After a successful launch last year, the U.S. Book Show returns with a full menu of programming for professional bibliophiles of all stripes. Highlights include PW Editors’ Picks panels, author chats, and Book Buzz panels done in cooperation with publishers.

Check out the schedule here for a taste of what’s on offer and when it’s happening.

On our U.S. Book Show landing page, you’ll find in-depth information on the discussions and meetup opportunities you won’t want to miss. Once again, there’s no need to head across town or fly across the country to participate. You’ll find everything at the U.S. Book Show website. All times given are in Eastern Time.

Monday, May 23

1–5 p.m.

Visit the exhibits, meet with publishers, and grab some galleys

Tuesday, May 24

10:30–11 a.m.

Opening keynote: Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov

11 a.m.–noon

Industry panel: What Does a Healthy Publishing Industry Look Like?

11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Libraries Are Essential: A full day of programming highlights the crucial work of libraries and librarians

noon–1:45 p.m.

Bookselling seminar: Financial Modeling

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Industry panel: The Pandemic and Publishing: How Has Covid Changed the Industry for Good?

1–2 p.m.

Bringing the World to Your Door: A Spotlight on Arabic Literature and Culture (presented by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award)

2–3 p.m.

International panel: How Books Get Covered Around the Globe

2–3 p.m.

Industry panel: TikTok and Books: How Has the Social Media Platform Become One of the Most Powerful Digital Marketing Tools for Books?

2–3 p.m.

PW Editors’ Picks panel: Comics

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Bookselling panel: Curation Through Partnerships with University Presses

3–4 p.m.

Adapting to Changes in Pay-per-Click Advertising (presented by BookBub)

3:30–4 p.m.

Featured speaker: Chris Finan, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship

4–5 p.m.

Bookselling panel: Tech Solutions for Store Operations (see p. 24)

4–5 p.m.

Book Buzz: YA Comics & Graphic Novels

4:30–5 p.m.

Bookseller of the Year and Rep of the Year reception (see p. 78)

Wednesday, May 25

10–10:45 a.m.

PW Presents: Authors Chat About Adult Books

11–11:30 a.m.

Featured speaker: novelist John Grisham

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

PW Editors’ Picks panel: Mysteries & Thrillers

12:30–1:30 p.m.

PW Editors’ Picks panel: Biography & Memoir

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Book Buzz: Black Women, Black Voices (in partnership with Amazon Publishing)

2:30–3 p.m.

Featured speaker: novelist Celeste Ng

3–4 p.m.

PW Editors’ Picks Panel: Fiction

4–5 p.m.

PW Editor’s Picks Panel: Current Affairs

Thursday, May 26

10–10:45 a.m.

PW Presents: Authors Chat About Children’s Books

11 a.m.–noon.

PW Editors’ Picks panel: Picture Books

noon–12:30 p.m.

Featured speaker: children’s book author-illustrator Mo Willems

12:30–1 p.m.

Featured speaker: children’s book author and poet Kwame Alexander

1–2 p.m.

PW Editors’ Picks panel: Middle Grade

2–3 p.m.

Book Buzz: Middle Grade Graphic Novels

3–4 p.m.

PW Editors’ Picks panel: Young Adult

Click here to register for the U.S. Book Show, and click here for more information on the programming.