Wow, wow, wow. Another BookExpo and BookCon under my belt! This trip was significantly more exhausting than last year, mostly due to the fact that I had to lug my suitcases full of books far further and on many more subway transfers than before!
I stayed with a client who lives in the Upper East side, and it was so lovely to see a part of New York that I haven’t seen before, and to meet such an interesting woman. Her name is Lucy Lipiner, and she is a Holocaust survivor. We helped her re-publish her book, Long Journey Home, and it was so, so kind of her to let me stay with her.
SO. BookExpo. Craziness as always! There are tons of amazing books that I picked up and lots of fun new friendships to explore!
Here are some highlights in picture form, including stacks of the books I brought home. You might have seen these on my Twitter feed, if you were following along! 🙂
Lots to look forward to in 2018 and 2019 before the next BookExpo/Con! See all of you there!
Tomorrow I leave for New York City! The main reason for my trip is to attend BookExpo and BookCon! I went last year and had such a great bookish time, and I decided I couldn’t miss out this year! Check out my post-BEA/BookCon 2016 blog here.
BookExpo is May 31-June 2 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. BookCon is June 3-4 at the same convention center.
However, I’m leaving early to go sightseeing around New York! I’m so excited to see the Big Apple. I’m planning on going to the 9/11 Museum and memorial, Ellis Island, the Top of the Rock, a Rockefeller Center tour, a broadway show, but most importantly, the bookish sites: The New York Public Library, The Strand, Books of Wonder, and more!
Though this isn’t a travel blog, I do plan on blogging every day to show you all what I was up to that day! As for the BookExpo and BookCon posts, I hope to show who I met, what I picked up from the show, and exciting things coming for the next year in the book industry!
Thanks in advance for following me on this new adventure! I’ll be blogging from a different time zone tomorrow night! And I can’t have a trip to New York and not end a post or two with the famous words from my current Netflix binge:
XOXO – Gossip Girl 😉
Have you ever been to NYC, BookExpo, or BookCon? Will you be there this year? What are some other things I should see while in the city?