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  • BookCon Makes Its Chicago Debut

    After two years in New York, the consumer book convention landed in the Windy City.

  • Children’s and YA Books at BEA: A Photo Essay

    As McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., filled to fit children's and YA publishers, librarians, booksellers, and book lovers alike for BookExpo America, which took place May 11–13, plenty of merriment was captured.

  • BookCon 2016 in Photos

    Less than 24 hours after booksellers left McCormick Place in Chicago at the end of BookExpo America on May 13, the convention center's West Hall was transformed from trade show to literary amusement park.

  • BEA 2016: Big Books from Small Presses Create a Buzz

    While the five books presented at the BEA Selects: Children's panel session were from small presses, they all made a big impression on the audience.

  • BEA 2016: Live Coverage

    PW’s live coverage of BookExpo America 2016.

  • BookCon 2016: Too Short for Readers, Just Right for Publishers

    Publishers and attendees were pleased with the venue and the programming for BookCon 2016. While attendees were disappointed that the show was for only one day this year, publishers expressed relief.

  • BEA 2016: We Need Diverse Books Keeping It Real

    Love and Loss in Children’s Literature” is a panel featuring authors who will rock it.

  • BEA 2016: Shining a Light on Good and Evil in YA Fiction

    When it comes to filling their worlds with characters positioned along the spectrum of good and evil, Veronica Roth, Melissa de la Cruz, Lauren Oliver, and relative newcomer Sabaa Tahir have it down.

  • BEA 2016: Veronica Roth: Making Her Mark

    Veronica Roth describes herself as totally “pumped” that BookCon this year is taking place here in the Windy City.

  • BEA 2016: Hear Something Peculiar

    When Ransom Riggs’s debut YA novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, was published in 2011, it flew to the tippy-top of the New York Times bestseller list, where it spent more than 100 weeks.

  • BEA 2016: Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy Want to Tell You About Moone Boy

    The Irish actor/comedian Chris O’Dowd is best known in this country for his turns in the movie Bridesmaids and the TV series Girls.

  • BEA 2016: Speaking Truth to Power

    Luvvie Ajayi—comedian, social activist, digital strategist, and pop culture critic—is used to being the person who says what we’re all thinking but dare not put voice to.

  • BEA 2016: Comedian Tig Notaro Is Just a Person

    Ask any writer, actor, or comedian about their lives, and they all say the same thing: it’s all fodder for their art.

  • BEA 2016: Get Outside and Do Chicago

    Karla Zimmerman, the author of Lonely Planet’s Pocket Chicago Guidebook, suggests the following to wow your friends back home with tales of a magic Bean, your daring walk onto a skyscraper’s ledge, and exploits with supersized pizzas in the Windy City.

  • BEA 2016: YouTube Sensation Hannah Hart: Up Close and Personal

    Hannah Hart is the wildly popular, sometimes sober YouTube personality (2.3 million subscribers), and author of the New York Times bestseller "My Drunk Kitchen."

  • BEA 2016: The Property Brothers Are Here for You

    Ever fantasize that those gorgeous twins, Drew and Jonathan Scott (aka HGTV’s the Property Brothers), would come and personally fabulize your home?

  • BEA 2016: A Chat with John Grisham

    Heralded lawyer-turned-bestselling-author John Grisham is hard at work on his October novel, "The Whistler" (Doubleday), a thriller about a dangerous investigation into high levels of judicial corruption.

  • BEA 2016: Plucking Stories from Personal Experience

    Authors are basically storytellers who do their thing on the printed page (or on your favorite electronic device), instead of around the kitchen table or wherever people gather to swap stories.

  • BEA 2016: Color Your World

    Got adult coloring books? The millions of copies of adult coloring books that have been sold in the past four years proves that the joy, excitement, and memories of this uncomplicated childhood pleasure really have no age limit.

  • BEA 2016: Book Besties: Frenemies, Love, and Crushes

    What would we do without our best friends? How did our first crushes make us feel, and did they meet our expectations? What role do “frenemies” play in our social life? These issues and more will be the focus of this afternoon’s #IReadYA panel “Book Besties."

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