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Cocktails + Book Buzz at ALA MW 2019

We’ll be talking books, you’ll be buzzing with excitement!

RSVP below for Macmillan’s Adult + YA (Wednesday Books + Flatiron Books YA only) Cocktails + Book Buzz during ALA Midwinter. This one hour event offers wine, beer, very light snacks and BOOKS.

Date / Time / Location:

Saturday, January 26 | 5:00-6:00 PM
Sheraton Seattle Hotel (1400 6th Ave.)
Cirrus Ballroom
Add to your schedule.

RSVP REQUIRED. Click here to submit your RSVP.

RSVP to the 2014 AAP Adult Book Preview!

libraryreads logo squareaap logo 380It’s Book Buzz season! You are cordially invited to the Adult  Tri-State Book Buzz next month:


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:00am – 5:00pm
Random House, Second Floor Café Auditorium
1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets, New York City

Back for a FULL DAY, LibraryReads and the AAP are hosting a day of literary delights for librarians from across the eastern seaboard. Please join us for lunch and an exclusive sneak peek at the best new books coming in 2015! Plus, our own Jane Green (SAVING GRACE) will be delivering the luncheon keynote address!

Anne will present all of the stellar Macmillan titles, but stick around to hear from 16 other fabulous publishers for more big books, debut gems, cross-over titles, and in-house favorites. There will be tasty treats, goodies, and a raffle… You won’t want to miss this!

A list of participating publishers and more details can be found on the official invitation.

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

RSVP HERE by October 6 to attend.

E-mail Becca Worthington at the AAP with any questions about both buzzes.

See you there!


Safe travels!

Friends, we wish you safe travels as you head to snowy Philadelphia for ALA Midwinter 2014. See you soon!

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2014 (booth 622)

ALA Midwinter headerCan you believe it's just two short months until we descend on the City of Brotherly Love for ALA Midwinter 2014?! Please visit us in the booth (#622) and join us for all of our exciting events (all are free unless otherwise noted):

Why I Read jacketIn-booth signing by Wendy Lesser, author of WHY I READ: The Serious Pleasure of Books

Friday, January 24th
Philadelphia Convention Center | Booth #622

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E-galley available on Edelweiss

LibraryReads logoLibraryReads: Collaborative Discovery for Librarians & Patrons panel

Saturday, January 25th
Philadelphia Convention Center | 114 Lecture Hall

Find out how to share the books you love with readers across the country and enhance your professional profile by participating in LibraryReads, the monthly, nationwide library staff picks list. Free Advance Readers Copies will be provided courtesy of publishers.


Adult Literature Spotlight: ARC & Finished Book Giveaway

Saturday, January 25th
Philadelphia Convention Center | Booth #622

Drift jacket
In-booth signing by Jon McGoran, author of DRIFT

Saturday, January 25th
Philadelphia Convention Center | Booth #622

Radiance of Tomorrow jacket

Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture
by Ishmael Beah

Saturday, January 25th
Philadelphia Convention Center | Grand Ballroom

Don't miss the opportunity to be inspired and moved by human rights advocate and bestselling author Ishmael Beah whose first book A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier has been published in over thirty languages and has helped shine an international spotlight on critical issues related to children and war. His new book is RADIANCE OF TOMORROW.

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E-galley available on Edelweiss

Duck the Halls jacket

Donna Andrews at the Pop Top Mystery Stage

Sunday, January 26th
Philadelphia Convention Center | Pop Top Mystery Stage on the Exhibit Floor off the 400 aisle, Row #30

Donna Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Meg Langslow mystery series. She will be speaking and signing copies of DUCK THE HALLS.

FangirlEleanor & ParkIn-booth signing by Rainbow Rowell, author of  FANGIRL and ELEANOR & PARK

Sunday, January 26th
Philadelphia Convention Center | Booth #622
While supplies last; limit one book per person 

RUSA Book & Media Awards Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, January 26th
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel | Liberty Ballroom A

Attend RUSA's Book & Media Awards Ceremony and Reception to find out selections for the Reading List, Notable Books (which help form the long list for the Andrew Carnegie Medals of Excellence for Fiction and Nonfiction) and Listen List, as well as the winners of the Dartmouth Medal for reference, the Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish literature, the Zora Neale Hurston Award for achievement in promoting African-American literature, the Louis Shores Award for book reviewing and many more. If you can't attend, follow @ala_rusa on Twitter for announcements (hashtag #literarytastes).

YALSA's Morris & Nonfiction Award Program & Presentation

Charm & StrangeMonday, January 27th
10:30am to 12:00 noon
Philadelphia Convention Center | Lecture Hall 103B

Morris Award nominee Stephanie Kuehn (CHARM & STRANGE) will speak at the 2014 Morris Award and YA Nonfiction presentation. Join all award honorees and winners at this ticketed event, where you can also enjoy coffee, tea and danish. After the winners and finalists speak about their honored titles, mingle with the authors and pick up free copies of their books.

