‘Tis that time again! Regional trade show time. Love‘em, hate‘em, love‘em. I only “hate’em” as they are the source of 250 line excels of ARE’s and display copies for each show. But I do love them, as the reps hand choose (the precurser to handsell) only the books they want to show you; their picks and faves without too much NY interference. It’s their show. We also send over 100 authors to speak and/or sign; we love the author-bookseller connections made at these shows.