The Book Group (show) Must Go On

If you’re going to ALA you don’t want to miss Book Group Therapy: How to Repair, Revamp and Revitalize Your Book Group on Sunday, June 29, 10:30am-12,  in the Disneyland Hotel, the Disneyland North BR.

Which do you want first? The good news or the bad news? Bad news? Okay, the guest speaker is unable to attend. Good news is, you’ll be getting a top-notch panel of book group experts.

Due to unforeseen circumstances “book group expert and action figure,” Nancy Pearl, has had to bow out. However, get a gander at the understudies: Megan McArdle will be discussing the results from a national survey taken by RUSA CODES Readers’ Advisory Committee regarding book group behavior, title selection, and “challenging book group members”; Sharron Smith will talk about Book Group CPR; Andrew Smith (no relation) will wax poetic on WRL’s Gab Bags; Julie Elliott‘s theme is BGOC (Book Groups on Campus); Michelle Boisvenue-Fox will cover thematic books groups (avoiding the Oprah titles), which will please David Wright just before he launches into his tap dance musings on “why guys don’t do book groups.”

It’s a smorgasbord of talent and information.


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Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands. Follow her on Twitter at @MarianLiberryan.

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