As the tweets below prove, ALA Midwinter generated ample book buzz—so much that I broke a personal packing rule and took home more than two physical galleys. The spring 2013 titles showcased here represent only a handful of the high-profile fiction and nonfiction Cloud partners Random House, HarperCollins, and (as of Friday) Macmillan presented. For more, go straight to librarian Alene Moroni’s robust Twitter feed (@surlyspice), and in the near future look for a resource to the most active online librarian book buzzers.

Another (free) fantastic collection development resource for spring books is Library Journal Editor of Prepub Alert Barbara Hoffert’s galley guide. If you couldn’t attend the show to collect pulp ARCs (among others, I bagged Walter Mosley’s Little Green and Therese Anne Fowler’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald), you can request many on NetGalley or Edelweiss.

And now, it’s time for a nap on this plane. Please, no dreams of that kid I saw in clownface.

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