By now most of you have heard about our friend Talia Sherer at Macmillan Library. She'll be at ALA hosting a bevy of author signings - click here for more information and drop by booth 1713 to say Hi. And, as a special bonus to Unshelved readers, mention how adorable her newborn nephew is and she'll give you a free copy of the appropriately named The Birthing Place by Christopher Ransom, while supplies last.
I can finally reveal the cover and title of our newest collection, Reader's Advisory. 128 pages of the funniest, best-looking Unshelved strips to date, wrapped in my favorite cover yet.
If you've never bought one of our books all is forgiven. You can start now. Thanks to our almost complete lack of strip continuity, you won't be missing out on much.
If you're lucky enough to be going to ALA or SDCC you'll be able to pick up a copy. The rest of you will have to wait until August, when we'll start accepting orders at our website. At that time we'll also provide ordering information for libraries, book stores, and comic shops.
This week the whole Unshelved crew heads off to ALA, our biggest conference of the year. Come visit us at booth 1854 in the Graphic Novel pavilion in the rear corner of the exhibit hall.
The big deal, as you probably just read, is that ALA-goers will be the first humans on Earth able to purchase our newest collection Reader's Advisory. Gene and I will sign every copy and we'll have great conference pricing on all our books as well as our most popular t-shirts including Today is a Good Day to Read, Intellectual Freedom Fighter, and Read To Me. We'll also be handing out Read Irresponsibly badge ribbons, absolutely free. We always pack more of everything than we think we'll need, and we always start running out things after the first day or two, so come by early and come by often!
Finally, we offered this year's Unshelved sponsors a chance to let you know what they're up to at ALA. Here's what we've got so far (I'll update this blog post if and when we get more information):
Tell 'em we sent ya!
P.S. Don't forget to read Unshelved Conference Tips every day in CogNotes, the daily ALA newspaper.
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)
November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)
March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)
April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)
June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
Check out our Full Schedule