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PLA 2018 – Thursday Events

Good morning, Philly! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the events below and in the Macmillan Adult booth #1607!

LibraryReads / AAP “Best in Debut Authors” Panel 
10:45-11:45am
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Nutter Theatre Room 114

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this panel will feature five new authors.Unfortunately Amber Rae was snowed out, but you can still get a copy of her book, CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY.

Booklist’s “Wine, Cheese, and Murder” Reception
3:30-5:00pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1301

Mingle with authors including Con Lehane (MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM) during a wine and cheese party in the Booklist booth (#1301).  Lisa Scottoline (AFTER ANNA) and Francesca Serritella (I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES) are still snowed out but send their best regards to all.

AAP Children’s & Teen Author Speed Dating
5:15-6:15pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 103C
RSVP required, space is limited

Join several authors in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children’s Library Marketing Committee. Table numbers will be issued at the event. readmoreremove

PLA 2018 – Wednesday Events

It’s the opening day of PLA! We hope you made it safely to Philadelphia before the snowstorm. If you missed it, here’s what Talia presented at the Booklist Book Buzz this morning. We look forward to seeing you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1607 when exhibits open at 3:30pm and at these great events:

In-booth signing with Con Lehane
3:30-4:30pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1607

Con Lehane will sign complimentary copies of his newest mystery, MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM.

Library Journal Author Party
7:00-9:00pm
The African American Museum | 701 Arch St
RSVP required, space is limited

Join us at Library Journal‘s author party! Unfortunately New York Times bestselling mother & daughter duo Lisa Scottoline Francesca Serritella (I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES) couldn’t make it because of the snowstorm, but attendees can still enjoy delicious nibbles and mingle with writers. readmoreremove

See you in Philadelphia!

We would LOVE (wink wink) to see you in Philadelphia next week at PLA 2018! We’ll be in booth #1607 and at these excellent events.

Happy packing, safe travels & we’ll see you soon!

Hugs & kittens,
Talia, Anne & Emily

Macmillan Library @ PLA 2018 (Booth #1607)

We can’t wait to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1607 and at all of our great events during the Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP!
Wednesday, March 21

Book Buzz: Presented by Booklist
9:30-10:30am
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Ballroom A

Get the inside scoop on some of the best upcoming books for adults from a panel of premier publisher representatives, including Talia Sherer.

In-booth signing with Con Lehane
3:30-4:30pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1607

Con Lehane will sign complimentary copies of his newest mystery, MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM.

Library Journal Author Party with Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
7:00-9:00pm
The African American Museum | 701 Arch St
RSVP required, space is limited

Join us at Library Journal‘s author party! Enjoy delicious nibbles and mingle with writers, including New York Times bestselling mother & daughter duo Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella (I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES).

RSVP here by Monday, March 12

Thursday, March 22

LibraryReads / AAP “Best in Debut Authors” featuring Amber Rae
10:45-11:45am
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Nutter Theatre Room 114

Co-hosted by LibraryReads and the AAP Trade Libraries Committee, this panel will feature five new authors including Amber Rae (CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY). A book signing will follow the program.

In-booth signing with Adrienne Young
3:30-5:00pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Booth #1607

Adrienne Young will sign complimentary advance copies of her debut YA novel, SKY IN THE DEEP. readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (3/19/15 Edition)

Whether you love historical mysteries or modern day gangsters, today’s #ThrillerThursday picks are just what you want:

THE DRAGON OF HANDALE by Cassandra Clark
In the “outstanding”* fifth historical mystery in the Abbess of Meaux series, Hildegard returns home to London and is considering rejoining the Order when she discovers the body of a young man ravaged by an animal larger than anything known in nature. Is it possible that the young man was killed by a dragon, as Hildegard’s been told? “Clark pulls everything together neatly in a moody, atmospheric whodunit while sustaining a high level of tension throughout.”
Publishers Weekly*

THE FRIENDSHIP OF CRIMINALS by Robert Glinski
In Glinski’s debut mob-fueled thriller, an aging Polish crime boss in Philadelphia will do whatever it takes to stop the Italians from stealing his turf. “Glinski vividly portrays the seamy side of Philadelphia, while providing absorbing backstories for all the major characters. As the battle wages, the action sweeps the reader along toward the satisfying climax.” — Publishers Weekly

Share your reads with us @MacmillanLib this #ThrillerThursday.

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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We’re bound for the City of Brotherly Love!

We're packed. We're excited. (Especially for Wawa!) We'll see you all soon! (Psst: Booth #622!)Wawa card
XOXO,
Talia & Anne

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
5:30-7:00pm
Philadelphia Convention Center | Booth #622

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LibraryReads logoLibraryReads: Collaborative Discovery for Librarians & Patrons panel

Saturday, January 25th
11:30am-12:30pm
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
2:00-4:00pm
Philadelphia Convention Center | Booth #622

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

Saturday, January 25th
2:00-4:00pm
Philadelphia Convention Center | Booth #622

Radiance of Tomorrow jacket

Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture
by Ishmael Beah

Saturday, January 25th
4:00-5:00pm
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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Donna Andrews at the Pop Top Mystery Stage

Sunday, January 26th
10:00-11:00am
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
3:00-5:00pm
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
2:00-4:00pm
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

Macmillan Library @ PLA 2012 (booth #1540)

If you're Philadelphia-bound next month for the Public Library Association Conference, we have some excellent events for you. So whip out those agendas; here's the lineup:

Book Buzz with Nancy Pearl!

