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We are looking forward to seeing you in Washington, DC! Join us for galley giveaways, book buzzes, author events, and stop by Booth #1805 during ALA Annual 2019!

For those of you unable to attend, follow along with us using #ALAAC19 on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram!

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Join Us for Our “Fresh Picks” Book Buzz

Join the Library Marketing and Books on Tape Teams to receive ARCs, our new Sweet Summer Reads tote bag (see image below), and a sneak peek of books and audios sure to drive your holds list. Snacks will be served.

Sunday, June 23 • 11:30am – 12:30pm • WWCC, Room 202A

RSVP Here.

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Meet Our Authors

We have so many incredible authors attending ALA Annual this year, including Erin Morgenstern, Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth Strout, Jojo Moyes, Jacqueline Woodson, George Takei, Randall Munroe, Eric Klinenberg, Julia Collin Davison, and more!

Saturday, June 22

Grady Hendrix, WE SOLD OUR SOULS
Reads Like Fiction: Nonfiction You Can’t Put Down
9:00am – 10:00am • WWCC 102B

Sherry Harris, THE GUN ALSO RISES
Kensington Booth Signing
10:00am – 11:00am • Booth 1353

Elizabeth Strout, OLIVE, AGAIN
PRH Booth Signing
11:00am – 11:30am • Booth 1805

Ann Napolitano, DEAR EDWARD
PRH Booth Signing
11:00am – 11:30am • Booth 1805

Julia Collin Davison, SPICED
11:30am – 12:20pm • What’s Cooking Stage

Clay McLeod Chapman, THE REMAKING
PRH Booth Signing
12:00pm – 12:30pm • Booth 1805

Agnes Gomillion, THE RECORD KEEPER
Diverse Voices in Science Fiction Panel
12:00pm – 12:50pm • Chapter One Stage

Julia Collin Davison, SPICED
PRH Booth Signing
1:00pm – 1:30pm • Booth 1805
Clay McLeod Chapman, THE REMAKING
Grady Hendrix, WE SOLD OUR SOULS

Don’t Be Afraid of Horror Panel
1:00pm – 1:50pm • Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Lisa Lutz, THE SWALLOWS
United for Libraries’ “It’s A Mystery to Me” Program
2:30pm – 3:30pm • WWCC #207B

Eric Klinenberg, PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE
Auditorium Speaker Series
3:00pm – 4:00pm • WWCC Ballroom B-C

Jojo Moyes, THE GIVER OF STARS
PRH Booth Signing
3:00pm – 3:30pm • Booth 1805

Julia Whelan, Narrator of EDUCATED
PRH Booth Signing
3:00pm – 4:00pm • Booth 1805

Mary Ann Corrigan, S’MORE MURDERS
Kensington Booth Signing
3:00pm – 4:00pm • Booth 1353

Lisa Lutz, THE SWALLOWS
PRH Booth Signing
4:00pm – 4:30pm • Booth 1805

Lara Prescott, THE SECRETS WE KEPT
PRH Booth Signing
4:00pm – 4:30pm • Booth 1805

Allison Brook, BURIED IN THE STACKS
Sujata Massey, THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL   
Kwei Quartley, MISSING AMERICAN
Celebrating Mysteries, Cozies, and Thrillers in the Stacks
4:00pm – 5:00pm • WWCC #152B

Rebecca Makkai, THE GREAT BELIEVERS
The Carnegie Award Ceremony & Reception*
8:00pm – 10:00pm • Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, Grand Ballroom S
*ticketed event

Sunday, June 23

Linda Holmes, EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER
United for Libraries’ “Isn’t It Romantic?” Program
9:00am – 10:00am • WWCC #102B

Liz Moore, LONG BRIGHT RIVER
PRH Booth Signing
9:30am – 10:00am • Booth 1805

Liz Moore, LONG BRIGHT RIVER
Lisa Lutz, THE SWALLOWS
Lara Prescott, THE SECRETS WE KEPT
Booklist Mystery Author Meet & Greet
10:00am – 11:00am • Booklist Booth 1325

Sherry Harris, THE GUN ALSO RISES
Kensington Booth Signing
10:00am – 11:00am • Booth 1353

Linda Holmes, EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER
PRH Booth Signing
11:00am – 11:30am • Booth 1805

