Move over Oprah, Sarah Jessica Parker is the latest news in books clubs. The actress is partnering with ALA to serve as the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central an online reading resources site. The ALA press release states, “As honorary chair, Ms. Parker will provide a selection of recommended titles for Book Club Central throughout the year. She will unveil her inaugural pick at the official launch of Book Club Central, which will take place during the President’s Program at the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. at McCormick Place West.” 
Some of the qualifications for choosing Parker as the honorary chair include her:
- lifelong love of books
- advocation for libraries and literacy issues in the past
- service on the Presidential Task Force to integrate literature and drama into schools
- recent partnership with Molly Stern (senior vice president and publisher at Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, Crown Archetype, and Three Rivers Press) to launch SJP for Hogarth
The ALA press release further states, “SJP for Hogarth will “selectively publish high-quality works of fiction by both established writers and distinctive emerging voice with critical and commercial promise. In this new role, Parker will be involved in all aspects of the publication process, from their selection and acquisition to cover design and promotion with her vision providing the editorial foundation for each publication.”
For more information, please visit 2017.alaannual.org.
- http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/02/ala-launch-book-club-central-sarah-jessica-parker — Accessed 3/27/17.