Sharon, you are right. You don’t see any delineation of the “Halls” when you are at the convo center.  And the P&P space is so large it’s easy to find (and hard to miss).


I haven’t seen this year’s layout yet. I will see if I can get it (if it has indeed been issued).




From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Sharon Shaloo
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Hey, All, 


Book sales have always been in proximity to the state tables ... on the far side of the NEH and other booths ...  and I wonder if we, too, are in "Hall B," (or Hall A? there's no separation between the lower level halls during NBF)


Here is a map of the the convention center for reference/visualization:


You can click into the lower level but just looking at it I think Roadmap to Reading likely spans A and B areas?




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On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 6:56 PM Rebekah Manley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Thanks for the map, Joe. 


Page, the book area will be in the convention hall on the same floor we will all be. For a little more context, here is what I heard from Brad:


Thanks for thinking of us. We’re not exactly in a numbered booth at the festival. We operate in what’s called simply the book sales area. It’s a large, walled-in space located in Hall B of the Convention Center. Hope this helps.


Kind regards, Brad


Therefore, this the the wording I'm playing around with for our author signing poster:  Books available at the Politics and Prose book sales area located in Hall B of the Convention Center.


I hope this helps.








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On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 5:41 PM Page Brannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:



For those who are new, what does the sales area mean? Could Brad provide a map that shows where to find it.





On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 1:33 PM Jim Davis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I’m sharing a reply I received from Brad Graham to an email I had sent prior to today’s meeting regarding author signings of stock at the NBF bookstore; I found his email waiting after our meeting:


As for when the authors could drop by the sales area to sign, between 11 am and 2 pm on the Friday before the festival, or Saturday between 8:30 am and 10:30 am. Just instruct the authors to come to the sales area and ask for a P&P manager.



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