RSVP for the 2016 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz!

RSVP for the 2016 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz!

You are cordially invited to the 2016 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz! Attend a full day of fun presentations from major and independent publishers to find out about next year’s big books, debut gems, cross-over titles, and in-house favorites. There will also be tasty treats, ARCs, and so much more! Anne will present all of the […]

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MacmillanLibrary @ ALA Midwinter 2015 (Booth #4613)

MacmillanLibrary @ ALA Midwinter 2015 (Booth #4613)

We’re ridiculously excited to see you in the Macmillan (adult) booth #4613 and at all of our great events at ALA Midwinter next month. Check out our schedule below and RSVP ASAP! Follow @alamw and #alamw15 Friday, January 30th In-booth signing with Marci Jefferson 5:30-7:00pm McCormick Place | Booth #4613 Marci Jefferson will be signing […]

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AAP /LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast #ALAMW15

AAP /LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast #ALAMW15

If you’re joining us in snowy Chicago for ALA Midwinter, don’t forget to RSVP for our annual Booktalk Breakfast!  Monday, February 2nd   AAP /LibraryReads Booktalk Breakfast 8:30-10:00am McCormick Place West, Room 185BC YOU MUST RSVP! DETAILS BELOW. Join the AAP Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads for our annual ALA Midwinter Booktalk Breakfast. Hear from Paul […]

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RSVP to the 2014 AAP Adult Book Preview!

RSVP to the 2014 AAP Adult Book Preview!

It’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 […]

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#FridayReads: Banned Book Week Edition!

#FridayReads: Banned Book Week Edition!

Happy Friday friends! We hope you've had a great week celebrating Banned Books.
For today's #FridayReads Talia and Anne have chosen their favorite banned books:

Talia is glad she's not in the crazy house after re-reading 

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS by Augusten Burroughs
Burrough's story of growing up under the most extraordinary circumstances is "hilarious, freaky-deaky, berserk, controlled, transcendent, touching, affectionate, vengeful, all-embracing.... It makes a good run at blowing every other [memoir] out of the water." (The Washington Post)

Anne is re-living high school English after re-reading 

THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Long before desire was all Shades of Grey it was Scarlet Red. Nathaniel Hawthorne's greatest work tells the story of Hester Prynne's adulterous affair and the struggle to create a new life with dignity and repentance in Puritanical times. 

Cat & banned books

Who would want to censor this adorable fellow?! Not us. Enjoy your weekend!

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Banned Books Week 2013: Adventure!

Banned Books Week 2013: Adventure!

Mark Twain funny picNormally on Thursdays we're all about Thrillers, but since it's Banned Books Week, we're talking about Adventure--specifically those of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. 

Mark Twain is well known for his wit and satire--two traits on full display in his classic novels THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER and its sequel, THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. The titular characters get involved in all kinds of hijinks: murder is witnessed, deaths are faked, treasure is stolen... and that's only the first book!

HUCKLEBERRY FINN
, commonly named one of the "Great American novels" is often called into question over racial stereotypes and frequent use of one particular racial slur. 

Keep sharing your favorite banned books with us @MacmillanLib using the hashtag #BannedBooksWeek2013.  

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Banned Books Week 2013: Foreign Cultures

Banned Books Week 2013: Foreign Cultures

Today we check out Banned Books in Foreign Cultures:
STEPPENWOLF by Hermann Hesse
Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical novel, STEPPENWOLF blends Eastern mysticism and Western culture, portraying one man's struggle to deal with a divided society and a divided self. During World War I, Hesse was labeled a traitor as a result of his antiwar sentiments, anti-propaganda behavior, and pacifist attitude, resulting in his work being banned in Germany from 1939 to 1945. 

 

THE OLD GRINGO by Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Fuentes is one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American Literature, and THE OLD GRINGO is one of his greatest works. In it, Fuentes imagines the fate of the American writer/soldier/journalist Ambrose Bierce and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa’s soldiers. 

 

CANCER WARD by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Solzhenitsyn's semi-autobiographical novel examines political theories, mortality, and hope through the lens of a small group of cancer patients in the post-Stalinist Soviet Union. The patients' malignant tumors represent their moral responsibility in the suffering of their fellow citizens during Stalin's Great Purge, when millions were killed, sent to labor camps, or exiled.

