CIROBE 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.
Booksellers and other retailers from around the world come to CIROBE to buy bargain books for their stores. Publishers and remainder companies come to CIROBE to sell bargain books directly to bookstores for resale. Registration for exhibitors and attendees is handled by the CIROBE office in Chicago.
If your business is buying or selling books, and increasing your sales is of interest to you, please read about the bargain book industry and explore how CIROBE is the best possible venue for this market.
Appropiate exhibitors at CIROBE are companies with product for resale to bookstores and other bargain book retailers. A contract and full payment are required for registration. CIROBE reserves the right to reject any exhibit application for any reason.
CIROBE is an ordering show.
CIROBE is set up for exhibitors to take orders for books in their warehouses, and then ship those orders after the show. Therefore, exhibitors bring lists or sample copies of the books for sale, or sometimes just dust jackets if they have a lot of books to sell. Sometimes, exhibitors prefer to sell off sample copies on-site rather than ship them back to their warehouse.