On September 15, Library Journal and School Library Journal will join to launch the first-ever Day of Dialog | Brooklyn to coincide with the Brooklyn Book Festival. This special-engagement event will feature both Festival and metropolitan-area authors with panels modeled on the long-running and annually sold-out Day of Dialog events. Spend a half or full day immersed in discussions with award-winning, and up-and-coming authors and illustrators, who’ll share the latest trends and inside scoops on the hottest new books.
Who should attend?
This is a not-to-be-missed event for librarians, library professionals, library students, educators, and book lovers!
How do I know which part of the day is right for me?
The morning will be devoted to children’s & YA authors, with in-depth discussions that will investigate trends, the creative process, and diverse perspectives on crafting quality literature for young readers.
The afternoon will be dedicated to adult literature and will open with LJ Day of Dialog’s most popular feature, Editors’ Picks. Top editors from leading houses will discuss their most exciting titles for winter/spring 2018—titles not yet available—for discussion at the recent BookExpo and American Library Association conferences. The panels that will follow will feature authors whose forthcoming books, in fiction and nonfiction, address key areas of interest in collection development.

Friday, September 15, 2017

9:00 AM–1:15 PM | Kid Lit and YA
1:15–5:00 PM | Adult Lit
Brooklyn Public Library–Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238


There are several lots available in the area, the first being the lot at the Brooklyn Museum, entrance on Washington Ave., Rapid Park located at 906 Union Street and Quick Park Garages, located at 274 St. Johns Place, under the Richard Meier (1 Grand Army Plaza).

Register now to be informed, inspired, and entertained!


“Day of Dialog is simply an amazing experience! The speakers, panel discussions, and publishers previews were all excellent!”

– an attendee at SLJ‘s Day of Dialog in May 2017

“Day of Dialog is a great opportunity to network with other librarians and hear about books from editors. I really love the passion the editors have for their books.”

– an attendee at LJ‘s Day of Dialog in May 2017
Please email ljevents@mediasourceinc.com.