Each year the booksellers and publishers gather in a city for Book Expo America, aka BEA. This year we’ll be meeting in LA starting on May 29th. One of the projects I’m involved with is the Emerging Leaders, which is for young or new booksellers who want to make a career out of bookselling. Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, the Written Nerd, is also involved and you can read more about what this is all about on her blog. We’re having a party this year, so if you work in a bookstore, post this somewhere if you think anyone might want to attend. Here are the details:
THE SECOND ANNUAL BEA EMERGING LEADERS PARTY!
Who: Young Booksellers
What: BEA Emerging Leaders Party
Where: The Woods – 1533 N. La Brea Hollywood CA – 323.876.6612 phone / website: http://www.vintagebargroup.com
When: Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 7:00pm – 9:00pm (open bar from 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
RSVP: Space is limited, must RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 21st at www.bookexpoamerica.com/EmergingLeadersRSVP
Enjoy cocktails and mix & mingle with authors for the young and hip:
– Scott McCloud, author of Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection: 1987-1991 (HarperCollins, July)
– Cylin Busby , author of The Year We Disappeared: A Father – Daughter Memoir (Bloomsbury, August)
– Curtis Sittenfeld, author of American Wife (Random House, September)
– Diana Spechler, author of Who By Fire (HarperCollins, September)
– Tony O’Neill, author of Down and Out on Murder Mile (HarperCollins, October)
– Jonathan Evison, author of All About Lulu (Soft Skull, July)
TO RSVP TO THIS EVENT GO TO: www.bookexpoamerica.com/EmergingLeadersRSVP – YOU MUST RSVP BY MAY21st.