Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Prepping for BEA 2014!


B-E-A! B-E-A! B-E-A!

Yeah, yeah I know it's only February and BEA isn't until the end of May but what  can I say? I. AM. SO. AMPED! So much so that I dreamt of being at BEA the other night. Need I say more? No ... well, I am going to anyway ;). I spend 362 days a year waiting for BEA. I cannot help it. BEA is all about books! Booksbooksbooks. What more can a woman ask for?

*Awkwardly steps up to the podium* My name is Haysel, and I am a Bookworm. I love big books and I cannot lie. Okay, okay, I'll have mercy on you and calm down on the babble.

Anywho, for those of you new Bookies on the block, BEA stand for Book Expo America. It is an annual #1 book and author event (basically one big book feast!), hosted at Jacob Jacitz Center in my hometown, New York City, in the recent years (Bea 2016 will be hosted in Chicago, no! I shall find a way, I will). BEA is like Cheers ... but a million times better. Everyone knows your name (courtesy of the professional name tags that allow us permittance onto the show floor) and the names of books! Hundreds of books! Books we get to have for, get this, FREE!


BEA 2014 will be my fourth go! Wow, how time flies. Starting to feel like an old fart lol
Check out my post from my previous years of attendance:
BEA 2011: Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3
Here's the checklist I use in preparation for BEA every year:
- Registration
- Strategy of assault
- Luggage
- Money for luggage check-in
- Oversized totes
- Comfortable shoes
- Phone (don't want to miss a signing)
- Packed lunch
- Water
- Book blogger business cards
Official BEA Links:
- Main site: Book Expo America
- Official news: Book Expo the BEAN blog
A site for readers by BEA: Book Bliss
- Official BEA Librarian Blog
Happy Reading!


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