Gifts for those who love libraries and reading

Contact: Jill Davis

ALA Editions

800-545-2433 ext. 5418


For Immediate Release

December 8, 2009

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces a special offer to help you with your holiday shopping for the library professional and all those who love books. Three popular titles are now available in multi-packs, offering savings of up to 30 percent off the single copy price.

  • The Librarian's Book of Quotes,” a celebration of librarianship and the love of libraries, compiles nearly 300 insightful, thought-provoking and inspiring aphorisms about the library profession

  • The Back Page,” a collection of Bill Ott’s popular columns from
    Booklist magazine, filled with off-the-wall humor, delighting readers with anecdotes, stories, quizzes and a host of insights into what makes books so wonderful and magical

  • The Library: An Illustrated History,” a rich textual resource, illustrated with 130 color photos, traces the elaborate history of the library from its very beginnings in the ancient libraries of Babylon and Alexandria to some of today’s greatest contemporary institutions

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

ALA Editions develops resources for the library and information services community. Tens of thousands of librarians are helped and supported professionally each year by 30 or more new and revised titles. ALA authors are leaders across their fields, and their books are distributed and valued worldwide.