There were, of course, big wigs there taking up huge amounts of space. Every publisher you can imagine was there.
At some events, the champange was flowing. I only had water.
There were important scholarly types talking about their books, like Robert Thurman who endowed the first Chair at Columbia University for the study of Buddhism. He's a brilliant man. Alas, some just call him Uma's dad.
People in suits promoting stuff like this book Marley's Treasure.