Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.


Hosted/Organized by: Book Expo America

BookExpo is carefully crafted with content and experiences for all those that play a part in the publishing industry. It’s where authors, booksellers, distributors, librarians, literary agents, publishers and more unite to build relationships, learn tactics to bolster business and get the pulse of what’s trending in today’s shifting marketplace.

New Show Hours

BookExpo 2019 will have new show hours throughout the week. These updated hours will give you more time on the Trade Show Floor to meet with publishers, interact with authors and network with colleagues. The hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, May 29: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 30: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday, May 31: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

UnBound at BookExpo and BookCon

UnBound is a new show debuting with BookExpo and BookCon at the Javits Center May 29 through June 2. We’re making it easy for booksellers and retailers to expand their sidelines departments to meet customer demand. Wholesale the latest bookish products your customers are looking for! When BookExpo closes and BookCon opens, UnBound will give BookCon fans the chance to shop exciting goods for their bookstagrams and more. Learn more here.

New York Rights Fair Co-location

This year BookExpo and New York Rights Fair are co-locating to give industry professionals the opportunity to experience both events in one place. Together, these two shows impact every part of the book business in every corner of the globe. Publishers, rights professionals, agents, scouts, film producers, acquisitions editors and other attendees will discuss rights sales and the distribution of content across all formats, including print, audio, film and television. Your BookExpo badge includes access to the exhibitor booths on the Show Floor, and for an additional $100 to your registration you can gain access to exclusive programming throughout the show.

New Stages

We’re introducing two new stages to the Show Floor this year! The Choice Stage located in the 2300 aisle features curated content showcasing hot new titles, high-profile publishers & new UnBound sessions. The Independent Publishers Stage A.K.A. The Indie Stage also located on the show floor is the newest destination for attendees to discover the latest books & authors from countless independent publishers.