I attended the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fall Conference in San Francisco.
In addition to meeting all the great booksellers, here are my top ten favorite things.
10. My early morning walk to San Francisco Bay.
9. Running into vendors I have met at past shows, who are now friends.
8. Learning from his colleagues, that Steve Harkins (our emcee at Trivia for Cheaters in New Orleans) is a singer! Just wait until next year, Steve!!
7. Very cool posters, totes and shirts from Litographs.
6. From East West Bookshop – “We have your poster in our back room”.
5. Martin Pearl Publishing’s very booky booth.
4. Meeting a co-worker of our scholarship winner from Bookshop Santa Cruz.
3. Picking up some fun postcards from Workman, advertising the book Big Appetites.
2. Beer tastings and wine tastings – these book people like to party!
1. The ABA crew sporting our orange “I support Binc” ribbons.
Bye, bye San Francisco . . . I’m off to Portland.