While the American book industry prepares to launch BookExpo tonight, the book fair in Thessaloniki, Greece, is in full swing, and my husband is right in the middle of it. For many years he has said that BookExpo is not nearly as important to his business as the big fairs in Europe (London, Frankfurt, Warsaw, etc.), and he does not always go to it, anyway. But this year he's far, far from the Javits Center and immersed in meetings with his Greek publishing partners.
I'm not sure how he snuck this trip under my radar, because I swore he wouldn't go back to Greece without me. But here I sit in Indiana, having to be content with a Greek salad at Panera.