Barnes & Noble chairman Len Riggio will give the keynote speech at this year’s BookExpo. Riggio is set to speak on Wednesday, May 30, at 9:15 a.m. on the Midtown Stage in New York’s Javits Center.

According to BookExpo organizer Reed Exhibitions, Riggio “will offer attendees his unique perspective on the bookselling industry and will focus his talk on the importance of brick and mortar stores, serving the modern reader, how bookstores best serve their communities, and the overall changing landscape of book retail today.”

Riggio will be introduced at BookExpo by American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher.