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ALA Chicago, Booth #1416

Off tomorrow to my, what, 35th? ALA annual conference, and hope to see some of you there. Our booth is #1416, but I’ll be wandering the exhibit halls, mainly, drumming up business with Al Berman while Martha P. scouts the programming (she’s at the Caldecott pre-conference today, lucky girl). One non-work event I’m looking forward to is dinner tomorrow night with Richard and Hazel and Hymie Rochman in Hyde Park. Hazel and I became friends as members of the Best Books for Young Adults committee back when it was still a blood sport.

Magazine subscribers: Your July/August issue will be a little late, as it won’t be published until next Monday to avoid spoiling the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder CSK speeches being given on Sunday (and printed in the issue). I have an advance copy in my hot little hands, though, and I think you will find it worth the wait. If you’re at ALA, you can pick up a free copy at our booth on Monday by handing over your email address to one of the sales staff (I’ve talked them out of that first-born child stuff).

The photo to the left is a tribute to one of my favorite Chicago landmarks and a key image in one of my favorite Chicago movies:  Source Code.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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