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
Visit the exhibits, meet with publishers, and grab some galleys
Tuesday, May 24
Opening keynote: Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov
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
Bookselling seminar: Financial Modeling
Industry panel: The Pandemic and Publishing: How Has Covid Changed the Industry for Good?
Bringing the World to Your Door: A Spotlight on Arabic Literature and Culture (presented by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award)
International panel: How Books Get Covered Around the Globe
Industry panel: TikTok and Books: How Has the Social Media Platform Become One of the Most Powerful Digital Marketing Tools for Books?
PW Editors’ Picks panel: Comics
Bookselling panel: Curation Through Partnerships with University Presses
Adapting to Changes in Pay-per-Click Advertising (presented by BookBub)
Featured speaker: Chris Finan, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship
Bookselling panel: Tech Solutions for Store Operations (see p. 24)
Book Buzz: YA Comics & Graphic Novels
Bookseller of the Year and Rep of the Year reception (see p. 78)
Wednesday, May 25
PW Presents: Authors Chat About Adult Books
Featured speaker: novelist John Grisham
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
PW Editors’ Picks panel: Mysteries & Thrillers
PW Editors’ Picks panel: Biography & Memoir
Book Buzz: Black Women, Black Voices (in partnership with Amazon Publishing)
Featured speaker: novelist Celeste Ng
PW Editors’ Picks Panel: Fiction
PW Editor’s Picks Panel: Current Affairs
Thursday, May 26
PW Presents: Authors Chat About Children’s Books
PW Editors’ Picks panel: Picture Books
Featured speaker: children’s book author-illustrator Mo Willems
Featured speaker: children’s book author and poet Kwame Alexander
PW Editors’ Picks panel: Middle Grade
Book Buzz: Middle Grade Graphic Novels
PW Editors’ Picks panel: Young Adult