I didn't find a map--just assumed my location from the booth numbers (who is close to me, etc).

 

I am feeling a bit like a small fish in a big sea!  It should be an intresting year

for all of us.

 

Best,

 

Amy

Amy E. Dawson
Manager, Literature Department &
Ohio Center for the Book
Cleveland Public Library
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From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Mary Menzel <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 4:06 PM
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Subject: Re: State Books Display at NBF -- SS Questions
 
Happy Monday, everyone:

Has anyone located a floor plan of the National Book Festival in the convention center exhibitors guide?


On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Mary Menzel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I think the map would be enough explanation if we can get Junior Leaguers to staff the table.  If nobody's standing there, I think a) people might not get it and b) every book will disappear by 11 am!

Thanks, Anne!
Mary


On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Boni, Anne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

We have the two tables outside the Pavilion of the States, however, I am still waiting to see if we can get help from the junior league.  Iím not certain about a sheet holder.  Donít you think the map itself explains the concept?

 

 

From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mary Menzel
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 11:51 AM


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How about this -- Anne, why don't you tell us what your office can do, and we can fill in the other tasks. You've arranged for the tables and for Junior League staffing; are you able to provide a sheet explaining the concept and a holder to put the sheet in?  I can go to the table early to prop up books and festoon the table with the map; I plan to set up my own booth on Friday afternoon.

I think Alayne's index card idea would probably work best; people can type or print the name of their state on an unlined card and tape it to the inside of the front cover with the state's name visible from the front.  Then drop off the book at the table on Saturday morning.

What do you think, everyone?

Mary

California

 

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Andrea Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I sure hope someone is eventually going to offer a recap so we know what prep to do with our book!  J

 

Andrea D. Lewis

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Maryland Center for the Book | Opportunity Grants

Maryland Humanities Council

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Curtis Rogers
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 9:57 AM


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Subject: Re: State Books Display at NBF -- SS Questions

 

We are actually giving out copies of our book at our table this year and we have put bookplates in each one saying the copy is provided by the SC State Library and the SC Center for the book.  I had planned to bring 960 copies (30 boxes) but I'm going to cut it back to 16 boxes (512 copies) because I don't have a good idea about how many will come by the table since we're not on the mall this year.  Also because the cost of shipping is just too great especially if I have to ship back left overs...

 

Curtis R. Rogers, Ed.D., Communications Director

South Carolina State Library Room 203

POB 11469, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29211

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Alayne Hopkins <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, August 8, 2014 9:48 AM
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Subject: Re: State Books Display at NBF -- SS Questions

 

Another option is to have our state name (typed) on a card stock slip in each book- it can be visible above the top of the book, and perhaps gently taped inside a dust jacket or the front cover. Or go with Mary's idea of a standard label. 

 

My understanding is that we bring our book to the table during set up. 

 

Alayne

(Minnesota)

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On Aug 8, 2014, at 8:11 AM, "Zoe Butler" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Please forgive my lack of following earlier information, but Iíve been off on other projects and traveling with work a lot.  Do we need to actually show up with a copy of our state book for the group table, or send it to Anne or someone ahead of time? 

 

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Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 7:58 AM
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Subject: Re: State Books Display at NBF -- SS Questions

 

Do they know they eventually end up in the YRC in a special section so marked?

 

From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Boni, Anne
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 8:54 AM
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Subject: Re: State Books Display at NBF -- SS Questions

 

Hi All,

 

The Library of Congress will have a sign ďGreat Reads About Great Places.Ē The two tables will be located close to the Pavilion of the States, but not inside the pavilion.

 

Best,

Anne

 

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Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2014 3:50 PM
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Subject: State Books Display at NBF -- SS Questions

 

Hi, All, 

 

I have been quite preoccupied here in Mass and so did not write with my questions once the consensus formed around simply bringing a copy of the state book for the group table, but I am not really seeing how this is shaping up so thought I better send this note...  Thanks for indulging me!

 

Q's .... 

 

1.  What will display design be?

 

How will the 50 (or nearly 50) books be displayed?  Are they going to lay flat?  Or will they stand?  All on one level?  How interesting or crowded or sparse or whatever will this display be?  

 

I admit that I can't visualize ..... does anyone have an idea about how to present these in a compelling way?   There were plenty of people in my kids' schools who knew about creating different levels, etc., to add interest ... but I have no experience with that sort of stuff ... Does anyone have thoughts about what this thing can be made to look like?

 

2.  Signage?

 

How will visitors to this display know what they are looking at?  What signage is needed to explain the overall display?  Who can create that signage?

 

How will visitors know which book is associated with which state?  How will they get an overview of a given book?  

 

I know you all didn't like my idea of signs about the different books ... but can we do without any explanation of each book?

 

 

3.  Stuff?

 

Are there any giveaways at this table?  Why will people stop here and what do we want them to know when they leave?    

 

 

4.  Staffing?

 

Are we asking too much of table staff to assume they will be able to talk about the books and also police the visitors to make sure books don't leave the table, etc.?

 

Thoughts?  

 

Regards,

 

Sharon

 

 

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