I happen to work at a library, but that’s not the real reason why I went to the American Library Association Annual Conference. Nope, the real reason was to meet authors and get ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies, or Advanced Review Copies, depending on who you talk to). I first went to ALA four years ago, the last time it was in Chicago—which makes it within driving distance and saves me the price of a plane ticket. If you’d like to relive that first trip to ALA, including the epic (in my mind) story of how I met John Green, click here.
And just as I was four years ago, this year I was again accompanied by my twin nieces, fellow book nerds Vicki and Savannah. What follows is the story of this year’s ALA—in pictures. . . .
I love meeting authors and mingling with so many cool book people. Thanks to all of you!! But I’m not a city girl, and being surrounded by that many people makes me a tad claustrophobic. I didn’t breathe easily until I was back in rural NW Illinois. Still, I hope to be back at ALA the next time it comes to Chicago! And I hope my lovely nieces will want to come too. 🙂