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The IOBA Standard is the journal of the Independent Online Booksellers Association and covers the book world, with a special focus on the online used, out-of-print, and collectible bookselling markets.


San Diego 15th Annual Open Air Book Fair

The 15th Annual San Diego Booksellers Association Open Air Book Fair was held on June 8th, 2003, with glorious sunny weather and about 7000 people roaming the booths of the 56 new and used booksellers, publishers, authors and literacy groups.

Thanks are due to the volunteers from the San Diego Booksellers Association and from the Hillcrest Business Association, for the time they spent making sure the Book Fair went off smoothly. Sponsors of the Fair were Harcourt Trade Publishers, Baker & Taylor, Ingram Book Co., Brilliance Audio, Ben & Jerry’s and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Authors Jean Ferris, Randy Wayne White, Mary Yukari Waters, J. F. Freedman, Diane Leslie and Ann Taylor Fleming, Abe Opincar and T. Jefferson Parker all held “author events” during this one day Fair.

Lots of folks really seemed to enjoy seeing how many of their fellow citizens enjoy reading and words!

By: Kris Nelson Bluestocking Books



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