For immediate release | April 28, 2016

Brad Meltzer to sign latest book at Preservation Week booth

CHICAGO — On Sunday, June 26 New York Times best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will sign copies of his latest book at the Preservation Week booth at 1 p.m. Meltzer is the 2016 Preservation Week Honorary Chair and will be an Auditorium Speaker at 10:30-11:30 a.m. on June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Brad Meltzer’s catalogue of best-sellers include "The Inner Circle," "The Book of Fate" and several thrillers, including “The Tenth Justice,” “Dead Even,” “The First Counsel,” “The Millionaires,” “The Zero Game,” “The Book of Lies” and “The Fifth Assassin.” His latest thriller “The President’s Shadow” will be available in June. In addition to writing thrillers, Meltzer has authored non-fiction, children’s books and comics. His non-fiction titles “History Decoded,” “Heroes for My Son” and “Heroes for My Daughter” were best-sellers, and his comic "Justice League of America" won the prestigious Eisner Award.

The author of more than 20 books, Meltzer has penned novels for an array of audiences, including history buffs and children. As the host of Brad Meltzer’s “Lost History” on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s “Decoded” on the History Channel, Meltzer has been a champion of historical preservation, making him the ideal Preservation Week Honorary Chair. As Honorary Chair, Meltzer has been featured in print and digital Preservation Week promotional materials and audio PSAs and has participated in interviews with the media.

Brad Meltzer will be doing his first book signing for Preservation Week at the 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, and his appearance at the conference and Preservation Week booth is sponsored by Penguin Young Readers. Meltzer will be signing copies of “Ordinary People: I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.,” the latest book in his “Ordinary People” series, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, in the Preservation Week booth.

Established in 2010, Preservation Week is supported by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Preservation Week promotes the importance and understanding of protecting and caring for personal and community cultural heritage collections, including books, documents, photographs, textiles, artwork, furniture and any other collectible items. Since its inception, Preservation Week has assisted libraries in providing their communities with a variety of resources and event ideas for furthering the public’s awareness and practice of preservation. Each year, libraries, archives and museums across the U.S. and around the globe celebrate Preservation Week with a range of unique events and activities.

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Brooke Morris

Communications Specialist

American Library Association