Do you consider yourself a "Power Reader"? Then you'll want to be in New York on June 1, when BEA--the year's biggest book bonanza--opens its doors to the book-obsessed public. We look forward all year to BEA because it's an amazing opportunity to learn about the year's biggest books months before they come out, so we think it's very cool that they're opening it up to bibliophiles of all stripes! This is your chance to get your hands on advance copies of the buzziest books, hear favorite authors talk about their new projects, get autographs, get to know the publishers (from the biggies to the niche presses), mingle with fellow fans, and come away with bags of excellent swag. Read all about it here.
The real draw for Power Reader day is the star-studded author line-up, starting with an Author Breakfast featuring Helen Fielding, Diana Gabaldon, Chris Matthews, and John Lewis. Later, Elizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb will talk about Creating the Ultimate Book Club Experience, and Neil Gaiman, Jim Gaffigan, and other favorites will take the Author Stage, while about 100 other authors will be on hand to sign autographs.
Last year was the first time Power Readers were invited to BEA, and the response was hugely enthusiastic. Check out this video of Power Readers raving about their experience--and then save your own place for this year! Here's how to register.