At BEA, Mornings Are Eclectic

Imagine Philippa Gregory on a dais with Magic Johnson, Alec Baldwin and Andre Dubus III. That’s the unlikely, but intriguing combination for the Saturday (May 31) BEA Book & Author Breakfast.

BEA has just announced the full lineup of speakers for the major events. Tickets will be available beginning March 5, on the BEA site.


Continuing its successful effort to increase librarian attendance, BEA is again “librarian friendly” (gone are the days of skulking around wearing an “other” badge).

Even if you don’t plan to attend the show, the speaker lineup offers a glimpse of some of the major books on tap for Summer and Fall ’08:


Lewis Black
Me of Little Faith

  • Hardcover:$23.95
  • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (June 3, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1594489947
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594489945

Black will be the main attraction at the Saturday night benefit for American Booksellers Foundation For FreeExpression (ABFFE)


Thomas L. Friedman
Green Is the New Red, White, and Blue:

American’s Mission in a World That Is Hot, Flat, and Crowded

  • Hardcover: $24.00
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (August 19, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0374166854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374166854

Friedman is Conference Keynote Speaker on Friday


Below are forthcoming titles by breakfast and lunch speakers, arranged by publication date:


Andre Dubus III

The Garden of Last Days

  • Hardcover:$24.95
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton (June 2, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0393041654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393041651


Richard Engel

War Journal

  • Hardcover:$28.00
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416563040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416563044


Robert Crais

Untitled Elvis Cole Novel

  • Hardcover:$25.95
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0743281640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743281645


Markos Moulitsas Zuniga,
Taking on the System:

Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era

  • Hardcover:$23.95
  • Publisher: Penguin/Celebra (September 2, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0451225198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451225191

Zuniga is the owner and major blogger for The Daily Kos


John Hodgman

More Information Than You Require

  • Hardcover: $24.00
  • Publisher: Penguin/Riverhead (October, 2008)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-525-95034-9

Publisher description: The bestselling author of The Areas of My Expertise — also known as The Daily Show’s “resident Expert” and the PC in the iconic Mac ads–picks up exactly where his first book left off. Exactly.


Dennis Lehane
The Given Day

  • Hardcover:$26.95
  • Publisher: William Morrow (September 23, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0688163181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688163181

Jon Krakauer

The Hero

  • Hardcover:$26.00
  • Publisher: Doubleday (October 14, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0385522266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385522267


Azar Nafisi

Things I’ve Been Silent About:

A Memoir of Family

  • Hardcover: $26.00
  • Publisher: Random House (November 4, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1400063612
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400063611


Magic Johnson

Magic Moves:

32 Lessons on How to Be an All-Star in Business

  • Hardcover: $25.95
  • Publisher: Crown Business, (projected date 12/30/08)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-609-60828-0


Alec Baldwin

A Promise to Ourselves:

A Journey Through Divorce and Fatherhood

  • Publisher: St. Martin’s (January, 2009)


The following authors have also been announced, but we do not have bibliographic information on their titles yet:

Michael Moore, author of an as yet untitled work (Grand Central)
Christopher Buckley, Supreme Courtship: A Novel (Twelve)
Michael Connelly, The Brass Verdict (Little, Brown)
Ted Turner, Call Me Ted (Grand Central)

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