Spring Sneak Peeks

If you are in the NY tri-state area, you have an opportunity to hear several publishers present their titles in a special buzz program created just for librarians.

It’s also an opportunity to hear Marilyn Johnson talk about her forthcoming title, This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, (Harper; Feb, 2010; 9780061431609), which does for the library profession what Malcolm Gladwell did for the theory of memetics in The Tipping Point.

[UPDATE: The first chapter is now available online — click here.]

Below is the full program. To request a seat, please email Marilyn Schuermann, AAP Trade Libraries committee (seating is limited).

The Association of American Publishers’ Libraries Committee

Cordially Invites You to Our Premier

LIBRARIANS’ SPRING 2010 SNEAK PREVIEW

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Random House, Louis L’Amour Room, 14th Floor

1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets

New York City

12:00 – 1:00 pm WELCOME & AUTHOR LUNCH

Marilyn Johnson, author of This Book Is Overdue (HarperCollins) welcomes you – her favorite protagonists of her forthcoming book – to our afternoon event!

1:00 – 2:00 pm NONFICTION PICKS THAT KEEP IT REAL

From memoirs and cookbooks to self-help and all-you-need-to-know business books, hear from McGraw-Hill, Hachette Book Group, Perseus Books Group, and W. W. Norton, on what nonfiction titles they’re excited about for the forthcoming season and hear their behind-the-scenes secrets why!

2:00 – 2:30 pm           BREAK

Featuring the delightful culinary creations of Jim Lahey, author of My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work No-Knead Method (W.W. Norton).

2:30 – 3:30 pm           FICTION THAT KEEPS US BELIEVING

From the latest in mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, get a sneak peak at the newest unearthly fiends you’ll want on your shelves this spring from Macmillan, HarperCollins, Random House and Workman.

3:30 pm – 4 pm BREAK

4 pm – 4:45 pm WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE NOT EXPECTING

You don’t want to miss hearing from John Wiley & Sons, Penguin Group USA, and Sterling, talk about their unexpected upcoming favorites in this wildcard book buzz covering a horizon of topical favorites you’d never even think of!

4:45 pm                      CLOSING REMARKS

Talia Ross, Director of Library Marketing, Adult Trade, Macmillan

Raffle prize drawing for the 25th anniversary edition of Kevin Zraly’s Windows On the World Complete Wine Course Wine Journal, 2009 American Wine Guide, picnic bag complete with 2 bottles of wine, and a gift certificate for one to a future class. Presented by Chris Vaccari, Sterling Publishing.

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