I blogged about this last year, but I think it’s entirely possible that the NCTE Bookfair may be the closest to heaven on earth that a wordamour can get. Though I was looking forward to it, I was fully prepared for this year to be a little more scaled down due to the economy. Much to my suprise, it was the BEST BOOK FAIR EVER. The hottest items this year? Graphic novels galore. Good thing we drove this year and I brought an extra suitcase!
Check out my swag:
And the shoulder burn/badge of honor I got from schlepping about twenty five pounds worth of books around for three hours.
And the crowds. . .
What does all this mean, dear readers? A December giveaway. Anyone who comments on my blog between December 1 and December 15 will be entered into a drawing for one of the following:
Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture in Hardcover
A 2009 Scholastic Books Children’s Book Calendar featuring Children’s Illustrators (we have two)
A 2009 Perma Bound Children’s Book Calendar
A “Get Crafty” Poster promoting lots of new, hip crafts books.
I’ll do the drawing December 16 and mail the prizes to get there for Christmas!
Stay tuned for the giveaway and book fair part two, coming soon!
SV reporting from book bliss. . .