Booksellers to Moderate BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Panels

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BookExpo’s popular adult, young adult, and middle grade Editors’ Buzz panels, featuring book editors discussing their favorite upcoming titles, will each be moderated this year by a bookseller from an American Booksellers Association member store.

The Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel, to be held on Wednesday, May 31, from 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 1E12/13/14 of the Javits Convention Center, will be moderated by Annie Philbrick of Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut, and Savoy Bookshop in Westerly, Rhode Island.

The adult panel’s featured titles include:

  • Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent (Publisher: Scout Press; Publication Date: August 22, 2017)
  • Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; Publication Date: August 22, 2017)
  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent (Publisher: Riverhead Books; Publication Date: August 29, 2017)
  • The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews (Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Publication Date: September 5, 2017)
  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (Publisher: Putnam; Publication Date: January 9, 2018)
  • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (Publisher: William Morrow; Publication Date: January 23, 2018)

The Young Adult Editors’ Buzz Panel, on Thursday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in Room 1E12/13/14, will be moderated by Heather Hebert of Children’s Book World in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

The YA panel’s featured titles include:

  • Spinning by Tillie Walden (Publisher: First Second Books; Publication Date: September 12, 2017)
  • Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (Publisher: Razorbill; Publication Date: September 12, 2017)
  • All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry (Publisher: Algonquin Books for Young Readers; Publication Date: October 10, 2017)
  • The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers; Publication Date: October 17, 2017)
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers; Publication Date: October 17, 2017)

The Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz Panel, to be held on Friday, June 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in Room 1E12/13/14, will be moderated by Anne Holman of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The middle grade panel’s featured titles include:

  • Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo (Publisher: Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group; Publication Date: September 1, 2017)
  • The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag (Publisher: Graphix; Publication Date: September 1, 2017)
  • Greetings From Witness Protection! by Jake Burt (Publisher: Feiwel & Friends; Publication Date: October 3, 2017)
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore (Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers; Publication Date: October 24, 2017)
  • The Unicorn Quest: The Whisper in the Stone by Kamilla Benko (Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books; Publication Date: January 30, 2018)

All ABA Regular Bookstore and Provisional members are entitled to receive free BookExpo admission badges if they provide their ABA Membership ID number upon registration. Booksellers in need of their ID number should contact ABA Member Relationship Manager Nathan Halter at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7514.

For information about ABA programming at BookExpo, visit