At Lotusphere 2008, IBM Press books will hosting a bookstore for attendees.  Tradeshows and conferences are a great place to pick up books.  Typically almost all the books published on a particular subject are at the event along with books that cover topics from each particular session.  I try to map books to each session so that the bookstore only has what is “top of mind” for attendees. 

Many conferences have bookstores.  Before you attend a conference ask your manager if you can expense books as part of your education.  Chances are this will not be an issue. With the new airline regulations regarding how much your suitcases can weigh, you may want ask the bookstore at your event if they will be willing to ship you the books. 

Next time you attend a conference, check out the conference bookstore.