Christmas Roadshows 2018

Each July Leading Edge hosts state roadshows. These are free of charge to members of Leading Edge. All major Australian suppliers use the roadshows to present the best new Christmas releases for independents, enabling stores to make purchasing decisions for this most important trading period.

Arrangements are now in place for our Christmas Road Shows and you are your staff are invited to attend. 

The Road Shows are a great opportunity to get acquainted with the key Christmas titles for Indie booksellers.  They are also the main vehicle by which we select titles for our Summer Reads Catalogue.  As in previous years, attendees will vote on all books they have seen and the top ranking books will go forward into the catalogue.   We also look forward to catching up with each other, and publishers over drinks and dinner.  


VIC               17-18 July                 Novotel Melbourne on Collins

QLD              20 July                      Mercure Brisbane

NSW             24-25 July                The Sebel Chatswood

SA                27 July                       tbc

WA               30-31 July                 Pan Pacific Perth

Why attend your Leading Edge Books Christmas Roadshows?

  • Gives a comprehensive view of the titles being released over the Christmas selling period

  • Members vote for titles to be included in the Summer Reads Catalogue (and included on the ensuing offer)

  • Face to face presentations by publisher representatives in most cases

  • No charge for Roadshow participation - all staff invited

  • Member forum/exchange of ideas over drinks

  • Times are generally from 9 am to 5pm (schedule will be circulated close to the event)

  • Morning / afternoon tea and lunch – all provided including dietary options if advised

  • Meet with other booksellers and Leading Edge staff

  • Opportunity for training


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