Macmillan Publishers will not exhibit at BookExpo and BookCon 2020, making the house the last of the Big Five publishers to announce their withdrawal from the annual trade show.

In statement released by a Macmillan spokesperson, the house said: “Due to an abundance of caution for our employee safety and guidance of the city and state, Macmillan Publishers has made the difficult decision to withdraw from BookExpo and BookCon 2020. While we are disappointed with the situation we are in, we promise to find other opportunities to interact with our booksellers, librarians, readers, and fans going forward."

Reedpop, the organizer of BookExpo and BookCon, continues to say that they expect to go ahead with both events which are set for July 22-26 at New York City's Javits Center.