The Macmillan Library team is officially headed to Seattle for ALA Midwinter 2019! We hope to see you in our booth #810 or at one of our many events! You can check out our full conference schedule here. Happy conference, everyone! […]
The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards and Macmillan has a strong showing! Best Science Fiction Novel COMPANY TOWN by Madeline Ashby DEATH’S END by Cixin Liu LAST YEAR by Robert Charles Wilson Best Fantasy Novel ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by […]
On Sunday, many of you will be watching to see whether the Seattle Seahawks can top the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Even the Seattle and Denver libraries are duking it out on Twitter in the #ReadingBowl! (Tweet what you're reading with the hashtags #ReadingBowl and #SEAReads or #DENreads to play along.)
But some of us don't care about sports. We only care about cute things and have finally been rewarded with THE KITTEN BOWL!!!
Airing at 12:00 noon/11am Central on the Hallmark Channel, the Kitten Bowl has four adorably furry teams competing on an obstacle course of hurdles, tunnels, hoops, jumps, weave poles, lasers, lures and toys on strings!
Check out the lineup and pick your favorite kitten now! We're loving Feline Manning, Troy Paw-Lamalau, Ferrell Owens, and Catnip. Plus, there's a live Kitten Cam feed on the website so you don't have to miss a minute of feline fun! Meow.
Best of all, each kitten is guaranteed to be adopted into a loving home (no, we didn't adopt ALL of them, as much as we'd like to...).
Enjoy! And if you need more cuteness, there's always that other bowl game...
The 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
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!).
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?
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.
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.
YALSA offers some great advice about walking the exhibit hall like a pro; take a look!