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ALA Annual 2017 – Saturday Events

It’s another lovely day at ALA Annual in Chicago! Come to all of our excellent programs and stop by the Macmillan Adult (Griffin Teen, Flatiron Books YA, Wednesday Books) booth #2714 for these great giveaways and signings.

In-booth signing with Jenny D. Williams
9:30-10:30am
McCormick Place | Booth #2714

Jenny D. Williams will sign complimentary copies of THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES.

“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”: The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins; Talia Sherer, Macmillan; and Chris Vaccari, Sterling
10:00-10:45am
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater
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Join Talia Sherer as she presents her favorite adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari!

“Out and Proud: LGBTQ Literature” panel with Rakesh Satyal
10:30-11:30am
McCormick Place | Room W190A
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Join Rakesh Satyal (NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME) as he discusses his latest novel during this United for Libraries and GLBTRT co-sponsored panel moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert.  A book signing will follow the program.

In-booth signing with Candace Ganger
2:30-3:30pm
McCormick Place | Booth #2714

Candace Ganger will sign complimentary advance readers copies of her YA novel, THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH.

AAP Children’s & Teen Author Speed Dating with Elise Gravel
3:00-4:00pm
McCormick Place | Room S103
RSVP required, space is limited

Join Elise Gravel (IF FOUND… PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL) and 35 other authors in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children’s Library Marketing Committee.

Contact Tina Jordan (tjordan@publishers.org) to be added to the wait-list or inquire about on-site availability. Table numbers will be issued at the event.
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Macmillan Library @ ALA Annual 2017 (Booth #2714)

We can’t wait to see you in Chicago at ALA Annual! Stop by the Macmillan Adult (Griffin Teen, Flatiron Books YA & Wednesday Books) booth #2714 and RSVP to all of our events!
Friday, June 23

In-booth signing with Annie Spence
5:30-6:30pm
McCormick Place | Booth #2714

Librarian Annie Spence will offer personalized book recommendations and sign complimentary advance readers copies of DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks.

Saturday, June 24

In-booth signing with Jenny D. Williams
9:30-10:30am
McCormick Place | Booth #2714

Jenny D. Williams will sign complimentary copies of THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES.

“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”: The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins; Talia Sherer, Macmillan; and Chris Vaccari, Sterling
10:00-10:45am
McCormick Place | Book Buzz Theater
Add to your schedule

Join Talia Sherer as she presents her favorite adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari!

“Out and Proud: LGBTQ Literature” panel with Rakesh Satyal
10:30-11:30am
McCormick Place | Room W190A
Add to your schedule

Join Rakesh Satyal (NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME) as he discusses his latest novel during this United for Libraries and GLBTRT co-sponsored panel moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert.  A book signing will follow the program.

In-booth signing with Candace Ganger
2:30-3:30pm
McCormick Place | Booth #2714

Candace Ganger will sign complimentary advance readers copies of her YA novel, THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH.

AAP Children’s & Teen Author Speed Dating with Elise Gravel
3:00-4:00pm
McCormick Place | Room S103
RSVP required, space is limited

Join Elise Gravel (IF FOUND… PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL) and 35 other authors in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children’s Library Marketing Committee.

Details and RSVP here. You will receive an e-confirmation from the AAP if your request is accommodated. Table numbers will be issued at the event.

LibraryReads / AAP “The Truth and Nothing But…” Nonfiction Panel with Anne Fadiman
3:00-4:00pm
McCormick Place | Room W196A
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RSVP required

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this panel will feature five nonfiction authors including Anne Fadiman (THE WINE LOVER’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir). A book signing will follow the program.

Details and RSVP here. You will receive an e-confirmation from the AAP if your request is accommodated.