Tickets are $19. Details and purchasing information here.

LandlineLibraryReads / AAP Annual BookTalk Breakfast

Monday, January 27th
8:30am to 10:00am
RSVP required, space is limited

Co-hosted by the Association of American Publishers Trade Libraries Committee and Library Journal each year, this annual breakfast will feature several authors including Rainbow Rowell (LANDLINE, FANGIRL, ELEANOR & PARK).

Details and RSVP information here.

Keep Quiet jacketAccused jacketGala Author Tea

Monday, January 27th
Philadelphia Convention Center | Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Liberty A-C

Join United for Libraries for this traditional and popular event. Enjoy a light repast of finger sandwiches and tea as several best-selling authors, including Lisa Scottoline, discuss their writing. Author signings follow and most books will be given away for free!

Advance purchase tickets are $55 each ($49 for United for Libraries members). On-site tickets are $55 each while seats are available.

Details and ticket information here.

First time at ALA Midwinter? Take a look at these super helpful tips so you can be a pro in no time. See you there! readmoreremove

“Every Book Its Reader” Vol. 2

Dear Friend,

The book we so desperately wanted to recommend to you has escaped! And we’re now on the hunt for it among the wilds of the trade show exhibit hall... (In case you missed it – here’s where our misadventures began...)

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RSVP to the 2013 AAP Book Preview Now!

The Association of American Publishers' libraries committee cordially invites you to...


Wednesday, October 23, 2013  Noon - 5:00pm
Penguin Random House, Second Floor Café Auditorium
1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets, New York City

The AAP is hosting a day of literary delights for librarians from across the eastern seaboard. Please join us for lunch and an exclusive sneak peek at the best new books for 2014! We'll be there with 13 other stellar publishers talking about big books, gems, cross-over titles, and our personal favorites. There will be tasty treats, goodies, and a raffle... You won't want to miss this!

Anne will present all of the stellar Macmillan titles at 4pm. The full schedule and more details can be found on the official invitation.

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

RSVP HERE by October 5th to attend. aap logo

E-mail Becca Worthington at the AAP with any questions.

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“Every Book Its Reader” Vol. 1

“Every Book Its Reader.” -- from S.R. Ranganathan’s The Five Laws of Library Science

Dear Friend, 

How does a book find its way into your hands and heart?

If you’re a librarian, your first stop is Macmillan’s Library Marketing team  – a department of two highly skilled book addicts trained in the dark arts of reading, recommending and match-making. But how do we actually pair the “right” book with the “right” reader?  Thanks to our pals at Unshelved, here’s the very first installment of a behind-the-scenes look at how we do what it is we do... Stay tuned to see what happens next! (Vol. 2 now available here.)

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ALA Overview!

June 25th

5:30-7:30 pm Rebecca Maizel signs INFINITE DAYS
(Griffin) in
booth #2804


June 26th

10:30-12 pm ALTAFF’s “Isn’t It
Romantic?” panel with Beth Harbison (WCC room #142)

12 pm Harriet Reisen signs copies
of LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (Holt) in booth #2804

1:30-3:30 pm ALTAFF’s “It’s All
Politics” panel with David Finkel (WCC room #142)

4-5 pm Rosemary Harris signs copies of DEAD HEAD (Minotaur), Jane Cleland signs copies
of SILENT AUCTION (Minotaur) and Meredith Cole signs copies of DEAD IN THE WATER
(Minotaur) in booth #2804


June 27th

9:00 AM Thomas Kaufman to sign DRINK THE TEA in both #2804

11:30-12:45 pm Will Shortz to sign
crossword puzzles in booth #2804

1:00 pm Auditorium Speaker Series with Will Shortz, in Ballroom C

3:00-5:00 pm Carol Lynch Williams
signs copies of THE CHOSEN ONE (Griffin) in booth #2804


June 28th

10:30-12 pm ALTAFF’s “First
Author, First Book” panel with Eugenia Kim (WCC room

11:30 am Joe Finder arrives at our
booth to sign copies of VANISHED (SMP)

1:30-3:30 pm RUSA President’s
Program with Joe Finder (room # tk)

2:00 pm ALTAFF's "Gala Author Tea" with Sharyn McCrumb in the Renaissance Mayflower Grand Ballroom. Purchase your ticket in advance!

What’s a Librarian To Do?: BEA

Going to BEA but not sure what to do? BEA is a lot more librarian-centric than you might think! Consider this the librarian's definitive guide to the show.

