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Bookends at #ALAMW19

Bookends at #ALAMW19

Cindy & Lynn: We’ve been attending ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings regularly since 2000, but we’ve each missed at least one. We were awed to learn that Booklist‘s Editor & Publisher Bill Ott achieved his eightieth straight ALA while in Seattle last week—40 years without missing even one. This one was special as it […]

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Booklist Goes to Midwinter
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Booklist Goes to Midwinter

Hey, Midwinter attendees! In one short week, we here at Booklist will be heading to Seattle for ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. Catch us at booth #815, where you can score Booklist buttons, Book Club Central pins, sweet temporary tattoos, and tiny chocolate versions of this year’s Carnegie shortlist titles. We’ll also be hosting flash giveaways all weekend long; two times a day, […]

Exciting 2018 Youth Books: Ready, Set, GO!

Exciting 2018 Youth Books: Ready, Set, GO!

Lynn: Forget the Julian, the Mayan, and even the Fiscal calendars. For Cindy and me, the calendar year runs from ALA Midwinter Meetings to Midwinter Meetings. We are just back, loaded with exciting new 2018 books, and ready to read them. It’s going to be a great year for youth books, trust me! Here are […]

ALA Euphoria

ALA Euphoria

Lynn and Cindy: We are back from the inspiring ALA Midwinter Meetings in Atlanta and beginning to catch up on sleep and work. During that historical moment, it was perfect to be with so many like-minded people. Suffice it to say, the word “march” turned out to be a major theme that weekend. The Youth Media […]

What We Brought Back – and Tried to Bring Back – from ALA

What We Brought Back – and Tried to Bring Back – from ALA

Cindy: ALA in San Francisco (#alaac15) on the weekend of the Pride Parade and the SCOTUS ruling supporting marriage equality made for a special trip. The mood was giddy, the faces were smiling, and the costumes were fabulous. Now let’s work for equality in everything. Seeing a photo of Boy Scouts marching in the parade […]

Bookends is San Francisco Bound!

Bookends is San Francisco Bound!

Lynn and Cindy: Bookends is San Francisco bound for ALA Annual 2015! Woo hoo! Forgive our giddiness, but we LOVE going to the ALA conferences. Masses of book people, news about new books, free galleys of new books, old friends, time spent talking books with masses of book people, great program sessions, fun book events, […]

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

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

New 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 […]