Book Sense 76 Authors to Autograph at ABA Booth at BEA

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The ABA/Book Sense Booth at this year's BookExpo America -- Booth #2921 -- will be the place to go for autographed books from some of independent booksellers' favorite authors. On Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, authors whose works have appeared on the Book Sense 76 lists will be available to sign their books and meet booksellers. On both days, the signings will start at 10:00 a.m., and the last signing session will begin at 4:00 p.m.

"We're very excited to once again offer booksellers the chance to have a more relaxed visit with some of the authors they have chosen for the 76 lists over the past year," said Mark Nichols, director of Book Sense marketing. "We hope booksellers will join us."

Authors currently scheduled to sign on Friday are:

10:00 a.m. Joanne Fluke (Blueberry Muffin Murder, Kensington)
10:30 a.m. Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis, Pantheon/RH)
11:00 a.m. Brad Watson (The Heaven of Mercury, W.W. Norton)
2:30 p.m. Jon Muth (The Three Questions, Scholastic)
3:00 p.m. Laurie R. King (Keeping Watch, RH/Bantam/Dell)
3:30 p.m. Jennifer Haigh (Mrs. Kimble, Morrow)
4:00 p.m. Michael Dirda (An Open Book, W.W. Norton)

Authors signing on Saturday are:

10:00 a.m. Gregory Maguire (Mirror, Mirror, HarperCollins)
10:30 a.m. John Griesmer (Signal and Noise, St. Martin's)
11:00 a.m. Tony Horwitz (Blue Latitudes, Holt)
11:30 a.m. Augusten Burroughs (Running With Scissors, Picador/St. Martin's)
1:00 p.m. Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spider and the Fly, Simon & Schuster)
1:30 p.m. Doreen Cronin/Betsy Lewis (Giggle, Giggle, Quack, Simon & Schuster)
2:00 p.m. Alexander (Sandy) McCall Smith (The Kalahari Typing School for Men, Pantheon)
2:30 p.m. Geraldine Brooks (Year of Wonders, Penguin USA)
3:00 p.m. Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees, Viking/Penguin)
3:30 p.m. Gina Cascone (Pagan Babies, Simon & Schuster)

Watch for additional authors to be announced.

BookExpo America's traditional autographing program will be located in Kentia Hall on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, with in-booth signings also scheduled in publishers' booths throughout the show's three days. For more on the BEA author autographing schedule, click here.

--Karen Schechner