So many books, such little time to prowl the aisles at the American Library Association Midwinter conference, coming to Philadelphia January 24–28. Fortunately, Library Journal is again offering a galley and signing guide that should help you find what you want.
While the BEA and ALA guides inevitably focus on big fall titles, the ALA Midwinter guide provides a complement by presenting books from the first half of the year. It should therefore be useful even to those not attending the conference! Here you’ll find everything from the spring season’s biggest titles, e.g., Chris Bohjalian’s Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Anne Fortier’s The Lost Sisterhood, Patrick Lee’s Runner, and Peter Matthiessen’s In Paradise, to smaller titles just breaking through, like Hassan Blasim’s The Corpse Exhibition and Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.
That’s just a sampling of the hundreds of galleys and authors you will find in the 2014 Galley & Signing Guide, divvied up to show top picks and genre categories. So hurry up and register to receive your guide, available shortly.