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?


Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
Mass Center for the Book 
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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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Subject: Re: NBF Politics & Prose book signings
Here is the map from 2019...we are on the Lower Level...

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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