Monday, April 06, 2009
Back from TLA,
and man, I do love those Texas librarians (notable exceptions aside). Forthright and friendly in nature, enthusiastic and smart about books. Although our booth was down by the clothing and jewelry department (which I'll never understand: "What, this? Just a little thing I picked up at the librarians' convention.") I was kept plenty busy, but had nothing like the success of our sales rep Katrina Elmer, completely fabulous at getting people to stop at our booth and then roping them in for a subscription or two. We weren't even giving away candy. Also had a lively dinner with Randy and Andrew (aka my bosses) from Media Source along with Viki Ash, Betty Carter, Katie Turner and Dick Abrahamson, great Texas book people all. Next week takes me to Ohio for a board meeting, soon followed by a trip to Chicago for the Sutherland Lecture, again there for ALA (thank goodness it remains my favorite city) and there's a grandchild arriving in California soon, too. Phew.