For immediate release | February 6, 2018

‘Spotlight on Book Clubs’ at Midwinter to highlight book club picks

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – Attendees of the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver are invited to attend the “Spotlight on Book Clubs” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Colorado Convention Center Exhibit Hall.

Participating exhibitors will host author signings and giveaways (while supplies last) for titles that are great choices for book clubs. Learn about ALA’s Book Club Central (, a place for engaging content and information for book clubs designed in consultation with expert librarians. “Spotlight on Book Clubs” is sponsored by Book Club Central, United for Libraries, Booklist and ALA Conference Services.

For a complete listing of signings and giveaways, or to download a printable flyer, visit

Some event highlights include:

Booklist Publications

Booth 916

Join Booklist authors for signings:

  • · “Montana Noir” by Executive Editor Keir Graff. Published by Akashic Books. (2:00-2:30 p.m.)
  • · “Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists” by Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman. Published by Bloomsbury Press. (2:30-3:00 p.m.)
  • · A poster of “The Shape of Water” by Books for Youth Editor Dan Kraus, cowritten with Guillermo del Toro. Published by Holt, out February 27, 2018. (3- 3:30 p.m.)
  • · “Laws of Attraction” from the Librarians in Love series by Senior Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach Susan Maguire. Published by Kensington Press. (3:30-4 p.m.)

NoveList, a division of EBSCO

Booth 1122

Pick up free copies of “2018 Secret Language of Books,” as well a cheat sheet on Book Club Helpers. Both will help your book club find titles that match their style. In addition, check out examples of the 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.

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 2038

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

For more information on other United for Libraries events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, visit For information about registering for Midwinter, visit

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. To join, please visit or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.


Jillian Wentworth

Manager of Marketing & Membership

United for Libraries