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UMBA turns 20 and GLBA adds all-day PMA Publishing University
Upper Midwest Booksellers Association
Trade show meets Fri., Sept. 22-Sun., Sept. 24, at the River Centre, St. Paul, Minn.
The UMBA trade show--now 20 years old--has something on the agenda for everyone. Prior to the start of the educational programming on Friday, the UMBA Board/Adjunct Board meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. For those attending the booksellers' school, there are two seminars from which to choose. Seminar I starts at 10:30 a.m. and features retail-training guru An Weinzweig. Seminar II starts at 11 a.m. and will focus on customer service. Milkweed Editions' 20th-anniversary party begins at 7:30, followed by a tour of the new Open Book Literary Center.
On Saturday morning, the annual UMBA Book and Author Breakfast features William Kent Krueger (Purgatory Ridge), Lorna Landvik (Welcome …