Following a successful inaugural U.S Book Show, Publishers Weekly will move ahead with an event in 2022 with the show currently planned for May 24-26.
PW anticipates hosting a hybrid show next year consisting of a mix of virtual and in-person programming, exhibits and networking. This year’s show, which ran from May 25-27, 2021, was virtual only and drew an international audience. The event included more than 150 exhibitors and 6,000 registrants, including nearly 1,000 members of the media. Approximately 3,600 registrants watched some portion of the three-day program.
“The U.S. Book Show achieved its goal of reaching all quadrants of the publishing industry,” Cevin Bryerman, CEO and publisher of PW, said in a statement. “The target market of booksellers, librarians and media, including book reviewers, were given a front-row seat to the big books of fall 2021.”
Notable speakers for the inaugural virtual show included such authors and public figures as Oprah Winfrey, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Stevie Van Zandt, Brian Selznick, Keanu Reeves, Ijeoma Oluo, Padma Lakshmi, and Anthony Doerr. The event was covered by such national outlets as the New York Times, AP, and the Washington Post.
All content—speeches, industry and buzz panels, author panels and exhibit halls—are available for show attendees on-demand through August 31, 2021 at the U.S. Book Show digital platform. Access to show is now open to all here.