Specialty Retail Store Buyers

BookExpo offers a full line up of events and content for specialty retail store buyers including museum stores, toys stores, stationery stores, etc. Here are just some of the things that may be of particular interest to you.

  • Exhibits

    The largest show floor in North America with 400+ exhibitors consisting of the latest authors and the largest publishers displaying their upcoming titles—No matter what format or region, you’ll find the books you are looking for at BookExpo.
    Not just books! BookExpo offers popular merchandise for every store theme. Find puzzles, toys, educational products, stationery and other gift shop items.

  • Global Market Forum

     The Global Market Forum at BookExpo (GMF) brings together book industry professionals from the U.S. and abroad for a forward thinking business conference that addresses the diverse topics and relevant issues that define the new publishing universe. Designed to create meaningful connections through insightful panel discussions and networking opportunities the Global Market Forum lets you forge the ideas and partnerships to drive your business into its global future on May 31, 2017.

  • Museum Store Networking Breakfast (by invitation only)

    Hosted by: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
    Sponsored by: Laurence King

    Friday, June 2, 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM in the VIP Event Room, Galleria, Level 4

    BookExpo will feature its 7th annual Museum Store Networking Breakfast exclusively for key VIP buyers from museum stores. This event is by invitation only.

  • BookExpo Education

    Dedicated sessions in the BookExpo Education Program that will help you add value to your specialty store.

    Here are just a few of the sessions that may appeal to you:

    Wednesday, May 31

    • Consumer Centric Data: The New Currency of Publishing
      Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
      Room: 1E14

    • Finding the Consumer: Building New Opportunities for Growth and Profitability
      Time: 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM
      Room: 1E07
      BookExpo Adult Editors’ Buzz

    • Date: Wednesday, May 31
      Time: 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
      Room: 1E14

    Thursday, June 1

    • New Online Tools That Make Powerful Collaboration Possible
      Time: 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
      Room: 1E16

    • Case Studies in eBook Metadata (workshop)
      Time: 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM
      Room: 1E07

    Friday, June 2

    • Book Reviews: The Diversity of Race, Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation
      Date: Friday, June 2
      Time: 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
      Room: 1E10

  • Plus, you'll have the chance to meet, listen to, and get autographs from hundreds of authors
    If you are a specialty retailer and are interested in attending BookExpo, email Diana Press for more information and to learn how you and your team can join us this year.
    If you are a Museum Store Buyer, please check out all of the special offerings BOOKEXPO has for you.
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