BookExpo America 2011 Events Schedule

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BEA 2011! May 24-26, Booth #3352

bea lovesBEA is going to be a madhouse, but we want to make sure you get to every event created for you! Here's a quick run down of your must-attend list:

Monday, May 23th

6:30pm: Annual BookExpo America Librarians Dinner
Presented by AAP and Library Journal
(Yale Club, NYC 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, Grand Ballroom)
Hosted by Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Nancy Pearl!

Kevin Zraly, author of Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course: 2012 Edition  (Sterling)
Dava Sobel, author of A More Perfect Heaven (Walker & Company)
Meghan O’Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye (Riverhead)
Alice Hoffman, author of The Dovekeepers (Scribner)
Russell Banks, author of Lost  Memory of Skin (HarperCollins)
Ilene Beckerman, author of The Smartest Woman I Know (Algonquin)

To request an invitation please contact Tina Jordan.

Tuesday, May 24th

9:30am: Galley Giveaways:
GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

10 - 11am: The Great Readalike. If You Like This…You’ll LOVE That!
Presented by AAP and Library Journal
(Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16)

  Ranging from Scandanavian noir and vampires, to paranormal science fiction and tea party-versus Obama-party political discourse, hear from a panel of librarians who will tell you what books you’ll love, based on what you already like! Hosted by Wilda Williams of Library Journal, the esteemed panel of librarians include: Stephanie Chase: Head of Programming and Outreach for the Central Library of the Multnomah County Library; Past President and Founder, Green Mountain Library Consortium; 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. Kaite M. Stover: Readers’ Services Manager for Kansas City Public Library; Blogger, Booklist Online; Co-editor of and contributor to The Readers' Advisory Handbook; Regular guest of the Book Doctor's segment of the Up to Date Show featuring trends in reading and publishing. Lesa Holstine: Velma Teague Branch Library Manager; Contributing Book Reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, and various websites; Creator of lesasbookcritiques blogspot ; Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer; First Fan Guest of Honor for Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Write Now! Conference; Shayera Tangri,  branch manager at the Porter Ranch Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library system and Robin Beerbower, on the staff at Salem Public Library (Oregon) for 37 years.

11am: In-Booth Signing: David Hagberg signing ABYSS

11 - 12pm: Back to Basics. Why Home Economics Books are the New Retro Chic
(Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16.)

  This program will give a wonderful introduction to the world of self-sufficient living from small or large-scale gardening, food preservation to crafts and knitting. Come hear our panel of experts talk about what they are doing, what is working, what they see in the future and how you can use this in your community library. Moderated by Margaret Heilbrun, Senior Editor of the Library Journal Book Review, this panel includes Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, authors of The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook (Sterling Epicure) who are best known for their hit Planet Green TV show,  The Fabulous Beekman Boys; Katie O’Neill, Marketing Director of Fulcrum Publisher and creator of, a website dedicated to urban homesteading, edible landscape design and sustainable living; Steven Koenig, Publisher and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Interweave Press; and Jessica Pigza, Librarian at the New York Public Library, who has two DIY blogs and runs an NYPL series called Handmade Crafternoons.

12:15 - 1:45pm: BEA Librarians Author Lunch. Co-Hosted by AAP and EarlyWord
(Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1A21-1A22)
Hosted by Nora Rawlinson, Editor-In-Chief, EarlyWord

Chuck Palahniuk, author of Damned (Random House)
Spencer Quinn, author of The Dog Who Knew Too Much (Atria)
Julie Kagawa, author of The Iron Queen  (Harlequin)
Tom Perrotta, author of  The Leftovers (St. Martin’s Press)
Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds of Paradise: A Novel (W.W. Norton)
David Baldacci, author of One Summer (Grand Central)

By Invitation Only. Please contact Tina Jordan to request an invitation.

2pm: In-Booth Signing: Amy Waldman signing THE SUBMISSION

2 - 3:30pm: AAP Annual Librarians Book Buzz
(Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1A21-1A22)

  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:  Julie Schaper, President and COO,  Consortium Book Group; Karen Torres, Vice President, Marketing & Sales Support, Hachette Book Group; Virginia Stanley, Director of Library Marketing HarperCollins Publishers; Amy Jones, Library Marketing Director, Harlequin; Karolyn Anderson, Library Sales/Marketing Director, McGraw-Hill; Elenita Chmilowski, Director of Library Sales, Perseus Books Group; Talia Sherer(!!), Library Marketing Director, Macmillan; Erica Melnichok, Associate Library Marketing Manager, Random House; Alan Walker, Vice President, Library Sales Penguin Group USA; Michelle Fadlalla, Library Marketing Director for Children’s & Adult Education/Library Marketing, Simon & Schuster;  Michael Rockliff, Director of Library Sales & Workman Publishing; Chris Vaccari, Library Marketing Director, Sterling; Dosier Hammond, Director, Library Marketing, W.W. Norton.

2:30pm: Galley Giveaways:
OPERATION NAPOLEON by Arnaldur Indridason
MINDFULNESS by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

3:30pm: Galley Giveaway:
LADDERTOP, VOLUME 1 by Orson Scott Card and Emily Card

4pm: In-Booth Signing: Kathie Lee Gifford signing THE THREE GIFTS

Wednesday, May 25th

9am: Galley Giveaways:
TIDES OF WAR by Stella Tillyard

10am:Galley Giveaways:
THE EMPEROR OF LIES by Steve Sem-Sandberg
EMORY'S GIFT by W. Bruce Cameron

11am:Galley Giveaways:
PUPPY DIARIES by Jill Abramson
IRON HOUSE by John Hart
NEVER KNOWING by Chevy Stevens

2pm: Galley Giveaway:
TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny

2:30pm: In-Booth Signing: Tom Perrotta signing THE LEFTOVERS

3pm: Galley Giveaway:
GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

3:30 - 5pm: 3rd Annual Librarian Shout ‘n Share @ Book Expo
Co-sponsored by the AAP and Library Journal
(Jacob K. Javits Center Room 1E16)

  Three days, thousands of books, six librarians!  Collection development librarians share their top picks (and best buys) direct from the floor of Book Expo America 2011. This year’s participants include:  Barbara Hoffert, Editor of Library Journal’s “Pre Pub Alert”; Douglas Lord, Library Journal’s “Books for Dudes” Columnist, LSTA Coordinator at Connecticut State Library, (CT) and shepherd; Robin Nesbitt, Technical Services, Columbus Metropolitan Library (OH) –LJ’2 2010 Library of the Year; Nora Rawlinson, Co-Founder and Editor, EarlyWord; Alene Moroni, Manager, Selection and Order, King County Library (WA). Hosted by Barbara A. Genco, Collection Management, Library Journal.

You can also find this schedule on the BookExpo America Website by clicking here.

Please come visit us at Booth  #3352!

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