We’ve already urged you to sign up for the free AAP/LibraryReads programs (two names alone should entice you — Rainbow Rowell and Ransom Riggs). We hear there are still a few spots open, but hurry, seating is limited.
Also available — save money by buying advance tickets for the United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea on Mon., Jan 27. Speakers include Sue Monk Kidd, the author of the latest Oprah pick, The Invention of Wings, (Penguin/Viking; Penguin Audio; Thorndike), as well as Lisa Scottoline and Laura Lippman.
The other author programs (see ALA’s highlights) do not require advance reservations and include several big names, such as National Book Award winner, James McBride, Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick (his new book, The Good Luck of Right Now is coming from Harper on Feb. 11) and Brian Floca, author of one of the best picture books of the year, Locomotive. (S&S/Atheneum).