Book Fare

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Imagine a bunch of excited third graders in the school library for the book fair.  Then expand the scene to adult librarians in a big city convention center for the national meeting of the Public Library Association (PLA), which I attended in Denver last week as a guest of my daughter.  While she went to sessions I could peruse the booths.

The big blue bear outside the convention center really wanted in to get a book, too.

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Book giveaways were everywhere.  All these were free…but you had to get them home by yourself.  Most of them had disclaimers on the cover: Advance Reader’s Edition or Uncorrected Proof/Not for Sale. 

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Major and independent publishers showed their upcoming books for preview.

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Lots of electronic invaders…sometimes change is good.

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What’s the solution for illiteracy in America?

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This would be a good start.

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Next time: authors I was able to meet (and one I wanted to).

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