Visit Us at ALA Annual! Booth # 2347

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No rest for the bookish during trade show season. Next up: ALA Annual in New Orleans starting June 21, until June 26. Baker & Taylor has been supporting librarians to lead the future of literacy and learning since 1828. Visit our booth # 2347 and experience 190 years of industry history. We have a jam-packed schedule with several author signings, booth activities and commemorative giveaways. Just to name a few, some of our exclusive activities include:

Coffee Bar and Beignets – Re-charge and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, made fresh just for you and top it off with a tasty beignet.

  • Saturday, June 23 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 24 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cocktail Bar- Unwind with with a New Orleans’ signature cocktail… Cheers, drinks are on us!

  • Saturday, June 23 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Photo Booth- Capture the memories with our festive photo booth complete with fun props.

  • Friday, June 22 | 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 23 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 24 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, June 25 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cat Mascot Photos- Take a picture with our beloved cat mascots, Baker and Taylor.

  • Saturday, June 23 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 24 |12 – 4 p.m.

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For further details and our complete ALA schedule, we are happy to have a dedicated website to keep you up to date with all our happenings during the show. We can’t wait too see you there!

Don’t miss out, visit the site now!

 

Start Spreadin’ the News… BookExpo is almost here!

BookExpo is only a week away, kicking off on May 30, in New York City! As you scramble through the maze of booths and jump from sessions to book signings, don’t forget to stop by and visit the Baker & Taylor team. We’ll be at booth #1321 offering demos and presentations with invaluable information about our latest product updates. And of course, handing out cat bags. We also will have an in booth coffee bar sponsored by our friends at Marvel and Quercus, so stop by to refresh and recharge with a complimentary cup of coffee on us!

And don’t miss the Publishers Weekly Librarians’ Lounge…

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Visit us at the Publishers Weekly Librarians’ Lounge at booth #1856 for exclusive giveaways, author and editor meet and greets, refreshments, charging stations, special events and much more. Baker & Taylor is a proud marquee host of the librarians’ lounge this year; we hope you enjoy!

View the Publishers Weekly Lounge website for full schedule of events.

 

 

 

Spring State Show Preview

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Happy Spring! It’s trade-show season time.

This year, Baker & Taylor representatives will travel to dozens of shows across the U.S. and internationally. At our booth, reps will share their expertise on B&T’s exciting products and services, and answer those pressing questions you’ve been dying to ask someone face-to-face. Products and services they’ll be chatting about include:

  • One-stop selection and shopping for all product formats, from our digital catalogs to Title Source 360
  • Kirkus Diversity collections
  • Robust digital capabilities and the Community Sharing initiative
  • Title Source 360 as the market-leading selection and acquisitions software
  • collectionHQ, ESP and our suite of collection development services
  • Book and DVD leasing programs
  • Axis 360 with the brand-new “Listen Now” feature for streaming audiobooks

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We’re Exhibiting at PLA! Visit us at Booth #519

We’re just a week away from the start of PLA 2018 in Philadelphia. There are so many exciting events and booths to visit, but you won’t want to miss Baker & Taylor at Booth #519.

Author Signings

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Thursday, March 22 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. D.L. Miller, author of BigFoot Visits the Big Cities of the World
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Thursday, March 22 from 2-3 p.m.
Josiah Bancroft, author of Senlin Ascends

And more!

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We’ll have a coffee bar, too!

Stop by our booth for a complimentary cup of coffee sponsored by our friends at Capstone. The first 25 in line each day will receive an exclusive coffee mug! (Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Take a photo with our mascots, Baker and Taylor! Wednesday, March 21 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22 from 12-4 p.m. and Friday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Don’t miss out… Stop by our booth to pick up your 2018 cat bag, too!

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See you there!

We’re off to Denver! ALA Midwinter 2018 is here.

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We’re just a couple days away from the start of ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver. There are so many exciting events and booths to visit, but you won’t want to miss Baker & Taylor at Booth #1238.

