ALA Midwinter 2014 – Sunday events

ALA Midwinter 2014 – Sunday events

ALA Midwinter headerHey hey! It's another beautiful day at ALA Midwinter 2014! There's a lot more great stuff going on, so come visit us in booth #622 and attend these cool events happening today (all are free unless otherwise noted):

Duck the Halls jacket 
Donna Andrews at the Pop Top Mystery Stage

Sunday, January 26th
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
Philadelphia Convention Center | Booth #622

Rainbow Rowell is the New York Times bestselling author of FANGIRL and ELEANOR & PARK and will be signing only copies of those books. Limit one book per person, while supplies last! 

RUSA Book & Media Awards Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, January 26th
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel | Liberty Ballroom B

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).

Hang in there—we're in the home stretch! [...]


More UNSHELVED Readers?! Yes, Please!

More UNSHELVED Readers?! Yes, Please!

Well, well, well. If it isn't another Unshelved reader... Duck!

I just threw a handful of confetti and glitter and ducks at the screen. You're so welc—Uh oh, did I get some in your eye? No wait, you're just tearing up because you've never felt SO welcome at a blog before! We totally understand. 

Whether you're new to this blog, a long time reader, or you clicked on Talia's nose to get here yesterday and wanted to click on my nose today, we're glad you're here! (And if you don't know what I'm going on about, check out the banner ad/masterpiece running over the Unshelved comics this week.)

Like yesterday, we encourage you to browse through our recent posts, take a peek at our digital catalogs, and sign up for our Booklist webinar.

But wait there's more! We have yet another giveaway! And this time it's just the type of bloody thriller that you can't get Talia to stop reading...

unselved you can't

We have a small stack of hardcover copies of THE NIGHTMARE by the absurdly charming pseudonymous Swedish writing couple, Lars Kepler!

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended!

Want one? Introduce yourself in an e-mail (to: that includes your name, the library you work for, and the full mailing address where you would like to receive the book. 

Best, (No, you're the best!)
Talia & Ali