First Time at BookExpo

Here are the top 6 things you need to make the most out of your visit:

1. Register before the Show to save big! Prices increase starting Saturday, May 12.
Show Dates: WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 – FRIDAY, JUNE 1 in New York City

Register early for BookExpo —your badge includes access to BookExpo exhibits and conference sessions. Consider adding on Special Events tickets. There's so much to do at BookExpo—make sure you take advantage by signing up for all the extras during online registration!

BookExpo pricing is based on what badge category you fall into. View 2018 BookExpo Pricing.

Special Event Tickets for BookExpo America Special Events tickets—the most popular events at BookExpo are the Author Breakfasts featuring top authors discussing their books. Tickets are limited—be sure to get yours early!

Express Badge reminder: once you register to attend BookExpo you will receive your BookExpo Express Badge via email. Remember to bring this with you on-site to expedite your registration and check in.

2. Book your Hotel/Travel—super low rates!

Hotel—book your hotel through the Official BookExpo Travel Desk for the lowest rates.

Transportation—the Official BookExpo Travel Desk also offers discounts on flights and car rentals with Avis.

3. Plan Your Time at BookExpo with our FREE Planning Tools

Planning for the show is easier than ever!

As a first-time attendee, there’s a lot to take in, and we want you to get the most out of the show. We’re working on creating free planning tools for you to create your custom agenda and get ready for BookExpo 2018.

My Show

My Show is a complimentary online tool including an exhibitor directory, floor plan, conference and autographing sessions, and more. My Show is currently available for Exhibitors, Learn more here. My Show will be available soon for Attendees, stay tuned for more info.

BookExpo App Coming Soon!

BookExpo Mobile App Preview

Our free app puts everything you need for BookExpo right on your mobile device or tablet. Not only is the app your digital directory, but you can also connect your My Show account so your custom schedule is easily accessible.

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4. Get to the Javits Center and Check in

Getting to the Javits Center:

The Javits Center is located at 655 West 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

Shuttle Bus—BookExpo offers a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from official BookExpo hotels. Check back soon for the 2018 schedule.
Taxi—New York is filled with yellow taxis and can be found on every corner. Hailing a taxi is easy, but if you’d like additional transportation information, check out

Once you get to the Javits Center, here is how you can check in:

Bring your BookExpo Express Badge (this was emailed to you after you registered) to the Express Registration Counters. Always take note of where you enter the Javits Center—use something as a landmark so you know where to leave. During the day, take note of landmarks, booth, exit/entrance as points of reference so you'll always have your bearings in the convention center and on the crowded Exhibit Floor. If you are going with friends, be sure to identify a central location to meet up if you are going to split up to experience BookExpo so you can meet up again at the end of the day.

5. Be Ready with Survival Gear & Tips once you're at BookExpo

SHOES—wear comfortable shoes that have a good sole preferably rubber based because you'll be walking and covering a lot of ground at the show.

WATER—bring either a Camel-Bak or refillable water bottle to have on the go, all of that walking builds up quite a thirst!

CHARGER—don't forget a charger for your smartphones or camera to charge on-site. There are also numerous charging stations on the show floor.

EXTRA LAYERS—pack a light sweatshirt or sweater, running around the exhibit floor may make you hot, but once you enter a conference or leave the exhibit floor, you may get a bit chilly.

PACE YOURSELF!—don't rush! You have three days to walk the floor. Take a break every few hours to relax and calm down from the hustle and bustle of the exhibit floor and Autographing Area.

BREAKFAST—be sure to have breakfast before heading to BookExpo even the smallest amount of food will give you hours of energy to carry you till lunch.

EAT ON-SITE—scope out the food court for food allergies, budget, and acquired taste options. Be sure to grab lunch so you are energized for the afternoon.

6. Enjoy New York!

There's plenty of time to get out of the Javits Center and experience all that New York has to offer—world-class dining, shopping, one-of-a-kind shows, entertainment and more.

NYC Dining – Be a foodie and enjoy all that New York has to offer, from their signature strip steaks to world-renowned restaurants and celebrity chefs. Make sure you bring your appetite.

NYC Nightlife – From night clubs to swanky lounges, comedy stages to craft beer breweries, you’ll find it all in the Big Apple.

NYC Arts & Culture – New York is rich in art and culture from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the American Museum of Natural History. See all the magic that this city offers at museums and galleries across the island.

Shopping – There’s a reason why millions of tourists come to NYC yearound to shop. You want it, NYC has it.

Sightseeing – Visit New York’s most famous landmarks, from the Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building to performances at Lincoln Center and the Barclays Center. There are even special tours you can book to make the most of your trip.

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