Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

LiveChat Today with CIRCUS MIRANDUS Author, Cassie Beasley

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Our live chat has now ended. Read the archived version below.

Live Blog Live Chat with Cassie Beasley: CIRCUS MIRANDUS

YA (and MG) GalleyChat

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

This month’s YA & MG GalleyChat has ended. Join us for the next one, Tuesday, April 21, 5 to 6 p.m. EDT (virtual cocktails served at 4:30).

GalleyChat, Tues. March 3

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

This month’s GalleyChat has now ended. Join us for the next one, Tuesday, April 7, 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern (3:30 for virtual cocktails). PLEASE NOTE: We will have sprung ahead to DAYLIGHT time by then so make adjustments for your own time zone.

Penguin Young Readers Live Chat

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Below is the most recent chat from the Penguin Young Readers Author Program. To become a member of the program, sign up here.


Live Chat, TODAY, 4 to 5 p.m. EDT

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

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.


Sign Up NOW for Author Events At Book Expo

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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

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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)

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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

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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.

Live Chat With Laura Marx Fitzgerald, UNDER THE EGG

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The chat has now ended, you can read it below.

Join us to receive galleys and get to know new authors. If you are not already a member, you can sign up here: Penguin Young Readers program


FREE TICKETS For the Arbuthnot Lecture

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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.

More information here.

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:


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.

Live On-Line Chat with Anton DiSclafani

Monday, May 13th, 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.