Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Have you checked out BEA's Special Events yet?

Have you ever had to remind someone that the world revolves around you? Well Book Expo America understands, they have created a HEAVENLY HAVEN just for us Librarians! Don't believe me? Start by checking out the special events they set up for us to enjoy! Consider also the fact that they set-up a Librarian Lounge for us to hang out and we have a Reading Room brought to us by our best advertisers - Unshelved! (Who needs Dilbert when you work in a Public, School or Academic Library? Okay, maybe the Special Librarians that work for various corporate institutions, but remember we outnumber them!) I know what Dewey would do - he would sign up to join in this year's BEA fun, after all he did hang out at BEA in 2008 - check out the comic strips documenting his 2008 visit if you haven't read them already.

Just like a good book, BEA is an opportunity for us to take a break from our everyday lives and relish the joys found in good books, meet great authors and the publishing companies that provide us with those books and their authors. For more details check out http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/en/Show-Info/Librarians/ and register for the best three day event that you don't have to leave behind in New York (hearts are optional). In fact, please do take it home with you and share the experience with everyone that misses coming with you this year!

Once again, librarians save with special librarian rates and group discounts - $95 for a 3-Day Pass or $60 for a 1-Day Pass. Register Here. If you are traveling in a group – email Diana Press at dpress@reedexpo.com for information on the specials for group discounts.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Counting down the days...

Less than five weeks until Book Expo America opens in New York City - three days doesn't seem to be enough time to cover all the fun and excitement scheduled to take place. I wonder if I still have time to clone myself so I can see everything and be everywhere to catch all the fun. I'll try to ignore the fact that the 8:00 am start time will be 5:00 am for my body and cross my fingers that the jet lag doesn't ruin the fun - after all I don't want to return to Los Angeles with author autographs written on me in permanent ink, right?

Come join the fun and help me witness all the festivities - bring your friends and co-workers and get discounts on your reservations! Remember that Librarians benefit from special BEA discounts - $95 for a 3-Day Pass or $60 for a 1-Day Pass. Register Here. If you are traveling in a group – email Diana Press – dpress@reedexpo.com for more information on the group discount.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Book Expo America is going Digital!

While you are at Book Expo America this year, you can take a closer look at content, devices, applications and technology from leading providers. This will allow us to keep up with the trends that are happening in the world around us. Find out more by checking out the following link. http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/en/All-About-Digital/

Just think, someday soon we might find our ebook collections have higher circs than the physical collection. I won't go into the bionic possibilities of having the e-reader installed during cosmetic procedures - that's too out of this world for the moment, right?

Don't forget to register in advance for BEA, librarians can save with special librarian rates and group discounts. Librarians special discounts include - $95 for a 3-Day Pass or $60 for a 1-Day Pass. Register Here. If you are traveling within a group – email Diana Press – dpress@reedexpo.com to find out more about the group discount and register your group for additional savings.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


The title says it all - Barbra Streisand will be headlining this year's BookExpo America in New York! Check out the Opening Night Keynote Reception on Tuesday, May 25th in the Special Events Hall. All registered attendees will be admitted to listen to the interview about her soon to be published book My Passion for Design (covering the taste and style that have inspired the design and decorations involved in her extraordinary homes and private collections), due out on November 16, 2010 by Viking Publishers.

After visiting the Opening Night Reception make sure you don't miss the Big Ideas at BEA Conference -- you will find a world of ideas, information and insights awaiting you -- discover all new content rich education sessions that have been specially developed by industry experts just for librarians! Learn more about Big Ideas at: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/en/Conference/

In addition, there is also the Global Market Forum dealing with Spanish Publishing and offering special cultural activities throughout NY City at literary landmarks during the BookExpo Conference: http://bookexpoamerica.com/en/Conference/Global-Market-Forum/

So please don't forget, Librarians benefit from special discounts - $95 for a 3-Day Pass or $60 for a 1-Day Pass. Register Here. If you are traveling in a group – email my friend Diana Press – dpress@reedexpo.com for group discount information and registration. There is only a month left for Early Bird registration -- think about it, spring in New York City, with books, publishers and your fellow librarians...