A bevy of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/13/2015


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association



CHICAGO — Longer hours and easy access near Registration and the Exhibit Hall make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by and examine the many new and bestselling items available!

ALA Store hours:


Friday, Jan. 30            9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31       9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 1          9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 2        9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


ALA Graphics will feature a number of popular posters, bookmarks, and promotional materials. Posters making their conference debuts include Shel Silverstein, US Olympic soccer player Tim Howard, Jane Lynch and our favorite “Bad Kitty.” Popular posters and bookmarks like “Brown Girl Dreaming” (The Beauty of Poetry) and Olaf Reading is Cool will also be on hand. Place a bid in our silent auction for a signed LeVar Burton READ poster. Proceeds from the silent auction will go directly back into promoting libraries, literacy, and reading. And stop by early to get your pick of conference t-shirts—they sell out fast! 

ALA Editions and ALA divisions are excited to offer several new titles hot off the press, such as “Managing with Data: Using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics,” by Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan, and Joseph R. Matthews; “Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library,” by ALA Masters Series speaker Ben Bizzle with Maria Flora; and “The Power of Play: Designing Early Learning Spaces,” by Dorothy Stoltz, Marisa Conner and James Bradberry. Remember that you can also find ALA Neal-Schuman and Facet titles in the ALA Store. You can also get free shipping on all book orders placed in the ALA Store (posters, bookmarks and other gift-type items are not eligible for this offer).

Stop by the ALA Store to learn more about our eLearning products, as well as take part in live demos of our online subscription products, RDA Toolkit and Guide to Reference.

Meet high-profile authors and pick up an autographed book or two: use the Scheduler to plan your time at Midwinter Meeting, including the author signings taking place at the ALA Store:

co-authors of “The Power of Play: Designing Early Learning Spaces

author of “New on the Job: A School Librarian's Guide to Success, Second Edition

editors of “The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970 - 2014: Fifth Edition” and authors of “Coretta Scott King Award Books Discussion Guide: Pathways to Democracy

Prices at the ALA Store automatically reflect the ALA Member discount, so there’s no need to dig out your member number. And remember that every dollar you spend at the ALA Store helps support library advocacy, awareness, and other key programs and initiatives!