BEA or Bust!

Consortium and our publishers are gearing up for BookExpo America! If you’ll be there, swing by booth #829 to say hello and then browse the aisle to meet our exhibiting publishers. There are a number of giveaways and author signings—and snacks!—lined up; check out the full list below.

All publishers

  • Thursday, May 30, 4 pm: come to the Consortium aisle of publishers for a happy hour celebrating independent publishing. All are welcome!

Akashic Books (#830A)

Giveaways (while supplies last):

  • A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes (also available in ABA Galley Room)
  • The Freedom Artist by Ben Okri
  • Fuck, Now There Are Two of You by Adam Mansbach, illus. Owen Brozman
  • Party: A Mystery by Jamaica Kincaid, illus. Ricardo Cortés (only available in ABA Galley Room)

Events (location: Indie Publisher Stage):

  • Wednesday, May 29, 12:35-1:05pm: Indie Insights: Children’s (Picture Books and Middle Grade); presentation on I Am a Promise by Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce. Thursday, May 30, 10:10-10:50am: Indie Insights: First Novels and Mystery; presentation on Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime from Women Writers edited by Joyce Carol Oates.
  • Thursday, May 30, 2:10-2:50pm: Indie Insights: Memoirs & Biographies; presentation on My Life on the Line: How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me by Ryan O’Callaghan.Thursday, May 30, 2:55-3:20pm: Indie Insights: YA & New Adult; presentation on Home Girl by Alex Wheatle. Location:

City Lights (#832A)

Giveaway (while supplies last):

  • Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington

Coach House Books (#828)

Giveaways (while supplies last):

  • Disfigured: On Fairy-tales, Disability, and Making Space / Leduc / 9781552453957
  • Heroine / Scott / 9781552453919
  • The Ticking Heart by Andrew Kaufman

Fabled Films (#833B)

Giveaways:

  • The Chestnut Challenge by Tracey Hecht (available in the ABA Galley Room)

Author signings:

  • Wednesday, May 29, 3:30-4:30pm: Illustrator Josie Yee signing copies of The Kooky Kinkajou

Bonus items:

  • Enter to win a Nocturnals Face Painting Party for your bookstore or library, complete with a face painter paid for by Fabled Films, signed books, an activity kit, and more
  • Free storyline kits available to ABA members

Haymarket Books (#832B)

Event:

  • Thursday, May 30, 12:35-1:05pm: Indie Insights: Current Events; presentation on Whose Story Is This? by Rebecca Solnit. Location: Indie Publisher Stage.

Scribe (#828)

Giveaways (while supplies last):

  • Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith
  • The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook by Michael Brooks
  • Lux by Elizabeth Cook
  • Made in Sweden: How The Swedes are Not Nearly So Egalitarian, Tolerant, Hospitable, or Cozy As They Would Like to (Have You) Think by Elisabeth Åsbrink

Events:

  • Thursday, May 30, 10:10-10:50am: Indie Insights: First Novels and Mystery; presentation on Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith. Location: Indie Publisher Stage.
  • Thursday, May 30, 12:35-1:05pm: Indie Insights: Current Events; presentation on Pills, Powder, and Smoke by Antony Loewenstein, and Made in Sweden by Elisabeth Åsbrink.  Location: Indie Publisher Stage.

Theatre Communications Group (#830B)

Giveaways (while supplies last):

  • 100 Plays for the First Hundred Days by Suzan-Lori Parks
  • Appropriate/An Octoroon: Plays by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
  • Dear Evan Hansen by Steven Levenson, Justin Paul, and Benj Pasek
  • The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth
  • Indecent by Paula Vogel
  • The Prisoner by  Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne
  • Thom Pain (based on nothing) [Revised Edition] by Will Eno
  • Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Author signings:

  • Thursday, May 30, 12:30-1pm: Tracy Letts signing his play Mary Page Marlowe
  • Thursday, May 30, 2-2:30pm: Martyna Majok signing her play Cost of Living (2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama)

World Editions (#833A)

Giveaways:

  • Wednesday, May 29, 3pm: Welcome to America by Linda Bostrӧm Knausgård
  • Thursday, May 30, 11am: A Devil Comes to Town by Paolo Maurensig

Author signings:

  • Thursday, May 30, 2pm: Gary Barker signing galleys of The Museum of Lost Love

Events:

  • Thursday, May 30, 10:10-10:50am: Indie Insights: First Novels and Mystery; presentation on Real Life by Adeline Dieudonné. Location: Indie Publisher Stage.

Bonus items:

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2pm: Learn about the Dutch tradition of Boekenweek and enjoy Stroopwafels
  • Friday, May 31, 10 am: Celebrate Pierre Jarawan’s The Storyteller with Baklava

For a full list of World Editions’ BEA plans, visit their website.

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