Yesterday was BookExpo2023. It was a roaring success by everyone’s standards.
Several thousand people came to see the 100 exhibitors. There were publishers, children’s books, thrillers, spiritual books, memoirs, political books, and car books, just to name a few.
Twelve of our authors were there.
I asked Barbara Rein how many books she sold and she answered, “I lost count.”
Jim Bucko was seated in the corner with a black top hat and a model of a brain on his table. He was surrounded by inquisitive minds.
Manijeh Badiozamani enjoyed sharing her life in Tehran and her year as an exchange student in Ohio.
Ann Marie Acacio and Anne Lauren were talking with spiritual seekers.
Marcus and Geri Polk had two young adult books and a teacher guide that interested the local educators.
Barbara Welsh was smiling as she shared her book of poetry and talked about her upcoming book “Sell Yourself a Smile!!!”
Marsha Shearer was having political conversations about her books.
Cleo Simon and the other Happy Hikers, dressed in their pink hats and matching shirts, talked about their yearly hikes all over the country.
Dick Stoebel took a break from polishing his deuce coupe to share his love of cars with others.
All in all, it was a wonderful day.