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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Who would want to censor this adorable fellow?! Not us. Enjoy your weekend!
Normally 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.
Today we check out Banned Books in Foreign Cultures:
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!
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.
E-mail Becca Worthington at the AAP with any questions.
See you there! [...]
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
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
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
ELEANOR & PARK | Rainbow Rowell | 9781250012579
IF YOU FIND ME | Emily Murdoch | 9781250021526
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
REVENGE | Yoko Ogawa | 9780312674465
THE UNINVITED | Liz Jensen | 9781608199921
THE WINTER WITCH | Paula Brackston | 9781250001313
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
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
PEPPER | Marjorie Shaffer | 9780312569891
DEATH GRIP | Matt Samet | 9781250004239
THE HOUR OF PERIL | Daniel Stashower | 9780312600228
LOST CAT | Caroline Paul | 9781608199778