April 5th through 9th, Booklist will be in Denver for our favorite biennial public library conference: PLA! Booklist booth swag has hit a Rocky Mountain high, if we don’t say so ourselves, with the brilliant book-love-proclaiming buttons and stickers at right. Come grab yours, along with complimentary issues of April 1 Booklist and April Book Links, at booth #1633. We’ll also be offering half off new Booklist subscriptions—that’s just $73/year—and demo-ing our new digital edition. We would love the chance to say hello!
If you can make it to booth #1633 on the afternoon of Thursday, April 7, you’re in for not one, but two treats:
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Author Interviews
Thursday, April 7, 2–3 p.m.
Adult Books editor Donna Seaman will chat with 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence fiction winner Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer) and nonfiction finalist Helen Macdonald (H is for Hawk) about their books. Both authors will sign copies of their books after the joint interview.
Booklist’s Mystery Author Meet and Greet
Thursday, April 7, 3:30–5 p.m.
We’re thrilled to welcome 11 new and beloved mystery authors to the Booklist booth. Come mingle, sip and snack with: Alison Gaylin (What Remains of Me); Emily Littlejohn (Inherit the Bones); Kevin Wolf (The Homeplace); Steve Hamilton (The Second Life of Nick Mason); Blake Crouch (Dark Matter); Swan Huntley (We Could Be Beautiful); Alexandra Oliva (The Last One); Keith McCafferty (Buffalo Jump Blues); Stephanie Barron (Jane and the Waterloo Map); Brenda Novak (The Secrets She Kept); and Heather Gudenkauf (Missing Pieces).
And Booklist gets out, too! Don’t miss these beyond-the-booth events, which are sure to be stellar:
Book Buzz: Presented by Booklist
Wednesday, April 6, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 1–2
Hear representatives from HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, and W. W. Norton talk about some of the best upcoming books for adults, in conversation with Donna Seaman, Booklist Adult Books Editor.
Top 5 of the Nonfiction 5
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10:45–11:45 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Room 102/104/106
Attend this nonfiction readers’ advisory program, and you’ll walk away with a go-to list of books and authors five of the most popular nonfiction areas for leisure readers. Panelists include Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist‘s Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach, and Booklist contributors Kaite Mediatore Stover and Craig Clark, among others!
Beyond Bad Covers, Poor Copyediting and Questionable Content: How to Deal with the Self-Publishing Onslaught
Friday, April 8, 2016, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Room 601/603/605/607
More than 400,000 books are self-published every year; learn more about self-publishing trends, and what they mean for your library, in this lively panel discussion which will feature Booklist Executive Editor Keir Graff.