Spotlight on Book Clubs

Sat.,  Feb. 10
2-4 p.m.
CCC-Exhibit Floor
Sponsored by Book Club Central, United for Libraries, Booklist, and ALA Conference Services

Book Club Central Visit these participating exhibitors for signings and giveaways (while supplies last), 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.

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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 2-2:45 p.m., and Spencer Wise will sign ARCs of The Emperor of Shoes from 3-3:45 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 authors for signings from 2-4 p.m. Adult Books Senior Editor Susan Maguire, who writes romance fiction under the pseudonym Sarah Title, will sign copies of Laws of Attraction (from her Librarians in Love series), published by Kensington Press. Executive Editor Keir Graff will sign copies of Montana Noir, published by Akashic Books. Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman will sign copies of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists, published by Bloomsbury Press. Books for Youth Editor Daniel Kraus will sign posters of his upcoming novel The Shape of Water, cowritten with Guillermo del Toro, out February 27, 2018, from Holt. Also, enter to win a basket of new books and ARCs.

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 is in six book clubs, and we talk books, books, 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.

NoveList, a division of EBSCO
Booth 1122
Pick up free copies of our 2018 Secret Language of Books, as well as our cheat sheet on Book Club Helpers. Both will help your book club find titles that match their style. We’ll also have some examples of our popular series of “But My Book Club Doesn’t Read [insert genre name]” – these articles are perfect for book clubs wanting to try something out of their comfort zone.

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 library. 

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 Firesby Caroline Fraser, Marlena by Julie Buntin, Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas, The Vengeance of Mothers 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.

Booth 1822B
Giveaways of One Day You'll Thank Me: Lessons from an Unexpected Fatherhood by David McGlynn from 2-2:45 p.m.

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 2-3 p.m. Giveaways of The Gift of Years and Two Dogs and a Parrot by Joan Chittister.

Unbridled Books
Booth 1828
Giveaways of The Unmade World by Steve Yarbrough from 2-3 p.m.

Booth 1908A
Giveaways of When the Flood Falls by J.E Barnard.

Booth 1916
ARC giveaways of What Comes with the Dust by Gharbi M. Mustafa and Master Assassins by Robert V.S. Redick from 3-4 p.m.

Booth 2038
Stop by the OverDrive booth from 2-4 p.m. to enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab-A tablet (16GB).