MidWinter Galley Grab

If you have time to hunt down just one galley at MidWinter, go directly to HarperCollins’ booth (#1403) for This Book is OverDue! And, overdue it is; finally, a book written for a general audience that gives librarians the respect we deserve and recognizes how important, rather than irrelevant, we are in the digital age.

We just learned the book is being featured in the February issue of O the Oprah Magazine, saying it shows that “today’s librarians make it their mission to rescue us from chaos, managing the information overload that saps our souls” and that the author “celebrates [librarians] who risk prosecution by refusing to let government officials invade our privacy…”

The author, Marilyn Johnson will also be signing at the Harper booth on Monday, from 11:30 to 12:30 and will appear at the ALTAFF Author Tea from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Monday (Hyatt Regency; Grand Ballroom).

This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
Marilyn Johnson
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2010-02-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061431605 / 9780061431609

What else should you look for? Of course, you’ll be stalking galleys from your favorite authors, but it’s even more valuable to stay ahead of the curve by picking up some debut authors. Here’s just a few to tempt you:

The Postmistress
Sarah Blake
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam – (2010-02-09)
ISBN / EAN: 0399156194 / 9780399156199

USA Today recently covered this debut in their “Book Buzz” column, noting that Kathryn Stockett, author of the continuing sleeper success, The Help calls it, “A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel that I’m telling everyone to read.” The author will be signing at the Penguin booth, #1324, Sunday, 1:30 to 2:30


The Passage
Justin Cronin
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books – (2010-06-08)
ISBN / EAN: 0345504968 / 9780345504968

We noted earlier that Ballantine is pinning big hopes on this book for the summer. The author will be featured at the Random House booth during the Spotlight on Adult Lit., Saturday, 2 to 4.


Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel
Beth Hoffman
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult – (2010-01-12)
ISBN / EAN: 0670021393 / 9780670021390

Another title we covered earlier, this is the inaugural pick for the Sam’s Club Book Club and we’re hearing rapturous responses from early readers. The author  will be featured at the Penguin booth, #1324 during the Spotlight on Adult Lit., Saturday, 2 to 4.

2 Responses to “MidWinter Galley Grab”

  1. The Brain Lair Says:

    Are there any YA titles out there you are looking for? And would you pick up some for me…:)

  2. Marge Loch-Wouters Says:

    Thank you for the heads up..I have been following Marilyn’s interviews on Youtube and wanted to meet her and see (as in read!) the book. And now both dreams come true. Boston ALA here I come!