ALA is huge, very crowded, and the mood is incredibly positive. As one attendee noticed, there are more publishers participating in ALA than were in BEA -- and they didn't have to fly anywhere for the BEA in NYC. Here are a couple pictures of the floor:
And here is the small shrine the hotel staff created for my books. The pamphlet on the left is the ultra-cool teacher's guide for in the path of falling objects that we'll be giving out today at the YA Authors' Coffee Klatch and in booth 1813, where I will be signing books.
I had some really great and edgy conversations last night, but will save them for a future post. I need to get ready to go to work, so I'll leave you with one more random picture of downtown.