Librarians, we know how you feel: running from booth to booth with bags of ARCs slung over your shoulders can be a test of endurance. So whether you need to just get off your feet for awhile, or want to grab a drink, some food, and recharge (yourself or your phone), or maybe you want to chat with other librarians, be sure to visit the Publishers Weekly Librarians’ Lounge in the main exhibit hall, booth 1856.

Thanks to our hosts, Baker & Taylor, and our sponsors, Disney, InterVarsity Press, Harlequin, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, Random House Children’s Books, Rowman & Littlefield, Sourcebooks, and Vesuvian Books—this year’s lounge is once again the place to be for librarians at BookExpo.

Throughout the show, Baker & Taylor reps will be on hand in the lounge to talk with librarians about their latest programs and offerings, including their Axis 360 Community Sharing program. And on both days of the show, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., lunch will be served, courtesy of Rowman & Littlefield.

In addition to a delicious lunch, Rowman & Littlefied will also be giving away advance copies of one of their big titles for this fall, Gwen Carr's This Stops Today: Eric Garner’s Mother Seeks Justice After Losing Her Son. After video of the death of her son at the hands of New York City police officers on Staten Island went viral, Gwen Carr’s life changed forever. Carr, a retired transit train operator, now dedicates her time to fighting for racial equality. In the book, due out this fall, Carr shares the tragedies she’s faced, recalls her son’s life and death, and recounts her newfound role as an activist in the fight for racial equality.

Whether you just need a place to grab lunch 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 2018 Daily Schedule

Thursday, May 31, 2018

9:00–9:30 AM – Continental Breakfast

Vesuvian Books, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Join Vesuvian Books for a book signing and meet authors Dan Elish (The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons); Mary Ting (ISAN–International Sensory Assassin Network); Alexandrea Weis (Blackwell) and Gareth Worthington (It Takes Death To Reach A Star).

Random House Children’s Books, 11:00 to noon.

Meet Brandon Sanderson, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight and Calamity, and hear about his new book coming this fall, Skyward, the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

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

Harlequin, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Mingle with Harlequin authors Helen Cullen (The Lost Letters of William Woolf, Graydon House), Robyn Carr (The Summer That Made Us, Mira) and Annie Ward (Beautiful Bad, Park Row) who will be signing books during this hour.

Penguin Random House Library Marketing, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Join us for Penguin Random House Library Marketing’s #RefreshingReads meet-and-greet! Enjoy refreshments while mingling with authors Sam Anderson (Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, its Chaotic Founding, its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis); Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Fruit of the Drunken Tree); Grady Hendrix (We Sold Our Souls); and Rebecca Makkai (The Great Believers), who will give away signed copies of their forthcoming books.

Friday June 1, 2018

9:00 – 9:30 AM – Continental Breakfast

Sourcebooks, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Sourcebooks Fire author (and librarian!) Claire Legrand will be signing copies of her fantastical book Furyborn, the first installment in her Empirium trilogy.

Disney, 11:00 a.m. to noon.

Meet Disney author Ryan Higgins, who will stop by to mingle with librarians and sign copies of his book Bruce’s Big Move.

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

InterVarsity Press 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Meet Suzanne Stabile, author of The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships, who will be signing copies of this just-released book from InterVarsity Press.