What’s Buzzing at BEA

27 May 2015

Book Expo America is ON. Hundreds of authors and thousands of readers and bloggers (including some of our team members!) are currently swarming around Javits Center in New York City, taking in the literary awesomeness surrounding them. If you have the chance to go to BEA one year, we highly recommend it. It’s a great experience as a reader and a blogger.

And yes… this is how the NiB team at our HQ feels:

We rounded up the buzziest bits of the first day of BEA 2015 to get you in the bookish spirit, whether you’re one of the lucky souls at Javits or not.

Celebrities Galore.

Here’s just a smattering of the celebrity authors who will be at BEA this year: Mindy Kaling (our love for her has already been documented), Emeril Lagasse, Aziz Ansari, Kunal Nayyar, and Nathan Lane. That’s not to mention the famous authors we’ve adored for years, like Judy Blume, James Patterson, Rainbow Rowell, and Lee Child!

Lots of Stats on Reading.

There has been a lot of buzz this year on the state of reading in America. Here’s one of the most quoted statistics (it’s a doozy), and an article people are passing around (it’s a bit out-of-date but still interesting).

The doozy of an oft-quoted stat:

The article:

Hilarious Gifs.

We hereby pronounce @JeremyWest Funniest Tweeter of BEA thus far. Take a look at these gems:

Thanks for the laughs, @JeremyWest.

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.