For immediate release | March 12, 2012

PLA Store at PLA 2012 Conference, Philadelphia

CHICAGO - Find the PLA Store at PLA 2012 Conference in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center near the Broad Street entrance. The PLA Store is located near Registration, 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 PLA Store hours are:

Wednesday, March 14: noon - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 15: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, March 16: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ALA Graphics will feature best-selling posters and bookmarks, including Hunger Games, Mo Willems, Hugo, Oprah Winfrey and It’s a Book, campaign materials for Choose Privacy Week, conference souvenirs, reading incentives and fun gifts. Look for posters featuring popular characters such as Stink, Dinotrux, Bad Kitty, Scaredy Squirrel, Percy Jackson and Frankie Pickle. Get a first peek at brand-new products for Teen Read Week and Banned Books Week and purchase any last-minute National Library Week items. Stop by to learn more about READ® Design Studio software that lets you create your own customized READ posters, ask questions and get helpful hints.

Several new titles from ALA Editions will be making their debuts at the PLA Store. “A Book Sale How-To Guide: More Money, Less Stress,” by Pat Ditzler and JoAnn Dumas, points out specific ways to run a sale to ensure maximum financial benefit while building community support, while “True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries,” edited by Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco, compiles dozens of stories from library front lines. Other recent titles of interest include “No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books,” by Sue Polanka, “Small Public Library Management” and the Third Edition of “Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions.” Look for many more new and favorite titles, including those from many divisions of the ALA, such as the new Second Edition of the Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® kit.

Prices at the PLA Store automatically reflect the ALA Member discount, so there’s no need to dig out your membership card. Follow the ALA Graphics and ALA Editions Twitter (@ALA_Graphics / @alaeditions) and Facebook (ALA Graphics / ALA Editions) feeds for updates on author/illustrator signings, special offers, and more. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.


Amy Sargent

Manager, Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024