BookExpo 2017 was the launch of my Open Book column, and to mark the one-year anniversary, I thought I would spare the text and spoil the reader by attending as many BookExpo 2018 parties as I could get to. With me was an intrepid and good-natured colleague, news reporter John Maher (who didn’t even flinch when, after a vodka or two, I started calling him Jimmy Olsen), taking photos. It’s been a good year, and, with any luck, it will keep getting better.