The Library Marketplace will be open to everyone, Friday, January 22 through Monday, January 25. But we're excited to launch Midwinter Virtual with a full day of all things Exhibits, Stages & Resources on Friday, January 22! That's right, you can visit the Library Marketplace before the full conference kicks off. Participate in the day's offerings, which include a morning 'Coffee Talk' with an author; exhibitor education sessions; presentations from notable authors; more than 200 exhibitor booths; and an end-of-day Happy Hour—perfect for networking and catching up with friends.
For a list of sessions and activities, visit The Library Marketplace on the Program Scheduler.
Search hundreds of diverse titles across the publishing landscape at the Diversity in Publishing Showcase.
NEW to ALA – The Festival of Shorts offers curated, short films & trailers that will allow you to watch as many upcoming movie and book launches as you like.
Get the latest on technology, publishing, emerging authors, and more at the Sound Garden’s Live From the 25 Podcast Showcase, an ALA conference favorite! Visit the podcast booth that lists the latest podcasts and series from participating exhibitors.
Book Buzz Bites are "bite-size" sessions, sponsored by exhibitors and appearing throughout the conference—before or after sessions and speakers.
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy waking up with a featured author each morning before to the first session of the day.
Friday, January 22
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Sponsored By MacKids School & Library
Caldecott Honoree and New York Times Bestselling author/illustrator LeUyen Pham introduces Outside, Inside, a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. LeUyen Pham is in conversation with Connie Hsu, Executive Editor at Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.
Saturday, January 23
Sponsored By Abrams
Ali Stroker made history as the first person in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway and win a Tony Award. Join Ali and author Stacy Davidowitz as they talk about disability representation in the arts and how their middle-grade novel The Chance to Fly (April 2021) perfectly encapsulates Ali’s motto: “Making your limitations your opportunities.”
Sunday, January 24
Sponsored By Scholastic
Join "Chicken Little" creator Sam Wedelich and her editor Tracy Mack as they discuss the latest escapades of Sam’s iconic character and her fearful flock, following an introduction from Lizette Serrano and Emily Heddleson as they discuss other buzzy Spring ’21 titles!