Your comprehensive guide to the most important events happening the week of BookExpo America 2012: the parties. All parties are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Monday, June 4
Consortium's BEA Blogger Party. Theatre Communications Group Offices. 5:30pm-7pm. Invitation only; RSVP required.
Riverhead Books Algonquin Cocktail Party feat. Junot Diaz, Elizabeth Gilbert, and John Hodgman. Algonquin Hotel. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Invitation only.
BookForum & Arbook|D.A.P. The Standard, East Village. Penthouse, 25 Cooper Square. 6pm-8pm. Invitation only; RSVP required.
Tantor Audio's 5th Annual Tantorious Celebration. INC Lounge. Time Hotel, 2nd Floor. 6pm-9pm. Invitation only; RSVP required.
Annual BEA Librarians' Dinner. Yale Club, NYC 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, Grand Ballroom. 6:30pm. Invitation only; RSVP required.
Bookrageous BEA Bash (w/ Vol 1 Brooklyn and Small Demons). Housing Works Bookstore. 126 Crosby St. 7pm-9pm. No cover.
Lady Jane's Salon Monthly Romance Reading Series. Madame X. 94 West Houston St, Soho. 7pm-9pm. $5 cover or donated romance novel.
HarperCollins Book Bloggers Celebration. K Lounge. 7pm-9pm. Invitation only; RSVP required.
Tuesday, June 5
Penguin Young Readers Group. The Standard. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Invitation only; RSVP required.
The Young to Publishing Group's Third Annual BEA on a Boat. The Frying Pan. Pier 66 Maritime. 6pm-9pm. RSVP here.
Teen Author Carnival. Jefferson Market Library (NYPL). 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Foundry Literary + Media Five Year Anniversary Party. Shangri-La Studio. 100 Sutton St, Brooklyn. 10pm-???. No cover.
Other invitation only parties on Tuesday include Little, Brown; HarperCollins; Neil Young reception w/ Blue Rider Press; Scholastic; Knopf Doubleday; Sourcebooks; and Kensington.
Wednesday, June 6
The Devil's Causeway Signing (with Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres). BookExpo America, Javitts Center. Lyons Press Booth 3033. 3:30pm-5pm. Technically not a party, but hey, free wine on the BEA floor!
Fifty Shames of Earl Grey Teabagging Party. BookExpo America, Javitts Center. Perseus Booth 3604. 4pm-5pm. NOTE: This ARC signing is BYOHW (Bring Your Own Hot Water). Teabags will be provided.
Tumblr Reading & Party w/ Baratunde, Alexander Chee, and More. Housing Works Bookstore. 126 Crosby St. 7pm-9pm. Open bar. No cover.
Penguin USA's First Annual Blogger Bird Bash. Saatchi Event Space. 7pm-9pm. Invitation only; RSVP required.
Harlequin. The Kimberly Hotel. Upstairs Rooftop Lounge. 7:30pm-10:30pm. Invitation only; RSVP required.
PubDate (w/ DC, Graywolf Press, Other Press, Pegasus Books, Quirk Books, Seven Stories, and Steerforth Press). Le Poisson Rouge. 158 Bleeker Street. 8pm-midnight (open bar 8pm-10pm). No cover. RSVP not required, but appreciated.
Comedians With Books. Reading/standup lineup TBD. Union Hall. 702 Union St. Brooklyn. 8:30pm - ???. No cover.
Thursday, June 7
Chuck Klosterman Book Release Party. BookCourt. 163 Court St, Brooklyn. 7pm-8pm. No cover.
Soho Press. Housing Works. 126 Crosby St. 8pm-10pm. Open bar, author petting zoo, masks optional. No cover.
PYTs of Publishing. Stone Creek Bar. 140 East 27th St # A. 10:30 pm- 12 am. No cover.