Book Exhibit

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Georgetown, Guyana, June 1-5, 2020


The Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) invites publishers to exhibit books published in French, Spanish, Dutch, English, and creole languages at the “mini-book fair” for the 45th annual meeting, to be held in the Pegasus Hotel, between the 1st and the 5th of June, 2020. This call is addressed to publishers and any other companies (which services imply the Greater Caribbean) to exhibit/sell books during the conference and/or advertise products and services in our program book and conference spaces.

A large cross-section of approximately 450 of the association’s 1000-plus members particularly look forward every year to the opportunity to visit the Book Exhibit space on the conference site and interact with publishers. This is where we find out what new publications in our fields reflect our interests, select books for course adoption and for our research, and get the chance to interact with the publishers and authors in person. We appreciate your commitment to continue publishing books in or about the Caribbean region.

Given the multilingual and interdisciplinary nature of our Association, the annual Book Exhibit presents CSA members (including scholars, academics, artists, activists, practitioners, writers, and allied professionals) with a grand opportunity to browse and purchase books outside of their specific disciplines and languages. In this regard, we especially welcome, and therefore encourage, the registration and participation of publishers from non-English speaking countries or publishers with books in Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, and in any of the Creole languages representative of our greater Caribbean; we look forward to this mini-fair as a contribution to the rich linguistic diversity in this historical city of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. In the upcoming conference, the local publishers will be well represented.


We continue to have our traditional offers (see table below). The CSA offers display space for US$450 per table or US$300 for half a table for the week. By having such space, you can display and sell your books, order forms, flyers, banners, and other relevant materials for the duration of the conference. If a representative from your organization cannot attend the conference, you can still arrange to have books or flyers (or a single book or flyer) displayed in your absence for an additional fee of US $100 (that is, $450+$100 or $300+$100). This ensures that staff of the CSA Local Organizing Committee (LOC) will oversee and guarantee the integrity of these items for you during the week; however, they will not be able to make any sales. Please note that there might be additional costs for shipping books and other materials to Georgetown, such as customs taxes. The LOC will not be responsible for any of these shipping or other related costs; however, we can surely assist in providing some personalized shipping tips and options based on your own inquiries in this regard. (See contact details below.)

Individual CSA members, duly registered, will also have a free space to display (not sell) recent titles (single-authored or edited volumes) in a combined “members’ table”. If you are interested, contact us for further information.


We also encourage you to consider a number of advertising options for your publisher, company or organization. Advertising in the conference program book is highly recommended since every conference attendee wants to keep a copy of the program book for future reference; additionally, the program book is the only comprehensive document that transcends the conference itself, as it reaches other colleagues and friends in the wider academic communities in many countries. The images should be sent to the contact email listed at the end of this document. They should be pre-formatted according to the desired size and orientation (vertical or landscape), designed in gray scale or black and white, and saved in PDF or JPG format.

Please, see the table below for a complete list of displaying and advertising options and prices. Note that Book Exhibit and Advertisement payments should be made directly through the CSA website only after the reception of the CSA official invoice issued upon your request.

We encourage you to begin the process of making arrangements with our association to exhibit your books and other material now. However, the following deadlines and information should be noted:

  1. Initial registration for the book exhibit and invoicing requests starts now until April 19, 2020.
  2. In case of advertisement, the relevant payment should be cleared before April 30, 2020; the art work/images to be included in the program book should be submitted by email before April 30, with the technical specifications detailed above.
  3. Payment for display space options should be completed by April 30, 2020.
  4. Coordination and final arrangements (e.g., confirmation of participation, mailing/courier, etc.) must be made not later than May 8, 2020.
  5. Books and other display materials should ideally be received by the LOC in the indicated address in Georgetown by May 25, 2020 or earlier. The CONTACT NAME AND ADDRESS FOR MAILING will be given as soon as this information is available.

This is a terrific opportunity to mingle with book lovers for five days. In order to display your books, you are not required to be registered for the conference. However, we do encourage publishers to also consider registering for the conference as this would allow you to attend panels during the entire conference week. We also hope that you will participate in our Author Celebration sessions and the closing ceremony during which we will announce the recipient of the Gordon K. Lewis Award.



in USD

ADVERTISING 1 Flyer Insert $125.00 Include flyer in all conference bags.
2 Full Page Letter size 8×11 in $550.00 Full page advertisement in the conference program book
3 Half Page Letter size 8×5.5 in $300.00 Half page advertisement in the conference program book
4 Quarter Page Letter size 4×5.5 in $175.00 Quarter page advertisement in the conference program book
5 Catalogue Insert w/ Half Table $325.00 Catalogue insertion fee if a half table is also reserved by same party. Catalogues will be inserted in all conference bags.
6 Catalogue Insert w/ Full Table $200.00 Catalogue insertion fee if a full table is also reserved by same party. Catalogues will be inserted in all conference bags.
7 Catalogue Insert $550.00 Fee for catalogue insertion only without reservation of a table. Catalogues will be inserted in all conference bags.
DISPLAY 8 Full Display Table $450.00 Full display table for the week.
9 Full Display Table w/ Volunteer $550.00 Full display table overseen by a volunteer for the week.
10 Half Display Table $300.00 Half display table for the week.
11 Half Display Table w/ Volunteer $400.00 Half display table overseen by a volunteer for the week.

For any other information on advertising details, display options, invoicing, and shipping, please contact Dr. Samuel Furé-Davis (contact details below).

We look forward to seeing you in Georgetown, Guyana, 2020!

Dr. Samuel Furé-Davis
CSA Book Exhibit and Advertising Committee Coordinator
Coordinador de la Exhibición de Libros y Publicidad
Commission Organisateur de l’Exposition des Livres et Publicité