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Book Expo 2019 – Day Two

June 11, 2019

On Thursday, Julie (Booking Mama) and I got up bright and early to head to the Javits Center for a breakfast hosted by DC Comics to introduce their new imprints.  DC Zoom will publish graphic novels for Middle Grade readers and DC Ink will feature graphic novels for Young Adult readers.  DC has been publishing superhero stories for 80 years so they know what they’re doing.  For their graphic novels, they’ve paired well known authors with great artists.  All of the books are stand alone and allow pictures to tell the story.  It was fascinating to hear the process in creating these books and to see how excited both the authors and the illustrators are about them.  I was happy to see so many female characters featured – these are just a few of the books that caught my eye:

We wandered around the showroom floor for a little while and I picked up several books I’m anxious to read.

  • NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson (Ecco; November 5, 2019) Lillian’s old roommate calls to ask her to be a nanny to her stepchildren but there’s one small problem – the kids burst into flames when they’re agitated.
  • MY LIFE AS AN ICE CREAM SANDWICH by Ibi Zoboi (Dutton Children’s Books; August 27, 2019) Ebony-Grace leaves her Huntsville, Alabama home to stay with her father in Harlem for the summer while her mother takes care of some issues at home.
  • THE DEARLY BELOVED by Cara Wall (Simon & Schuster; August 13, 2019) is the story of two couples who meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when the husbands are appointed co-pastors of their church.

We needed a little break from the madness of the show floor so walked over to Haymaker for a break and then came back and explored the booths a little bit more.


The evening’s activities started with a session at Mission Escape Games with St. Martin’s Press and Megan Goldin, the author of THE ESCAPE ROOM (July 30, 2019).  It was so much fun!!  We escaped the “Hydeout” with just under 9 minutes and 1 clue remaining.  We walked across the street to District Social for converstaion, liquid refreshments, and light food.


Our final stop was the Canopy room at Versa for a party celebrating Kensington‘s 45th anniversary.  Kensington is an independent, family owned and run publishing house and they sure know how to throw a party.  We met some lovely authors and publicists and learned about some upcoming books while enjoying terrific refreshments.

Book Expo 2019 Day One • Book Expo 2019 Day Two • Book Expo 2019 Day Three

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane permalink
    June 11, 2019 6:21 am

    Looks like you had another fun time at Book Expo; fun pics. The cover of Nothing to See Here is fabulous! LOL

  2. June 11, 2019 6:45 am

    i’m delighted that you had such a great time. Thanks for sharing.

  3. June 11, 2019 9:24 am

    What fun!

  4. Lloyd Russell permalink
    June 11, 2019 9:34 am

    Have I said yes how jealous I am? If not, I’m saying it here. And if so, I reiterate!

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 1:01 AM Bermudaonion’s Weblog wrote:

    > BermudaOnion posted: ” On Thursday, Julie (Booking Mama) and I got up > bright and early to head to the Javits Center for a breakfast hosted by DC > Comics to introduce their new imprints. DC Zoom will publish graphic > novels for Middle Grade readers and DC Ink will feature gra” >

  5. June 11, 2019 10:19 am

    What a great time… you sure make every moment in NYC count!

  6. June 11, 2019 10:49 am

    I love BookExpo so much. Thank you for sharing your adventures there with us at home.

  7. June 11, 2019 12:06 pm

    It feels nice to read about familiar names in the book world.

  8. June 11, 2019 1:46 pm

    What a fun time! I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Nothing to See Here. What a premise!

  9. June 11, 2019 2:52 pm

    I’m glad you’re having so much fun!

  10. June 11, 2019 3:05 pm

    So far I’ve liked everything I’ve read by Kevin Wilson, and I also just got a copy of his new story collection, so we can compare notes.

  11. June 11, 2019 7:38 pm

    It sounds like you had a wonderful day 2!

  12. The Cue Card permalink
    June 13, 2019 2:58 pm

    A lovely recap. Sounds so fun. I must go next year!

  13. Beth F permalink
    June 14, 2019 6:56 am

    Sounds like a fun day! Glad you got to attend some events.

  14. June 14, 2019 8:44 pm

    Oh my goodness. I never get jealous, but that’s a little of what I’m feeling now. Next year I want to tag along!

  15. June 18, 2019 8:07 pm

    I want to see that Harley Quinn book in person. I think the escape room sounds like an awesome way to spend an evening.

  16. bookingmama permalink
    June 18, 2019 8:25 pm

    Another fantastic recap. We sure fit a lot into that day!

  17. June 21, 2019 4:54 pm

    i received The Dearly Beloved in the mail the other day. I love the cover. I have so many books that I received recently though. It may be awhile before I can get to it.

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