WEDNESDAY March 14th, 10:30AM - 12PM, TBA

Librarian of the Year Nancy Pearl, our lovely Talia, and several other publishing reps will be kicking off the conference with a discussion about some of the best upcoming books for adults. Get the inside scoop from an all-star team of panelists as they discuss which titles you'll want to keep your eye on.

See PLA's event description here. And take a sneak peek at Talia's presentation here!

Author Signings in the Macmillan Booth

WEDNESDAY March 14th, 4PM - 6:30PM, booth #1540

Kathleen George (SIMPLE), Lou Manfredo (RIZZO'S DAUGHTER), and Solomon Jones (THE GRAVEDIGGER'S BALL) will all be signing copies of their latest releases in our booth the moment the show floor opens!

The Best in Debut Authors Panel! (RSVP REQUIRED)

THURSDAY March 15th, 10:45AM - 12PM, Philadelphia Convention Center room 120 ABC

Meet Kira Peikoff (LIVING PROOF) and other exceptional debut authors during the AAP/Library Journal "The Best in 2012 Debuts!" author panel.

*Don't forget to pick up your complimentary signed copy of LIVING PROOF!

See the full panel details and request an invitation here.

Authors Signing in the Macmillan Booth

THURSDAY March 15th, 2:30PM, booth #1540

Jane Cleland will be signing copies of her latest mystery, DOLLED UP FOR MURDER, and Hank Phillippi Ryan will be signing chapter excerpts from her latest crime novel, THE OTHER WOMAN. Come say hi!

Booklist's In-Booth Mystery Soiree

THURSDAY March 15th, 3:30PM - 5PM, Booklist's booth

Macmillan Mystery authors Lars Kepler (THE NIGHTMARE), Hank Phillippi Ryan (THE OTHER WOMAN), Kira Peikoff (LIVING PROOF), Kathleen George (SIMPLE), Lou Manfredo (RIZZO'S DAUGHTER), Solomon Jones (THE GRAVEDIGGER'S BALL), and Jane Cleland (DOLLED UP FOR MURDER) will be chillin' out in the Booklist booth to chat with other authors and attendees. Join them!

Mystery Authors Revealed Panel!  (RSVP REQUIRED)

FRIDAY March 16th, 10:45AM - 12PM, Philadelphia Convention Center room 121 ABC 

Meet Lars Kepler, pseudonymous co-authors of THE NIGHTMARE, and other bestselling Mystery writers during the AAP/Library Journal "Mystery Authors Revealed!" panel hosted by our very own Talia!

*Don't forget to pick up your complimentary signed copy of Lars Kepler's debut, THE HYPNOTIST!

See the full panel details and request an invitation here.

And finally, please swing by booth #1540 any time you're on the show floor. We'll be giving away some excellent galleys and we're always up for a chat.

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Philadelphia Book Buzz Title List

Thanks to all of the librarians who joined us at the Free Library of Philadelphia yesterday! I had a lot of fun and got A LOT of compliments on my awesome new fox sweater.

For those of you who couldn't make it to Philly, here's the list of titles I presented: 

New from Our Bestselling Authors

COME HOME | Scottoline, Lisa | 978-0-312-38082-3 | HC
HOME FRONT | Hannah, Kristin | 978-0-312-57720-9 | HC
ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART | Green, Jane | 978-0-312-59182-3 | HC

Dark Mysteries

AVAILABLE DARK | Hand, Elizabeth | 978-0-312-58594-5 | HC
CLOUDLAND | Olshan, Joseph | 978-1-250-00017-0 | HC
THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE | Renner, James | 978-0-374-20095-4 | HC
ASHES TO DUST | Sigurdardottir, Yrsa | 978-0-312-64174-0; 978-1-250-00493-2 | TPO&HC

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Thrillers

AN AMERICAN SPY | Steinhauer , Olen | 978-0-312-62289-3 | HC
THE ROPE | Barr, Navada | 978-0-312-61457-7 | HC
THE DARKENING FIELD | Ryan, William | 978-0-312-58651-5 | HC
CHILDREN OF WRATH | Grossman, Paul | 978-0-312-60191-1 | HC
THE INQUISITOR | Smith, Mark Allen | 978-0-8050-9426-8 | HC

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For the Janeites

MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND | Hale, Shannon | 978-1-60819-625-8 | HC

For the Magicians

HEMLOCK GROVE | McGreevy, Brian | 978-0-374-53291-8 | TPO
JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY | Mignola, Mike | 978-0-312-64473-4 | HC

Heavy Memoirs

GYPSY BOY | Walsh, Mikey | 978-0-312-62208-4 | HC
TRIGGERED | Wortmann, Fletcher | 978-0-312-62210-7 | HC

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Now, Back to the Cute! (Cozies with Kittens)

THE CAT SITTER’S PAJAMAS | Clement, Blaize | 978-0-312-64313-3 | HC
NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT | Babson, Marian | 978-0-312-33240-2 | HC

For YA Librarians

Teen title information at MacmillanLibrary.com under Books for Teens.

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