Parties, Posters & (The Last) Policeman: Quirk Heads to Book Expo America

Posted by Eric Smith

Book Expo America is almost here, and we are psyched! We love this time of year. We get to spend several lovely days meeting bloggers, press, authors, and other publishing professionals. What could be better? This year, you’ll be able to find us at Booth #3848 and we’ve got a lot planned for you bookish guys and gals.

Since we’re celebrating our ten year anniversary, we’ll be giving out a bunch of special posters and totebags commorating that fact. We’re also bringing an amazing poster of The Last Policeman and lenticular Lovecraft Middle School postcards. If you grab one of our totebags, make sure you keep it on you! Our BEA Prize Patrol will be prowling the expo floor, dishing out bookish prizes to attendees we catch displaying their love of Quirk.

And speaking of Lovecraft Middle School, series editor Jason Rekulak will be on the BEA Book Buzz panel, talking about Lovecraft Middle School: Professor Gargoyle, the first installment in the series

Fans of Ben H. Winters will be psyched to learn that we’re bringing the New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award nominated author with us to BEA again this year. Last year, Ben was signing copies of Bedbugs. This time around, he’ll be signing copies of The Last Policeman. Swing by the Quirk booth on Wednesday from 10am to 11am, to nab free autographed ARCs and posters from Ben.

The fun doesn’t stop at BEA. We’ve also teamed up with a bunch of our publishing industries BFFs to throw a big ol’ party at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, June 6th. And you’re invited! Come to PubDate 2012 to hang out with us, DC Entertainment, Graywolf Press, Other Press, Pegasus Books, Seven Stories, and Steerforth Press in a celebration of books, authors, and publishing.

There will be hors d’oeuvres and an open bar (wine and beer) until 10pm, with cocktails available for purchase. Make sure you RSVP on Facebook. It’s not required, but it is appreciated.

You’ll be able to meet the fabulous Stacy Adimando (The Cookiepedia) and Thomas J. Craughwell (Thomas Jefferson’s Creme Brulee). For a full list of other authors who will be attandance, visit the event’s page on Facebook.

Get excited! We are. And we can’t wait to see you there!

Eric Smith


ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and