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Grand Opening: Len Riggio, Chairman Of Barnes & Noble, Inc. On The Bookselling Industry

Grand Opening: Len Riggio, Chairman Of Barnes & Noble, Inc. On The Bookselling IndustryBookExpo will kick off the 2018 edition with an exciting address from the Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Len Riggio. With an introduction by Oren Teicher, CEO of the ABA, Mr. Riggio will share his unique perspective on the bookselling industry and will focus his talk on the importance of brick and mortar stores, serving the modern reader, how bookstores best serve their communities, and the overall changing landscape of book retail today. Learn more here.


Publicist Speed Dating and In-Booth Meetups

Publicist Speed Dating and In-Booth MeetupsBased on Bookseller feedback, we’re excited to announce “Publicists In-Booth Meet-Ups” designed to complement the interaction that occurs during the two ABA Publicist Speed-Dating sessions and allow Publicists from a wide array of Publishers to meet Booksellers. These valuable chats will allow publicists and booksellers to plan mutually valuable Author events which are a major driver of book sales and author engagement. Publicists will be provided with details about each Bookstore that requests a meeting and will be able to decide which ones they want to take.

The Meet-Up sessions will be on Friday, June 1st from 2pm to 4pm.


Editors’ Hours

Editors’ HoursThe Reimagined BookExpo is hosting four curated Editors’ Hours sessions where booksellers can drop into exhibitors’ booths to chat with editors and discover new titles. These chats allow the bookseller to discover and understand the story behind the books directly from the editors and empowers them to recommend specific books to help enhance their communities. View the list of participating publishers

Editors’ Hours are as follows:
Wednesday, 5/30: 11 AM - 12 PM
Thursday, 5/31: 11 AM - 1 PM & 1 PM - 2 PM
Friday, 6/1: 1 PM - 2 PM


Discovering The Vital Bookstore at BookExpo, curated by Franklin Fixtures

Discovering The Vital Bookstore at BookExpo, curated by Franklin FixturesEnjoy an interactive experience led by experts from around the country featuring a tour of some of the best bookstores. Learn success stories from today’s most successful booksellers and find fresh ideas that you can bring home with you after the show. The Vital Bookstore will feature four life-size walk-through vignettes: a café, a store with modern décor and sideline merchandising strategies, a traditional store with a classic library look and shelving designs, and a children’s store with special features to engage young readers. Learn more here.


1-Stop Source for Remainders, Sidelines, Toys & Café Products & Education

1-Stop Source for Remainders, Sidelines, Toys & Café Products & EducationGain insights beyond books with education focused on selling toys, maximizing sidelines, and café sales. The Remainders Pavilion, hosted by the Chicago International Remainder & Overstock Book Expo, will feature recent, unique, and hard-to-find books, music, and sidelines. Explore Education Sessions.

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