The High Point Public Library has grown their annual genealogy festival, GenFest, over the past five or more years. A record 446 visitors attended last Saturday's event! Working alone at my table, I stayed busy and didn't get to browse all the other vendors this time, but I didn't mind. I did say "Hi" to a few acquaintances from around the genealogy world, including members of the Randolph County and Guilford County genealogical societies. (Look! Larry's on TV!)
here's 2010) except for last year, when I went to England instead, but this was my first time as a bookseller. Tannery Books had a nice corner table near the door in the Morgan Room. I was between the Old North State Detectorists club (metal detectors and historical artifacts — yes, this group gets permissions from landowners) and a paranormal investigation team (with local ghost tales) from Winston-Salem. Interesting neighbors!
Although sales weren't huge, I did sell a few books and gave out all my bookmarks to browsers. Maybe now people will know there's a bookshop in Archdale! Several of my sales were for books on commission — it's a good feeling to mail those checks to local authors.