Kiley Reid, SUCH A FUN AGE
PRH Booth Signing
2:00pm – 2:30pm • Booth 1805

Colson Whitehead, THE NICKEL BOYS
PRH Booth Signing
2:00pm – 2:30pm • Booth 1805

Grady Hendrix, WE SOLD OUR SOULS
Clay McLeod Chapman, THE REMAKING
The Power of Nostalgia: Retro Books for Modern Readers
2:00 – 2:50 PM • Pop Top Stage

Erin Morgenstern, THE STARLESS SEA
PRH Booth Signing
3:00pm – 3:30pm • Booth 1805

Ibram X. Kendi, HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST
Authors in Conversation: Finding Identity
3:00pm – 3:50pm • PopTop Stage

Nnedi Okorafor, LAGUARDIA
ALA President’s Program
3:00pm – 5:30pm • WWCC Ballroom B-C

Jennifer Ryan, THE SPIES OF SCHILLING LANE
PRH Booth Signing
3:30pm – 4:00pm • Booth 1805

Ibram X. Kendi, HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST
PRH Booth Signing
4:00pm – 4:30pm • Booth 1805

Monday, June 24

Amaryllis Fox, LIFE UNDERCOVER
LibraryReads Bookalicious Breakfast: Adult Authors*
8:30am – 10:00am • Washington Hilton, Lincoln Room
*ticketed event

George Takei, THEY CALLED US ENEMY
Auditorium Speaker Series
10:30am – 11:30am • WWCC Ballroom B-C

National Geographic Adult Book Buzz
10:50am – 11:20am • Book Buzz Theater

Amaryllis Fox, LIFE UNDERCOVER
PRH Booth Signing
11:00am – 11:30am • Booth 1805

Rebecca Makkai, THE GREAT BELIEVERS
Stonewall Book Awards Program
1:00pm – 3:00pm • Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Marquis Ballroom, Salon 12-13

Erin Morgenstern, THE STARLESS SEA
Kiley Reid, SUCH A FUN AGE
United for Libraries Author Tea*
2:00pm – 4:00pm
*ticketed event

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Library Con is Back!

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Join us for our third pre-conference Library Con event for a day of authors, creators, sneak peeks, and tons of free swag celebrating the graphic novels everyone will be talking about. We’ll show you how to bring graphic novels to new audiences!

Friday, 6/21 • 9:00am – 12:00pm • WWCC 146C

Authors scheduled to appear: Tom King, Meg Cabot, Mark Siegel, Minh Lê, Kami Garcia, Mariko TamakiMalaka Gharib, Kirk Scroggs, and more!

Click to RSVP.

Breakfast will be served.

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More Book Buzzes

Get Graphic Book Buzz
Penguin Random House Gets Graphic! Join us to hear about the latest in all things fandom and get a sneak peek at the upcoming titles from DC Comics, Archie Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, New York Review Comics, and more!

Saturday, 6/22 • 1:05pm – 1:35pm • Book Buzz Theater

Children’s Book Buzz
Learn about upcoming YA and kid’s books from Penguin Random House’s publishing partners, and hear from National Geographic children’s author Kitson Jazynka!

Sunday, 6/23 • 1:45pm – 2:30pm • Book Buzz Theater

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An Audiobook Panel from Our Friends at Books on Tape!

Listen Up: Tips for Growing Audiobook Circulation

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Audiobook listening is on the rise. 50% of Americans age 12 and older have listened to an audiobook. How can your library take advantage of this boom? Hear from librarians and representatives from Books On Tape about best practices. You’ll walk away from this session with tools to help you promote audiobooks to your patrons.

Saturday, 6/22 • 11:30am – 12:30pm • Marriott Marquis, Treasury Room

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More PRH Gets Graphic Event at ALA Annual 2019

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Mariko Tamaki, HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS
GNCRT Friday Discussion Forum: Social Justice and Comics
Art and Activism: The Rich History of Comics and Social
Friday, 6/21 • 1:45pm – 2:45pm • WWCC 152B

Meg Cabot, BLACK CANARY: IGNITE
DC Booth Signing
Friday, 6/21 • 5:30pm – 6:30pm • Booth 1917

Join DC Comics for Book Buzz Trivia!
Saturday, 6/22 • 9:15 am – 10:00 am • Book Buzz Theater

