BookExpo to Honor Poland at May 11 Global Market Forum in Chicago

Poland has been named the Feature Country of Honor for BookExpo America’s Global Market Forum. The May 11 program is part of BEA’s “Content & Digital Conference,” which is one of many activities to be held at BEA, May 11-12-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago. A number of Polish authors–including legendary playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and essayist Janusz Głowacki–will be appearing at BookExpo, and the Book Institute in Krakow is organizing Poland’s exhibit and working with the Polish Cultural Institute to schedule events in libraries around Chicago for the Polish authors.

 Aquila Polonica Publishing is bringing two of its authors to BookExpo and will be part of Poland’s country exhibit. Publisher Terry Tegnazian reports that John Guzlowski, who grew up in Chicago and is the author of Aquila Polonica’s newest book, Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded, released in hardcover this month, and Julian Kulski, author of the and award-winning The Color of Courage—A Boy at War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski. Guzlowski lives in Virginia, and Kulski in Washington, D.C. Both are accomplished and experienced speakers, and we are interested in booking events while they are in Chicago. 

In addition, Tegnazian suggests that Aquila Polonica author Marek Zebrowski is prepared to offer library programs while he is in Chicago for BookExpo: “Paderewski as a Pianist, Composer, Philanthropist and Statesman (book tie-in: Paderewski in California), “Polish Music Center, USC—Its Activities and Role in Promoting Polish Culture Abroad” (tie-in: Polish Music Center book series, including Szymanowski, Szymanowska, Koffler and Stojowski), and “Polish Accents During Hollywood’s Golden Era—the Careers of Young, Kaper and Vars (tie-in: Polish Music Center Manuscript Archive Collection).

 If any libraries are interested in hosting an event, contact Aquila Polonica.

Billed as “the best place to discover new titles and authors, conduct business and network, and learn the latest trends,” BookExpo America is the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, publishers, rights, licensing, and book industry professionals in North America. Check the website for information about librarian registration and the  Global Market Forum. Aquila Polonia and the Book Institute are offering a limited number of admission badges to Polish American Librarians Association members who wish to attend BookExpo in Chicago. Request PALA badges from Leonard Kniffel at by April 1.