Welcome to LJ’s new neighborhood! Took a lunchtime tour and snapped photos of some notable sights from a beautiful subway mural at Fulton Street (of course) celebrating Robert Fulton’s steamboat to the magnificent Woolworth Building, one of NYC’s earliest skyscrapers, and the new Freedom Tower, or One World Trade Center.
Despite the skyscrapers, the neighborhood has a European feel, thanks to the narrow winding streets. (This is the oldest part of the city, the site of New Amsterdam.) Very different from chic and trendy Soho, our former ‘hood.
Dear publishers, partners, friends, and contributors,
We at Library Journal and School Library Journal are pleased to be moving into new offices in mid-July. All of our email addresses and phone and fax numbers will remain the same. Until July 17, please continue to send review copies of all materials and other mail to our current address (160 Varick Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10013).
As of July 21, please send everything to us at:
123 William Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10038
Rebecca T. Miller
Library Journal and School Library Journal
SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard that enables authors and libraries to work together to expose notable self-published ebooks to voracious readers looking to discover something new.
Announcing a new ebook discovery service that will connect self-published authors, libraries, and readers. A very cool idea, and I love the punny name!
Lining up for LJ’s annual Day of Dialog? We have a great day planned with such authors as Chelsea Cain, Mimi Sheraton, Lauren Oliver, JulesFeiffer, and Lev Grossman.
LJ’s Day of Dialog
9 a.m.–6 p.m.
LJ Day of Dialog for Publishers, Vendors, and Librarians (registration required)
Lee Boudreaux, editorial director, Ecco; Robin Desser, VP, editorial director, Knopf; Leah Hultenschmidt, editorial director, Forever and Forever Yours, Grand Central; Sarah McGrath, VP, executive editor, Riverhead; and Stephen Morrison, publisher, Picador, discuss big forthcoming titles.
What’s Cooking: Hot New Trends in Cooking and Cookbooks
Lisa Campbell, LJ Cooking columnist, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, talks to cooking-world luminaries: Food & Wine editor in chief Dana Cowin, James Beard award winner Johnny Iuzzini, New York Times best-selling author Marlene Koch, Food Network South Beach and New York City Wine & Food festivals founder Lee Brian Schrager, and famed food critic Mimi Sheraton.
A Town Hall Meeting, by Librarians and for Librarians: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Materials Issues Today but Were Afraid To Ask
Stephanie Anderson, head of reader services, Darien Library, CT; Melissa DeWild, collection development manager, Kent District Library, Comstock Park, MI; Robin Nesbitt, manager, Hilliard Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH; and Kaite Stover, director of readers’ services, Kansas City Public Library, MO, lead discussions on the developing topics.
Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction. Pt. 1: Women Writing Fiction
With New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain, Edgar Award nominee Sophie Littlefield, HOLT Medallion winner Pamela Nowak, best-selling YA–turned–adult author Lauren Oliver, MIRA: Harlequin editorial director Tara Parsons, Edgar Award winner Lisa Scottoline, and Indie Next author Emma Straub.
Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction. Pt. 2: Five Key Authors
LJ welcomes award-winning syndicated columnist Jules Feiffer, Time book critic and author Lev Grossman, Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner Marlon James, Barnes & Noble Discover Award winner Lily King, and Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley.
With BookExpo America fast approaching, it’s time to start planning the trek around the convention floor. Once more, Library Journal hopes to make the trek easier by providing its IMG scally1 Get Your 2014 BEA Galley & Signing Guide! annual galley & signing guide to the top titles from the top publishers at BEA, mapped out according to booth number for easy reference.
Eager to know where to find galleys for new titles by Jane Smiley, Azar Nafisi, Rainbow Rowell, Richard Ford, Karin Slaughter, and more? Wondering when Deb Harkness and Garth Stein might be signing in booth?
Be they odes, lyrics, rants, chants, or sonnets, LJ and SLJ staff is getting well versed in poetry for this week’s Poem in Your Pocket day.
Tumblarians, what poems are you sharing with your co-workers and patrons?
The April 15 issue of LJ is closed and off to the printer! This one was a killer, but it’s packed with great stuff (including our Genre Spotlight Feature on Mystery).
Stylish fashions at tonight’s Best Small Library of the Year party at the beautiful Indianapolis Central Library.
If Library Journal’s galley guides serve to bring good books to your attention, they also serve to bring good books to mine. Here are 12 books I discovered while compiling the ALA Midwinter guide. Some, like Emma Straub’s The Vacationers, Walter Kirn’s Blood Will Out, and Michael Winter’s Minister Without Portfolio, are real surprises I’m chagrined not to have encountered; others, like Hassan Blasim’s The Corpse Exhibition, Kyung-sook Shin’s I’ll Be Right There, and Kenan Trebincevic’s The Bosnia List, are books I’m excited about but found too late to feature in Prepub Alert, so I’m grateful for this second chance. Take a look at them all.
Going to ALA Midwinter? Be sure to grab ARCs of these titles. And you can sign up for Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert’s Galley Guide here.
Last Pages of 2013 | What We’re Reading
Happy New Year—almost! The Library Journal/School Library Journal staffers are ringing out the old by perusing Christmas presents, scaring themselves silly, emulating the French, getting on board with power popsters, checking out how the other half lives, munching on millipedes, and watching 1913 through the lens of time.
Amy Einhorn, publisher and vice president of Amy Einhorn Books: Penguin Random House, has published some top-of-the-charts books, among them Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, and Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress. (Personal favorites from her imprint range from Mark T. Mustian’s The Gendarme to Tanis Rideout’s Above All Things). So how immensely cool would it be to hear her discuss her next big titles? Here’s your chance: On Thursday, November 14, at 3:00 p.m., LJ will sponsor its second Editors’ Picks webcast, with five editors from major houses presenting a range of major titles.
Among the books Amy is presenting, I’m particularly excited to hear about Courtney Collins’s The Untold, a fictionalized account of real-life Jessie Hickman, a female bushranger and outlaw in 1920s Australia. Hmm, do we have a female Cormac McCarthy here? In any case, Elizabeth Gilbert calls it “extraordinary,” and the cover’s horse stampede through dust and sunlight suggests power and atmosphere. More good stuff from Amy: Carol Wall’s Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening, rumored to be a truly affecting memoir, and Deborah Johnson’s The Secret of Magic, which draws its power from Civil Rights issues.
Libraries aren’t another consumable, built for obsolescence. They have a higher mission, one that inspires passion. One of my first publishers, Fred Ciporen, taught me that at LJ we could combine conscience and commerce. We could be successful, and at the same time we could be good and do good. We could be a conduit between librarians and the vendors in the library market.
— LJ editor-in-chief, Francine Fialkoff, in her farewell editorial. Library Journal is very sad to announce her departure today from the magazine.