Getting Reacquainted with Fiction | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

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Library Journal’s 2013 Day of Dialog ended with a table lined with familiar faces: Amy Tan, with her first novel for adults since 2005′s Saving Fish from Drowning; Richard North Patterson, with a work narrated by a 22-year-old woman; Allan Gurganus, with his first book in 16 years; prolific critic Caleb Crain, with his first ever novel (though second book); Al Lamanda, with Sunrise (Gale Cengage, Aug.), the follow up to his Edgar-nominated Sunset; and of course Library Journal‘s own Barbara Hoffert as moderator.

Magazines, Essays, and Some Romance | What We’re Reading

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This past week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers went to BEA, and we are still feeling its throws. Guy and myself are going without books for a time, and Bette-Lee got her hands on a new book that will make her fellow romance fans green with envy.

Collection Development 2020 | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

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Ebooks. Self publishing. Platforms, platforms, platforms. It’s hard enough to keep up now; what will collection development librarians’ jobs look like in 2020? At LJ’s Day of Dialog, held May 29 at the McGraw-Hill auditorium in New York City, Christopher Platt, Director, Collections and Circulation Operations, New York Public Library, put that question to a panel of librarians and a publisher.

BEA For All: A Librarian’s Guide to BookExpo America 2013

BEA For All: A Librarian’s Guide to BookExpo America 2013

To make the most of BEA, here are the offerings that are best for librarians—not all of them are particularly aimed at our profession, but eavesdropping on “the other side” can be illuminating. Though ebook questions feature heavily, we’re moving on from library availability concerns to debates surrounding secondhand ebooks, the effects on authors, and e-publishing of out-of-print titles.

BookExpo America 2012 and LJ Day of Dialog News Roundup

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BookExpo America 2012 and LJ Day of Dialog News Roundup

Geeky Friday: Remembering Ray Bradbury, All Hail Steve Ditko, Neil Young and Other BookExpo Flotsam and Jetsom

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Geeky Friday: Remembering Ray Bradbury, All Hail Steve Ditko, Neil Young and Other BookExpo Flotsam and Jetsom

Geeky Friday: Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Alive, Alive! Comic, Avenger$ (cha-ching!), James Bond Skyfall trailer, Hubbard Audio Gold, Sgt. Pepper Turns 45

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Geeky Friday: Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Alive, Alive! Comic, Avenger$ (cha-ching!), James Bond Skyfall trailer, Hubbard Audio Gold, Sgt. Pepper Turns 45

BEA Galley & Signing Guide

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BEA Galley & Signing Guide

Booked Solid | Fall Finds from BEA 2011

Booked Solid | Fall Finds from BEA 2011

Barbara Hoffert’s ALA Galley and Signing Guide 2011

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Barbara Hoffert’s ALA Galley and Signing Guide 2011

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