CIROBE, the Chicago International Remainder and Overstock Book Exposition, is strictly a trade show open only to attendees and exhibitors within the bargain book trade. This annual trade show takes place in Chicago every Fall. The twenty-first annual CIROBE will take place October 2011 at the Hilton Chicago in downtown Chicago.
The thousands of booksellers at CIROBE come from small family-owned bookstores, large chain bookstores, internet book sites, and everything in-between. These attendees purchase bargain books, software and audio at great discount, some of which is never available again. By offering these bargains to their customers, these attendees create not just increased sales but customer loyalty and a distinctive, unique business identity.
One of the reasons CIROBE was created was to give publishers a marketplace to sell white sale books directly to bookstores. The timing of CIROBE also gives remainder companies the opportunity to add extra sales to the end of their selling season. Hundreds of trade and specialty publishers have found this exposition to be the perfect venue for selling their overstock books to new markets. Remainder book companies from around the globe have found this to be their biggest trade show for bargain book sales.
CIROBE is set up for exhibitors to take orders for books in their warehouses, and then ship those orders after the show. Exhibitors usually display sample copies of the books for sale, or, if they have a lot of books, they may have just the dust jacket or a list or catalogue.
The real challenge for bargain book buyers is to be in the right place at the right time. Remainders and promotional books, due to their finite nature, are not available to everyone in an endless supply. White sales, by definition, are a one-time deal. There are a vast number of titles offered at CIROBE that will never be available again.
Waiting for bargain book catalogues in the mail and selling only to the current market is simply not enough. CIROBE puts the key elements for successful bargain book buying together in one place: hundreds of widely different exhibitors, dedicated buyers, a purchasing-directed environment, and the year's best remainders, promotional books, and white sales.
CIROBE is the best possible venue for this ever-changing market. If you believe bargain book selling can be a factor in your company's growth or survival, you need to be at CIROBE.
CIROBE registration for exhibitors and attendees is handled by the Chicago office. CIROBE does not make travel arrangements or book hotel rooms (although information is available on special hotel rates obtained for attendees.)
Show Venue Address: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605 | (312) 922-4400
CIROBE Mailing Address: 1501 East 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637 USA
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