I then walked around the exhibits and talked to Andrea (Awaiting Serenity). We went over to the Simon and Schuster booth to see if could snag a copy of The Hollow, but I was told they were all out. I walked by later in the day and what do I see on the counter but a lone copy of The Hollow just begging me to be it's new owner! I felt super lucky!!
Then it was off to a session on self-censorship and collection management. It was a really good panel, but my library already carries the items they were talking about like YA movies, music, and comics, so I felt pretty good about that.
Next I ran over to the Disney-Hyperion booth to meet Cinda Williams Chima and got The Warrior Heir signed and Cinda was so nice and since they ran out of ARCs of her new book, her publisher said she's send me one-yay!!
Then it was off to my last session which was about graphic novels and censorship and the panel was Neil Gaiman, Terry Brooks, and Craig Thompson. It was a very interesting panel and it's cool to see the library world (and beyond) embracing comics more.
I also got a couple of adult books signed that I hadn't heard of before, but the books were free and they looked fun, and there was a middle grade sci-fi I got signed for my new cousin-in-law.
After all that it was time to head home. We're doing Super Tuesday tomorrow which is when ALA closes and I'm not really sure what the exhibits will be like-some small ones were packed up already today. But maybe I'll luck out again tomorrow and get some great finds.
-Side note: I was a little annoyed at Scholastic for not having very many Catching Fire ARCs and giving them away first thing on Saturday and Sunday. Those are the days when a large portion of the crowd are not librarians, and part of me feels like it's a little unfair that librarians missed out on those ARCs when it's a librarian conference. It's cool that non-librarians can come to the exhibits, but it also makes it seem less special at times I think which makes me a little sad. Since I'm a librarian and a blogger I feel like I fit in in both those worlds, but I understand some of the librarian complaints that the exhibits get full of non-librarians and then the ARCs that are available are gone. I wish there was some requirement that you had to be book related in some way to attend. But I have gotten a TON of awesome books, so I can't complain too much. :)