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2013 BEA Book Blogger Picnic

Are you a book blogger who’s going to BEA this year?  Or are you a book blogger who lives in NYC or surrounding areas? Then you should join us for the BEA Book Blogger Picnic!

What:  The BEA Book Blogger Picnic is a gathering for all book bloggers during BEA week.  It’s a laid-back gathering, where we’ll simply be meeting others and talking about books, blogging, BEA, or anything at all!

Why:  A lot of us book bloggers will be in NYC for BEA, and this picnic will allow us to get together in one place at one time!

Who:  ALL book bloggers are welcome, whether you’re attending BEA or not

Where:  The lawns outside Heckscher Playground (see map below) near the SW corner of Central Park in NYC

When:  Friday, May 31, 6-8pm. This is a come-and-go event, so it’s okay to come late or leave early!  And if people aren’t done talking when the sun goes down, we can move indoors somewhere. (Just follow #BEABloggerPicnic and we’ll tweet where we are if we go somewhere else.)

So bring your own food (if you want), and meet us at the lawns outside the Heckscher Playground!  Here’s a map of the SW corner of Central Park.  We’ll be in the lawns somewhere outside the Heckscher Playground, probably somewhere on the south side of the playground.  But don’t worry, we’ll have a sign so that you’ll know it’s us!

And be sure to follow #BEABloggerPicnic on Twitter for any news and updates, and you can follow all the organizers as well:  @alexalovesbooks, @JenRyland, @KatelynTorrey, and @OverstuffedBook.  And please spread the word!  Feel free to tweet with #BEABloggerPicnic, share the event on Facebook, add the graphic at the top of this post or the one below to your sidebar, write your own post about it, whatever!

Also, if you plan on coming, leave a comment below, or send us a tweet with #BEABloggerPicnic and let us know!

Thanks to Pam from Midnyte Reader
for this awesome graphic!
We hope to see you there!


  1. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    May 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you for organizing this, Andrea!!! I thought for a moment that Katelyn's twitter name was my name, since our last names are pretty similar, so it made me lol.

    I can't wait to hang out with everyone, and I'm SO GLAD that you're coming to BEA, we are going to have so much fun!


    May 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    NOOOO! Figures it is on the night we got tickets for a show! :(

  3. Jess

    May 18, 2013 at 2:12 am

    I'll be there. This sounds awesome. I wish i was local then I would bring some homemade baked goods !

  4. Midnyte Reader

    May 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Andrea, for someone who has never been to NY, you did an AWESOME job planning this.

  5. Gaby317

    May 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    This is so nice – thank you for organizing it! I will definitely try to make it. It'll be great to meet more book bloggers. If people are around on Saturday, we could also try to organize dimsum or brunch, if people are interested.

  6. Vanessa Morgan

    May 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    This is an AWESOME idea. Unfortunately, I live on the other side of the planet, otherwise I would have been there for sure.

  7. Elizabeth

    May 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I will be at the BEA, but don't think I can make the picnic.

    Have Fun.

    Silver's Reviews

  8. bookbitereviews

    May 28, 2013 at 1:05 am

    This sounds awesome!! I will definitely come hang out and meet everyone =D #BEA2013 is going to be a freaking BLAST!


  9. Bellas Bookshelf

    May 28, 2013 at 4:11 am

    What an awesome idea! Sadly I have to be home Fri after BEA :(
    You all will have a blast exploring the park together! It's going to be 85 & above in NYC this week perfect picnic weather!

  10. Hannah Doermann

    May 31, 2013 at 2:17 am

    This is great, thanks so much for organizing – I'll be there :D

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