tagged with: "books"

Library Shelfies with New York Public Library

#LibraryShelfies from around the office and from our authors

We took part in the New York Public Library’s #LibraryShelfie campaign on Wednesday, January 30th, and here are our shelfies!

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014
in the category Around the Office

ALA Midwinter 2014: Abrams Author Events and Signings

Full Schedule of ABRAMS Booth Signings (#713) and Events

The 2014 American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting is taking place January 24-27 in Philadelphia, PA. There will be Abrams authors attending to sign books and meet readers! Read on for a full schedule of Abrams booth signings (#713) and events.

on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
in the category Conferences

My NYC Adventures With Soleil Moon Frye

Special Guest Blog by Claire Bamundo on

Soleil Moon Frye’s incredible book publicist, Claire Bamundo, has written a guest blog on about her adventures in New York City with Soleil promoting the new book, Let’s Get This Party Started: DIY Celebrations for You and Your Kids to Create Together. Head over to to read the full story!

on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
in the category Featured Book

Brooklyn Book Festival Recap

Our Favorite Moments From The Fair

Yesterday we spent a gorgeous day in Brooklyn Heights at the Brooklyn Book Fest surrounded by authors, booksellers, publishers, and serious book lovers. It was ABRAMS and SelfMadeHero’s first time exhibiting at the Fest and we are now definitely spoiled for future years! Our staffers and authors had a full day of panels, signings, and conversations but here are some of my favorite moments from the Fest.

on Monday, September 23rd, 2013
in the category Bookstore

ALA Annual 2013: Abrams Author Events and Signings

Full Schedule of ABRAMS Booth Signings (#2005) and Events

The 2013 American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference is taking place June 27-July 1 in Chicago, IL. There will be a ton of Abrams authors attending to sign books and meet readers! Read on for a full schedule of Abrams booth signings (#2005) and events.

on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
in the category Conferences

This year’s American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference took place in sunny Seattle. It was my first time there, so as a tourist and an exhibitor, it was a thrilling weekend. See my recap in pictures after the break because they really say it best.

on Friday, February 1st, 2013
in the category Conferences

What We Read In 2012

Our Favorite Books From This Past Year

Whenever a new year starts I look back on the books I’ve read and try and think about what I liked the most, and what I’m most looking forward to in the upcoming year. Working in publishing is great for many reasons, but being able to talk with coworkers just as passionate and knowledgeable about the world of literature is perhaps the best part. I decided to poll some of these coworkers to see what they read in 2012 and find out what they liked best, and what they’re looking forward to tackling in 2013. See what we read after the break!

on Monday, January 14th, 2013
in the category Around the Office

Designers & Books Fair 2012

The ABRAMS Experience

The month of October is always exciting here at ABRAMS, from the epic festivities of Comic-Con to the colorful crowd—both two and four legged—at The Sheep and Wool Festival, it seemed like every weekend was filled with excellent events, sights and sounds that spanned the genres of all our books.

And in that final October weekend, ABRAMS had the distinct pleasure of being a part of the first annual Designers & Books Fair. The show, held at New York’s own F.I.T., was produced by Designers & Books founder Steve Kroeter, and featured a grand assortment of publishers and panels from all over the world.

on Thursday, November 8th, 2012
in the category Design

Banned Books Week

Eat the Damn Cupcake!

It’s Banned Books Week! Huzzah! And now please pretend I am handing you a celebratory cupcake, because . . . well . . . it’s Banned Books Week! Huzzah! And Banned Books Week deserves to be celebrated, because talking about ideas is GOOD. Having a conversation is GOOD. Even if you and I don’t agree about whatever it is we’re discussing, that’s okay, because engaging our minds (and our hearts) as we grapple with our differences helps us grow. And, Lord, do I want to grow. Always.

In 2007, a series I wrote called The Internet Girls appeared on the American Library Association’s top ten list of the most frequently challenged books, at spot number seven. I was horrified. Worse, I was ashamed. What would my mom think? My kids? My friends? Were my books (my babies!) truly so terribly dangerous/offensive/bad that people wanted them gone?

on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
in the category Who We Are

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

The Evolution of a Cover

Me Earl and the Dying Girl is the funniest book I have read this year. And when I say book I don’t just mean young adult, I mean adult books as well. Just to be clear. This is why I knew I needed to find someone who had the whit and edginess that Jesse Andrews put into the story to design the cover. That lucky man turned out to be Ben Wiseman. Ben up until recently had only designed book covers for adult books. An impressive list of adult titles I might add. Such as…

on Monday, August 13th, 2012
in the category Featured Book