Breakfast, Celebration & Debut Authors to Autograph in ABA Bookseller Lounge

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

From Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, this year’s ABA Indie Bookseller Lounge, #2902 on the BookExpo America trade show floor, will host more than 35 author signings exclusively for ABA member booksellers.

Indie favorites will be signing after each BEA Author Breakfast and following ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch. In addition, booksellers will be able to discover future favorites at a Friday afternoon signing by many of the featured authors in the Fall 2013 Celebrate Indies With Debut Authors promotion, announced last week.

Following the BEA Breakfasts

These BEA breakfast speakers will autograph in the ABA Indie Bookseller Lounge (#2902 on the trade show floor) from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the designated day:

May 30

  • Ishmael Beah, The Radiance of Tomorrow (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Wally Lamb, We Are Water (HarperCollins)

May 31

  • Mary Pope Osborne, Magic Tree House Series (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  • Veronica Roth, Divergent Series (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  • Octavia Spencer, Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

June 1

  • Diana Gabaldon, The Outlander Series (Delacorte)
  • Chris Matthews, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked (Simon & Schuster)

Following the Celebration of Bookselling & Author Awards Lunch

The Celebration of Bookselling & Author Awards Lunch is scheduled to end at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, and immediately following, these authors will join ABA member booksellers in the lounge for a signing till 2:45 p.m.:

  • Tom Angleberger, Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling: An Origami Yoda Activity Book (Amulet Books)
  • Mac Barnett, Extra Yarn (Balzer + Bray)
  • Geraldine Brooks, Caleb’s Crossing: A Novel (Penguin Books)
  • Wiley Cash, A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel (William Morrow)
  • Silas House, Same Sun Here (Candlewick Press)
  • Jon Klassen, Extra Yarn (Balzer + Bray)
  • David Levithan, Every Day (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Gianna Marino, Too Tall Houses (Viking Juvenile)
  • R.J. Palacio, Wonder (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Vaddey Ratner, In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel (Simon & Schuster)
  • Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club (Vintage)
  • Jon Scieszka, Title to be announced (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Jan-Philipp Sendker, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: A Novel (Other Press)
  • Erin and Philip Stead, Bear Has a Story to Tell (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
  • Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice (Picador)
  • Paul Zelinsky, Z Is for Moose (Greenwillow Books)

Celebrate Indies With Debut Authors

These first-time authors whose titles are part of the Fall 2013 Celebrate Indies With Debut Authors promotion, announced last week, will be in the Indie Bookseller Lounge (#2902 on the trade show floor) for a meet-and-greet and autographing session from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31. The event is open to all ABA member booksellers at BEA, but to participate in the Celebrate Indies With Debut Authors promotion, stores should sign up now, before they place orders for their fall titles.

Children’s Authors

  • Tone Almhjell, The Twistrose Key (Dial/Penguin)
  • Katie Cotugno, How to Love (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)
  • Sara Farizan, If You Could Be Mine (Algonquin Young Readers)
  • Elizabeth Kiem, Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy (Soho Teen)
  • Cristin Terrill, All Our Yesterdays (Hyperion/Disney)

Adult Fiction

  • Kenneth Bonert, The Lion Seeker (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • P.S. Duffy, The Cartographer of No Man’s Land (Liveright/W.W. Norton)
  • Tracy Guzeman, The Gravity of Birds (Simon & Schuster)
  • Mitchell Jackson, The Residue Years (Bloomsbury)
  • Hannah Kent, Burial Rites (Little, Brown)
  • Fiona McFarlane, The Night Guest (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan)
  • Charlie Quimby, Monument Road (Torrey House Press/Consortium)

Adult Nonfiction

  • Katy Butler, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death (Simon & Schuster)
  • Shahan Mufti, The Faithful Scribe (Other Press)

Information about authors autographing at publishers’ booths throughout the trade show is now available on the BEA website.