Sunday, June 25

Literary Tastes Breakfast with Gregg Hurwitz
8:00-10:00am
Hyatt Regency McCormick | Prairie Room
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Join Gregg Hurwitz (ORPHAN X) as he discusses his work and the craft of writing at this RUSA-sponsored panel. Light refreshments will be served, followed by a book signing. readmoreremove

LJ’s ALA Midwinter 2017 Galley Guide

So many galleys, so little time! Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert put together a guide for ALA Midwinter 2017, so you know just what to grab. Here are her top picks from the Macmillan booth #1818 (and don’t forget to drop in during the United for Libraries (UFL) Spotlight on Adult Literature, Saturday, 1/21, from 2:00 to 4:00pm):
Spotlight giveaways (Saturday, 1/21, 2:00–4:00pm):

EDGAR AND LUCY by Victor Lodato
“The long-awaited follow-up to the PEN USA Award winner MATHILDA SAVITCH, featuring a boy more or less kidnapped from his feckless mother after the deaths of his father and grandmother.”

MARLENA by Julie Buntin
“A high-profile debut whose teenage heroine is saved from loneliness in her new hometown by risk-taking young sophisticate Marlena.”

NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens
“Featuring a woman convinced that her abusive ex-husband, just out of jail, is stalking her.”

THE NOWHERE MAN by Gregg Hurwitz
“Whose eponymous protagonist, trained in a shadowy black box orphan program aimed at creating assassins, is himself targeted by the head of the program.”

THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel
“A big-news novel about a little boy who wants to be a girl and the parents who support him.”

THE MOTHER’S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth
“The story of single mother Alice, diagnosed with a fatal disease, who is determined to find a backup family for her teenage daughter.”

More hot fiction:

WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
“The multi-award-winning cyber-visionary’s return to adult fiction after eight years, set in a futuristic dystopia where life’s necessities can be printed out via computer but
the world is despoiled and dangerous.”

LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK by Kathleen Rooney
“85-year-old Lillian walks through Manhattan on New Year’s Eve, 1984, offering a slowly unfolding view of the city and her own long life.” readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (8/30/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to an old favorite and a new talent:

A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
The #1 August 2016 LibraryReads pick (read Barbara Hoffert’s Library Journal interview with Penny), a September 2016 Indie Next pick, a BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” pick, and FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! “The lyrical 12th entry in bestseller Penny’s remarkable series, which has won multiple Agatha awards, finds former Chief Insp. Armand Gamache coming out of retirement to clean up the corrupt Süreté Academy du Québec. This complex novel deals with universal themes of compassion, weakness in the face of temptation, forgiveness, and the danger of falling into despair and cynicism over apparently insurmountable evils.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

CURIODDITY by Paul Jenkins
New York Times bestselling graphic novel and video game writer Paul Jenkins debuts with a novel that’s a cross between Neil Gaiman’s NEVERWHERE and Robin Sloan’s MR. PENUBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE. “Fast pacing, clever writing, and total commitment to absurdity make for an entertaining read.” — Booklist

LJ’s Summer Promise — Debut Novels

LJ debuts“Ranging from literary biggies that boomed at BEA to hot genre fiction that got LibraryReads love, the debut novels on this list are backed by [Library Journal] reviews and/or reader interest and are definitely worth reading and recommending.” — Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
Aptly described as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest meets THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, this heartbreaking story of a 17-year-old who has lived his entire life in Ukraine’s Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children was building interest even before it received “Shout ‘n Share” acclaim.

GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter
A man grief-stricken by his wife’s sudden death stumbles around the house, barely tends his children, then opens the front door…and is whacked backward by a huge, decayed-smelling crow, the mystical black embodiment of his sorrow. Winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize; “like a prose poem in its splendid language but with its own swift flow.”

THE DRY by Jane Harper
A federal investigator from Melbourne faces his past; sold to 19 countries and bought for film.

THE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi
Dead from breast cancer, Joanna DeAngelis cannot find peace; she was bitterly hurt by former lover Ned and drifts between this world and the next, plotting revenge. This darkly fun title was celebrated at “Shout ‘n Share”; sneak-peek comments from booksellers and reviewers suggest it will be popular. readmoreremove

ALA Annual 2016 – Sunday Events

Good morning, Orlando! Come to all of our terrific events and stop by the Macmillan Adult (Griffin Teen & Flatiron Books YA) booth #2115 for these great giveaways and signings.

