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Enjoy the Spotlight on Book Clubs on Saturday in the Exhibits
Sponsored by Book Club Central, United for
Libraries, Booklist, and ALA Conference Services
Visit these participating publishers on
Saturday February 10, from 2:00 - 4:00
p.m. to find new titles perfect for your book
club, and for information about ALA's Book
Club Central, ( a
place for engaging content and information
for book clubs designed in consultation with
expert librarians.
HarperCollins Publishers
Booth 806
Debut author Christine Mangan will sign
copies of her book Tangerine from 1:30 - 2:30
p.m. HarperCollins will also be giving away
galleys of Charles Frazier's Varina and Lighthouse Beach by Shelly Noble.
Booth 813
Christina Dodd will sign ARCs of Dead
Girl Running from 2:00 - 2:45 p.m., and
Spencer Wise will sign ARCs of The Emperor
of Shoes from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Harlequin
will have Book "Clubbish" tote bags, as well
as a galley giveaway and Polaroid camera/film
raffle for We Own the Sky by Luke Allnut.
W.W. Norton & Company
Booth 822
ARC giveaways of Adjustment Day: A Novel
by Chuck Palahniuk; The Devoted: A Novel

by Blair Hurley; The Overstory: A Novel by
Richard Powers; The Honey Farm: A Novel by
Harriet Alida Lye; Come West and See: Stories
by Maxim Loskutoff; and Fight No More:
Stories, by Lydia Millet.
Booklist Publications
Booth 916
Join Booklist for author signings from 2:00
- 4:00 p.m., and for resources for your book
club from ALA's Book Club Central (www.
Booth 1005
Joanna Luloff will sign her debut novel,
Remind Me Again What Happened, until 2:30
p.m. Giveaways will include The Optimistic
Decade by Heather Abel and Lawn Boy by
Jonathan Evison.
Simon & Schuster
Booth 1022
Giveaways of Then She Was Gone by Lisa
Jewell; Every Note Played by Lisa Genova; The
Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll; The Mars Room
by Rachel Kushner; and Tragedy Plus Time by
Adam Cayton-Holland.
Hachette Book Group
Booth 1108
Hachette Book Group will be on hand to
talk book clubs!  Collectively the booth staff

Connect with Membership
in the ALA Lounge

is in six book clubs, and we talk books, books,
and books (and sometimes food).  We'll
be featuring galley giveaways of a handful
of novels and narrative nonfiction that are
just right for book clubs and librarians and
Saturday afternoons. Giveaways will include
The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner; Shadow
Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto; The Wind in
My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern
Iran by Masih Alinejad; and Can't Help Myself:
Lessons & Confessions from a Modern Advice
Columnist by Meredith Goldstein.
Books on Tape
Booth 1707
Boost book club involvement at your library with audiobooks! Stop by BOT's booth
for (audio)book club ideas, and browse our
collection of  popular and award-winning
book club picks on audio, including top LibraryReads titles that make great listens! Plus,
sign up for our newsletter and be entered
to win a collection of  audiobooks for your
Penguin Random House
Booth 1722
Penguin Random House will raffle off five
Sarah Jessica Parker limited edition library
totes filled with free copies of her Book Club
Central picks Exit West and Stay with Me. Galley signings at 2:30 p.m. with Liam Callanan
(Paris by the Book, Dutton), Paula McLain
(Love and Ruin, Ballantine Books), and Leah
Stewart (What You Don't Know About Charlie
Outlaw, Putnam).
Booth 1741
ARC giveaways of After Anna by Lisa
Scottoline; The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah; Camp Austen by Ted Scheinman; and
The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth.
Book giveaways of The Ninth Hour by Alice
McDermott; Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey
Eugenides; Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser;
Marlena by Julie Buntin; Salvage the Bones by
Jesmyn Ward; The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
by Cherise Wolas; The Vengeance of Mothers


and Librarians and
Human Rights. She is
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a member and senator
of the United Faculty of Florida, AFT Local 7463, and a member of the Progressive
Librarians Guild.
Attendees chat in the ALA Lounge.

The ALA Lounge, sponsored by ALA
Membership, welcomes you to a bevy of
information on ALA divisions, round
tables, offices, membership, and more.
Staff will be at the Lounge to guide you,
to provide information, and to answer
any questions you may have about the
conference and about ALA.
Drop by and watch the latest videos
from ALA or check out the Twitter feed
to check the buzz around conference. You
also have an opportunity to learn about
ALA's public awareness campaign, Libraries Transform, and see the transformative
nature of today's libraries.
For the avid ribbon collectors, find
special ribbons at the Lounge you can't

find anywhere else during the convention.
Last, but not least, the Lounge invites you
to join us for our ALA Midwinter Bingo
which will take you on an adventure
around the convention center, exhibit
floor, and even online for a chance to
win prizes.
Don't forget, nearby you can find the
Networking Uncommons where we'll
have a variety of items for you to use and
recharge with. You can reserve spots to
present to a small group (sign-ups will
open soon!), strum a tune on our ukuleles,
feed your phone at the charging stations,
or connect with other attendees after a

Emily Knox
Emily Knox is an assistant professor in
the School of Information Sciences at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Book Banning
in 21 st Century America, published by
Rowman & Littlefield. Her research interests include information access, intellectual
freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, and the intersection
of print culture and reading practices.
Kelvin Watson
Kelvin Watson is the Director of the
Broward County Libraries Division with
38 locations, circulating over 10.5 million
items annually, and over 1 million library
card holders. He is the Immediate Past
President of the Black Caucus of ALA.

by Jim Fergus; All the Ugly and Wonderful
Things by Bryn Greenwood; and The Sellout
by Paul Beatty.
Booth 1822A
Giveaways of Happiness by Aminatta
Forna; The Red World by Sarah Henstra; and
Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop.
House of Anansi
Booth 1823
Giveaways of Shrewed by Elizabeth Renzetti and The Break by Katherine Vermette.
Booth 1824A
Giveaways of The Very Marrow of Our
Bones by Christine Higdon and Land Mammals and Sea Creatures by Jen Neale.
Crooked Lane Books/BlueBridgeBooks
Booth 1826
Margaret Mizushima will sign Hunting
Hour from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Giveaways of
Gift of Years and Two Dogs and a Parrot by
Joan Chittister.
Booth 1908A
Giveaways of When the Flood Falls by J.E.
Booth 1916
ARC giveaways of What Comes with the
Dust by Gharbi M. Mustafa and Master
Assassins by Robert V.S. Redick from 3:00 -
4:00 p.m.


Kelvin was named the 2016 winner of ALA's
Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation
and Service to Community and Profession,
and the 2017 DEMCO/BCALA Award for
Excellence in Librarianship.
Jim Neal
ALA President Jim Neal is University
Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University. Previously, he served as the Dean of
University Libraries at Indiana University
and Johns Hopkins University, and held
administrative positions in the libraries
at Penn State, Notre Dame, and the City
University of New York. Jim is a frequent
speaker at national and international conferences, consultant and published author,
with focuses in the areas of scholarly communication, intellectual property, digital
library programs, and library cooperation.
He also serves on the Board of the Freedom
to Read Foundation.

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