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  • 2019 Children's Book Art Silent Auction

    05/29/2019, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM, South Concourse

    The ABC Children’s Group and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) are partnering to produce the BookExpo favorite Children's Book Art Silent Auction. The event wil...

    • Language: English

  • ABA Indies Choice Book Awards

    05/30/2019, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Choice Stage

    Formerly the Celebration of Bookselling Lunch, this year the Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards will be presented in a new format on...

    • Language: English

  • ABA Town Hall / ABA Annual Meeting

    05/30/2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM, 1E12/13/14

    The ABA Town Hall provides booksellers with the opportunity to express opinions and share ideas with the Board and staff in an informal setting. To provide an o...

    • Language: English

  • ABC/CBC Speed Dating Tea With Authors

    05/31/2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 1E07/08/09

    ABC Group members and friends of CBC who purchase tickets will enjoy a lively tea with more than a dozen children’s book authors as they pitch their new project...

    • Language: English

  • Adam Rippon: From Scranton to Olympic Medalist and Dancing with the Stars Champion

    05/30/2019, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM, Downtown Stage

    Join Adam Rippon, former Olympic figure skater and Dancing with the Stars champion, for a fun and inspirational discussion as he talks about everything from lif...

    • Language: English

  • Adult Book & Author Breakfast

    05/30/2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM, Main Stage

    Nightly television’s leading lady is taking the Main Stage this year for the 2019 Adult Book & Author Breakfast. Television host and political commentator Rache...

    • Language: English

  • An Evening with Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    05/30/2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM, Main Stage

    Join us on Thursday, May 30th from 6:15-7:15 PM for “An Evening with Justice Sonia Sotomayor” as she discusses her life and the experiences that led her to writ...

    • Language: English

  • Audio Publishers Association (APA) Authors Tea

    05/30/2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, 1E07/08/09

    The annual APA Tea is one of the favorite events of BookExpo every year! The talents of narrators and authors combine to create great audiobooks. Come drink a c...

    • Language: English

  • Audiobook New Titles Showcase

    05/29/2019, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Choice Stage

    For what BookExpo hopes will become an annual tradition, come to the Choice Stage for the first Audiobook New Titles Showcase. The Audio Publishers Association ...

    • Language: English

  • Author Events & Beyond: Ways to Partner with Macmillan to Sell More Books

    05/30/2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, Choice Stage

    Melissa Campion (Macmillan's Author Events Director), Molly B. Ellis (Director of Publicity, MCPG), and Amelia Possanza (Assistant Director of Publicity, Flatir...

    • Language: English

  • Book Club Titles for Fall/Winter 2019 – Speed Dating For Booksellers, Librarians & Book Group Leaders

    05/31/2019, 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM, 1E12/13/14 hosts the 8th Annual Book Group Speed Dating Event with representatives from more than a dozen publishers in attendance to share selectio...

    • Language: English

  • BookExpo Adult Editors' Buzz

    05/29/2019, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, 1E12/13/14

    BookExpo proudly presents Editors' Buzz 2019 and shows off the books that readers and media will be buzzing about!!! Join this thrilling session and hear editor...

    • Language: English

  • BookExpo Graphic Novel Spotlight

    05/31/2019, 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM, 1E11

    Join us for an essential preview of the most exciting graphic novels of Fall 2019: Stage Dreams, by Melanie Gillman; The Seventh Voyage, by Jon J Muth, Stargazi...

    • Language: English

  • BookExpo Middle Grade Editors' Buzz

    05/31/2019, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM, 1E12/13/14

    BookExpo proudly presents Middle Grade Editors' Buzz 2019 and shows off the books that readers and media will be buzzing about!!! Join this thrilling session an...

    • Language: English

  • BookExpo Young Adult Editors' Buzz

    05/30/2019, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM, 1E12/13/14

    BookExpo proudly presents Young Adult Editors' Buzz 2019 and shows off the books that readers and media will be buzzing about!!! Join this thrilling session and...

    • Language: English

  • Booksellers Present Indies Introduce Authors

    05/30/2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Downtown Stage

    Booksellers have the opportunity to hear from authors of the Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce debut picks. This event will feature the bookseller panelists who...

    • Language: English

  • Building Your Readership with LinkedIn Weekend Essay

    05/30/2019, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM, 1E10

    Learn about LinkedIn Weekend Essay, an exclusive editorial project in partnership with top publishers around the world. Weekend Essay features a limited selecti...

    • Language: English

  • But That's Another Story Podcast, hosted by bestselling author Will Schwalbe

    05/30/2019, 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM, Downtown Stage

    Can a single book change your life? That's the question asked in But That's Another Story, the beloved podcast hosted by Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of Th...

    • Language: English

  • Children's Book & Author Breakfast

    05/31/2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM, Main Stage

    The annual BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Breakfast brings together some of literature’s most prominent Children’s and Young Adult authors. The Children’s Bo...

    • Language: English

  • Covering Books Around the World

    05/30/2019, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM, 1E10

    Book markets in the United States, United Kingdom, and across Europe have much in common, from the challenges of online commerce to bestseller lists dominated b...

