Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Santa Fe Public Library hosts 2013 Southwest Book Fiesta Informational Meeting

An informational meeting on the 2013 Southwest Book Fiesta will be held at the Main Library of the Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Avenue, on June 9, 2012 at noon. Authors and publishers are encouraged to attend.
Barbe Awalt and Paul Rhetts of the New Mexico Book Co-op will speak and answer questions about the 2013 Southwest Book Fiesta scheduled at the Albuquerque Convention Center May 10-12, 2013. The talk will explain the Book Fiesta and answer questions on presentations, booth and table rentals, tips for selling books, other activities in the Albuquerque Convention Center, set-up, and hotels.

This is the first time New Mexico has had a massive book fair at the Albuquerque Convention Center and both tables and booths for authors, publishers, poets, libraries, and literacy groups are available as well as other businesses that want to take advantage of the family atmosphere and attendees. Booths and tables are discounted until September 1, 2012. It is anticipated that over 10,000 attendees will come and buy regional books over the three-day period.

Already sponsors and presenters of the Book Fiesta include: UNM Press, New Mexico Book Association of Santa Fe, New Mexico Book Co-op, SAR Press of Santa Fe, LPD Press/Rio Grande Books, Museum of New Mexico Press of Santa Fe, Sunbelt Media, SouthWest Writers, WordHarvest of Santa Fe, Printers Press, and the official bookseller for guest authors is Bookworks.

The Book Fiesta is modeled after the Tucson Festival of Books, Miami Book Festival, and the Texas Book Festival in Austin. Proceeds of the Book Fiesta will go toward the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy and the New Mexico Library Foundation. The talk is free and open to the public.

For information call 505/344-9382 or go to www.swbookfiesta.com or contact: Paul Rhetts 505/344-9382 or info@nmbookcoop.com

PCH at Main

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