Photo courtesy of Book Expo America.
This week, we packed our books and headed to NYC to take part in Book Expo America. This year, BEA was held in the Javits Center in Manhattan. The event included three days of book signings, author events, and checking out what’s new in the publishing industry. Publishers, booksellers, librarians, retailers, book industry professionals (and fans!) mingled and talk about books–what could be better than a building filled with book lovers?
If you missed BEA this year, don’t worry! You can visit our “digital booth” and page through a few books that we had on display:
The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Translated and edited by Jack Zipes
Illustrated by Andrea Dezsö
These fairy tales may not be what you remember from bedtime. This is a translation of the original Grimm fairy tales. The tales, from the 1812 and 1815 editions, are unique—they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms’ later, more embellished collections of tales.
This book has had a big year. It was one of the Independent’s Best Books of 2014 and one of South China Morning Post’s Best Books of 2014. Page through Chapter One here.
Amazons—fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world—were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before.
View Chapter One for yourself here.
Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable
Paul G. Falkowski
Paul Falkowski looks “under the hood” of microbes to find the engines of life, the actual working parts that do the biochemical heavy lifting for every living organism on Earth. With insight and humor, he explains how these miniature engines are built—and how they have been appropriated by and assembled like Lego sets within every creature that walks, swims, or flies.
Flip through Chapter One here.