Saturday, May 17, 2008

National Stationery Show: Opening Day, Minus One

Greetings from the National Stationery Show! It's Saturday morning. The Javits Center is abuzz; the Javits Center is a mess. This is my 10th show, and it never ceases to amaze me how a single booth and an entire show can come together in such a compressed timeframe from bare floors to a stationery showcase.

This morning, there are thousands of full, partially full and empty shipping containers, cardboard boxes and other assorted detritus. But stationery is going up on the shelves, window displays are being spiffed and the good cheer of anticipation pervades.

This is the scene as I write:

Ms. Bliss and I will be blogging along throughout, bringing you sights and highlights of what promises to be a very exciting event. There are some exciting announcements on their way from Crane, and you'll be the first to know.

Stay tuned!

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