For immediate release | January 17, 2012

Start the conversation at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting, Dallas

CHICAGO - Find the ALA Store at the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas in the Exhibits Hall at Booth # 1835, 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 ALA Store hours are:

Friday, Jan. 20 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 22 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 23 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

ALA Graphics features new and exciting products at this year’s Midwinter Meeting. Longtime reading advocate Oprah Winfrey returns to the popular READ® campaign for the third poster during her distinguished career. Other new posters and bookmarks include Hugo Cabret from the new Martin Scorsese movie based on "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," and Take Time to Read, based on the stunning steampunk fantasy "Return of the Dapper Men." The new "Breaking Dawn" poster featuring Jackson Rathbone will be a big hit with "Twilight" fans of all ages. Popular posters featuring Drew Brees, Nathan Fillion and Rachel McAdams will be available, as well as posters and bookmarks featuring popular characters such as Bad Kitty, Scaredy Squirrel, Percy Jackson and Wimpy Kid. You’ll find new National Library Week, Teen Tech Week and Choose Privacy Week products for 2012, and the perennially popular Love My Library buttons and pens. As always, the conference t-shirt will sell out fast—arrive early to get your size! Stop by the ALA Store to learn more about READ Design Studio software that lets your 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 Midwinter Meeting. In "No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books," a sequel to the best-selling book of the same title, expert Sue Polanka dives even deeper into the world of digital distribution. Contributors from across the e-book world offer their perspectives on what’s happening now and what to expect in the coming months and years. With titles like "Small Public Library Management" and the Third Edition of "Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions," there is sure to be a book for every librarian and institution.

Look for many more new and favorite titles from the many divisions of the ALA, such as the new Second Edition of the Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® kit and "International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success."

While at the ALA Store, enter drawings for signed READ posters and the chance to win a Professional Development Library! Prices at the ALA 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.


Diane Buck