ALA Midwinter: Seattle or BUST!

ALA Midwinter: Seattle or BUST!

Hello again after the long weekend and also, farewell! We're busily wrapping up affairs before heading out tomorrow for ALA Midwinter. We hope to see you in Seattle!

ala exhibitingWe'll be camping out for much of the conference in booth #2435 talking about and giving away galleys of our most exciting forthcoming titles (take a look at our featured galleys post). When we're not in the booth we'll be attending and hosting the following events:

Book Battle III: Macmillan and Sterling in the Book Buzz Theater

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

Macmillan's very own library marketing champion Talia Sherer and her archnemesis Chris Vaccari from Sterling duke it out once again in the third episode of their award-winning Book Battle series! See the full Book Buzz Theater schedule here.

FTRF's Annual Banned/Challenged Author Fundraiser with Jamaica Kincaid

Saturday, January 26th, 7:30-10pm 
Town Hall Seattle | 1119 Eighth Avenue 

The award-winning writer originally from Antigua will be discussing her 1990 short novel LUCY which was challenged in 1994 as "most pornographic." There will be a wine & dessert reception immediately following the talk. Ms. Kincaid will be signing copies of LUCY and her forthcoming novel, SEE NOW THEN. Suggested donation: $20 General. Questions? E-mail here.

Library Family Feud with Ben Schrank

Sunday, January 27th, 3-4pm
Washington State Convention Center | Room LL4-5

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 librarian responses to some basic questions. Add Library Family Feud to your calendar!

The AAP/Library Journal Annual BookTalk Breakfast with Ben Schrank

Monday, January 28th, 8:30-10am
Washington State Convention Center | Room 301

This annual breakfast will feature several authors including Ben Schrank, author of LOVE IS A CANOE. RSVP required! Details here.

Gala Author Tea with Amanda Hocking

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

Enjoy a light repast of finger sandwiches and tea as several best-selling authors discuss their writing. Author signings to follow. On-site tickets are $55 each while seats are available. Details and ticket info here.

And when you're not with us in the exhibit hall or at an event, check out some of my Seattle coffee and dessert recommendations (find them here under "The Seattle Scoop")!



Monday Fun Day! (12/3/2012 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (12/3/2012 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians! 

- Tomorrow is the inaugural AAP Children's and YA Tri-State Book Buzz and we hope to see many of you there. We'll be feeding you with food and knowledge! 

tri state kids

- We also hope so see many of our Philadelphia friends on Thursday for the publisher's book buzz and lunch at the Parkway Central Library! Details here.

- Also, it's time to check out our ALA Midwinter 2013 events schedule and start RSVPing for the fun! Take a look here.

- In reading news, Collection Development Librarian Beth from the Baltimore County Public Library blogs for about Romance on their library site. Recently she gave GRACE GROWS a lot of love! She said,

"Sumners tells the story of this slow-building romance with wit and honesty, making readers want Tyler and Grace to overcome the obstacles and find a way to be happy together. This is a love story that will appeal to fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner." Read her full review here


Have an amazing week!