BookExpo

26 May

The Book Sense Autographing Schedule

Continuing the success of past years' Book Sense Autographing sessions, the ABA/Book Sense Lounge (Room 1E 07-08 at the Javits Center) will be the place to go for autographed books from some of independent booksellers' favorite authors. On Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at BEA, authors whose works have appeared on the Book Sense Picks lists will be available to sign their books and meet booksellers.

Here's this year's roster:

Friday, June 3

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24 May

Wanted: Teams of Booksellers for the Bee at BEA

There is still time for teams of booksellers to sign up for the BookSense.com/American Heritage Dictionaries Spelling Bee at BookExpo America. The event, to be held from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, in Room 1B 02-03-04 of the Javits Center, will be hosted by acclaimed author Myla Goldberg, whose novel Bee Season (Anchor) was a Book Sense Book of the Year finalist in 2001.

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18 May

ABA's BEA Lounge to Feature Hyperion/Miramax Cafe & Republic of Tea

The ABA/Book Sense Lounge, Room 1E 07-08 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, will offer a respite from the BookExpo America show floor for weary booksellers. In addition to being a place where they can kick back, relax, and check e-mail, the lounge will offer booksellers information about ABA/Book Sense products and services and a place to meet with ABA staff and with representatives of ABA's affinity programs. A welcome addition to the light refreshments offered in the lounge this year will be select teas from Republic of Tea.

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18 May

ABA Seeks Bookseller Input for 'Innovative Events' Session

The American Booksellers Association is seeking member input for its BookExpo America "All-Day Education Program" session "The Bookstore as a Third Place: Making Your Store a Community Center Through Innovative Events." The event, which will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and again at 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., on Thursday, June 2, will focus on creating events to position the bookstore as a center for community and political action.

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18 May

BEA Spotlight: Independent Retailing in the U.S., ABA's Town Hall & Membership Meetings, and More

The start of BookExpo America (BEA), which will be held from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5, at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center, is just two weeks away.

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18 May

A Very Welcoming Hotel ABA Planned for BEA

The approximately 1,000 ABA member booksellers staying at the Park Central Times Square Hotel, the "Hotel ABA -- New York City," will enjoy a host of complimentary benefits that have been designed to make their BookExpo America experience easier and more enjoyable.

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18 May

National Book Award Tickets to Be Raffled at BEA

At this year's BookExpo America (BEA), the National Book Foundation will be raffling a pair of tickets to its 2005 National Book Awards Ceremony to be held on November 16 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. All BEA attendees are eligible to enter the drawing to win the pair of tickets valued at $1,000 each.

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12 May

BEA Spotlight: Joyful Celebrations of Book Sense, Booksellers, Books & Authors

Just Three Weeks & Counting

This week, BTW shines a spotlight on special events sponsored by ABA and Book Sense at this BookExpo America. BEA will be held from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5, at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center.

The Third Annual "What Are You Reading/Publishing?" Lunch

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11 May

Bill Maher BEA Event Expected to Sell Out

Tickets for this year's BookExpo America Book Industry Foundation Benefit starring comedian Bill Maher may sell out before the June 2 - 5 trade show, according to Tina Jordan, the show's public relations/special events director. This would be a first for BEA's annual Saturday night event, which benefits the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the Association of American Publishers Get Caught Reading Campaign.

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05 May

Celebrating With Putumayo at BEA & Beyond

A wonderful addition to the joyful sounds of ABA's Celebration of Bookselling at this year's BookExpo America will be Putumayo World Music. The publisher of upbeat compilations of international music on CDs is sponsoring the highly anticipated Celebration, where Colombian singer and Putumayo artist Marta Gomez will treat guests to a live performance of original songs.

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05 May

BEA Spotlight: ABFFE Programming and Special Events

Four Weeks and Counting

This week, BTW shines a spotlight on American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) programming at this year's BookExpo America. BEA will be held from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5, at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center.

"Is Someone Reading Over Your Shoulder?"

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05 May

Four Book Sense Favorites Featured in Reading Room


Blue Balliett


Susanna Clarke
© Sigrid Estrada

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04 May

Special Pre-BEA Mailing Coming Soon

During the week of May 9, ABA will be sending all member booksellers registered for BookExpo America a special mailing about this year's convention and trade show. The envelope bearing the sticker, "Important BEA Info: Please direct to appropriate BEA attendee," includes a letter from ABA President Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books in Coral Gables Florida; an ABA Program booklet; a shuttle bus schedule; invitations to ABA/Book Sense special events; and much more.

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04 May

ABFFE Revives BEA Tradition With Steelworkers Art

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