Award Winners, Honorees to Sign in ABA Lounge at BEA

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Following the presentation of the Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. Read-Aloud Awards at the Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch at BookExpo America 2016, the award-winning authors and honor recipients in attendance will sign exclusively for indie booksellers at a reception in the ABA Member Lounge (Meeting Room T-100) on the McCormick Place trade show floor.

The Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch will held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in McCormick’s Skyline Ballroom. Authors who will head over to the ABA Member Lounge immediately following the Celebration for an hour of signings from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. are:

  • Kate Beaton, The Princess and the Pony (Arthur A. Levine Books) — E.B. White Read-Aloud Picture Book Honoree
  • Alex Gino, George (Scholastic Press) — E.B. White Read-Aloud Middle Reader Honoree
  • Ryan T. Higgins, Mother Bruce (Disney-Hyperion) — E.B. White Read-Aloud Picture Book Award Winner
  • Loren Long, Little Tree (PYRG/Philomel) — Indie Champion Honoree
  • Richard Russo, Everybody’s Fool (Knopf) — Indie Champion Award Winner
  • Gavriel Savit, Anna and the Swallow Man (Knopf Books for Young Readers) — Indies Choice Young Adult Award Winner
  • Adam Silvera, More Happy Than Not (Soho Teen) — Indies Choice Young Adult Book Honoree
  • Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King (Scholastic Press) — Indie Champion Honoree
  • J. Ryan Stradal, Kitchens of the Great Midwest (Pamela Dorman/Viking) — Indies Choice Adult Debut Award Winner

Space at the Celebration lunch is now very limited; booksellers who want to attend should make a reservation as soon as possible. Once the lunch reaches capacity, booksellers’ names will be added to a waitlist.

Table assignments will be sent the week of May 2. Questions about the Celebration and ABA Member Lounge autographing should be addressed to Development Officer Mark Nichols.

The Indies Choice and E.B. White logos are available to ABA members in the Bookseller DIY for use in promoting the winners and finalists in newsletters and other marketing materials.