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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 […]

“You’ve Got to Be Brave, Brave, Brave”: Carnegie Medalist Bryan Stevenson Talks about Just Mercy

“You’ve Got to Be Brave, Brave, Brave”: Carnegie Medalist Bryan Stevenson Talks about Just Mercy

On Saturday, June 27th, at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, Bryan Stevenson won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his book, Just Mercy. Terry Tazioli, co-host of TVW’s Well Read, spoke with him backstage. Terry Tazioli: I’m the host of Well Read, which is a national public television book show which you have been on, Bryan Stevenson, […]

Elementary, My Dear . . . Cyrus? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse Talk about Mycroft Holmes

Elementary, My Dear . . . Cyrus? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse Talk about Mycroft Holmes

On Saturday, June 27th, in the Booklist booth at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, Terry Tazioli, co-host of TVW’s Well Read, spoke with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse about their forthcoming novel, Mycroft Holmes. Terry Tazioli: It’s my privilege to be here today at the American Library Association’s annual conference, at the Booklist booth, and I’m talking […]

Top 7 Weird ALA Conference Memories

Top 7 Weird ALA Conference Memories

It’s time once again for the ALA Annual Conference, when the Booklist crew girds themselves with overpacked schedules, bandoleers of business cards, 5,000-SPF sunblock (ALA’s most common summer location is the Surface of the Sun), sensible cardigans (meeting rooms, however, are so cold you could store corpses in them), and the desperate hope that we can get out […]

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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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: From the Harlem Renaissance to Baker Street
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: From the Harlem Renaissance to Baker Street

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who will be the featured speaker at this year’s presentation of the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction in San Francisco on June 27, has enjoyed a distinguished writing career since his retirement from basketball. The author of numerous acclaimed nonfiction works, including On the Shoulders of Giants, in which he […]

Get Ready . . . Get Set . . . Get Scheduled for ALA Annual Conference!

Get Ready . . . Get Set . . . Get Scheduled for ALA Annual Conference!

The #WWDC15 hashtag is trending on social media this week. That’s because the Worldwide Developers Conference is underway at Moscone Center in San Francisco—an event billed as no less than the “epicenter of change” by its host, Apple. In just a few weeks, librarians, publishers, and bibliophiles will flood the Moscone Center for our own conference, hashtag #ALAAC15. We may […]

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