It’s that time of year again, when citizens of the publishing world from all over the country pack up their tote bags and slip into their clogs for the long trek to the westernmost reaches of Midtown to attend BookExpo America (B.E.A.). Sasha Weiss was there to collect all the latest and greatest news from the Book-world, and you can catch up here: http://nyr.kr/LySByA Also, amongst BookExpo America’s own rock stars were two actual rock stars, Neil Young and Patti Smith, who appeared on Wednesday afternoon for an onstage conversation. Ben Greenman has that story, here: http://nyr.kr/KHsVnp
I was there yesterday and it was nuts. Also, I got to hang out with Patti Smith for a day last year and it was magical.