One of the great benefits of being a bookseller (see our bookstore at http://www.doubleupbooks.com/) is to be able to attend booksellers conventions. There are two conventions that I attend regularly - NEIBA, the New England Independent Booksellers Association (of which Double Up Books is a member bookstore) and BEA, BookExpo America.
At these conventions, I get to talk to other booksellers, meet authors and publishers, and get the latest scoop on all of the upcoming books including receiving free copies (yes, you read that right free copies! They are called "galley" or "advance reading copy" because they aren't the final published copy of the book.). I usually come home with anywhere from 10 - 30 books and about 25 lbs of book catalogs (and yes, I carry all of this on my back in a backpack and various bags! See what carrying around twins has helped me with.)
I just got back from the NEIBA convention a few weeks ago and wanted to give you a glimpse at some upcoming books that I think are really exciting. Some will be published as early as November and some won't be published until spring 2011 so keep your eyes out for them if a book interests you. Of course, if you want to know the exact date for the book release, email me and I'll be happy to get that info for you.
Rescue - Anita Shreve
Cleopatra - Stacy Schiff (this is the book that the movie with Angelina Jolie will be based on. And, did you know that Cleopatra had twins?)
The Pursuit of Happiness - Douglas Kennedy
The Distant Hours - Kate Morton (she wrote the House at Riverton which was great. This book has twins as characters.)
As Always, Julia - letters between Julia Child and Avis Desoto
Brain Rules for Babies - John Medina
The Sherlockian - Graham Moore
The Lake of Dreams - Kim Edwards
Moonwalking with Einstein - Joshua Foer (my husband loved this book and that's saying a lot)
Elizabeth I - Margaret George
Sweet Valley Confidential - Francine Pascal (if you liked the Sweet Valley series as a teen then you'll like this book as an adult which picks up the twin characters 10 years later.)
Cool, huh? I'm excited for these books especially, but there are many others that are going to be published over the next few months. Stay tuned.
Are there any books that you are looking forward to being published in the next few months?