There for the Taking: Standout Galleys at BEA
Written by Louisa Ermelino, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY   
Monday, 27 April 2009 00:00

Giveaway galleys might be fewer in number this year, so find your favorites and get there early.

While galleys might not be piled to the ceiling at BEA this year, many publishers are still bringing them in good quantities, especially in connection with those award-winning authors whose names roll off our tongues. From publishers, editors and publicists, we've collected the standouts and some of the whys and hows...

The prize for the most far-out and exciting entry goes to Bloomsbury, for the graphic novel Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna. It's a book-length full-color comic that's a biography of Bertrand Russell but also a primer on the history of pure mathematics and intellectuals from ancient Greece to the 20th century in 300 pages of beautiful artwork. Our Calvin Reid calls it dazzling, “easily one of the most impressive combinations of popular art and serious history you're likely to encounter in prose or comics.” Bloomsbury will be giving away 300 galleys. Excellent. Sounds like something that has to be seen to be believed.


Read the full article at the Publisher's Weekly website here.