Our friends at Drawn & Quarterly have graphic novel giveaways for you in booth #2263 and are presenting at a great graphic novel panel this afternoon.

Isn’t It Romantic? Panel with Mary Kay Andrews
8:30-10:00am
Orange County Convention Center | Room W101A
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Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this romance panel includes Mary Kay Andrews (THE WEEKENDERS) and three other authors. A book signing will follow the program.

YA Author Coffee Klatch
9:00-10:00am
Orange County Convention Center | Room W110
Ticketed event, space is limited

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA’s award winning authors, including Stephanie Garber (CARAVAL) and Meredith Russo (IF I WAS YOUR GIRL)! This informal coffee klatch provides an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA’s five literary awards. Librarians will stay seated while authors rotate to different tables to talk about their books.

Onsite tickets are $25. Details and purchasing information available here.

Reads Like Fiction, Nonfiction You Can’t Put Down Panel with Ari Berman
10:30-11:30am
Orange County Convention Center | Room S330 A-B
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Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this nonfiction panel includes Ari Berman (GIVE US THE BALLOT) and three other authors. A book signing will follow the program. readmoreremove

ALA Annual 2016 – Saturday Events

It’s another lovely day at ALA Annual in Orlando! Come to all of our excellent programs and stop by the Macmillan Adult (Griffin Teen & Flatiron Books YA) booth #2115 for these great giveaways and signings.

Our friends at Drawn & Quarterly have graphic novel giveaways for you in booth #2263 (we’re especially excited for Sarah Glidden’s ROLLING BLACKOUTS: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq).

LibraryReads / AAP Bookalicious Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
Rosen Centre Hotel, Grand D
RSVP required; please note this event is at capacity

Join LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee for the ALA Annual Bookalicious Breakfast. Hear from Wendy Walker (ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN) and five other fabulous authors! A book signing will follow the program.

The Horror! the Horror! Authors Who Write to Scare Panel with Christopher Golden
8:30-10:00am
Orange County Convention Center | Room W304 G-H
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Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this horror panel includes Christopher Golden (DEAD RINGERS) and five other authors. A book signing will follow the program.

United for Libraries President’s Program with John Hart
10:30-11:30am
Orange County Convention Center | Room S330 E-F
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Bestselling author John Hart (REDEMPTION ROAD) will be interviewed on stage by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert at this special program hosted by United for Libraries. A book signing will follow the program.

In-booth signing with Suzanne Feldman
11:00am-12:00 noon
Orange County Convention Center | Booth #2115

Suzanne Feldman will sign complimentary copies of her debut novel, ABSALOM’S DAUGHTERS.

In-booth signing with Stephanie Garber
2:00-3:00pm
Orange County Convention Center | Booth #2115

Stephanie Garber will sign complimentary copies of her debut YA fantasy, CARAVAL. readmoreremove

Macmillan Library @ ALA Annual 2016 (Booth #2115)

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We can’t wait to see you at ALA Annual! Stop by the Macmillan Adult (Griffin Teen & Flatiron Books YA) booth #2115 and RSVP to all of our events!
Please note the many Orlando Support Activities happening during ALA Annual.

Our friends from Drawn & Quarterly are attending ALA Annual for the first time! Make them feel welcome by attending their two graphic novel panels and go to booth #2263 to pick up a graphic novel during their giveaways (we’re especially excited for Sarah Glidden’s ROLLING BLACKOUTS: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq).

Friday, June 24

In-booth signing with Con Lehane & Brenda Novak
5:30-7:00pm
Orange County Convention Center | Booth #2115

Con Lehane and Brenda Novak will sign complimentary copies of their mysteries, MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY and HER DARKEST NIGHTMARE.

Saturday, June 25

LibraryReads / AAP Bookalicious Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
Rosen Centre Hotel, Grand D
RSVP required; please note this event is at capacity

Join LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee for the ALA Annual Bookalicious Breakfast. Hear from Wendy Walker (ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN) and five other fabulous authors! A book signing will follow the program.

