GABBS 2016 Wrap Up
“We had a good, solid show,” said Larry May, The Great American Bargain Book Show owner. “We had good exhibitor representation including American Book Company for the first time in years, and several British vendors as well.
“Our “‘book buyer” attendance was almost dead even with last year. Where we were down was with AmericasMart attendance which was down nearly 60%. These folks aren’t necessarily big buyers but it does give our exhibitors an opportunity to connect with “mom& pop” gift stores and potential new customers.” This was the first time AmericasMart had a mid-week show for the Spring Home and Gift Buyers. “That notwithstanding,” continued May, “We had buyers from 29 different states and 11 different countries and it did seem like the buyers who were at the show were there to write business.”