If you read my “Great Reads: The Mean Streets of Philadelphia,” you may be considering changing your travel plans to a destination such as, oh, say, Disney World—but, rest assured, the aisles of the Pennsylvania Convention Center will be 100% free of murder, skulduggery, and the visible effects of a troubling legacy of systemic economic inequality. (There may be a little backbiting and the occasional mean-spirited remark, but trust me, it will be safe for us bookish types.) If you do brave the unpredictable skies to attend, you’ll find it well worthwhile. And the folks in marketing inform me that I would be remiss if I didn’t share these essential appeals for a tiny bit of your time . . . .
- Attend the ERT/Booklist Author Forum! Tonya Bolden, Brian Floca, Kadir Nelson, Steve Sheinkin, and Melissa Sweet join fellow author and Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ilene Cooper to discuss award-winning nonfiction for youth. Friday, January 24, 4 p.m., PACC, Grand Ballroom A.
- Take advantage of an amazing subscription offer! Stop by the booth, tell us how Booklist makes your job easier, and we’ll give you an additional 10% off the already reduced conference price. That’s a 30% discount on a new subscription! Booklist booth #821.
- Avail yourself of free copies of Booklist and Book Links! Get your complimentary copies of the Editors’ Choice and Lasting Connections issues of your favorite go-to resource. Booklist booth #821.
- Get acquainted with Booklist Online! Take a tour of the 135,000+ reviews, features, and articles in our archive, get a demo of powerful search capabilities, and set up the online access that comes bundled with your print issues. Booklist booth #821.
Safe travels, and I’ll see you at booth #821!