Librarians, we know how you feel: BookExpo can be a test of endurance. At some point, you’re going to need to drop those heavy book bags, get off your feet, grab a beverage and some food, and recharge (yourself or your phone)—maybe even chat with a fellow librarian and meet a great author or two while you’re at it.

Once again, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out the Publishers Weekly Librarians’ Lounge, located in the main exhibit hall at Booth 557.

Thanks to our co-host Baker & Taylor and our sponsors—Book Vine, Disney, Harlequin, Move Books, National Geographic, Penguin Random House Adult Library Marketing, Random House Children’s Books, Rowman & Littlefield, Sourcebooks, and Vesuvian Books—this year’s lounge will again be the place to be for librarians at BookExpo.

In addition to some great author appearances and galley giveaways, throughout the show, Baker & Taylor reps will be on hand in the lounge to talk with librarians, and to share information about the company's innovative new Pop-Up Libraries program. And on each day of BookExpo, join us in the lounge for a delicious lunch, provided by Rowman & Littlefield.

So whether you just need a place to grab a refreshment and get off your feet, or you want to hear from popular authors and take home some signed copies, we hope to see you in the Librarians’ Lounge.

BookExpo Librarian's Lounge 2019 Daily Schedule

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Noon–1:30 PM: Lunch, courtesy of Rowman & Littlefield

Sourcebooks, 2:00–3:00 PM

Meet Sourcebooks’ bestselling author Chris Ferrie, who will be on hand to sign galleys of his upcoming picture book, There Was a Black Hole That Swallowed the Universe.

Vesuvian Books, 3:30–4:30 PM

Meet authors Mary Ting (Helix, book #2 in her ISAN series); Alexandrea Weis (Realm); Gareth Worthington and Stu Jones (In the Shadow of a Valiant Moon, book #2 in the It Takes Death to Reach a Star duology); and Christine Brae (The Year I Left), who will be on hand signing copies. In addition, ARCs will be available for The Night Weaver by Monique Snyman and Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

9:00–9:30 AM: Continental Breakfast, courtesy of Move Books

Start your day in the lounge with a cup of tea or coffee and a light breakfast, sponsored by Move Books, the children's publisher focused on helping boys become lifelong readers.

Disney, 9:30 to 10:30 AM

Meet bestselling author Eoin Colfer, whose Artemis Fowl series has been adapted into a motion picture set to release next year. Colfer will give away signed teacher’s editions of book one, Artemis Fowl, for the first 100 people.

Harlequin, 11:00 AM to Noon

Grab a sweet treat and meet Harlequin authors Megan Angelo (Followers, Graydon House); Tarryn Fisher (The Wives, Graydon House); Noelle Salazar (The Flight Girls, Mira); and Karine Jean-Pierre (Moving Forward, Hanover Square).

12:30–1:30 PM: Lunch, courtesy of Rowman & Littlefield

National Geographic, 2:00–3:00 PM

Meet veterinarian and author Gary Weitzman and pick up a signed copy of Weitzman’s Complete Guide to Pet Health. And, for those of you missing your own pets, word is that Weitzman will be joined in the lounge by some of his furry friends.

Penguin Random House Adult Library Marketing, 3:30 to 4:30 PM

Meet authors Marcy Dermansky (Very Nice: A Novel); Benjamin Dreyer (Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style); Jasmine Guillory (The Wedding Party); Liz Moore (Long Bright River); and Regina Porter (The Travelers: A Novel) from. Grab a signed copy, a summer treat, and enter for a chance to win a “Sweet Summer Reads” tote bag, filled with a selection of Penguin Random House’s hottest new titles.

Friday, May 31, 2019

9:00–9:30 AM – Continental Breakfast

Random House Children’s Books

Meet author-illustrator Christopher Myers, creative director of the new imprint Make Me a World, as well as two authors from the imprint’s inaugural list: Sarah Deming (Gravity) and Akwaeke Emezi (Pet).

Book Vine Press, 11:00 AM to noon

The author service provider will be on hand to answer questions about its service, along with two of its authors, Leonard W. Heflich (Live as Long as You Dare) and Gabriel Moran (Missed Opportunities: Rethinking Catholic Tradition).

12:30–1:30 PM: Lunch, courtesy of Rowman & Littlefield

Naxos Online Library Streaming Services, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Come learn more about Naxos Online Libraries (NOL), collections of "studied music" streaming subscription services and go home with a free 30-day trial. Naxos reps will be on hand to answer questions about the service.