Exhibits for this year’s Public Library Association (PLA) conference open at 4 p.m. next Wednesday in Indianapolis. Will you be there? Booklist editors Bill Ott, Gillian Engberg, Brad Hooper, Donna Seaman, Rebecca Vnuk, Ilene Cooper, Joyce Saricks, and Keir Graff (that’s me) will be. Demands on your time will be many, but we hope you’ll make room on your schedule for few of the following fine events:
Mystery Author Meet & Greet. Join Booklist editors and mystery authors Walter Mosley, Peter Swanson, Ben H. Winters (and more!) for wine, cheese, and a little mystery! Thursday, March 13, 3:30–5 p.m., Booklist booth #1717.
Under the Radar: Good Reading You May Have Missed. Adult Books editor Brad Hooper joins a panel to discuss not-to-be-missed historical fiction. Thursday, March 13, 10:45 a.m.–12 p.m., Indiana Convention Center, Wabash Ballroom 1.
Association of American Publishers’ Young Adult Crossover Panel. Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg moderates a panel with authors Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, Eliot Schrefer, and Gene Luen Yang. Signings to follow. Thursday, March 13, 10:45a.m.–12p.m., JW Marriott Indianapolis, White River Ballroom.
Top 5 of the Nonfiction 5. Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk joins a panel to discuss popular nonfiction for leisure readers. Friday, March 14, 10:45 a.m.–12 p.m., Indiana Convention Center, Wabash Ballroom 1.
Doing Time with Sisters In Crime. Audio editor Joyce Saricks joins a panel to discuss trends in crime fiction. Friday, March 14, 2–3:15 p.m., Indiana Convention Center, Wabash Ballroom 1.
Let’s Discuss Book Discussions. Rebecca Vnuk joins a panel to discuss book groups. Friday, March 14, 4:15–5:15 p.m., Indiana Convention Center, Room 244-245.
And, naturally, having read Joyce’s latest column, “RA at PLA,” I’m sure you’re planning to drop by our booth (an easy to remember #1717), business card in hand, to tell us which titles have been getting the most buzz. We’ll publish the results on this very blog. While you’re there, get your complimentary copies of Booklist and Book Links—and, if you need a new subscription, we’ll be happy to help out.