You’re Invited to the Philadelphia Book Buzz!

You’re Invited to the Philadelphia Book Buzz!

Buzzing in Philly

 

What: A book buzz!

When: 12/14/2011 @ 2pm (lunch at 1pm)

Where: Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine St, Philadelphia) Room 108

 

Who: Library representatives from Macmillan (me!), Hachette, HarperCollins, John Wiley, McGraw Hill, Penguin, Perseus, Random House,  Sterling,  Workman, WW Norton, and, of course, you!

If you're going to be in Philly in mid-December, join Ali for a book buzz at the Parkway Central Library.

Please RSVP here by December 5th*! For more information, contact Anne Silvers Lee at leea-at-freelibrary.org.

*UPDATE: The deadline has been extended, please RSVP today and join us!

Can't make it? Don't fret, we'll post the full list of featured titles on the blog afterward.

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NYLA’s Mystery Slam!

NYLA’s Mystery Slam!

mysterious girls

Thanks to all of the librarians who joined me yesterday at NYLA's Mystery Slam! I had a blast. I hope you all discovered some intriguing new titles and managed to enjoy a glass of wine (or two) during the event (I mean, the description really should have been: "buzzing and getting buzzed!").

I had a blast presenting with my co-panelists Kayleigh George (HarperCollins) and Cheryl Herman (Random House Books On Tape and Listening Library). I also owe a huge thanks (and probably a mountain of cookies) to Annie Mazes (HarperCollins) who drove Kayleigh and I upstate to the event! Thanks, girl!

Here's the list of all the titles I presented:
  • AVAILABLE DARK | Hand, Elizabeth | 978-0-312-58594-5 | HC
  • CLOUDLAND | Olshan, Joseph | 978-1-250-00017-0 | HC
  • THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE | Renner, James | 978-0-374-20095-4 | HC
  • HEART OF A KILLER | Rosenfelt, David | 978-0-312-59837-2 | HC
  • HUNTING SWEETIE ROSE | Fredrickson, Jack | 978-0-312-60526-1 | HC
  • ASHES TO DUST | Sigurdardottir, Yrsa | 978-0-312-64174-0; 978-1-250-00493-2 | TPO&HC
  • AN AMERICAN SPY | Steinhauer , Olen | 978-0-312-62289-3 | HC
  • THE ROPE | Barr, Nevada | 978-0-312-61457-7 | HC
  • THE DARKENING FIELD | Ryan, William | 978-0-312-58651-5 | HC
  • THE INQUISITOR | Smith, Mark Allen | 978-0-8050-9426-8 | HC
  • MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND | Hale, Shannon | 978-1-60819-625-8 | HC
  • A SIMPLE MURDER | Kuhns , Eleanor | 978-1-250-00553-3 | HC
  • HEMLOCK GROVE |McGreevy, Brian | 978-0-374-53291-8 | TPO
  • JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY | Mignola, Mike | 978-0-312-64473-4 | HC
  • THREATS | Gray, Amelia | 978-0-374-53307-6 | TPO
  • CHILDREN OF WRATH | Grossman, Paul | 978-0-312-60191-1 | HC
  • THE CAT SITTER’S PAJAMAS | Clement, Blaize | 978-0-312-64313-3 | HC
  • NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT | Babson, Marian | 978-0-312-33240-2 | HC
  • DEAD SCARED | Bolton, S.J. | 978-0-312-60053-2 | HC
  • KILL YOU TWICE | Cain, Chelsea | 978-0-312-61978-7 | HC
  • THE NIGHTMARE | Kepler, Lars | 978-0-374-11533-3 | HC
  • GRANDDAD, THERE'S A HEAD ON THE BEACH | Cotterill, Colin | 978-0-312-56454-4 | HC
  • THE RECKONING | Casey, Jane | 978-0-312-62200-8 | HC
  • HUSH MONEY | Greaves, Chuck | 978-1-250-00523-6 | HC
  • A DARK ANATOMY | Blake, Robin | 978-1-250-00672-1 | HC
  • DON’T EVER GET OLD | Friedman, Dan | 978-0-312-60693-0 | HC
  • THE VIPER | Östlundh, Håkan | 978-0-312-64232-7 | HC
  • THE LOCK ARTIST | Hamilton, Steve | 978-0-312-69695-5 | TP
  • THE LAST CHILD | Hart, John | 978-0-312-64236-5 | TP

THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE | King, Laurie R. | 978-0-312-42736-8 | TP

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AAP Sneak Peek Success!

AAP Sneak Peek Success!

Yesterday's AAP Librarians' Sneak Peek Book Preview was the perfect way to spend a rainy Wednesday!

Of the titles I presented (see below), THE INQUISITOR, THREATS, TRIGGERED, and MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND prompted the strongest audience reactions (mostly ooo's, ewww's, and oh my's!). Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag: #aapbookbuzz!

