Whew! I’m back from ALA and, honestly, happy I survived it. It is quiet in the office here today as many of my lucky co-workers are enjoying a day off. So blogging duties fall to me. I’d like to thank those who stopped by the Random House booth at this week’s conference and chatted with us about books they love, their libraries, and what they are looking for where the two former are concerned. I hope you all had a wonderful time and it was so nice to meet you!

Dan Brown (you know, that Dan Brown) would also like to thank you. He’s written a letter to booksellers and librarians:

July 2009

Dear Booksellers and Librarians,

As I prepare for the September 15th release of my new novel, The Lost Symbol, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for all the important work you do… for authors, for readers, and, above all, for books.

The generous support you’ve given my novels along the way has made all the difference, and I am forever grateful. This fall, more than ever, let’s make it a season to remember.

With sincere thanks and best wishes,

Dan Brown

How’s that for a post-ALA treat? Hope you all enjoyed the conference and I look forward to seeing you again at Midwinter.

-Marie

Dan Brown (and I) thank you!

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  • Ack – wish I could have been there! I’m definitely trying to make it up for the next one. That was really nice of Dan Brown to write that!

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