Ashleigh, Dana, Lili, Bekka, and Nicole
*Photo from Lili's Reflections
I forgot exactly when, but at one point, I headed over to a HarperTeen galley drop where I picked up A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern.
I attended the Truthwitch signing at 3:00 and Susan Dennard was really sweet!
After wandering the convention halls for a little while longer, my mom and I left to go to the post office at around 4:30. (The FedEx shipping in Javits would have cost $100+ to ship back the books we had gotten that day, so we decided to go to the closest post office instead.)
We had a list of restaurants we had been wanting to try and one of them, NY Pizza Suprema, was only a minute walk from the post office. It turned out to be delicious! :)
Following that, we went to The Strand. I've always wanted to go there and it was so cool! It's basically a book lover's paradise :) I purchased a few books and my mom picked up a few coffee mugs.
Books from the Strand (excluding Anna and the Swallow Man, which is from BEA)
After trying to get back to New Jersey using the subway and ending up in Union Square (where we maybe were in the first place? we were pretty confused, lol), we ended up getting an Uber for the ride back to NJ.
I had an amazing time my first day at BEA and in NY! :) Here are the books I received at BEA on Friday:
Not pictured: Play On by Michelle Smith, Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, and Uprooted by Lynne Reid Banks