Macmillan's Titles:
  • LOVE IN A NUTSHELL | Evanovich, Janet | 978-0-312-65131-2 
  • COME HOME | Scottoline, Lisa | 978-0-312-38082-3 
  • HOME FRONT | Hannah, Kristin | 978-0-312-57720-9
  • ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART | Green, Jane | 978-0-312-59182-3 
  • THE INQUISITOR | Smith, Mark Allen | 978-0-8050-9426-8
  • AVAILABLE DARK | Hand, Elizabeth | 978-0-312-58594-5
  • HEART OF A KILLER | Rosenfelt, David | 978-0-312-59837-2
  • ASHES TO DUST | Sigurdardottir, Yrsa | 978-0-312-64174-0; 978-1-250-00493-2
  • CLOUDLAND | Olshan, Joseph | 978-1-250-00017-0
  • THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE | Renner, James | 978-0-374-20095-4
  • THREATS | Gray, Amelia | 978-0-374-53307-6
  • THE CAT SITTER’S PAJAMAS | Clement, Blaize | 978-0-312-64313-3
  • NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT | Babson, Marian | 978-0-312-33240-2
  • GYPSY BOY | Walsh, Mikey | 978-0-312-62208-4 (YA crossover)
  • TRIGGERED | Wortmann, Fletcher | 978-0-312-62210-7 (YA crossover)
  • THE STARBOARD SEA | Dermont, Amber | 978-0-312-64280-8 (YA crossover)
  • HEMLOCK GROVE | McGreevy, Brian | 978-0-374-53291-8 (YA crossover)
  • JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY | Mignola, Mike | 978-0-312-64473-4 (YA crossover)
  • MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND | Hale, Shannon | 978-1-60819-625-8
  • THE DARKENING FIELD | Ryan, William | 978-0-312-58651-5
  • CHILDREN OF WRATH | Grossman, Paul | 978-0-312-60191-1

BOOKS FOR TEENS | See info under Books for Teens

There should be a partial recording of the event out soon (unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties near the end), so stay tuned!

We owe a big thanks to Becca of the AAP and Erica at Random House for putting the event together and to all the librarians that came out and joined us!

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BookExpo America 2011 Events Schedule

BookExpo America 2011 Events Schedule

BEA 2011! May 24-26, Booth #3352

BEA 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:
THE SUMMER WITHOUT MEN by Siri Hustvedt
GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

10 - 11am: The Great Readalike. If You Like This…You’ll LOVE That!
Presented by AAP and Library Journal
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Our TxLA 2011 Schedule!

Our TxLA 2011 Schedule!

The TxLA 2011 Annual Conference is almost upon us! April 13th through the 15th you'll find Talia and I talking books in our booth, #2119. Stop by and say, howdy! 

We also have the scoop on a few book signings and panels we think you'll want to add to your planners:

Wednesday, April 13th: 

10:15am: C.C. Hunter will sign BORN AT MIDNIGHT in our booth #2119. 

1:00pm: Jonathan Maberry will sign THE KING OF PLAGUES in the Follett Library Resources booth #1441.

2:00pm: "Adult Book Buzz" panel in which Talia highlights her favorite forthcoming titles (room 16AB, Level 4, convention center).

Thursday, April 14th: 

2:00pm: "Authors of Adult Mysteries" panel moderated by Talia with speaker Jason Goodwin (AN EVIL EYE) (Ballroom E, Level 4, convention center).

2:00pm: David Levithan will sign THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY in our booth #2119.

Friday, April 15th: 

8:00am: "Lariat List Adult Services Author Session Breakfast" with speaker Linda Castillo (BREAKING SILENCE) at the Hilton Downtown (500 East 4th Street). Ticket purchase required

10am: "Beyond Earth's Boundaries" panel with speaker Jonathan Maberry (room 19AB, Level 4, convention center). He will do a second signing of THE KING OF PLAGUES, as well.

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The Books I Buzzed

The Books I Buzzed

Please check out the titles I talked about, both in D.C. and N.Y.C. Thanks again for attending, and please come back (with your friends!) next year. And if you didn't make it, enjoy the titles and I hope to see you next time around!

A special shout out to the AAP and Chris Vaccari of Sterling Publishing for organizing the events!

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Nancy Pearl’s “Book Buzz” @ PLA 2010 – Talia’s PICKS!

Nancy Pearl’s “Book Buzz” @ PLA 2010 – Talia’s PICKS!

My dear librarians,

Here are the titles that I'll be highlighting next Wednesday, during Nancy Pearl's "Book Buzz" session at the Public Library Association's National Conference in Portland.  (Either click on the images above or on the links below.) [...]

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