Book Expo America (BEA) Haul

This year, I had to privilege of attending the Book Expo America (BEA) in NYC for the very first time. This convention was one that I had wanted to attend for the last three years, and I must say that the wait was WORTH IT!

Before I share my BEA book haul, I just want to take a moment to thank Cindy from Cindy’s Love of Books and Tina from Bookshipper for introducing me to BEA and giving me tips on how to have fun and enjoy the experience. You ladies were right; just by going with the flow, I had the best first-time BEA experience! Also, thank you to everyone who posted BEA tips; they helped so much!

BEA was definitely overwhelming on the first day, but it only took a few hours to get used to the large crowds and never-ending line-ups. Getting books was great, but the highlight of BEA was meeting publishers, authors, and other book lovers throughout the three days.

It was also really great finally getting to meet Grace from Books of Love after all these years talking online!

Other Bloggers I met:
The Book Smugglers
Bookcrastinators
Dear, Restless Reader
The Book Swarm
Library of a Book Witch
Xander Christou
Step Into Fiction
Kallie Ross
Pingwing’s Bookshelf
Fiction Frenzy
Petite Ame
Book and Babes

Sorry if I forgot anyone; it was so great meeting you all!

Without further ado, here is my BEA haul!
*Note that these photos were published on my Instagram page last week.
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Luggage & haul

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Tote bags from BEA & BookCon

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Haul from HarperCollins adult event

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 Some fun book swag

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 Autographed Books

(Tip for next year: Around 4:00pm, the autograph lines are very short!)

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 Book sampler from HarperCollins

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Book samplers, ARCs, and poster from Penguin

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ARCs from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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ARCs from HarperCollins

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ARCs from Scholastic

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ARCs from St Martin’s Press

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ARCs from Soho

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ARCs from Sourcebooks

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ARCs from Little Brown

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ARCs from HBUSA

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ARCs from Simon & Schuster

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ARC from Disney

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ARCs, samplers, and swag from Random House

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ARCs from Switch Press, Chronicle Books, and Bloomsbury

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 Bella couldn’t resist jumping into the piles and hogging all the swag!

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to share your links below with your BEA hauls!

Lucy