ALA Midwinter 2011

Heartbreaking, But Necessary #alamw12

I just had to pack into mailing boxes my signed copy of John Green’s new book The Fault In Our Stars (Dutton), along with all of those books the publishers gifted me with.  (THANK YOU ALA Midwinter Venders!)

ALA wisely invites the U.S. Post Office to bring their services to a corner of the convention floor so that we can use their boxes and tape to secure our free stuff for the ride home.  I came here with 38 pounds of suitcase and I can’t afford the airline’s overweight charge, so it’s a relief to have an alternative mode of transportation for all of those lovely books.

However, I really wanted to start reading Stars, so it’s a little heart-breaking too.  Oh well, I hear that it’s not a book to be read around strangers in an airplane unless you don’t  mind crying around strangers in an airplane.

Becky White     bwhite@acpl.inf0


  1. Deb Marshall

    Enjoy those books when they arrive…will be like Christmas! Haven’t read The Fault in our Stars yet, but it’s in the TBR.

  2. Jennifer

    ALA post office corner is handy – but expensive! Last time I went to midwinter (San Diego) I expended some extra sweat and walking time and found a post office store only about half a mile from the conference center. I was able to send my books media mail (waaaaay cheaper) AND they supplied free boxes!

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