Best-selling posters and gifts, free shipping on book purchases at ALA Store at Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Fri, 06/08/2012

Contact:

Jill Davis
Marketing Manager
ALA Editions
800-545-2433 ext. 5418
editionsmarketing@ala.org

CHICAGO —Find the ALA Store at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim at Booth # 1728 on the main aisle in the Exhibit Hall, ideal for easy access and convenient browsing. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, you’ll want to make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by! The ALA Store hours are:

Friday, June 22                  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 23            9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 24                9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, June 25               9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

ALA Graphics will feature best-selling posters and bookmarks, including Frankie Pickle, Hunger Games, Mo Willems, Lost Hero, Drew Brees and Jackson Rathbone from "Breaking Dawn," campaign materials for Teen Read Week, Banned Books Week, Library Card Sign-up Month, conference souvenirs, reading incentives, and many fun gifts. READ Design Studio demonstrations will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday--stop by to learn about this software that lets your create your own customized READ posters, ask questions and get helpful hints. Silent auctions for popular posters past and present will be ongoing from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sunday. Make your bid for signed posters of the likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Glee, Nathan Fillion, Drew Brees, Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney and more! As always, the exclusive conference t-shirt and magnet will sell out fast, so visit the ALA Store early for the best selection. Prices at the ALA Store automatically reflect the ALA Member discount, so there’s no need to dig out your membership card!

Look for the best in professional library tools and resources at the ALA Store, including books from ALA Editions, Neal-Schuman, Facet and Chandos. Among the new titles are The TECH SET® #11-20, building on the award-winning guidance provided by the first 10 volumes, Multicultural Storytime Magicby Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker, and “Fundamentals of Library Instruction” by Monty L. McAdoo. What’s more, most titles will be priced at 20 percent off list price! Stop by to meet one of our authors and get an autographed copy of their books:

Paul Signorelli: Saturday, June 23, 11:15 a.m.

co-author of “Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers.”   

Ken Varnum: Saturday, June 23, 1 p.m.

author of THE TECH SET® #14: “Drupal in Libraries.”

Betsy Diamant-Cohen: Saturday, June 23, 2:30 p.m.       

author of “Mother Goose on the Loose.”                              

Terry Ballard: Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m.   

author of “Google This! Putting Google and Other Social Media Sites to Work for Your Library.”

Look for many more new and favorite titles, including those from many divisions of the ALA. No need to lug your book purchases around Anaheim: be sure to ask us about free shipping on books purchased at the ALA Store.

Follow the ALA Graphics and ALA Editions Twitter and Facebook feeds for updates on author/illustrator signings, special offers, and more. Purchases from the ALA Store at Annual Conference fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.