New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual Conference in Washington DC

Shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located near the main entrance to the Exhibit Hall on the lower level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:


Friday, June 21 – 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, June 22 – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 23 – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, June 24 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm


A special “popup” mini-Store will operate near the Registration area on Friday, June 21 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Remember to stop by early to get your pick of conference t-shirts—they sell out fast!

ALA Graphics will feature a selection of new and best-selling posters, bookmarks, and gifts, plus special conference-only items. Shop the newest posters, featuring Mo Willems’ Pigeon, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone, and for gaming enthusiasts—Minecraft. Plan ahead for upcoming events with new products for Library Card Sign-up Month, featuring Toy Story, and Banned Books Week. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards with limited-edition t-shirts, available in black and yellow, and a commemorative gold-plated pin.

Star Wars™ fans will find the Force is strong at the ALA Store this year. The store will carry Out of Print’s new Star Wars™ READ® Collection, including Yoda, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia READ® t-shirts and socks in a wide range of sizes and styles. Let the world know how much you love Star Wars and reading by taking a selfie at one—or all three—Star Wars-themed backdrops, located outside the ALA Store. Use #StarWarsREAD, #alaac19, and tag @ALA_Graphics when you share your pictures on Twitter for a chance to win a Star Wars poster and bookmark pack. Winners must be present at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference to claim their prize. Full details for the giveaway can be found at the ALA Store at Conference and on ALA Graphics social media.

ALA Publishing is excited to offer several new titles hot off the press, such as Beyond Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom throughout Your Library, by Kristin Pekoll and Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF); Anonymity, the newest title in the Library Futures Series, by Alison Macrina and Talya Cooper; Libraries that Learn: Keys to Managing Organizational Knowledge, edited by Jennifer A. Bartlett and Spencer Acadia; and Partners for Preservation: Advancing Digital Preservation through Cross-Community Collaboration, edited by Jeanne Kramer-Smyth. Remember that you can find titles from ALA Editions, ALA Neal-Schuman, Facet Publishing, UK, and the ALA Divisions in the ALA Store, and also get free shipping on all book orders placed in the ALA Store (posters, bookmarks, and other gift-type items are not eligible for this offer).

Prices at the ALA Store automatically reflect the ALA Member discount, so there’s no need to dig out your member number. And remember that every dollar you spend at the ALA Store helps support library advocacy, awareness, and other key programs and initiatives!