Here’s the view from the ferry that I take from New Jersey over the Hudson to New York. The ferry terminal is only 2 blocks away from the Javits Center so it makes for a pretty good commute.
Not only are books on display, but also book accessories. Here is a booth from Periscope, who makes a book light for the Kindle and regular books as well. You can find it here, by the way.
Downstairs is another floor that is composed of primarily children’s book publishers. Very strangely, it is also the venue for contract publishers, primarily from India, China and Korea. These poor guys are all intermixed with the children’s book people, so you see, for example, a rather lost looking group of contract publishers from India in their booth surrounded on one side by a Barbie booth and on the other side by a booth full of kids’ puppets. It’s funny and sad, and if I were them I’d want my registration money back.
Yesterday I posted from a table down on the floor that had an Ethernet cable – not from the press room which has now lost its air conditioning, if it ever had any, and is not hot as hell. When I packed up I left my Logitech Bluetooth mouse on the table and didn’t realize it ‘till I got home. Just for fun I went back to the table, which is in a high traffic area, and much to my surprise it was still there. I guess book people are pretty honest. It wouldn’t have lasted 30 seconds at CES.