ALA Store

ALA Store

New books, products, and special events
from ALA Publishing at the ALA Store!


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       1:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Saturday, June 22   8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 23     8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Monday, June 24    8:30am – 2:00pm

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.

The ALA Store will also carry Out of Print’s new Star Wars™ READ® Collection. Yoda and Darth Vader tees come from vintage ALA READ® posters from the 80s and 90s. New to the campaign is Out of Print’s original Princess Leia READ t-shirt design. T-shirts and socks are available in a wide range of sizes but shop early for the best selection!

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; “Marketing Plans in Action: A Step-by-Step Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Cultural Organizations,” by Amanda L. Goodman; 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).

ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to present a selection of free programs exploring the profession’s issues and trends. The programs scheduled to take place at the ALA Store are:

Saturday, June 22

9:00am – 9:30am: The Public Library Director’s Toolkit

New public library directors quickly learn what seasoned directors already know: running a library means you’ve always got your hands full—balancing the needs of staff, patrons, facilities, library boards, and other stakeholders with professional responsibilities like community interactions, legal and financial requirements, and whole lot else that wasn’t exactly in the job description. Kate Hall and Kathy Parker's new resource walks you through the core components of getting up to speed and then provides templates, sample documents, checklists, and other resources that will make your job easier.

11:00am – 11:30am: Muslims in Story: Expanding Multicultural Understanding through Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Exposing children in their formative years to positive stories about Muslims can go a long way to creating a multicultural understanding by cementing ideas of tolerance, respect, and acceptance. Gauri Manglik and Sadaf Siddique's book takes a timely and proactive approach by spotlighting quality children's and young adult literature.

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Collaborative Library Design: From Planning to Impact

In his new book, award-winning architect Peter Gisolfi presents detailed case studies of ten design projects from public, academic, and school libraries that identify paths to success as well as hazards to avoid. Library planners, designers, and administrators will gain practical guidance directly applicable to their own undertakings, regardless of size or complexity.

Sunday, June 23

11:30am – 12:00pm: Art Projects, History Activities, and Storytimes for Kids

In two new books Christine M. Kirker offers ready-to-go activities that encourage children to explore their creativity while learning about art and history. She’ll be joined by Kathy MacMillan, with whom she’s co-authored several best-selling storytime sourcebooks.

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists

Sarah Ostman and Stephanie Saba profile dozens of successful book clubs across the country. Their book’s diverse cross-section of ideas will inspire you to rethink your reading groups and try out new ways to better meet your library’s and community’s needs.

Offered elsewhere in the Convention Center are these special Trending Topics programs from ALA Editions and ALA Neal-Schuman: “How Consuming Media and Technology Impacts Student Learning,” a panel discussion led by Belinha De Abreu; “Updating and Adapting Mother Goose on the Loose: A Hands-on Presentation,” with Betsy Diamant-Cohen; “Information Policy Intersections: Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Professional Ethics,” with Paul T. Jaeger and Natalie Greene Taylor; “Practical Anonymity,” with Alison Macrina and Talya Cooper; and “Shaping School Library Instruction and Collections to Inspire Engagement,” with Mona Kerby and Maureen Schlosser.

Use the Conference Scheduler to learn about all these
special events and plan your time efficiently!

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!

Star Wars™ READ® Selfie Challenge

Let the world know how much you love Star Wars™ and reading!

Follow these easy steps for a chance to win a Star Wars™ poster and bookmark pack:

1. Find the Star Wars™ backdrops located outside the ALA Store.

2. Take a selfie at one—or all three—backdrops.

3. Log into Twitter, post your selfie, and tag #StarWarsREAD, #alaac19, and @ALA_Graphics
    for a chance to win a Star Wars™ poster and bookmark pack.

4. Check your Twitter DMs! Winners will be randomly selected at the end of each day at 5 p.m.

  • The giveaway will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference.
  • Winners must be present at Conference to claim their prize.
  • All prizes must be claimed at the ALA Store by Monday, June 24, 1:00 pm.