When BookExpo’s show floor opens on June 1, there will be numerous ways to interact with authors in a variety of settings. Below, we pick out some sure-to-be favorite events.

Autograph Opportunities!

Thursday, 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Macmillan/First Second, Autographing Area, table 5

Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and graphic novel superstar, signs the fourth volume in his Secret Coders series, Robots & Repeats.

Thursday, 11–11:30 a.m.

Norton, booth 1620

Meet Claire Messud, the acclaimed author of The Emperor’s Children, who will be signing her forthcoming novel, The Burning Girl.

Thursday, 1:30–2 p.m.

Holt, booth 3009

Hear about the books that shaped the life of Pamela Paul, the book editor of the New York Times Book Review, who will sign her book, My Life with Bob.

Thursday, 2–3 p.m.

Autographing Area, table 2

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet legendary, bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, who signs her newest book, All by Myself, Alone.

Friday, 10–11 a.m.

Blue Rider Press, booth 1921

World heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson signs copies of Iron Ambition.

Friday, 10:30–11 a.m.

HarperCollins, Autographing Area, table 15

Get in line to give a f*ck as Mark Manson signs his phenomenally successful book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.

Friday, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Blackstone, Autographing Area, table 1

Mother and daughter P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast introduce a new series, the House of Night Other World, and are on hand to sign ARCs of book one, Loved.

Friday, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Autographing Area, table 2

Lemony Snicket, aka Daniel Handler, will be signing his newest book, The Bad Mood and the Stick.


Thursday, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Bloomsbury, booth 3003

Have a laugh and learn something about New York. Roz Chast, the New Yorker cartoonist and bestselling and award-winning author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, will sign a limited-run poster from her new graphic book, Going into Town.


Thursday, 3–4 p.m.

Quarto, booth 2207

Take a coffee break. Rohan Marley, founder of Marley Coffee, and chef Maxel Hardy sign ARCs of The Marley Coffee Cookbook: One Love, Many Coffees and 100 Recipes. Coffee samples to be had while supplies last.

Thursday, 4:30 p.m.

St. Martin’s, booth 3008, 3009

Enjoy a champagne toast with B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors, to celebrate her highly anticipated second novel, The Breakdown. Grab a glass of bubbly and an ARC of the forthcoming book.

Friday, 4–5 p.m.

Quarto, booth 2207

Are you rum curious? Learn about the history of rum from Fred Minnick, author of Rum Curious: The Indispensable Tasting Guide to the World’s Spirit. And have a sip—courtesy of Plantation Rum.

Think Pink!


New Harbinger, booth 1724

New Harbinger’s motto is “Real Tools for Real Change.” The press gets in touch with its feminine side as its booth undergoes a pink takeover when Robyn Stein Deluca drapes everything in the feminine hue to promote her upcoming book, The Hormone Myth.

Throughout the Show

Bloomsbury, Javits Lobby

Be a part of Matthew “Levee” Chavez’s Subway Therapy Project. After the election, Chavez entreated New Yorkers to post sticky notes on subway walls to capture their hearts and minds. His upcoming book, Signs of Hope: Messages from Subway Therapy, will be promoted with sticky notes.

Chronicle, booth 1902

Say happy birthday to Chronicle Books, which is celebrating its 50th year, and grab some swag: tote bags, notepads, and eyeglass cleaning cloths, a riff on the press’s easily recognizable spectacles logo.