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New Shop to Support Products!

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Searching for that perfect gift for birthdays, graduations and other special occasions? Then check out First Book’s new line of Shop to Support products. Find the catchy slogan “A Book Today, a Friend Forever” logo on a variety of products

Posted in BEA 2006, Books & Reading, General

Tell us: What Book Got YOU Hooked?

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Just in time for summer, First Book is once again launching the campaign that celebrates the books that first made reading fun. Now through September 15, visit FirstBook.org to share the memory of the first book that made you love

Posted in BEA 2006, Books & Reading, General

A Tribute to Tim Russert

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All of us here at the First Book office in DC have been hit hard by the recent death of one of DC’s most familiar figures, author and television host Tim Russert. Loyal readers of the First Book blog might

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, BEA 2006

A First Book staffer looks back…

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Tomorrow I am leaving my job here at First Book, as well as my wonderful Advisory Board volunteers in the states of WA, ND, SD, GA and KY, to pursue a teaching career.  Since I started working at First Book

Posted in Advisory Boards, Around the First Book Office, BEA 2006, Book Distributions, Books & Reading

Celebs Cast Their Votes for Literacy!

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One of the fun aspects of BookExpo America every year is the unusual opportunity it presents for that great American pastime: celebrity spotting. You can be cruising down the aisles or attending an event and end up rubbing elbows with

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, BEA 2006, General

Time Lapse Video & Inteview Round-Up

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If you haven’t read already, we had an amazing presence at BEA this year. I want to thank everyone, everyone, who helps make First Book such a success at what we do. I setup a small web cam at our

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, BEA 2006, Video

The Last Day of BookExpo America

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Even though it was Sunday, the final day of BEA, you could still feel the passion and excitement in the air. It’s a book thing! Wendy and Tabitha opened the Sunday Book and Author Breakfast by announcing the “Literacy and

Posted in BEA 2006

Photos from BookExpo America

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Interview with Author Erica Perl

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Author Erica Perl stopped by the First Book booth to sign copies of her books, Ninety-Three in My Family (out soon) and Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early. She gave a great interview afterwards – while she was wearing a chicken

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, BEA 2006, Video

Literacy & Justice for All Winner is Louisiana!

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Our staff cheered as we finished the final vote tallies late last night! First Book could not be more excited that all y’all who voted chose to support our Book Relief initiative by choosing Louisiana as the state where we

Posted in BEA 2006