Wow! I’ll be an exhibitor at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting here in Albuquerque, next April 10-14. I’ll be in Booth 111, directly opposite the Silent Auction. The 100-numbered exhibits are the first aisle on the west end of the Albuquerque Convention Center. Just enter the Exhibit Hall and head left (west). Exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (4/11-13).
I’ve built a library of more than 2500 archaeology, Native American, history and miscellaneous titles over the last 2 decades. My specialties, as many of you already know, are Southwestern and Four Corners archaeology, but Native American and general archaeology come in a close second and third. There are other areas of interest–Mexico, Central and South America, Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands–where I’ve built nice collections. I’ve acquired the libraries of some noted archaeologists–John Otis Brew, his son Alan Brew, Larry Conrad, Linda Cordell, Cory Breternitz, Randy Morrison, Jon Czaplicki, Marc Thompson, Brad Vierra, Al Simpson, Al Schroeder, along with some amateur archaeologists’ libraries, like those of Jim Duncan and John Guth.
I’m really excited about this convention. Several of my bookselling colleagues as well as some field archaeologists have told me to prepare to be overwhelmed, not just by the sheer numbers of professional archaeologists from all over the world, but also by librarians, publishers, and archaeological equipment suppliers. This is definitely the largest convention I will have attended (with the exception of Book Expo America), and certainly the largest I will have exhibited at. I’ve been exhibiting and selling at local and regional archaeology and history conventions and meetings since 1995 (when I was the Sales Manager at the University of New Mexico Press, and now for my own account). I’ll have more than 125 linear feet of shelf space, along with an 8′ table, to display more than 1000 separate titles. Looking at the list of exhibitors, I think I’ll be the largest used book dealer at the convention. At this point I think I’m the only used book dealer, but that certainly could change. One of the benefits of the convention being here in Albuquerque will be my ability to restock my exhibit each day with more items from my inventory. My show special is going to be Free Shipping on purchases of $100 or more.
While you’re here at Joethebookguy.com, check out my inventory, not just in archaeology but also the Marine Corps, Autographed Books and other areas I’ve acquired books in. Type in a keyword or author’s name in any of the “Search” boxes. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, there’s a “Wish List” function where you can tell me what you’re hoping to find. You can also call me (505-515-7973, VOIP 505-312-4607) or email me () if you do find a title you’re looking for and I’ll be happy to hold it for you until the convention. I’m in the process of cataloging another 250-300 used books I’ve just acquired so you might be surprised at what’s “new” (old books as “new”–what a concept!). I look forward to seeing you at the SAA Annual Meeting next April.