Amazing ALA Midwinter events and offers from our sponsors!


I clicked through this week’s banners and chatted with some of our sponsors to get a feel for what they would be offering at ALA Midwinter. WOW! I’m genuinely excited about Midwinter now, and am feeling some wistful longing for my days as a librarian. Here’s a taste of what’s going on, but please click through for complete schedules and information.

W. W. Norton has a wonderful lineup of authors at their booth and events, plus some great ARC giveaways.

Simon & Schuster also has some great giveaways and author evens, but I’m really excited about The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. And you know you want one of their Bad-Ass Librarian buttons.

Oh, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, you had me at “mimosas.” They will be giving away ARCs and totes, plus you can catch the inside scoop on amazing new titles at their Sunday morning Book Buzz — complete with refreshments and mimosas. Click through for their full line up and a list of giveaways that makes me want to cry tears of joy. (“Tote bag full of graphic novels.” I’m just sayin’…)

Better yet, show up to the Westin Commonwealth A & B a little earlier and enjoy FREE breakfast and a FREE audiobook from the Books On Tape marketing team. BOT and Listening Library are headed to Midwinter with Star Wars CD samplers and posters, buttons, desk calendars, and more!

Mystery solved! I’ve been wondering where those cool “Please Interrupt Me” buttons and posters came from. You can get one from Grey House! While you’re there, be sure to check out their new titles and take advantage of their generous 20% show discount.

And, finally, please work your way over to the Unshelved booth (#2148) for your free Reader’s Advisor badge ribbon and to see the new merchandise! We have new shirts, a cool new bag, tees, onesies, books, buttons, the most adorable USB drive in the world, and more. I’m looking forward to seeing you in Boston!

Our next appearances


Jan. 19, 2018 Downer's Grove, IL
Downer's Grove Public Library Staff Day (private event) (Gene)

Feb. 9 - 12, 2018 Denver, CO
ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC booth 714) (Gene)

Apr 2 - 6, 2018 Dallas, TX
TXLA 2018 (Library COMIC booth 2632) (Gene)

June 22 - 25, 2018 New Orleans, LA
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)

Check out our Full Schedule

Email us your library stories