Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

FREE TICKETS For the Arbuthnot Lecture

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

There’s still time to reserve your free tickets to hear Andrea Davis Pinkney give this year’s Arbuthnot Lecture 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.

More details on each, here – Arbuthnot press release.

YA GalleyChat — #ewyagc

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Our next YA GalleyChat will be held on Tuesday, May 20. Join us, any time between 5 to 6 Eastern (4:30 for virtual cocktails).

GalleyChat Tues, April 1

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

This month’s GalleyChat has ended. Please join us for our next chat, Tuesday, May 6, 4 to 5 p.m. EDT (3:30 for virtual cocktails).

Live Chat with Debut Author
Celeste Ng,

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Our Live Chat has concluded. To sign up for the program and join future chats, go to the Penguin Debut Authors Program.

(more information here).


Watch Celeste’s video message for Librarians.

Live Chat with Debut Author Samuel Gailey

Wednesday, February 12th, 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:


YA GalleyChat, Jan. 21

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

After the jump, below, you’ll find a Storified version of our most recent YA GalleyChat, filled with titles to look for at Midwinter.

Join us for the next YA GalleyChat on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Eastern, (4:30 for virtual cocktails)

Our next adult GalleyChat is on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern, (3:30 for virtual cocktails). More details on how to join each here.


World Book Night Titles Announced

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

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:

Live On-Line Chat with Emily Croy Barker

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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:

LibraryReads — Recommend Your Favorites

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Library-Reads-LogoA program that brings together and highlights the work of  library staff  to promote books, both in person and online, launches this fall.

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.

To make this work, we need you to join the effort. Please go to to learn how you can become involved.

Let’s prove how effective libraries are in helping readers discover books.

YA GalleyChat Today; #ewyagc

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Chat has ended — please join us for the next one, on June 18, 4 to 5 p.m., Eastern.

Live On-Line Chat with Anton DiSclafani

Monday, May 13th, 2013

GalleyChat Today (4 to 5 p.m., ET — 3:30 for Virtual Cocktails)

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Maggie Smith on 60 MINUTES

Friday, February 15th, 2013

In which she reveals that she doesn’t watch Downton Abbey.

The interview airs this Sunday.

Oprah Interviews Ayana This Sunday

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Ayana MathisUSA Today leads up to Oprah’s interview with Ayana Matthis, the author of her latest Book Club 2.0 pick, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, (RH/Knopf), with one of their own (click through for video).

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:

Nerdfighters At Carnegie Hall

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

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.”