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Monday, June 2, 2008

Book Expo 2008

I spent last weekend with friends at the BookExpo LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Book Expo offers industry professionals a sneak peek of upcoming book lists from publishers. There are lots of giveaways, including books, posters, tote bags, and more. All weekend long, both established and new authors sign copies of their books. It was a blast - like Woodstock for book lovers! I walked the floor with my author friends Tina Nichols Coury, Alexis O'Neill, and my daughter Jillian, who is a teen book reviewer. We picked up some wonderful books and had the chance to receive signed copies from terrific authors and visit with friends along the way.

A highlight for me was meeting Heidi Estrin and Etta Gold from the Association of Jewish Libraries. They have welcomed me into the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee and made me feel like I am part of the family. Here we are:









Etta, me, Heidi
(photo courtesy of Tina Nichols Coury)

Despite aching feet, my time at BookExpo 2008 was the best!

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Blogger Heidi Estrin said...

It was great to finally meet you in person, Barbara, even though I already felt like we were old friends. I think this is the only picture of me at this year's Book Expo - as I mentioned to you before, I was so busy recording audio for my podcast that I ignored my camera completely, even when I met the guy who plays PC in the Mac vs. PC commercials. Watch bookoflifepodcast.com for lots of interviews from Book Expo, including the interview I did with you about your blog!

Love, Heidi

June 4, 2008 at 8:54 AM  

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