For immediate release | December 14, 2015

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

Longer hours and easy access near the ALA Lounge and Networking Uncommons in the North Lobby, Level 1 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting. 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, January 8 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Saturday, January 9 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, January 10 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Monday, January 11 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ALA Graphics will feature a number of popular posters, bookmarks, and promotional materials. Posters making their conference debuts include Star Wars, Pharrell Williams, Bella Thorne, and Beekle. Popular posters and bookmarks like Batgirl, The Avengers, and Olaf Reading is Cool will also be on hand. Place a bid in our silent auction for a signed Barbara Walters 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 Publishing is excited to offer several new titles hot off the press, such as the new fourth edition of Richard E. Rubin’s “Foundations of Library and Information Science“; the new fifth edition of “Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations,” William Sannwald’s perennial bestseller; “More Storytime Magic,” by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker; “FRBR, Before and After: A Look at Our Bibliographic Models,” by Karen Coyle; and “Library Management in Disruptive Times: Skills and Knowledge for an Uncertain Future,” edited by Steve O'Connor. Remember that you can find titles from ALA Editions, ALA Neal-Schuman, Facet Publishing, UK, and the ALA Divisions in the ALA Store, and 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 opportunities. You can also arrange for a live demo of RDA Toolkit—just contact us by January 5 to request an appointment. Meet high-profile authors and pick up an autographed book or two: use the Conference Scheduler to plan your time at Midwinter Meeting, including the author signings taking place at the ALA Store:

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!

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Boston Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

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Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

American Library Association

ALA Publishing