My First Publishing House Tour

Entering into the Scholastic building, the lobby has a number of classic icons from literature, including Harry Potter.  It was great to see some bloggers I’ve met before, but also to meet some new-to-me bloggers.

We were taken on a tour of the building, the offices, and the archives in the basement.  Diary of an Eccentric‘s daughter, known as The Girl, took over the camera for the bit in the archives and she took a number of photos, but I’ll only share one of them with you.  You should have known that she was going to take pictures of R.L. Stine books.  There are some other photos of Sweet Valley High and more “classics.”

The Girl also got to meet Rick Riordan and Ruth Ames, two great YA authors.  I let her take the photo of Riordan, while her mom took a shot of Ruth Ames, who also writes adult fiction under another name.  Check them out:

I’ve got a couple of group blogger shots.  One group shot was taken by The Girl, includes Kathy of Bermudaonion, Julie of Booking Mama, Laura of I’m Booking It, Pam of Bookalicious, and Swapna of S. Krishna’s Books.  The second shot was taken by the Scholastic staff.  Thanks to all of you.


  1. How awesome! Great pictures Serena!
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  2. Oh how fun! I’m enjoying your posts on BEA. Sounds like it was a great time.
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  3. The Girl and I had such a good time! I feel old when you call the Sweet Valley High books classics. LOL
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  4. That looks like so much fun! I’d love to see some NYC publishing houses, someday 🙂

    • I can’t believe we didn’t get to chat. I saw you at Blogger con in passing, but there just never seems to be enough time in a day.

  5. Thanks so much for joining me for dinner on Monday night! It was a lot of fun to spend time chatting with you you, Anna, and T.G. Popcorn chicken will never have the same meaning again! LOL
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    • I’ll be posting about that too sometime this week. I had a great time at dinner with you and you are right…Popcorn Chicken has a whole new meaning.

  6. Ladytink_534 says

    Fun! I love the Harry Potter pictures of the lobby (Maw Books took quite a few too). Rick Riordan is such a good author 🙂

  7. I really wish I’d gone on a publishing house tour!

    • This one was a tour we jumped on at the last minute and another one I had prescheduled fell through. I hope I get to do some others next year.

  8. How fun for you and especially The Girl! Since my kids are around the same age as her we have a ton of Scholastic books in our house. We just have to place an order when the brochures come home!
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  9. I have so enjoyed seeing the pictures from the publisher tours. Oh to run wild amongst the stacks of books in there! I think it is really a step in the right direction that the publishers rolled out the red carpet for the book blogging community.
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    • This was my first tour and it was great to see all the bloggers running around and meeting staff and sharing experiences with the staff, who are book lovers just like us!

  10. Laura @ I'm Booking It says

    That was a great tour! I enjoyed meeting you there and elsewhere around BEA.
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