Live Stages

Live Stages

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Visit the Live stages
with a variety of leading personalities, launches, and other presentations!



Book Buzz Theater

Book Buzz Theater

Hear the latest “Buzz” about the newest titles from your favorite publishers all in one easy-to-find location in the exhibits. Check back closer to the conference date for a full schedule of participating publishers.

See the Book Buzz Theater Schedule.




What's Cooking @ ALA - Demonstration Stage

What's Cooking Stage

The What's Cooking Stage will be heating up the exhibit floor with mouthwatering displays from the hottest chefs, latest cookbook authors, and the "best-in-the-business" foodies. Chefs will also be on hand to prepare the hottest recipes on the demonstration stage, and to autograph their books.

See the What's Cooking @ ALA Stage Schedule.



The PopTop Stage - Popular Topics, Every Day

Pop Top Stage

The PopTop Stage features favorite book genres, including mystery, humor, romance, technology, and travel. With readings, discussions, panels, and presentations, you're sure to discover what's popular as we welcome in 2019!

See the PopTop Schedule.



Chapter One Stage


Chapter One Stage

The Chapter One Stage will feature panels of new and emerging authors with each presentation focusing on a single genre. Hot topics will also be featured as a jumping off point for new issues impacting libraries and publishing.

See the Chapter One Stage Schedule.

Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage

Graphic Novel Stage

Hear from authors, illustrators, and creators of the hottest games and graphic novels.  Learn more about the art of graphic novels and illustration, how games and gaming inspire creativity and social interaction, and how comics in the library and in the classroom can help inspire and reach reluctant readers.

See the Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage Schedule.


Now Showing Stage

Now Showing @ ALA offers a variety of scheduled films and documentaries throughout the day on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

See the Now Showing @ ALA schedule.