What other international Banned Books do you enjoy? Let us know @MacmillanLib using the hashtag #BannedBooksWeek2013. See you at today's Twitter chat from Noon - 2 pm! 

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Banned Books Week 2013: Classics With Controversy

Banned Books Week 2013: Classics With Controversy

Banned Books Week continues! Today we bring you classics with controversy:

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS by Jonathan Swift
When Lemuel Gulliver sets off from London on a sea voyage, little does he know the many incredible and unbelievable misadventures awaiting him... 

OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens
Who can forget Oliver Twist, the overworked and underfed penniless orphan boy lured into a gang of pint-sized pickpockets?

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
Many people remember the animated movie, but Lewis Carroll's masterful fantasy ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND is even more whimsical in print. Like Alice, we'll gladly follow the white rabbit in a coat and gloves down a hole to an imaginary wonderland.

COMMON SENSE AND RELATED WRITINGS by Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine's argument for the people in the original Thirteen Colonies to declare their independence from Great Britain started a revolution. LITERALLY!

Share your favorite Banned Books with us @MacmillanLib using the hashtag #BannedBooksWeek2013. And don't forget tomorrow's Twitter chat from Noon - 2 pm! 

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RSVP to the 2013 AAP Book Preview Now!

RSVP to the 2013 AAP Book Preview Now!

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

LIBRARIANS’ SNEAK PEEK BOOK PREVIEW 2013

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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Today: The Librarians’ Sneak Peek Book Preview 2012

Today: The Librarians’ Sneak Peek Book Preview 2012

I hope to see many of you at the AAP's tri-state book buzz today in NYC! I'm the tall girl in the green skirt; please come say hey.

Whether you're available to join us today or not, you can follow along on Twitter with the hashtag: #bookbuzznyc.

Below is the full list of titles I will be presenting today. I would love to answer questions about any of the books listed, just leave a comment below! And now, the books...

FALL 2012 Highlights

Fiction:

MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE | Robin Sloan | 9780374214913

THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS | David Wong | 9780312546342

THE ELEMENTALS | Francesca Lia Block | 9781250005496

GRACE GROWS | Shelle Sumners | 9781250003508

Nonfiction:

WE KILLED | Yael Kohen | 9780374287238

SHAKESPEARE'S TREMOR AND ORWELL'S COUGH | John J. Ross, M.D. | 9780312600761

LISTENING FOR MADELEINE | Leonard S. Marcus | 9780374298975

WINTER 2013

Young Adult:

ELEANOR & PARK | Rainbow Rowell | 9781250012579

IF YOU FIND ME | Emily Murdoch | 9781250021526

Thrillers:

SNOW WHITE MUST DIE | Nele Neuhaus | 9780312604257

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING | Becky Masterman | 9780312622947

A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE | Susanna Calkins | 9781250007902

THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS | Ian Hamilton | 9781250031938

PROPHET OF BONES | Ted Kosmatka | 9780805096170

Supernatural Fiction:

REVENGE | Yoko Ogawa | 9780312674465

THE UNINVITED | Liz Jensen | 9781608199921 

THE WINTER WITCH | Paula Brackston | 9781250001313

Contemporary Fiction:

THE GOOD HOUSE | Ann Leary | 9781250015549 

CALLING ME HOME | Julie Kibler | 9781250014528

LOVE IS A CANOE | Ben Schrank | 9780374192495

LITTLE KNOWN FACTS | Christine Sneed | 9781608199587

Historical Fiction:

A PERFECT PROPOSAL | Katie Fforde | 9781250024299

HABITS OF THE HOUSE | Fay Weldon | 9781250026620

THE IMPOSTER BRIDE | Nancy Richler | 9781250010063

THE MARLOWE PAPERS | Ros Barber | 9781250017178

Nonfiction:

PEPPER | Marjorie Shaffer | 9780312569891

DEATH GRIP | Matt Samet | 9781250004239

THE HOUR OF PERIL | Daniel Stashower | 9780312600228

LOST CAT | Caroline Paul | 9781608199778

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