AJ Dungo, IN WAVES
PRH Booth Signing
Saturday, 6/22 • 9:30am – 10:00am • Booth 1805

Lorena Alvarez, HICOTEA
PRH Booth Signing
Saturday, 6/22 • 10:00am – 10:30am • Booth 1805

Tom King, HEROES IN CRISIS
DC Booth Signing
Saturday, 6/22 • 10:00am – 11:00am • Booth 1917

Manga: More Diverse and Stronger Than Ever!
Join the editors from Vertical and Kodansha Comics
Saturday, 6/22 • 10:30am – 11:30am • WWCC #152B

Jack Campbell on THE LOST FLEET Graphic Novels
Saturday, 6/22 • 12:30pm – 1:30pm • Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Kami Garcia, TEEN TITANS: RAVEN
Kirk Scroggs, THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID
Booklist‘s Graphic Novels in Library Month Panel
Saturday, 6/22 • 1:00pm – 2:00pm • WWCC 147A

Meg Cabot, BLACK CANARY: IGNITE
Minh Lê, GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY
Mariko Tamaki, HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS
On Writing Stories That Encourage Young People to be Super Heroes in Their Own Lives and Communities
Saturday, 6/22 • 1:30pm – 2:20pm • Graphic Novel Stage

Minh Lê, GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY
Kirk Scroggs, THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID
Graphic Novels, Childhood Education, and Teaching Through Humor Panel
Saturday, 6/22 • 4:00pm – 4:50pm • Chapter One Stage

Mariko Tamaki, HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS
DC Booth Signing
Sunday, 6/23 • 10:00am – 11:00am • Booth 1917

Kirk Scroggs, THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID
DC Booth Signing
Sunday, 6/23 • 11:00am – 12:00pm • Booth 1917

Michelle Gish, WE ARE HERE FOREVER
PRH Booth Signing
Sunday, 6/23 • 1:30pm – 2:00pm • Booth 1805

Franco, SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE
DC Booth Signing
Sunday, 6/23 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm • Booth 1917

Michelle Gish, WE ARE HERE FOREVER
The Many Paths to Comics
Also featuring Ivy Noelle Weir from Quirk Books and Ben Applegate from Kodansha
Sunday, 6/23 • 3:30pm – 4:20pm • Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

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PRHPS Children’s Events at ALA Annual 2019

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Traci Sorell and Frane Lessac, WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA
Charlesbridge Booth Signing
Saturday, 6/22 • 10:00am – 11:00am • Booth 1421

Eric Velasquez, OCTOPUS STEW
Holiday House Booth Signing
Saturday, 6/22 • 10:30am – 11:00am • Booth 2015

New at Soho Press: Debut YA Authors, Crossover Titles, and Crime Legends!
Saturday, 6/22 • 12:25pm – 12:55pm • Book Buzz Theater

Marc Tyler Nobleman, BILL THE BOY WONDER
Charlesbridge Booth Signing
Saturday, 6/22 • 1:00pm – 2:00pm • Booth 1421

Will Hillenbrand, MIGHTY READER AND THE BIG FREEZE
Holiday House Booth Signing
Saturday, 6/22 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm • Booth 2015

Laura Purdie Salas, SNOWMAN – COLD = PUDDLE
Charlesbridge Booth Signing
Saturday, 6/22 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm • Booth 1421

 Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson, JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY
Holiday House Booth Signing
Saturday, 6/22 • 4:00pm – 5:00pm • Booth 2015

Megan Dowd Lambert, READING PICTURE BOOKS WITH CHILDREN
Charlesbridge Booth Signing
Sunday, 6/23 • 11:00am – 12:00pm • Booth 1421

FACTS, FUN & FICTION from National Geographic Kids Books!
Sunday, 6/23 • 2:40pm – 3:10pm • Book Buzz Theater

Enjoy a Midday Break with Holiday House
Sunday, 6/23 • 3:20pm – 3:50pm • Book Buzz Theater

Yuyi Morales, DREAMERS
Holiday House Booth Signing
Sunday, 6/23 • 4:00pm – 5:00pm • Booth 2015

Please check the conference program for ticket info and updates.

Discover Your Next Sweet Read at ALA Annual 2019!

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