May 22nd, 2006 | Published in Google Books
For a book lover, walking through the exhibition hall at BookExpo America (BEA) is like being a kid in a candy store. It's packed to the rafters with thousands of books in every conceivable flavor -- from the latest comic books and manga titles to knitting how-tos, memoirs, mystery novels and audiobooks. As we passed out cookies to entice attendees to try out Book Search at our "Just a Taste" ice cream stands, we met people searching for books on everything from how to repair a kayak to how to deal with personal loss. For me it was an inspiring reminder of why Book Search exists -- to help people discover the rich diversity of the world of books, even beyond the astounding variety that can fit under one roof.
Here are a few photos from the past few days -- stay tuned this week for video clips and more.