2014 ALA Midwinter Galley & Signing Guide: Get It Now!

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 2014MWggHead300again 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.


Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (bhoffert@mediasourceinc.com, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle.


  1. Glad that you are doing another galley guide! Even though I am not attending Midwinter, the guide is a good look at what’s coming up for the season. Hope School Library Journal does one this year (they had one last year, but I don’t see anything on their site about it).

    • Barbara Hoffert says:

      Thanks! And, yes, there is a galley guide from SLJ. Check out tomorrow’s Extra Helpings for information.

  2. Wonderful! Just signed up for SLJ’s, so I’m all set. Thank you!