Kevin Foley forwarded a press release about Central States Numismatic Society’s book signing booth and educational forums at their show this week near Chicago. Here's an excerpt.
Kevin Foley, General Chairman of the Central States Numismatic Society’s 74th Anniversary Convention, to be held April 22-27, 2013 at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in northwest suburban Chicago, and Ray Lockwood, Education Director for the 2,500 member organization, have announced that the CSNS convention will feature an authors’ book signing booth. In a joint statement, the CSNS officials said, “Our book signing booth will be open to any numismatic author on a complimentary basis to meet with the public and sign copies of their books during a pre-arranged time slot.
Last year we hosted a highly successful Civil War Educational Forum and will be expanding that feature of our convention to include nine sessions. A number of our presenters are recognized researchers in the academic world. The signing booth will give our attendees an opportunity to meet with our Civil War Educational Forum presenters one on one and obtain autographed copies of their published works. In addition, the signing booth will be open to numismatic authors to use during an assigned time to meet with the public, discuss their research interests and autograph copies of their books.”
Authors interested in participating should contact either Convention Chairman Kevin Foley by phone at (414) 807-0116 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a time slot assignment. Education Director Ray Lockwood will also be available to assign authors’ time slots. He can be reached by phone at (765) 664-6520 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Lockwood added, “Our book signing booth is yet another in the expanding universe of Central States Numismatic Society educational initiatives. We have a highly popular DVD distribution program under which we give educational DVD’s to our member clubs on a request basis without any charge. In addition, we have a generous library donation subsidy program where we give library donation grants of $500 to member clubs applying just $100 of their own funds to make numismatic book donations to school, university or public libraries in their communities.”
Lockwood continued, “We also sponsor, in cooperation with local host clubs, free standing numismatic lecture programs during which we bring nationally recognized numismatic researchers and speakers to appear before our hosts for a series of lectures about various numismatic subjects. Our Civil War Educational Forum, which will be in its second year at our April 22-27, 2013 74th Anniversary Convention at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, was successful beyond our wildest dreams and served as the inspiration for General Chairman Foley and myself to launch our book signing booth at the upcoming convention. I know that many numismatists also collect numismatic literature. Having access to autographed works signed by our authors and forum presenters will be an enhancement to their collecting interests and overall convention experience.”
Wayne Homren, Editor
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