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BookExpo America (BEA) is the #1 book and author event in North American Publishing. It’s the ideal place for book industry professionals to discover new titles, meet favorite and new authors, learn about trends shaping the book industry, and network with those who have a passion for books and reading.

BEA 2016 will take place Wednesday, May 11 – Friday, May 13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Register Today for the #1 book and author event—your BEA badge includes access to BEA exhibits and BEA Content & Digital Conference sessions. Consider adding on Special Events tickets and Concurrent Event passes. There's so much to do at BEA—make sure you take advantage by signing up for all the extras during online registration!

BEA pricing is based on what badge category you fall into. View 2016 BEA Pricing.

BEA is the #1 book and author event and the best place to discover new titles, meet authors, and learn about trends shaping publishing. BEA gives you access to:

  • The largest show floor in North America with exhibitors displaying their upcoming titles—in all formats and every genre, from across the country and around the world.
  • Hundreds of the latest books, advanced read copies, and galleys that will be buzzing for the summer and fall seasons.
  • Special author events, author stages, and autographing sessions featuring 600+ authors. There’s no better place to meet your favorite author or find the next big author.
  • BEA Content & Digital Conference featuring fresh sessions where you’ll learn about the latest book trends, developments, and technologies affecting the publishing industry.
  • Digital Discovery Zone (D2Z) brought to you by IDPF—get a closer look at content, devices, applications, and technology by visiting this exhibit area on the show floor filled with leading digital service providers.

Plus, gain even more insights with these other conferences taking place during BEA (Note: these conferences require an additional pass that you can purchase during online registration):

Check out our Top 6 First Timers Tips to help get started planning for BEA.

If you are wishing to be an international attendee and are in need of an official Letter of Invitation, you will be prompted to request one during the registration process. For any questions, please contact us toll free at 800-840-5614 or international at 203-840-5614.

Still have a question about BEA? Check out our FAQs page or contact Customer Service at 800-840-5614 or inquiry@bookexpoamerica.com.

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