ALA Midwinter 2014 – Friday events

ALA Midwinter 2014 – Friday events

ALA Midwinter headerIt's finally here! Today ALA Midwinter 2014 opens and we're excited to see all of your happy, shining faces in booth #622 and at all of our exciting events (all are free unless otherwise noted).

Here's your daily digest for Friday, January 24:
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

Meet the founder of the Threepenny Review and have your complimentary copy of WHY I READ: The Serious Pleasure of Books signed. Lesser's "delectably sophisticated inquiry into why reading is a constant source of pleasure and provocation" (Booklist) is as much a memoir as it is about the craft of literature. Written in "erudite, beautiful passages," WHY I READ "will speak to booklovers of all types." — Publishers Weekly, starred review. 

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2014 (booth 622)

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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E-galley available on Edelweiss

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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E-galley available on Edelweiss

 

 

 

Duck the Halls jacket 
 

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

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Featured ALA Midwinter Galley Giveaways!

Featured ALA Midwinter Galley Giveaways!

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So begins the epic Migration of the ARC Boxes from the arctic wastelands of the Flatiron Building to the semi-arid plains of the Washington State Convention Center.

Now listen up, ALA Midwinter attendees. This is a first peek at just a few of the fine galleys heading West that we'll be giving away in booth 2435.

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Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (March 2013)

Brigid Quinn's experiences in hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn’t have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks she's put firmly behind her, but the past intervenes when a man confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid’s career—the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protégée.

"Wow. An absolute pleasure. Chilling, smart, funny, and what a voice she has." —Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka (April 2013)

Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, but until the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries and Paul flees.

Redemption Mountain by Gerry FitzGerald (June 2013)

On the surface, Charlie Burden and Natty Oaks could not be more different: she, the daughter of many generations of rural farmers; he, an executive at a multinational engineering firm. But in each other they find the new lease on life they both so desperately need.

The Sunshine When She's Gone by Thea Goodman (March 2013)

One frigid, January morning in Manhattan, a new father, racked by sleep deprivation, decides to let his wife sleep in–then spontaneously flees lower Manhattan with their baby, for a weekend in the Caribbean. It wasn’t a kidnapping, he wasn’t leaving his wife; he just wanted to spend a little time away. When the wife, awakes she feels great—and embarks on a city adventure as misguided in its own way as her husband’s impulsive escape.

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (March 2013)

Picture a late-May morning in 1918, a time when Montgomery wore her prettiest spring dress and finest floral perfume—same as I would wear that evening...

Thus begins the story of beautiful, reckless, seventeen-year-old Zelda Sayre on the day she meets Lieutenant Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald at a country club dance.

“Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (February 2013)

This is the story of two high school misfits in an economically-depressed small town falling in love for the first time.

"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike" —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (March 2013)

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa are living in the backwoods with their drug-addicted mother until they are discovered by their estranged father. He draws them into the real world and helps them navigate family, school, clothes and everything else that comes with teenager territory.

“First-time author Emily Murdoch has written a painful, hopeful, surprisingly quiet book that charts the best and worst of humanity.” —Booklist (starred review)

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2013 (booth 2435)

Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter 2013 (booth 2435)

ala exhibitingThe ALA Midwinter Meeting is coming up! Please visit us in the booth (#2435) and join us for all of our exciting events.

Book Battle III in the Book Buzz Theater 

Saturday, January 26th
1:00pm-2:00pm
Washington State Convention Center | Room 608-609

Talia Sherer and Chris Vaccari return as misfit library marketers in the third episode of their highly acclaimed Book Battle series... Come hear them sound off about forthcoming titles from Macmillan (HUZZAH!) and Sterling (BOO!). 

See the full Book Buzz Theater schedule here.

AAP's Library Family Feud!

Sunday, January 27th 
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Washington State Convention Center | TCC LL4-5

Over the past few months over 100 librarians filled out a top secret trivia questionnaire. Now five Adult Services Librarians will go head-to-head with five popular authors to see who's quickest on the draw to guess the most common responses. This will be a battle for the ages. Ask yourself one question, are you bookish enough?

Add this event to your calendar here.

AAP / Library Journal Annual BookTalk Breakfast

Monday, January 28th 
8:30am to 10:00am
Washington State Convention Center | TCC 301

Co-hosted by the Association of American Publishers Trade Libraries Committee and Library Journal each year, this annual breakfast will feature several authors including Ben Schrank (LOVE IS A CANOE). RSVP required.

Details and reservation link here.

Gala Author Tea

Monday, January 28th 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grand Hyatt Seattle | Leonesa Ballroom

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 Amanda Hocking, discuss their writing. Author signings follow and most books will be given away for free!

Advance purchase tickets are $49 each ($45 for United for Libraries members). On-site tickets are $55 each while seats are available.

Details and ticket information here

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter (booth #1509)!

Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter (booth #1509)!

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Here's a quick look at our big events for ALA Midwinter

BookTalk War - Saturday, January 21st, 11:00AM - 12:00PM 

Dallas Convention Center, Room C1 

Join Macmillan's Talia Sherer & Sterling's Chris Vaccari for The Greatest Book Battle Ever

talia & chris book battle

11:00AM Sterling Children's & Teen Books 

11:15AM St. Martin's Griffin Teen 

11:30AM Sterling Adult 

11:45AM Macmillan Adult 

12:00PM Gift Basket Sweepstakes and Raffle!

*advance copies, gift baskets, and kittens may be provided 

2:00PM - 4:00PM Macmillan booth #1509: Spotlight on Adult Literature: two FULL hours of author signings and giveaways! 

And don't forget that Saturday is MYSTERY DAY in the exhibit hall at the Pop Top Stage... Check out the full schedule of author events here

BookTalk Breakfast - Monday, January 23rd, 8:00AM - 9:30AM 

Dallas Convention Center, Room A130/131 

The Association of American Publishers' Trade Libraries Committee and Library Journal cordially invite you to our annual complimentary BookTalk Breakfast featuring St. Martin's Press author, Robert Leleux (THE LIVING END, January 2012). 

Please RSVP HERE by January 18th to attend the BookTalk Breakfast. Contact Becca Worthington at bworthington-at-publishers.org or 212.255.1573 with any questions.

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Happy Holidays from Macmillan Library!

Happy Holidays from Macmillan Library!

Snoopy Holidays Dearest librarians,

This will be my last blog post of 2011. It's been an absolute pleasure blogging about all of our amazing books over the last year.

Tomorrow, I'm heading back to the Pacific Coast to spend the holidays with my family. I'm looking forward to a lot of eating, reading, and sleeping in as late as Mom will let me.

Things we're looking forward to in early 2012:

ALA Midwinter in Dallas

PLA in Philadelphia

World Book Night USA, during which two of our titles, HOUSEKEEPING and ENDER'S GAME, will be given out for free to remind people about the joy of reading! See all of the WBN books here or jump right in and sign up to give away books.

This holiday season Talia and I wish you many hugs, lots of smiles, delicious food, and piles of puppies. You make our jobs wonderful and easy.

Have an excellent rest of the year, and we'll see you on the other side!

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