Posted from Shelf Awareness on 10/21
Open Invitation to WBN U.S. 2014 Book Picks
All are welcome to visit the AAP offices in New York City on Wednesday, October 23, 6-8 p.m., when the World Book Night U.S. 2014 picks will be announced by booksellers, librarians, New York City givers from last year, a New York City school teacher and other book community figures. Half the presenters will be at AAP; half will join via video chat from around the country (including Shelf Awareness publisher Jenn Risko!). WBN board chair Michael Pietsch; Jamie Byng and Julia Kingsford from the U.K.; and WBN U.S. co-founder Morgan Entrekin will join in.
WBN U.S. executive director Carl Lennertz commented: “It’s going to be a fun, loose event, and over 2,000 past givers have already RSVP’d for the online event! We have surprise presenters on tap, and Michael, Jamie, Julia and Morgan have recorded messages of thanks to the givers and sponsors. We’ll reveal the books one at a time, and then post the entire list when done; I’m shooting to finish before the first pitch of Game 1 of the World Series, and I won’t have wine ’til the last book is announced. Giver applications commence the next morning, and bookstore and library host location sign-up is in full swing and going great. The amazing Laura Peraza will communicate with viewers via social media during the event; #wbnbooks on Twitter and on FB.”
The AAP’s New York office is at 71 Fifth Avenue at 15th Street, on the second floor. Those interested in watching can RSVP now; viewers can join in starting at 5:30 p.m. EST on October 23.