The Library Marketplace - Presentation Stages

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Book Buzz Theater

Hear the latest “Buzz” about the newest titles from your favorite publishers.


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Diversity in Publishing Stage

Featuring authors from diverse
genres, highlighting diverse voices
across the industry.

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Chapter One Stage

Featuring panels of new and
emerging authors with each presentation
focusing on a single genre. Hot topics will
also be featured as a jumping-off point
for new issues impacting libraries
and publishing.


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Front Porch Stage

Hear from a wide-range of solo acoustic acts in various musical styles.


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Graphic Novel & Gaming Stage

Hear from the authors, illustrators, and
creators of the hottest games and graphic
novels. Learn more about the art of graphic
novels and illustration; how games and
gaming inspire creativity and social
interaction; and how comics in the library
and in the classroom can help inspire
and reach reluctant readers.


Look of Books Stage


NEW!   The Look of Books

Book and graphic novel contributors from the
world of art, illustration, and photography.


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PopTop Stage

The PopTop Stage features favorite book genres, including mystery, humor, romance, technology, and travel with readings, discussions, panels, and presentations. Kick-off each day of the event with a pre-recorded author “Coffee Talk” allowing attendees to grab their own cup o’ joe and enjoy an author presenting their latest book. 

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TechTalk Stage

The place to learn about new technologies making their way into libraries, and how technology impacts our work and personal lives. Discover the new tools available to engage with your co-workers and patrons, how to deliver service, and the ways to deal with the benefits and shortcomings of those opportunities.


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ThinkFit @ ALA Health & Fitness Stage

Focus on wellness, instructional, fitness, and
nutrition with cookbooks that lead to
 healthy lifestyle. 


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What's Cooking @ ALA

View presentations and demos
led by the hottest chefs, latest cookbook
authors, and the
"best-in-the-business" foodies.


Showcase Stage


NEW! Showcase Stage

The Showcase Stage will offer
exciting authors from a host of distinctive genres.