Penguin @ ALA Midwinter
Unshelved strip for 1/29/2015

ALA Midwinter Previews, part II

ALA Midwinter 2015

ALA Midwinter starts in just a few days! And this week we were sponsored by five more vendors wanting you to pay special attention to them. Look at them! Look at them! And look at last week's, too!

  • Workman has a signing by Sara Farizan
  • Penguin Kids will have Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes). Click through for a sampler.
  • Penguin will have Jen Lancaster (Twister Sisters) at the AAP Library Family Feud. Click through for a full list of author events
  • Grey House will have "Please Interrupt Me" buttons and posters.

And Unshelved will be there too! Stop by booth 5018 to say hi to Bill & Jana. We'll have our newest collection, Reads Well With Others, gobs of Card Catalog USB Drives (with and without Unshelved ebooks), Library Ranger Badges, and selected t-shirts and other fun merchandise. Stop by early to pick up your free Be Informed badge ribbon, while supplies last!

ALA Midwinter Previews

ALA Midwinter 2015

Could ALA Midwinter be just next week? It could! And this week we were sponsored by five vendors wanting you to pay special attention to them. Look at them! Look at them!

  • W.W.Norton has signings by Kirstin Valdez Qade, Vu Tran, and Mary Norris. Click through for a full schedule of events and giveaways!
  • Penguin Random House has a Superbowl Sunday Book Buzz. Click through for a full schedule of Midwinter events and author lineup.
  • Simon & Schuster will have author Ken Liu, plus biggest books for Spring/Summer 2015! Click through for more information.
  • Penguin will have Jen Lancaster (Twister Sisters) at the AAP Library Family Feud. Click through for a full list of author events
  • HarperCollins has an Adult Book Buzz. Click through to RSVP and see a complete list of author signings.

Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a pet sloth, a young man who sets a demon free, Abe Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, a British thug who returns home to find out who killed his brother, young Victorian ladies trying to hide the death of their school's headmistress, and a graphic novel full of true stories of African American history that you should have been taught in school.

Nonfiction Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about the holy-crap moments of parenting, Kitty Genovese's murder, large and small art that uses a sense of scale, serious and funny answers to science questions, a man's love affair with his wife, the Boston Red Sox 2004 championship season, the North American Soccer League, and a graphic novel history of Japan.

Living Language

Living Language

Our sponsor this week is Living Language, a different sort of language learning service from the fine folks at Books on Tape:

In today’s world, effective language learning is more necessary than ever, whether patrons desire to become savvier travelers, get ahead in business or at school, or better communicate with other community members. Founded in 1946 and developed for the U.S. State Department to train overseas soldiers and diplomats during World War II, Living Language lets you learn like an adult. No gimmicks, no tricks.

Sign up for a free webinar and you could get a globe beach ball!

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ALA Midwinter
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