Librarians “Shout ‘n Share” Their Favorite BEA Picks!

Librarians “Shout ‘n Share” Their Favorite BEA Picks!

Happy Monday, friends!  For those of you who couldn't make it to BEA (sniff), here's what your librarian pals found on the show floor to  shout ‘n share about:

King County Library System's Alene Moroni loved Kate Forsyth's historical novel BITTER GREENS.

New York Public Library/Bookops's Charlene Rue was captivated by Eula Biss' ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation.

Douglas "Books for Dudes" Lord was really excited about Kim Zupan's gritty Western mystery THE PLOUGHMEN.

Library Journal's Henrietta Verma picked Ursula Archer's geocaching murder mystery FIVE, and said that it satisfied her love of both mysteries and maps.
She also recommended John Scalzi's latest sci-fi gem, LOCK IN

Baltimore County Public Library's Jamie Watson called out Susan Strecker's NIGHT BLINDNESS and said it's the perfect book for Nicholas Sparks fans. 

Alene and Jamie both applauded Kate Funk's BEST CAT BOOK EVER! Cat + Costume = What's not to love?


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Monday Fun Day! (6/10/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (6/10/2013 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians! 

- We hope you got the chance to properly celebrate National Doughnut Day last Friday. If not, it's not too late. Any day can be National Doughnut Day if you want it to be! Just get yourself some torus-shaped deep-fried dough and GO. TO. TOWN. Our recommended reading pairing: Jessica Beck's Donut Shop Mysteries.

- EarlyWord posted the full list of titles mentioned at the 4th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share panel on their site with a nice description of the panel, so if you didn't get to BEA, those are the books your colleagues wanted to be sure you knew about. 

The titles mentioned that are published and distributed by Macmillan:

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon
LADIES' NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews
HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame
GOOD AS GONE by Douglas Corleone
PERV by Jese Bering

indie next pick- As a follow up note: we just found out that FLAT WATER TUESDAY is a June Indie Next Pick alongside ON SAL MAL LANE by Ru Freeman (we will have finished copies of this one in booth #2103 in Chicago!).

- Shelf Awareness reviewed Steve Hamilton's latest Alex McKnight novel, LET IT BURN. They said,

"Hamilton's previous McKnight books were steeped in the lonely ethos of [Michigan's Upper Peninsula], but he may be even more successful in his rendering of today's broken Detroit as we follow the tenacious McKnight past boarded-up mansions, graffitied railroad bridges and trash-strewn yards. It doesn't make a pretty picture, but LET IT BURN may be Hamilton's best novel yet."

Nice! Now let's get this week started!




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Monday Fun Day! (6/3/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (6/3/2013 Edition)

Happy post-BEA Monday!

*cue everyone collapsing into a pile and catnapping for a week.*

We're almost at the end of this year's frenzied conference season, so let's wrap up our BookExpo adventures and get you back in gear for ALA Annual.

BookExpo America:

First of all, a huge thanks to all of the happy librarians who joined us for dinner on Wednesday at the AAP's Annual BEA Librarians Dinner with Erica Jong, the author of FEAR OF FLYING (40th Anniversary Edition), and also on Thursday at the AAP's BEA Librarians Author Lunch with Louise Penny, author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels (pictured below)! We had a great time and we hope you were entertained and well-fed for your other panels and show floor expeditions. Please join us again next year and spread the word!

louise penny and librariansAlene Moroni and Stephanie Chase (King County Library System) bookending Louise Penny!

And also thank you to everyone who came out to hear me gush about a few of Macmillan's forthcoming  titles at the AAP's Annual Librarians Book Buzz panel. My handout is available for you to download (PDF) and definitely go to to register for e-galley downloads of all of Macmillan's featured BEA titles (expires June 10). Read more about Edelweiss here.

BEA titles

C-SPAN 2 posted the hour-long state of the book industry talk at BookExpo America with Macmillan CEO John Sargent. Watch "Publishing, Bookselling, and the Whole Damn Thing: A Conversation with John Sargent" now.

john Sargent cspan

Finally, EarlyWord will post the full list of titles mentioned at the 4th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share panel. Stay tuned! UPDATE: EarlyWord posted the list here.

American Library Association Annual Convention:

Please take a look at our full schedule posted here and find us during the show at booth 2103!

Texas Library Association Annual Conference:

We're still talking about TxLA?? You betcha. That's because you still have a chance to win a stack of super fine signed books! The deadline to enter is today. Enter now.

Cute Stuff:

As we embark into June let's take a look back over last month's ridiculously smile-worthy cat videos:

cat video


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Monday Fun Day! (6/11/2012 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (6/11/2012 Edition)

We're giving you a totally exclusive, never before seen, behind the scenes look into our twitter feed this week (you lucky librarians, you!). So much good stuff is going on, so instead of paraphrasing, we're serving it all up fresh straight from the tweeters' mouths. Enjoy!

We'll start with some tweets about the 4th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share:





And here are some people we really like tweeting about books we really like:










And here are a few things to read on your lunch break:





And, of course:




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Macmillan Library @ BEA 2012! (booth #3358)

Macmillan Library @ BEA 2012! (booth #3358)

BEA lovesAs you can probably guess we have one foot out the door toward our many exciting BEA events this week. We hope you're planning on joining us for many, if not all of them!

Still working out your schedule? Here's our galley giveaway guide and below is a list of the events that we highly recommend:

Monday, June 4th

The Annual BEA Adult Librarians Dinner
6:30pm, Yale Club (52 Vanderbilt Avenue), Grand Ballroom

This event is by invitation only.

The AAP (Association of American Publishers) and Library Journal bring you the 6th annual swanky dinner event for adult librarians complete with authors, galleys, and delicious food!

Mark Shriver, author of A GOOD MAN: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, will be speaking at the dinner. You can get a preview of his speaking voice by listening to him record the beginning of his audiobook here

Tuesday, June 5th

AAP Annual Librarians Book Buzz (Part I)
2:15pm – 3:30pm, Javits Center, Room 1E16

This is part one of the two-part publishers forthcoming book buzz extravaganza. Publishers include: Consortium Book Group; Hachette Book Group; HarperCollins Publishers; Harlequin; Macmillan(!) and McGraw-Hill. 

View Ali's book buzz handout PDF here!

We also recommend you catch part two of the book buzzes on Wednesday at 2pm in room 1E11.

Wednesday, June 6th

4th Annual Librarian Shout 'n Share
3:30pm – 5:00pm, Javits Center, Room 1E11

The AAP and Library Journal present the best librarian galley finds from the show floor and beyond, with your charming panelists:

Wendy Bartlett, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH
Katie Stover, Kansas City Public Library, MO
Douglas Lord, Library Journal‘s 'Books for Dudes' Columnist
Alene Moroni, King County Public Library, WA
Robin Beerbower, Salem Public Library, OR
Miriam Tuliao, New York Public Library
Host: Barbara A. Genco, Editor, Special Projects, Library Journal

Thursday, June 7th

Ali will be in the Macmillan booth... stop by!
11:00am – 1:00pm, Javits Center, Booth #3358

Talia and Ali will not be in the booth for most of the conference, but here's our handy schedule for when our fellow Macmillionaires will be giving away galleys. 

For more information on these and other events from the AAP see the official BEA AAP event page


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YouTube For You, Too!

YouTube For You, Too!

When you take your snack break today, grab your headphones and hit play!

The opening 10 minutes from the BEA Librarian Shout n Share:

Shout n Share Video

Lesa chatting about some great books we sent her (cat cameo included):

Lesa & Josh


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