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January 27, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We headed down to ALA Midwinter this weekend to spend some time at our booth with Macmillan Children’s! And we were delighted this morning to find that Lucy Knisley’s Relish: My Life in the Kitchen won an Alex Award — the award given to the adult books of the year that also are great for Read the Rest…

January 24, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

ALA Midwinter starts today! First Second will be exhibiting with our parent company, Macmillan Children’s, at booth 624/625.  If you stop by, you’ll be able to find samplers of our upcoming spring season, a display of our upcoming books, and full year catalogs (with covers!) which we just got in today and have yet to Read the Rest…

January 1, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(This is a calendar!  Photo by Joe Miranda) It’s 2014! We’re so excited for this new year, you guys. You may remember how we already talked about our Winter and our Spring seasons of books — we’ll be having some book announcements for you you on the front of Fall in the next few months. Read the Rest…

December 25, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

(The First Second offices in the snow.) (No, it really isn’t.  For one thing, our offices are in the middle of New York City.  This photo is from Lansmuseet Gavleborg, which is in a different country.) Happy Holidays from First Second Books! We had a great year this year, working with new (and familiar) authors Read the Rest…

December 5, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We spent last week (and part of the week before) up in Boston for the National Council of Teachers of English, where it was extremely cold and full of delightful teachers.  Gene Luen Yang, the author of Boxers & Saints, stopped in to spend some time with us after the National Book Awards. Before we Read the Rest…

December 3, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We didn’t win the National Book Award — alas! — but there’s always next time. (How awesome is it that enough graphic novels have been nominated for the National Book Award that we can actually say with reasonable certainty, ‘next time,’ because there will undoubtedly be one?  I think that’s pretty awesome.) Here are some Read the Rest…

November 28, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re taking today off to read some books and eat some delicious food and also to be thankful for all the great books that we publish and that we read this year. We hope that you also get great books and food to enjoy today. This is in many ways the close of Read the Rest…

November 11, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We went to Comic Arts Brooklyn this weekend and had a splendid time!  It was a show full of great comics and people and more people and even more people. Here are some pictures! We arrived at Comic Arts Brooklyn and there was an excellent poster outside. And then we went inside and were promptly Read the Rest…

October 31, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

It’s Halloween today — that spooky, creepy, witchy holiday in which there is a lot of candy and things go bump in the night. We hope you’ll celebrate with your favorite scary book (and lots of sugar)!

October 25, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Events

We’re going to Comic Arts Brooklyn for the first time ever this year!  (I guess it is actually everyone’s first time ever going to this festival.)  50% of our staff lives in Brooklyn, so we are very interested to see how this works out.  Will our spirit be sufficiently Brooklyn-y to succeed at such an Read the Rest…