Tuesday, May 25th

10:00-11:15 AM. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Editor's Picks: The latest titles and trends from publishing insiders
MODERATOR: Barbara Hoffert, Prepub Alert Editor, Library Journal
Amy Einhorn, Vice President and Publisher, Amy Einhorn Books: Penguin Group (USA)
Jennifer Hershey, Senior Vice President, Editor in Chief of Ballantine, Bantam Dell
Kelley Ragland, Editorial Director, Minotaur Books
Liate Stehlik, Senior Vice President and Publisher, HarperCollins
3:15-4:30 PM. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Thrillers: International: Thriller Writers discuss the Future of the Genre
MODERATOR: Jeff Ayers, Information Specialist, Seattle Public Library
Steve Berry, Author, The Emperor’s Tomb (will be signing galleys at BEA)
Lisa Gardner, Author, Live to Tell (will be signing galleys at BEA)
Jon Land, Author, Strong Justice (will be signing galleys at BEA)
Gayle Lynds, Author, The Book of Spies
Brad Meltzer, Author, Heroes for my Son, and The Inner Circle
7 pm.  Holiday Inn West 57th Street.
Annual BookExpo America Librarians Dinner
Presented by AAP and Library Journal
Authors Joining Us for Dinner include:
Cory Doctorow, author of For the Win, Macmillan
Jane Green, author of Promises To Keep,  Viking/Penguin
Rachel Vincent, author of My Soul to Keep, Harlequin Teen
Anne Fortier, author of Juliet, Ballantine
Ann Brashares, author of My Name is Memory, Riverhead/Penguin
Hosted by Barbara Hoffert, Editor, Library Journal

Please note seating is limited for the above event. Please place your request for invitation with Marlene Scheuermann at

Wednesday, May 26th

10 am – 11 am.  Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16
You’re Reading That!?! Crossover YA/Adult Readers Come of Age
Co-sponsored by AAP and Library Journal

How can booksellers and librarians supply the interests of their teenage customers yet stay connected with that crucial 18-35 year olds demographic—the ones who still read and buy YA titles in great numbers? The recent success of Little Brown’s Twilight Series highlights the need for industry professionals to be proactive in supplying fresh and fascinating titles for this burgeoning market.

11 am – 12 pm.  Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16
Co-sponsored by the AAP and Library Journal
Why is romance so…hot? Experts in the field of….romance…and romance novels take us between and under the covers to talk about the popularity of romance novels, from the all-romance-no-sex extreme to the all-sex-all-the-time other, including ideas for inception, how to acquire/market/edit, and how to best share them with your patrons. Jen Enderlin, Vice President, Associate Publisher of St. Martin’s Paperbacks and Executive Editor, St. Martin’s Press will be presenting!

Moderator:  Bette-Lee Fox, Managing Editor & Editor of the Romance Column, Library Journal

2 pm – 3:30 pm Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1C03-4
AAP Annual Librarians Book Buzz

Hear from the nation’s publishers on what books they’re excited about for the forthcoming season, and hear their behind the scenes secrets why! In a round robin format, librarians are also encouraged to share their thoughts with publishers on what they hear from their patrons. Publishers slated to participate include Talia Sherer, Library Marketing Director of Macmillan and a few other almost as important publishing people.

Thursday, May 27th

2:00PM - 3:00PM Room 1E16
Nancy Pearl Unshelved
all know Nancy Pearl as a world-famous librarian, bestselling author,
and action figure model. But what makes her tick? Are there skeletons
in her closet? Dramatic revelations from her salacious past? Find
out when Unshelved creators Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes interview her live.

3:30 pm – 5 pm. Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16.
2nd Annual Librarian Shout ‘n Share @ Book Expo
Co-sponsored by the AAP and Library Journal.
Two days, thousands of books, eight librarians!  Collection development librarians share their top picks (and best buys) direct from the floor of Book Expo America 2010. Participants include: Barbara Hoffert, Editor of Library Journal’s “Pre Pub Alert”;  Jason Honig, Collection Development Office, San Francisco Public Library; Douglas Lord, Library Journal’s “Books for Dudes” Columnist; Robin Nesbitt, Technical Services, Columbus Metropolitan Library (OH);  Nora Rawlinson, Co-Founder and Editor,; Miriam Tuliao, Assistant Director, Central Collection Development, The New York Public Library;  Neal Wyatt, Past President, Reference and User Services Division of the American Library Association and editor of Library Journal’s “RA Crossroads” and “The Readers Shelf”. Hosted by Barbara A. Genco, Collection Management Editor, Library Journal.

Oh, and we'll be in booth 3953!

Librarian-Friendly Events at BookExpo America!

BEA is Librarian Friendly!

Library Journal and School Library Journal will host the annual Day of Dialog events on Tuesday, May 25th. Each event will be packed with buzz panels and author presentations!  If you want to attend these events, you must register @ or And don't forget to visit Library Journal's Librarian Lounge and the Unshelved Reading Room for Librarians!


Day-by-Day @ BEA

Wednesday, May 26th:

  1. * You're Reading That??!! Crossover YA/Adult Readers Come of Age

  2. * Read Between the... Loins! (a panel about romance moderated by the hilarious Virginia Stanley)

  3. * Librarian's "Book Buzz"

Thursday, May 27th:

  1. * Nancy Pearl interviewed by the Unshelved guys

  2. * 2nd Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share