Bookexpo Turns Focus on Librarians with New and Expanded Programming Designed to Educate and Assist Vital Audience


Panels, Lounge, and Ticket Promotions Unveiled Exclusively for Librarians

NORWALK, CT – May 17, 2018 – Today, the reimagined BookExpo unveiled the full slate of library programming available at the show this year. The enhanced focus on librarians is meant to address and cater to an audience crucial to the success of the publishing industry. Offerings for librarians include an expanded Librarian Lounge, curated programming, and ticket discounts.

Sponsored by Publishers Weekly, the Librarian Lounge is available exclusively to librarians and will be open on Thursday, May 31 from 9am – 6pm and on Friday, June 1 from 9am – 5pm. The expanded Lounge offers a place for librarians to unwind, recharge and refresh, with sponsored meals and exciting opportunities to skip the lines, meet authors and editors and pick up galleys in a relaxing and fun environment. More information and a full schedule for the Lounge can be found HERE.

BookExpo 2018 will also feature a full slate of panels and events targeting librarians and educators, including:

“Libraries are ambassadors of book culture and as we reimagined BookExpo to truly make it the place where the business of bookselling gets done in North America, we knew that we could not forget the librarians, who are one of booksellers’ most powerful resources for reaching readers,” said Ed Several, Senior Vice President, BookExpo. “We worked closely with our partners to build out a robust program for librarians and are excited to offer them so much exciting and engaging content this year.”

All librarians receive a discount on BookExpo badges with code BDC9. To purchase tickets or for more information on BookExpo, please visit

BookCon, the consumer extension of BookExpo, is also offering a special promotion for library patrons in New York City and Connecticut. Patrons of the New York Public Library and Connecticut libraries can visit their local library to receive a discount code for $10 off single day BookCon badges and free badges for kids from 6-12.

BookExpo is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an audience from around the globe. The event is being re-designed to be the place where the business of bookselling gets done in North America. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the direction of the publishing industry for years to come. BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers. BookExpo is organized with the support of association partners including the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR).

BookExpo Contact:
Brian Reinert/Nikki Liberatore
(212) 685-4300 /

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