    • Language: English

  • DC Showcase

    05/31/2019, 11:15 AM - 11:50 AM, Choice Stage

    DC talks new middle grade (DC Zoom), YA (DC Ink), and mature readers (DC Black Label) imprints at BookExpo 2019! Join Meg Cabot (Black Canary: Ignite, DC Zoom),...

    • Language: English

  • Discovering Debuts with Macmillan Editors

    05/31/2019, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM, 1E10

    Go behind the scenes with Macmillan editors as they discuss three recent debut fiction successes and how they discover new talent.  They'll give a sneak peek of...

    • Language: English

  • Editors Speed Dating

    05/31/2019, 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM, 1E07/08/09

    Based on bookseller feedback, for the first time, BookExpo and the ABA are excited to debut Editors Speed Dating. ABA member bookstore owners, managers, and eve...

    • Language: English

  • Everything You Need To Know About Podcasting: Eric Nuzum with Leigh Haber

    05/30/2019, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM, 1E11

    Podcasting is the fastest growing media platform in the world. As the medium has grown and flourished, bookstores and libraries are turning to podcasting as a w...

    • Language: English

  • For Authors: Working Successfully with Independent Bookstores

    05/30/2019, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM, 1E10

    Presented by ABA and the Writer’s Guild of America, this panel developed for authors features booksellers who have formulated best practices for working togethe...

    • Language: English

  • From Prose to Graphic Novels

    05/29/2019, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Indie Publisher Stage

    A discussion among authors who have moved from prose writing to graphic novels, how they made the move, and the differences in the formats in both creation and ...

    • Language: English

  • George Takei: They Called Us Enemy

    05/29/2019, 12:10 PM - 12:45 PM, Downtown Stage

    In his new stunning graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as...

    • Language: English

  • Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

    05/31/2019, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Downtown Stage

    Join Sharon Robinson, Jerry Pinkney, and Stephana Colbert as they proudly discuss their newest books that give a voice to groups traditionally not heard.  Robin...

    • Language: English

  • How Publishers Promote Debut Authors

    05/31/2019, 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM, 1E11

    Successfully launching debut authors' careers can help publishers form long-term partnerships profitable to both parties for years to come. But how can you most...

    • Language: English

  • How To Raise A Reader: Pamela Paul, Maria Russo, and Jane Pauley

    05/30/2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Indie Publisher Stage

    New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul and children’s book editor Maria Russo share how to raise a child who loves to read, wants to read, and lives to r...

    • Language: English

  • Innovation Insights: Discover How Independent Publishers Are Creating Rapid Growth Opportunities

    05/31/2019, 10:35 AM - 11:15 AM, Indie Publisher Stage

    Which publishing companies are growing at the fastest rate?  Large independents! They've honed agility and creativity to push through the surrounding noise and ...

    • Language: English

  • Jennifer Weiner in Conversation

    05/29/2019, 3:30 PM - 4:05 PM, Downtown Stage

    Do we change or does the world change us? Jennifer Weiner’s MRS. EVERYTHING is her most ambitious and sweeping work to date, a novel that explores women’s righ...

    • Language: English

  • John Cena Presents: Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla

    05/31/2019, 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM, Downtown Stage

    Global superstar and icon John Cena is a beloved entertainer and dedicated philanthropist who’s renowned for his humor, athleticism, and acting. While he’s incr...

    • Language: English

  • Laugh Out Loud with Jenny Slate, John Hodgman, and Pete Holmes

    05/30/2019, 3:30 PM - 4:05 PM, Downtown Stage

    Jenny Slate, John Hodgman, and Pete Holmes are three of the most accomplished comedians of our time, yet their lives aren’t as glamorous as some may think. Bein...

    • Language: English

  • Library Journal's Annual "Shout ‘n Share"

    05/31/2019, 11:50 AM - 12:40 PM, Downtown Stage

    Librarians gather at the close of the show to shout about ‘n share their most favorite discoveries from BookExpo! The full line-up of this year’s Shout ‘n Share...

    • Language: English

  • Marketing Meetup: Carrying Your Digital Marketing Campaigns Across Multiple Platforms

    05/30/2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, 1E04

    Multi-platform digital marketing is now more important than ever because, let’s face it, a marketing plan is only successful when the content is presented where...

    • Language: English

  • Meet BookExpo Adult Buzz Authors

    05/30/2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 1E10

    Meet this year's BookExpo 2019 Adult Buzz authors: The Warehouse: A Novel by Rob Hart, Crown, Publication Date: August 20, 2019 Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Pu...

    • Language: English

  • Meet BookExpo Middle Grade Buzz Authors

    05/31/2019, 1:35 PM - 2:05 PM, Downtown Stage

    Meet this year's BookExpo 2019 Middle Grade Buzz authors: Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi, Candlewick Press, Publication Date: October 1, 2019 Free Lunch, ...

