Sorry if I missed it: 1. Do we have the Shipping Information available yet? (Actual address, etc.) 2. We can ship from separate locations as long as our total weight for our state is less than 250 lbs,, correct? Don Don Boozer Manager, Literature Department | Homebound Services Coordinator, The Ohio Center for the Book Cleveland Public Library 325 Superior Avenue NE | Cleveland, OH 44114 P: 216-902-4947 www.cpl.org<http://www.cpl.org> www.ohiocenterforthebook.org<http://www.ohiocenterforthebook.org> ________________________________ From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Sharon Shaloo <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2022 5:04 PM To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: important message in re shipping to NBF This message originated outside the CLEVNET organization. Please exercise caution when opening links or attachments or when providing sensitive information or materials. Two major points of clarification please. 1. You say "We are not allowed to move our own materials from the warehouse to the convention floor." Please confirm, however, that we personally can continue to bring our own materials into the convention center if we transport them to DC ourselves or have them shipped to our hotel or a nearby FedEx/UPS store. 2. In the past, we have had the option to ship directly to the convention center floor if packages arrived on the day or two before the festival. Is that still an option? If it is an option does it still count in the 250 lb limit? Thank you. Sharon ********* Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director Mass Center for the Book [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 617.872.3718 (office) massbook.org<http://massbook.org> On Mon, Jul 11, 2022 at 4:55 PM Lamolinara, Guy <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote: All— Please read this important message, which I have just received: As in the past, the NBF free shipping allotment will be 250 lbs. maximum. I know this has not been enforced, but this year it will be. If you send more than 250 lbs., you will be charged for it. I have asked if it is OK to have publishers and others send materials directly. Yes, but you still cannot exceed 250 lbs. without incurring additional charges. Unfortunately, we get charged for everything that is transported from the NBF warehouse to the convention floor. We are not allowed to move our own materials from the warehouse to the convention floor. In 2019, we paid over $7,000 in additional costs for one state alone. This year, that same weight would cost over $10,000 – and would have to be paid by the Center. The Library will not absorb these costs. Sorry. I know many centers wanted to ship more than this amount. If you can get a publisher or Chamber of Commerce to pay for overages, that should be fine. Please let me know, however, so I can let the NBF staff know to expect this and that the Affiliate center will foot the bill. Please pay close attention to the weight of shipments not coming from you directly. The TOTAL of all shipments from each state cannot exceed 250 lbs. without incurring charges. Thanks, Guy NOTICE: This e-mail message and all attachments transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the addressees and may contain legally privileged, protected or confidential information. If you have received this message in error, and/or you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail reply and please delete this message from your computer and destroy any copies. Any unauthorized use, reproduction, forwarding, distribution, or other dissemination of this transmission is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.