Author Signings

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Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10-11 a.m.
Matt Killeen, author of Orphan Monster Spy
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Sunday, Feb. 11 from 9-10 a.m.
Veera Hiranandani, author of The Night Diary
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Sunday, Feb. 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Matt de la Peña and Loren Long, author/illustrator of Love

And more!

Take a photo with our mascots, Baker and Taylor! Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don’t miss out… Stop by our booth to pick up your 2018 cat calendar and cat bag, too!

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See you there!

Fall State Show Preview

fallreading.jpgSo long summer! It’s time to watch the leaves change colors, drink a pumpkin spice latte, slip into a sweater and cuddle up with a good book. It’s also time to usher in a new season of fall state trade-shows.

Between now and 2018, Baker & Taylor representatives will travel to dozens of shows across the U.S. and internationally. At our booth, reps will share their expertise on B&T’s exciting products and services, and answer those pressing questions you’ve been dying to ask someone face-to-face. Products and services they’ll be chatting about include:

  • One-stop selection and shopping for all product formats, from our digital catalogs to Title Source 360
  • Robust digital capabilities and the Community Sharing initiative
  • Title Source 360 as the market-leading selection and acquisitions software
  • collectionHQ, ESP and our suite of collection development services
  • Book and DVD leasing programs
  • Axis 360 with the brand-new “Listen Now” feature for streaming audiobooks

Continue reading “Fall State Show Preview”

Visit Us at ALA Annual!

_MG_2619.jpgNo rest for the bookish during trade show season. Next up: ALA Annual in Chicago starting tomorrow, June 22, until June 27. Baker & Taylor has a jam-packed schedule of author signings, panels and giveaways. We’ll be at Booth #2218!

Author Signings

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Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m. – E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Sunday, June 25 at 11 a.m. – Marie Lu, Warcross
In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Sunday, June 25 at 12:30 p.m. – Chris Appelhans (Illustrator), A Grayhound, A Groundhog
A tongue-twister picture book by the award-winning author of Toys Meet Snow and the award-winning illustrator of Sparky! follows the whimsical wordplay that ensues when a greyhound and a groundhog meet.

Monday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m. – Dianne De Las Casas, Captain Deadeye
Dianne de Las Casas’ newest book co-authored with John Couret is Captain Deadeye: The Bully Shark, illustrated by the talented Stefan Jolet. It is the first part of an anti-bully pirate chapter book series!

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Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. – Executive Perspectives Panel
Follett Chairman Todd Litzsinger is participating on the Executive Perspectives Panel at McCormick Place W185BC.

Sunday, June 25 at 3:30 p.m. – How to Move the Needle on Diversity: An Idea Huddle with We Need Diverse Books and Kirkus Reviews

In August, Baker & Taylor will be launching a partnership with Kirkus Reviews on a promotion of a collection of curated diversity centered titles. They will be teasing this launch in our booth with signage and collateral and a Diversity Huddle on Sunday. Presenters include Dhonielle Clayton, COO and Senior VP of Librarian Services of We Need Diverse Books and Meg Kuehn, CEO of Kirkus Reviews. The session will be moderated by Vicky Smith, the Children’s and Teen Editor of Kirkus Reviews.

Booth Activities

Win a 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8! – Tell us a few things about your library’s eContent services and receive a stuffed Baker or Taylor plush cat as a thank you. Plus, be entered to win a 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8!

Youth Media Award Posters – Stop by to pick up Youth Media Award posters, while supplies last.

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Take a pic with Baker and Taylor! – Our beloved cat mascots will be out and about during ALA at these times:

  • Friday, June 23 ~ 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 24 ~ 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 25 ~ 10 a.m.

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Axis 360 Minute Clinic! – It’s time for your annual checkup! The Axis 360 Doctors are in town to help librarians improve their Axis presence and check up on your Axis 360 Digital Collection. For your prescription—or clean bill of health—visit your Relationship Manager.

See you there!