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NCIBA | Fall Discovery Show

Hosted/Organized by: Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

TWO DAYS PACKED WITH EDUCATION, AUTHORS, REP PICKS, PUBLISHER EXHIBITS, AND CAMARADERIE. DON’T MISS OUT!

The NCIBA Trade Show is a two-day annual event, which brings together over 300 booksellers from Northern and Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona with publishers, authors and other members of the book community. Show activities include exhibits representing over 500 publishers and other book-related vendors, numerous education workshops, our annual membership meeting, author breakfasts, plus author readings and autographing. This event is not open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. Show admission is free to all NCIBA members; bookstore members may also bring store employees at no cost.

Day-long educational programming for booksellers is offered the first day, which is also the set-up day for exhibitors. We also host a social gathering in the evening. Publishers display new and backlist titles, taking orders, offering show specials, and meeting with customers new and old. For booksellers, there are also a full slate of educational workshops to choose from as well as a schedule of over 80 authors signing books over the course of both days.