I am in book heaven right now. Yesterday I went to Library Journal's Day of Dialog, an all day event of author and librarian panels, with lots of books and advanced reader copies of forthcoming titles. Among the authors who participated were Amy Tan, Richard North Patterson, and Simon Winchester.
This event was followed by an Association of American Publishers Librarians Dinner, hosted by author John Searles, with featured authors Martha and Ken Grimes, Nancy Horan, Meg Wolitzer, Donna Tartt, and Erica Jong, all of whom spoke about their latest works. I came away with copies of Help for the Haunted by John Searles, Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism by Martha and Ken Grimes, Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan, The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, and a 40th anniversary edition of Fear of Flying by Erica Jong.
I start today with an author breakfast at Random House, and then it's on to Book Expo America at NYC's Javits Center for a Library Journal Librarians Lunch with more authors and their books. The next three days at Book Expo will be spent meeting authors and getting signed copies of new and forthcoming books and galleys along with other book swag.
Check twitter for more timely updates (there are several tweets from Wednesday's Day of Dialog), and this blog at the end of the week/beginning of next for a more detailed progress report.
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