    • Language: English

  • Meet BookExpo Young Adult Buzz Authors

    05/31/2019, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM, Downtown Stage

    Meet this year's BookExpo 2019 Young Adult Buzz authors: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett, Wednesday Books, Publication Date: September 17, 2019 The Revolution of ...

    • Language: English

  • Meet the Editor

    05/29/2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Publishers' Offices

    Meet the Editor gives booksellers the opportunity to experience the book editing process through in-person visits with New York book editors at their offices. B...

    • Language: English

  • New Picture Book Showcase

    05/31/2019, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM, Choice Stage

    For the first time ever, BookExpo presents its annual New Picture Book Showcase. Come learn about some of the newest picture books that will be in high demand t...

    • Language: English

  • Pattern Languages of Successful Stores

    05/29/2019, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM, Choice Stage

    In a session designed for insight and immediate action, discover 25 pattern languages found through observational research with 327 stores, combined with the re...

    • Language: English

  • Progress in LGBTQ+ Books and Authors in 2019: Grace Ellis, Mariko Tamaki, & Phil Stamper

    05/31/2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Downtown Stage

    LGBTQ+ books, characters, and authors continue to play a critical role in today’s publishing landscape.  Please come to the Downtown Stage to join Lumberjanes c...

    • Language: English

  • Publicists Speed Dating

    05/29/2019, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Main Stage

    The hugely popular Publicists Speed Dating will only be held once in 2019. ABA member bookstore owners, managers, and event coordinators meet one-on-one with pu...

    • Language: English

  • Rick Riordan Presents 2019: Rick Riordan with Rebecca Roanhorse and Kwame Mbalia

    05/30/2019, 12:05 PM - 12:35 PM, Downtown Stage

    “Storyteller of the gods” Rick Riordan introduces the next authors and titles in his middle-grade imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, which focus...

    • Language: English

  • Spotlight on African-American Children's Books: Let's Talk About Picture Books

    05/31/2019, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM, 1E10

    African American Young Adult and Middle Grade Books have seen a surge in sales and popularity with all readers over the past decade. These books are prominently...

    • Language: English

  • The (almost) Annual Making the Make Book panel 2019

    05/30/2019, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM, 1E16

    The AAR has brought together some of the most interesting success stories of the past year where publishers have broken out debut and/or mid-list books in ficti...

    • Language: English

  • The Future of Library Ebook Lending

    05/30/2019, 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM, 1E12/13/14

    Industry thought leaders will discuss the how and why of cross-industry data sharing and collaboration the critical next steps to building a better future for e...

    • Language: English

  • The Future of Publishing: Five Predictions for 2025

    05/30/2019, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM, 1E11

    The publishing industry has changed more in the last decade than in the previous hundred years, and this process is only accelerating, signalling many more chan...

    • Language: English

  • The Graphic Novel Comes of Age

    05/29/2019, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Indie Publisher Stage

    Pioneering graphic novelists Raina Telgemeier and Sara Varon, join Leonard S. Marcus, in a discussion on their evolving art form. Learn about the development of...

    • Language: English

  • The New Wave of International Fiction

    05/29/2019, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Choice Stage

    Industry Experts discuss the rise in interest of literature in translation.  Please join:Jenny McPhee (translator and director of NYU Center for Applied Liberal...

    • Language: English

  • The Power of Story: Diverse Books for All Readers

    05/29/2019, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Downtown Stage

    There is nothing more powerful than a story to connect us, to help us understand each other, and to build empathy. Learn about some of the best upcoming books w...

    • Language: English

  • The Word (Bubble) on Scholastic Graphix

    05/30/2019, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Choice Stage

    From the fringes of the comic book store to the top of the bestseller list, graphic novels are here to stay. Learn about the graphic novels you should be saving...

    • Language: English

  • The Write Time: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Today’s Preteens

    05/31/2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, 1E10

    Now more than ever is the “write” time for a spotlight on middle grade audiences in need of relatable stories, whether told through the eyes of a young robot, a...

    • Language: English

  • The Year of the Woman in Books in 2018, 2019 and Beyond: The Success and Influence of Books Of, For, and By Women

    05/31/2019, 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM, 1E11

    In 2018, we saw the amazing success of books of, for and by women including books by Michelle Obama, Tayari Jones, Rebecca Traister, Soraya Chemaly, Jodi Picoul...

    • Language: English

  • Visual Merchandising Fundamentals -- Taking Stock and Leveling Up

    05/30/2019, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Choice Stage

    Drawing from stores across the country, find inspiration, reminders, or new practices that generate excitement, build transactions, strengthen your brand and en...

    • Language: English

  • Why Now Is When You Should Promote Your Books

    05/31/2019, 10:40 AM - 11:20 AM, 1E11

    Filled with no less than 100 helpful tips, innovative ideas, proven strategies, and productive resources, attendees are guaranteed to discover what can be done ...

    • Language: English

  • Winning Westeros

    05/31/2019, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Indie Publisher Stage

    Who really wins in the Game of Thrones? Find out what fiction and film can teach us about modern war and the fate of our world from two nonresident fellows at t...

    • Language: English

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