July 8, 2015
Melville House at the American Library Association Conference in San Francisco
by Claire Kelley
Melville House Publisher Dennis Johnson and Director of Library & Academic Marketing Claire Kelley attended the American Library Association Annual Conference from June 26-29 in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center. We gave advance reader copies of The Visitors and The Girl in the Red Coat to librarians who visited our booth, and had a series of wonderful events with Scott Sherman, author of Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library, which had just been endorsed by Maureen Corrigan on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and generated a lot of discussion. See below for scenes from the conference, and sign up for our library newsletter here if you’re not already on it.
Director of Library & Academic Marketing Claire Kelley talks to librarians in the Melville House booth.
Scott Sherman, author of Patience and Fortitude, is interviewed by Amy Sonnie, librarian and author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power, which was also published by Melville House.
From left to right, Sasha Abramsky, author of The House of Twenty Thousand Books (New York Review of Books), Scott Sherman, author of Patience and Fortitude (Melville House) Matthew Battles, author of Library: An Unquiet History (W.W. Norton), sit on a panel moderated by Barbara Hoffert of Library Journal.
Scott Sherman signs copies of Patience and Fortitude for librarians.
From left to right, Andrew Roe, author of Miracle Girl, Val Brelinsky, author of The Girl Who Slept with God, Kim Van Aldemade, author of Orphan Number 8, and Scott Sherman, author of Patience and Fortitude, gather for a photo after their “First Author, First Book” panel, sponsored by United for Libraries.
Barbara Hoffert of Library Journal also moderated the United for Libraries panel, and she did a wonderful job.
Claire Kelley is the Director of Library and Academic Marketing at Melville House.