On the eve of the London Book Fair, the Chicago International Remainder & Overstock Book Exposition, better known as CIROBE, announced that it has signed a three-year contract with Chicago’s Navy Pier. Starting in 2015, the show will move to Festival Hall in the city’s leading tourist destination.
For the first time since CIROBE’s inaugural event in 1991, the country's largest remainder show will occupy one exhibit hall, according to CIROBE president Bradley Jonas, co-owner of Chicago’s Powell’s Bookstore, Inc., which owns and operates the show. Festival Hall has more than 170,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit hall space. In addition, CIROBE is making arrangements for the first time to provide accommodations at multiple price points, from bargain to luxury.
CIROBE has long been held at the Chicago Hilton. “CIROBE looks forward to yet another successful, and farewell, show at the Hilton, October 27-30, 2014,” Jonas said. The 25th annual CIROBE will be held at Navy Pier from October 22-26, 2015.