For those of us who are relatively new to BEA, it still seems like a huge festival full of the most amazing things. Books, of course, but also all sorts of items celebrating books. Authors, for one! The chance to see, speak with, and listen to some of our favorite authors. To listen to panels and talks and learn about new books and authors, to learn about trends in publishing.
And then seeing all these fun, book totes! There are some publishers that spend a lot of time and money on their totes. Chronicle Books always comes up with something striking, something that everyone wants to carry around. This year aside from a fun black tote with stylized books, they also gave away small white totes with images by Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. Those small white totes were gone in a flash!
There are also the well constructed and eye catching totes that promote children's books. There were many that I saw but wasn't able to take pictures of. I hadn't thought to take pictures of the bags - but I'll do so next year!
Here are a few books that had their own custom book totes:
Simon & Schuster's Poached by Stuart Gibbs