Book Expo America
June 5, 2007
Whew. Just got back from a whirlwind five days at BEA, it was my first and I was completely overwhelmed and overstimulated. But I saw lots of great new stuff for the store, met tons of publishers and amazing independent booksellers from all over the country, and even some authors. My most exciting moment?
Yep, that’s me and Jonathan Safran Foer. I know I acted like a creepy stalker, but he was kind and gracious and even got a call from his wife, Nicole Krauss, while we were talking. I told him he could come to the store and promote anything he wanted to, he could talk about dirt if he so pleases, and I hope one day he takes me up on it.
Another exciting author meeting was with Alison Bechdel, author of the seriously amazing graphic memoir Fun Home. Here we are:
If you haven’t read her book yet, you should. It’s really incredible.
Finally, I couldn’t leave out the following two encounters with cardboard standees, one with my friend Kathy and Stephen Colbert, and one with my husband Vinnie and some scary flasher dude.
And who said book people are geeks?