Booksellers and publishers met up in Denver, Colo., from Jan. 23-26, for the 11th annual ABA Winter Institute; despite winter storm Jonas hitting the East Coast and causing flight cancellations, by and large the attendees were undeterred. There were plenty of author dinners, signings, and spring galleys to enjoy. See photo highlights from the festivities below.
Author Lindsay Eagar takes an onstage selfie before reading a passage from her debut novel Hour of the Bees (Candlewick) at the Indies Introduce session.
Debut author Samantha Mabry gets ready to sign her upcoming YA novel, A Fierce and Subtle Poison (Algonquin Young Readers).
Emily Hall, owner of Main Street Books in St. Charles, Mo., decked out in official Harry Potter apparel in Galley Alley with YA ARCs. Photo: Claire Kirch.
Nick Bantock, author of The Pharos Gate (Chronicle), center, with Vivien Jennings and Roger Doeren of Rainy Day Books in Fairway, Kans. Photo: Judith Rosen
Booksellers celebrate Jesse Andrews’s forthcoming novel The Haters over dinner. In keeping with the theme of the book, booksellers shared the band or song that they “love to hate” during dinner.
Debra Sundin, manager of An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Mass., with Mary Casanova, author of Wake Up, Island (Univ. of Minnesota). Photo: Judith Rosen
Authors Sharon Robinson (The Hero Two Doors Down, Scholastic Press) and James Riley (The Stolen Chapters [Story Thieves #2], S&S/Aladdin) sign for fans.
Curious George Goes to Denver – and meets Beth Golay of Books & Whatnot in Wichita, Kans.
Sean McGinty, author of The End of FUN (Disney-Hyperion) with guests.
Authors Gayle Forman (l.) and Ruta Sepetys meet up for a coffee break at the author reception.
Debut YA author Harriet Reuter Hapgood poses with galleys and a selection of candy from her home country of Great Britain, which was arranged to pay homage to her book jacket. Her novel, The Square Root of Summer (Macmillan/Roaring Brook), was selected for Indies Introduce.
Author Len Vlahos at a sing-along and launch party for Scar Girl (Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab).
A long line of booksellers waits to speak with Kwame Alexander after his Tuesday morning breakfast keynote. Photo: Claire Kirch.
Scholastic’s Meet and Treat After Party event was a big draw for attendees. Until next year!