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05/27/2011 04:25 pm ET Updated Jul 27, 2011

Getting Matched Up at Book Expo

One of the most popular events at Book Expo America (BEA) the annual book trade show for booksellers and librarians is Author Speed Dating. This 90-minute event sponsored by the Children's Book Council gives authors three minutes to pitch their book with a table of potential readers and book buyers.

This eclectic mix of authors ranged from National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor to debut novelists. Here is my top picks for my potential book dates:

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Top Picks from Book Expo's Author Speed Dating
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Top Picks from Book Expo's Author Speed Dating