Scooping the Children’s Bookshelf
I go to a book release party and how can I not publish one of the cool pics from the event? Not long ago Melanie Hope Greenberg celebrated the release of her new picture book Mermaids on Parade at the bar/restaurant Superfine. Pictured here are Superfine’s manager Tanya Rynd, editor Tim Travaglini (a man who gives Roger Sutton’s bow ties a run for their money), and Melanie herself.
The book release consisted of original art, a display of real mermaid costumes and tails high on the wall, and mermaid tattoos applied with loving care by Brooklyn Public librarian Michael Santangelo.
Note to other authors in this city: If I attend your book release party and you would like pictures of it up on this blog, send me a picture with the names of the people in the shot. The whole reason I don’t tend to do this sort of thing is because there’s always that one person in the image who I should know and have forgotten the name of. Public humiliation not being my preferred modus operandi, I like it when people do the hard work for me.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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