If you RSVP’d, you will receive an e-confirmation from the AAP for this event.

The Horror! the Horror! Authors Who Write to Scare Panel with Christopher Golden
8:30-10:00am
Orange County Convention Center | Room W304 G-H
Add to your schedule

Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this horror panel includes Christopher Golden (DEAD RINGERS) and five other authors. A book signing will follow the program.

United for Libraries President’s Program with John Hart
10:30-11:30am
Orange County Convention Center | Room S330 E-F
Add to your schedule

Bestselling author John Hart (REDEMPTION ROAD) will be interviewed on stage by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert at this special program hosted by United for Libraries. A book signing will follow the program.

In-booth signing with Suzanne Feldman
11:00am-12:00 noon
Orange County Convention Center | Booth #2115

Suzanne Feldman will sign complimentary copies of her debut novel, ABSALOM’S DAUGHTERS.

In-booth signing with Stephanie Garber
2:00-3:00pm
Orange County Convention Center | Booth #2115

Stephanie Garber will sign complimentary copies of her debut YA fantasy, CARAVAL.

“Two for the Show” — The Best in Adult Books from Anne Spieth, Macmillan and Chris Vaccari, Sterling
2:30-3:15pm
Orange County Convention Center | Book Buzz Theater (on the show floor at the end of the 1200 aisle near booths 1275 & 1375)
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Come hear Anne “Sweet Teeth” Spieth and “Quizmaster” Chris Vaccari as they present their favorite forthcoming adult titles from Macmillan and Sterling at this entertaining book buzz.

Speed Dating with Stephanie Garber
3:00-4:00pm
Rosen Centre Hotel | Grand D
RSVP required, space is limited

Join Stephanie Garber (CARAVAL) and many other authors in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children’s Library Marketing Committee.

Details and RSVP here. You will receive an e-confirmation if your request is accommodated. Table numbers will be issued at the event.

Sunday, June 26

Isn’t It Romantic? Panel with Mary Kay Andrews
8:30-10:00am
Orange County Convention Center | Room W101A
Add to your schedule

Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this romance panel includes Mary Kay Andrews (THE WEEKENDERS) and three other authors. A book signing will follow the program. readmoreremove

LJ’s ALA Midwinter 2016 Galley Guide

Worried you’ll miss a hot new galley at ALA Midwinter? Fear not! Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert did some sleuthing in advance for you. Here are her top picks from the Macmillan booth (#1806):

THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S WIFE by Suzanne Joinson
“Lyrical historical fiction set partly in 1920s Jerusalem.”

THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
“Imaginatively wrought [novel] about three individuals connected over centuries by a single painting.”

SHELTER by Jung Yun
“[A] smashing debut about a disaffected Korean American family.”

ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz
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ALA Annual 2015 – Saturday Events

Hey hey, it’s another great day at ALA Annual 2015! Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #1009 and attend all of our fabulous events today:

The AAP’s Book-A-Licious Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
Marriott Marquis San Francisco | Golden Gate B
This event is at capacity.

Join bestselling author Brigid Schulte (OVERWHELMED: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time) for breakfast and book-talk!


In-booth signing with Catherine Linka

9:00-10:00am
Moscone Convention Center | Booth #1009

Catherine Linka will be signing complimentary copies of A GIRL UNDONE.


“Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks – Oh My!” with Catherine Linka and Stephanie Kuehn

10:30-11:30am
Moscone Convention Center | Room 125 (N)

Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this panel includes YA authors Catherine Linka (A GIRL UNDONE) and Stephanie Kuehn (DELICATE MONSTERS).

“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”: The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins; Talia Sherer, Macmillan; and Chris Vaccari, Sterling
1:30-2:30pm
Moscone Convention Center | Book Buzz Theater (behind aisle 3900, near booth 3931)

Join Talia “the terror” Sherer as she presents her favorite Fall 2015 adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari! readmoreremove

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