Book Buzz Theater

Visit the Book Buzz Stage to hear the lastest "Buzz" for the 2016 year!

Come hear the latest buzz about the newest titles all in one easy to find location on the exhibit floor

Time: Friday, June 23 Saturday, June 24 Sunday, June 25 Monday, June 26

Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago Review Press, and IPG

Oni Press

Simon & Schuster 


Three's Company


HarperCollins/Harlequin Book


Workman and Norton 

HarlequinTEEN, Tor Teen, and Starscape 

Palgrave Books


Penguin Young Readers 

 Holiday House

National Geographics 


Candlewick Press and Chronicle Books 

Bloomsbury Children's Books, Disney Book Group, HarperCollins Children's Books, and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group   

Scholastic FEATURING Jennifer L. Holm

The Quarto Group  

Penguin Random House



Three is the Magic Number

Ingram Publisher Services


Hachette Book Group & Ingram Content Group


Soho Crime


Friday, June 23


Hachette Book Group & Ingram Content Group  - Titles We Love Buzz!

Join Hachette Book Group & Ingram Content Group as the buzz about the leading fiction and non-fiction books publishing in Fall 2017!  In addition to exploring exciting new titles, Melissa & Elenita share their recommendations for titles you might have missed.  Plus, if we shed any tears reading we will tell all.



Beach-Ready Summer Reading from Soho Crime

Get your patrons ready for the beach with the hottest mysteries from Soho Crime. Session will feature an insider’s look at Soho’s "Passport to Crime" series as well as a discussion of forthcoming titles from summer favorites Cara Black (Murder in Saint-Germain), Francine Mathews (Death on Nantucket), Agnete Friis (What My Body Remembers), and Kwei Quartey (Death by His Grace).

Saturday, June 24


Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago Review Press, and IPG Fall 2017 Book Buzz!

Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago Review Press, and Independent Publishers Group welcome you to Chicago! Join us as we present our Fall 2017 buzz-worthy titles!

Albert Whitman & Company ( will share the latest picture book, middle grade, and young adult titles from their forthcoming fall list. And will continue the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Boxcar Children!

Chicago Review Press ( will preview the highlights of their Fall 2017 season — from history and biographies to juvenile and adult nonfiction.

Their distribution partner, IPG (, will wrap up with a showcase of the biggest forthcoming titles across their entire distribution list, including Spanish-language, graphic novels, international fiction, and more.

ARCs and promotional materials will be available. For more information, visit us in the exhibit hall (AW&Co Booth# 3520 or  IPG/Chicago Review Press Booth# 2720) or on our websites!



Three’s Company

Come and knock on our door and let HarperCollins, Macmillan and Sterling tell you about the must-have Fall 2017 adult titles!



Workman and Norton Book Buzz!

Hear about forthcoming adult fiction & nonfiction from your 2 favorite independent publishers and get ahead of the game with the books your patrons will be requesting.  A selection of ARCs available while supplies last.



Penguin Young Readers Book Buzz

Come hear about upcoming titles, giveaways and Penguin Young Readers programming details at the Penguin Young Readers Book Buzz! Lunch will be served!



Candlewick Press and Chronicle Books Present Fall 2017 Titles

This session will give a sneak peek at the biggest new releases in picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction from leading publishers, Candlewick Press and Chronicle Books.



Buzzworthy Graphic Novels from Scholastic with Donalyn Miller FEATURING Jennifer L. Holm

Graphic novels and comics are more popular than EVER, and now is the time to hear from Donalyn Miller (The Book Whisperer) about Scholastic’s unmissable 2017 graphic novels. From debut graphic novelists like Ru Xu (Newsprints) and Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy) to authors writing in new formats like Philip Pullman (The Adventures Of John Blake), Scholastic consistently provides quality, innovative, and engaging stories for all readers. SPECIAL FEATURE: New York Times-bestselling creator Jennifer L. Holm will speak about her upcoming title, Swing It, Sunny, the sequel to Sunny Side Up, what inspires her, and the importance of visual storytelling.



