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This live chat has now ended. Replay it, below, to get to know author Tom Sweterltisch and his first novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, coming in July (digital review copies available on NetGalley and Edelweiss), which Stewart O’Nan calls, “rich, absorbing, relentlessly inventive.”
To get free galleys of forthcoming books by debut authors, join Penguin’s First Flights program here.
The AAP has just announced its roster of events exclusively for librarians, to be held at the upcoming Book Expo America, which runs Wednesday, May 28, through Saturday, May 31.
Below are those that require advance registration. Fellow procrastinators — don’t wait. BEA events are selling out fast (both LJ ‘s Day of Dialog and SLJ‘s are already sold out, before the full line-up of panelists have been announced).
Details on all eight programs are here BEA 2014 — AAP Events for Librarians. Below are those that require registration:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH, 6:30 pm.
Eighth Annual BookExpo America Adult Librarians’ Dinner
Co-hosted by AAP and LibraryReads
Yale Club, NYC (52 Vanderbilt Avenue, Grand Ballroom
We are particularly excited about this one because it’s hosted by one of our favorite reviewers, Maureen Corrigan of NPR’s Fresh Air and because it features the author of a book that’s been getting GalleyChat buzz, Joel Dicker, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (Penguin Books, 5/27). Full list of authors here – BEA 2014 Adult Librarian Dinner Invitation.
Register your interest to attend HERE. AAP will confirm if they are able to meet your request.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH, 7:00 pm.
Third Annual BookExpo America Children’s Librarians’ Dinner
Co-hosted by AAP and School Library Journal
Princeton Club of New York (15 W. 43rd Street, James Madison Ballroom)
The panel of seven authors includes John Rocco, author of the 2012 Caldecott Honor Book, Black Out. His forthcoming book is Blizzard (Disney/Hyperion, 10/28) and B.J. Novack, who has recently been moonlighting as an author. He will publish his first book for kids this fall, which will, of course, be non-traditional, The Book with No Pictures, (Penguin Young Readers/Dial, 9/30). Full list of authors here — Third Annual BookExpo America Children’s Librarians’ Dinner Invitation.
Please register your interest to attend HERE, AAP will confirm if they are able to meet your request.
THURSDAY, MAY 28TH, 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm.
Annual BEA Librarians Author Lunch
Jacob K. Javits Center, Room 1E12-13
Features a hot group of authors, including Deborah Harkness, Garth Stein, and Kathy Reichs,. Full list here — BEA 2014 AAP Adult Librarian Lunch Invitation.
Please register your interest to attend HERE,. AAP will confirm if they are able to meet your request.
The chat has now ended, you can read it below.
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There’s still time to reserve your free tickets to hear Andrea Davis Pinkney give this year’s Arbuthnot Lecture on Saturday, May 3rd at the University of Minnesota.
RSVP here, or by calling 612-626-9182.
An accompanying exhibit, Rejoice the Legacy! is open through May 14, 2014.
Wednesday’s Live Chat is with the author of Deep Winter (more information here).
Below, listen to Nora’s audio interview with Samuel.
Click below to read the chat:
World Book Night, April 23rd, 2014, marks the third year that volunteer givers in U.S. will hand out half a million free paperbacks. The list of this year’s titles, announced last night, includes a wide range of books with broad appeal, from older classics to recent releases, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and YA titles, two in large type and one that is available in both English and Spanish.
One of the titles is Eleanor Brown’s The Weird Sisters, (Penguin/Einhorn), a librarian favorite for the sisters’ motto, “There is no problem a library card can’t solve.” (THAT would make a great sticker for all the books).
Click here to download our spreadsheet of all the titles, with information on alternate formats.
Applications are now open to become a volunteer giver.
Below is a slideshow of images from last year’s event:
One of today’s chat participants noted “I’m a long-time lover of fantasy; this book has gone onto my list of keepers–books you read more than once. Am thrilled there will be more!”
Read more, below:
Modeled on the ABA’s successful IndieNext program, LibraryReads is a monthly list of the top ten newly-released titles that libraries around the country love and plan to promote to their readers. Developed by a grassroots group of librarians, the program is being announced at the ALA Annual conference in Chicago this weekend.
Let’s prove how effective libraries are in helping readers discover books.
In which she reveals that she doesn’t watch Downton Abbey.
The interview airs this Sunday.
Oprah’s interview appears on OWN network’s Super Soul Sunday, this week, February 3, at 11 a.m. ET/PT.
Promo for the show also promises “OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2.0 NEWS!” which may mean the announcement of a new title.
A taste of Oprah’s interview below:
If you weren’t a member of the sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall for John Green and brother Hank’s appearance Tuesday night, you can watch it here (take the advice to “Skip to the beginning of the show,” which is about 3 minutes in to the video):
The New York Times reviewed the show, saying it “…had the polish of a really good high school talent night, but the audience members…lapped up every minute.”
If you’ve wondered what it’s like to be in the midst of the world’s largest book fair (featuring over 7,000 exhibitors in multiple buildings), the New Yorker gives a good impression of it:
The Frankfurt Book Fair, which took place in Germany last week, feels like an airport (gift shops, people movers, high ceilings, ample bathrooms, the anxiety of missing something), except you can’t go anywhere.
And, in a description that could be applied to an ALA show floor, “Little separates the book fair from a tech fair,” but with a different twist:
The juxtaposition of game giants with paper products seemed an accurate—if slightly disorienting—reflection of today’s publishing landscape. The book publishers are doing digital products and the video-game makers are doing books.
Tellingly, the story focuses on the technology and not the books.