Booksellers and librarians — they're on the front lines of the publishing industry, bringing the goods directly to us, the better to feed our fix. And while our annual RT Convention boasts a bevy of events for every type of book lover, from readers to writers to aspiring authors, we have a whole track special events just for booksellers and librarians. Take a look at some of our favorites, and if you're registered as a bookseller or librarian, get your agenda ready!
On Tuesday, May 13, there's an amazing sold out event happening. If you're already signed up, be sure to post pictures for the rest of us! The Saints of Suspense is hosting an exclusive party for booksellers, librarians and bloggers/reviewers at the famed Jackson Brewery Warehouse, a private home located in the heart of the French Quarter. Starting at 6:30 PM, attendees will be treated to a cocktail party where they’ll get to eat, drink and mingle. The evening will conclude with fun giveaways and a tour of the estate! Some authors in attendance include Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, the Warehouse’s owner Toni McGee Causey and more! Did we mention the Warehouse is supposedly haunted?
Things get chatty on Friday, May 16, for the Publisher & Bookseller/Librarian Dialogue, which will bring representatives from six major publishers together to discuss with booksellers and librarians their most anticipated upcoming releases and other new industry developments. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and let the publishers know what works for their stores/libraries, and what doesn’t. For more information, click here! This event is exclusively for booksellers and librarians only.
Sourcebooks takes the reins on Saturday for the last of our bookseller and librarian events with their exclusive party, which starts at 5:00 PM, so don’t be late! Booksellers and librarians will have the chance to converse with various Sourcebooks authors, editors and publicists while enjoying exciting cocktails and delicious appetizers. This event is exclusively for booksellers and librarians only, if you're registered as such, check out all the details so you don’t miss out!
And there's more! You can find the complete list of bookseller and librarian events here. We can’t wait to meet all of you in New Orleans and we hope you enjoy these special events! For more convention buzz, visit the official RT Convention page.