Spotlight on Book Club Picks

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Spotlight on Book Club Picks
Sat. Jan. 26, 2-4 p.m.
WSCC – Exhibit Floor

Sponsored by Book Club Central, United for Libraries, Booklist, and ALA Conference Services

Visit these participating publishers 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.

Penguin Random House
Booth 700

   Stop by to enter to win one of 10 “Book Club in a Bag” totes filled with a free copy of Becoming by Michelle Obama & an Out of Print library collection scarf. Galley signings at 2:00pm with Karen Russell (Orange World and Other Stories, Knopf), Lauren Kate (The Orphan's Song, Putnam), and Lydia Fitzpatrick (Lights All Night Long, Penguin Press); at 3:00pm with Martha Hall Kelly (Lost Roses, Ballantine Books), Steven Rowley (The Editor, Putnam), and Jayson Greene (Once More We Saw Stars, Knopf); at 4:00pm with Blake Crouch (Recursion, Crown) and Chuck Wendig (Wanderers, Del Rey). Grab copies of the newest Book Club Brochure.

Books on Tape
Booth 701

Help patrons get ready for book club with audiobooks! Bestselling author (and audiobook fan!) Debbie Macomber will sign FREE CD editions of Cottage by the Sea from 2-2:45pm in the BOT booth for the 1st 100 attendees. Plus, find more listening suggestions to enhance book clubs at your library.



Booth 810

ARC giveaways of The Guest Book by Sarah Blake, Daughter Of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert, Cape May by Chip Cheek, The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Grave, Montauk by Nicola Harrison, Light From Other Stars by Erika Swyler, The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack, and The Girls At 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib. Book giveaways of Daughter Of A Daughter Of A Queen by Sarah Bird, This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, The Other Woman by Sandie Jones, and Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang.

Booklist Publications
Booth 815

Join Booklist for resources for your book club from ALA’s Book Club Central (, including a chance to win a basket of books and advance copies as well as Book Club Central bookmarks, ribbons, and buttons.

HarperCollins Publishers
Booth 1101

HarperCollins will be giving away galleys of The Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood, My Coney Island Baby by Billy O'Callaghan, Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini, Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok, and The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz.


Booth 1112

Stop by the booth to meet author Annie Ward who will be signing copies of Beautiful Bad beginning at 2pm.


W.W. Norton & Company
Booth 2205

Giveaways of Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen  by Mary Norris, The Wall: A Novel by John Lanchester, Patsy: A Novel by Nicole Dennis-Benn, More News Tomorrow: A Novel by Susan Richards Shreve, and Mostly Dead Things: A Novel  by Kristen Arnett.


Fantagraphics will be distributing ARCs of Written, Writing by Stephen Dixon and Is This How You See Me? by Jaime Hernandez.

Book Club Central/United for Libraries
Booth 2307

Enter for a chance to win a special edition Sarah Jessica Parker tote bag filled with all of SJP’s picks for Book Club Central. Pick up free Book Club Central bookmarks, ribbons, and buttons.

Ingram Content Group
Booth 2312

Cairo – Hoopoe Press

Giveaways of In the Spider's Room by Muhammad Abdelnabi, Sarab by Raja Alem,

Hallmark Publishing

Giveaways of Sunrise Cabin by Stacey Donovan, and The Christmas Company by Alys Murray.

Booth 2316B

Giveaways of A Normal Life by Kim Rich, Tomboy Bride by Harriet Backus, pH: a Novel by Nancy Lord, Jimmy Bluefeather by Kim Heacox, and Saving Miss Oliver's by Stephen Davenport.

Simon & Schuster
Booth 2325

Author Nancy Pearl will be present from 3-4 p.m. with signed paperback copies of George & Lizzie. Giveaways include ARCs of Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner, recommended titles, book marks, and other book club resources.


Booth 2404A

Giveaways of Freshwater  by Akwaeke Emezi, Happiness by Aminatta Forna, The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay, and The Parisian by Isabella Hammad.

TouchWood Editions
Booth 2404B

Giveaways of A Deceptive Devotion by Iona Whishaw.

House of Anansi
Booth 2407

Giveaways of That Tiny Life by Erin Frances Fisher and Son of Two Fathers by Jacqueline Park.

Counterpoint Press/Catapult
Booth 2409A

Giveaways of Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon, A Job You Mostly Won't Know How To Do by Pete Fromm, Prince of Monkeys by Nnamdi Ehirim, To Keep the Sun Alive by Rabeah GhaffariRough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer, and The Summer Demands by Deborah Shapiro.


Hachette Book Group
Booth 2504

Hachette’s great galley giveaways for group reads from our Grand Central Publishing and Orbit imprints: A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum, A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher, Roar by Cecilia Ahern, and The Witch’s Kind by Louisa Morgan – Author signing at 2 p.m.


Booth 2525

Giveaways will include galleys of Spies of No Country by Matti Friedman, A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian, and Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard.