ALA Midwinter: Graphic Novels, TV Hosts, Free Books, and More from Booklist!

Likely StoriesNew Year’s resolutions are either solidly underway or completely forgotten; we recently celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day; and hefty blue trunks line the halls of the American Library Association. All this can mean only one thing: the ALA Midwinter Meeting is upon us! We’re thrilled to be hosting fabulous readers and lovely librarians in our beautiful, albeit frigid, hometown, and we sincerely hope you can find time in your hectic conference schedule to stop by the Booklist booth (#4420). If you’ve been banned from the Exhibit Floor by roommates, partners, or co-workers who feel you’re “hoarding” ARCs, then at least be sure to attend the Booklist/ERT Author Forum—an incredible lineup you won’t want to miss!

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Attend the Booklist/ERT Author Forum. Four acclaimed graphic novel authors and artists—Cece Bell, Françoise Mouly, Jeff Smith and Gene Luen Yang—join Booklist‘s graphic-novel editor, Sarah Hunter, and Eva Volin, supervising children’s librarian for the Alameda Free Library, to dig into graphic novels on Friday, January 30 from 4–5:15 p.m. at McCormick Place West, W375b/Skyline.hirsi_ali_160x160

Attend the Arthur Curley Memorial LectureAuthor Ayaan Hirsi Ali will be in conversation with Booklist adult books senior editor Donna Seaman on Saturday, January 31 from 4–5 p.m. at McCormick Place West, W375b/Skyline.

Meet Well Read hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Ann Gwinn. Fans of the popular public TV series can meet Tazioli and Gwinn  in the Booklist booth (#4420) on Saturday, January 31, from 1:30–3 p.m.Untitled-1

Win a $100 gift certificate to the ALA Store. We want your feedback! Stop by the booth (#4420) to take our 5-minute survey, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 ALA Store gift certificate good for use at the conference or online. Schwing!

Pick up your complimentary copies of Booklist and Book Links. Avail yourself of the Editors’ Choice and Lasting Connections issues of your favorite readers’ advisory and collection development resource. (Booklist booth #4420.)

Get a free ALA Editions book. Sign up for a Booklist subscription at Midwinter and Booklist_300NEWtake home a free copy of Booklist’s 1,000 Best Young Adult Books Since 2000 or The Back Page. With 22 Booklist and 4 Book Links print issues, plus 24/7 Booklist Online access, and your ALA Editions book, you’ll be a readers’-advisory guru for just $147.50. (Booklist booth #4420.)

Unlock your access to Booklist Online. Already a Booklist subscriber? Stop by the booth so you can unlock your access to Booklist Online—an incredible archive of our reviews and features. (Booklist booth #4420.)

Looking forward to seeing you!catsocks

And remember: never underestimate the power of long underwear and double socks when stepping out in Chicago.

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Katharine served as Booklist’s Marketing Director from 2013 - 2016. She is a bike rider, violin player, craft beer drinker, and cat lover and reviews for Booklist.

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