Join the 50th Anniversary Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

Harper Lee

By Erin L. Cox

July 11th marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Publisher HarperCollins has pulled out all the stops and created a summer-long anniversary celebration, bringing together those that have loved the book in a variety of ways.

Want to show your love for To Kill a Mockingbird?  HarperCollins offers a number of ways to get involved:

  • Join bestselling writers like Brad Meltzer (Heroes for My Son), publishing icons like Nancy Pearl, and columnist/blogger/author/cool ladies like Lizzie Skurnick and visit the booth (#3341) to record a video message about what the book means to you, to be featured on their anniversary website
  • Write a personalized message to Harper Lee in the signature book Harper has created for her and will present post-BEA
  • Buy one of the 50th anniversary editions: Hardcover, Deluxe Modern Classic, Slipcased Edition, Trade Paperback edition with 50th Anniversary seal
  • Attend one of the more than fifty events around the country this summer (for listings check out the website)
  • Buy the June 8th publication of Mary McDonagh Murphy’s book Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird, which features entries by such noteworthy literary figures as Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Oprah, James McBride, and Adriana Trigiani, among others

HarperCollins has made all-hands-on-deck for this 50th anniversary celebration, involving all imprints and sales force to promote this beloved book. HarperPerennial Marketing Director Amy Baker said, “This has been a really remarkable, collaborative project to work on.”

Join the celebration!  Visit the website at

About the Author

Erin L. Cox

Erin L. Cox has worked as Business Development Director for Publishing Perspectives. She is a Senior Associate at Rob Weisbach Creative Management, where she represents writers and handles publicity and advertising clients.