Get Graphic with Penguin Random House

Join Penguin Random House as we talk about the latest trends, series, movie tie-ins, etc. from our graphic novel publishing partners. We have the inside scoop and upcoming info on titles from DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, Archie Comics and MORE!!!



Three is the Magic Number

Quirk Books, Soho Teen and Sterling Children’s Books tell you the must-have books for Fall 2017.

Sunday, June 25


Oni Press Book Buzz - Graphic Novels for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Join graphic novel publisher Oni Press as they present their 2017 and early 2018 lineup of exciting new graphic novels! Includes sneak previews of upcoming titles like THE ALTERED HISTORY OF WILLOW SPARKS, KIM REAPER, THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY, and more! Plus, find out how to get Oni Press ARCs delivered to your library or inbox. If you’re looking for great comics, this is a must-see event!=



To Infinity and Beyond with HarlequinTEEN, Tor Teen, and Starscape

Join HarlequinTEEN, Tor Teen, and Starscape as they take you to the stars with a sneak peek of forthcoming titles and exciting new voices from their children’s and YA imprints. Galleys, posters, and other giveaways are available at their booths! Harlequin Booth #3516 and Tor Booth #2814



’Lunch and Learn’ with Holiday House

Join us and special guest author/illustrator duo, Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome, for a fun midday break! The Holiday House marketing team, Terry Borzumato-Greenberg and Emily Mannon, will share our new children’s books for Fall 2017—from preschool, to I Like to Read® books for emerging readers, up through young adult! ARCs and promotional materials will be available. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) and we’ll provide snacks and refreshments. For more about our new titles, visit See you in Chicago!        



Buzz about Children’s Books with Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Disney Book Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Join us for a preview of Fall 2017 children’s and teen titles from these leading publishers. Snacks will be served, so come and stay awhile!



The Quarto Group Book Buzz

QuartoKnows Libraries!  Come hear about new and forthcoming titles for kids, teens, and adults – from picture books to poetry, science to history, music to cooking, and more – from the leading global illustrated book publisher.  Check us out at for more information.  We will have giveaways and prizes!



PRHPS Kids Book Buzz

Come hear about the upcoming titles from the fall 2017 list for the children’s publishing partners of Penguin Random House.



Ingram Publisher Services Book Buzz

Hear about the upcoming fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books publishing this Fall from IPS, PGW, and Perseus Distribution and Consortium.   Julia Cowlishaw and Elenita Chmilowski will be joined by Judy Hottensen, who will present upcoming Grove Atlantic titles.

Monday, June 26


Simon & Schuster Children's & Adult Book Buzz

Come hear from Simon & Schuster Education & Library Marketing staff about the newest & hottest titles coming from S&S in Summer and Fall 2017!



HarperCollins/Harlequin Books

Join HarperCollins/Harlequin Books marketers for a preview of their favorite Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Adult titles! They’ll share everything you need to know about the next BIG book, snacks will be served, so come and stay awhile!



Pop Culture Meets Scholarly Research:  Palgrave Books to Read in 2017

Discover Cutting-Edge Pop Culture Scholarly Titles from Palgrave including Return to Twin Peaks, The Cultural Impact of Kanye West, The Politics of Star Trek, A Brief History of Comic Book Movies, Scandal in a Digital Age, Video Games and Storytelling, RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture, and more.



National Geographic Kids & Adult Books Present Our Most Buzz-Worthy Books from Summer and Fall 2017

New from Kids Books: History’s Mysteries, Don’t Read This Book Before Bed, and Ultimate Dinopedia. New adult titles include: Blue Zones of Happiness, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats, Timeless Journeys: Travels to the World’s Legendary Places, and our amazing new photography book, Night Vision.

Find out how to win our basket of beer and our Weird But True Christmas stocking!