Wednesday, June 7, 2017

BookCon 2017 Haul

Hello For the Love of Dewey Readers.

This year BookCon was back in NYC, which means that I was able to attend!  I thought that I would share with you my #BookHaul.  

For those of you not familiar with BookCon, it's an event similar to ComicCon, held at the Javits Center in New York.   It's a place where publishers, authors, and most importantly, BOOK LOVERS gather.  A big draw is free ARC's and book signings with favorite authors.  

Jillian & I had attended back in 2015 and came home with quite the #BookHaul.  We even met Elin Hildebrand, Jodi Picoult, and Susan Mallery!  We also listened to an interesting panel about writing by Sloane Crosley, the author of The Clasp.  


2015 BookCon Haul. 
This year, I attended with my boyfriend.  He likes nonfiction.  

Day 1: Saturday was okay.  There weren't too many ARCs, but there were a lot of nonfiction titles.  I was a little disappointed.  In 2015 it felt like free books were EVERYWHERE and there were SO many popular authors signing both adult and ya titles.  

Saturday BookCon Haul. 


Day 2: Sunday was much better. I found and ARC of Elin Hildebrand's new book The Identicals, which I am super excited about!  Unfortunately, we did't get too many signed this year.  Unlike 2015, this year required tickets for individual authors that had to be reserved way in advance.   And even with tickets, those lines were LONG.  Maybe if more booths and popular authors were signing / giving away items at the same time it would cut down on the long lines because attendees would have to choose between them.  You wouldn't be able to see them all, but at least you would be able to see the few you really wanted to.  
Sunday BookCon Haul. 
My Boyfriend's BookCon Haul.
Happy Reading!
~Jessica 

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