For immediate release | June 10, 2013

Award-winning products, special events at the ALA Store at Annual

CHICAGO—Find the ALA Store in the Exhibit Hall again at booth #1224, an ideal location for easy access and convenient browsing. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by! 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.

ALA Store hours:

Friday, June 28—5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 29—9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 30—9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, July 1—9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

ALA Graphics will feature a number of popular posters and bookmarks, promotional materials for Teen Read Week and Banned Books Week, conference souvenirs, gifts and reading incentives. Ask for a READ Design Studio demonstration and learn to make your own READ® posters. Bid on autographed posters of Nathan Fillion, Drew Brees, Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda and Darth Paper, Lane Smith’s “It’s a Book,” and more in our silent auction. And check out the bargain bin to discover great deals! Stop by early to get your pick of conference t-shirts—they sell out fast!

Stop by at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 to meet Snoopy and to see him unveil the new Snoopy Poster coming in late July 2013! Following the unveiling, Snoopy will lead participants to the Andrews McMeel Publishing booth (#2315) for refreshments.

ALA Editions and ALA divisions are excited to offer several new titles hot off the press, such as the long-awaited fifth edition of “The Whole Library Handbook,” George M. Eberhart’s essential all-in-one resource. Other titles include “Practical Digital Preservation: A How-to Guide for Organizations of Any Size,” by Adrian Brown; the second edition of Michael Sullivan’s “Fundamentals of Children's Services” and “Breakthrough Branding: Positioning Your Library to Survive and Thrive,” by Suzanne Walters and Kent Jackson. Remember that you can also now find ALA Neal-Schuman and Facet titles in the ALA Conference Store. All ALA Editions, ALA Neal-Schuman and Facet books will be 20 percent off the list price (an additional 10 percent off the ALA Member price). Buy as many books as you like and get them shipped free! You can 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 to meet one of our authors and get an autographed copy of their books:

  • Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Linda Ernst, Saroj Ghoting, Pamela Martin-Díaz, and Dorothy Stoltz: Friday, June 28, 6 p.m.

early literacy experts and authors of such books as “Mother Goose on the Loose,” “Baby Rhyming Time,” “Every Child Ready for School,” and “Storytimes For Everyone!

  • Catherine Hakala-Ausperk: Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m.

author of the new book “Build a Great Team: One Year to Success” and the bestseller “Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success

  • Tina Coleman and Peggie Llanes: Saturday, June 29, 3 p.m.

authors of the new book “The Hipster Librarian's Guide to Teen Craft Projects 2

  • Julia Sweeney and Rob Christopher: Sunday, June 30, 11:15 a.m.

contributors, “Queue Tips: Discovering Your Next Great Movie

  • Kenning Arlitsch: Sunday, June 30, 3 p.m.

co-author of the new book “Improving the Visibility and Use of Digital Repositories through SEO: A LITA Guide

  • Aaron D. Purcell: Sunday, June 30, 4 p.m.

author of “Academic Archives: Managing the Next Generation of College and University Archives, Records, and Special Collections

Use the Conference Scheduler to plan your time, and follow us for updates on author/illustrator signings, special offers, and more: ALA Graphics on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr; ALA Editions on Twitter and Facebook.

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

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