyers from chain and independent bookstores; specialty retailers; public and academic libraries; church book stores; department stores; and school media specialists.
The early-March show is timed to allow booksellers an opportunity to stock up for the summer selling season, which is characterized by vacations and beach reading.
A gathering to permit vendors and buyers to socialize is planned for the evening of March 6.
May said the largest remainder dealers from the United States, Canada and Great Britain will be attending the Atlanta show, where they'll be able to buy stock for as much as 80 to 90 percent off suggested retail price. Vendors will display their wares in over 70,000 square feet of space at the Cobb Galleria Centre in northern Atlanta.