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Reading Group Guides Newsletter

We have lots of news in this late spring newsletter; forgive us for rushing the seasons a bit by getting excited about some fall/winter books, as well as those that are now in stores.

Earlier this month, we held one of our favorite events of the year, our 7th Annual Book Group Speed Dating event at BookExpo. Twenty-four publishers presented fall/winter titles of interest to book group leaders, booksellers and librarians. Publishers moved from table to table discussing their books (there were eight rotations in all), and I loved seeing the excitement building in the room as the books were discussed. You can see some photos from the crowd above. Advance copies were given away, and we look forward to reading what attendees had to say about the books that were shared. If you were there and picked up galleys, please post your comments on Word of Mouth, as well as on other websites where you share commentary about books. Three of the books above are ones that readers were buzzing about; more than 130 were presented.