Registration for the 2023 U.S. Book Show is now open. The four-day book publishing trade show, produced by Publishers Weekly and now in its third year, will be held as a hybrid event from May 22-25, taking place live at NYU’s Kimmel Center and livestreaming for a virtual audience of publishing professionals, librarians, and booksellers.
The show dedicates days to various segments of the industry, including comics and graphic novels (Tuesday), adult titles (Wednesday) and children’s books (Wednesday). Meg Medina, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and Newbury Medalist whose middle-grade books dive into Cuban American and Latino culture, will give the morning keynote on Children’s Books Day. Editors’ Picks panels, to be held virtually, cap off the event on Thursday with preeminent book editors in conversation with PW reviews editors.
Two targeted, livestream-only tracks include a new program for publishing professionals moderated by PW editors that will take up such hot-button issues as publishing salaries. “Libraries Are Essential,” the slate of discussion panels for librarians curated by PW editor Andrew Albanese, will run on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, a day of live educational programming designed for agents, editors, and publishing professionals will be presented by the Association of American Literary Agents.
“AAPI Community in Conversations,” featuring authors, creators, and librarians, is a new highlight of opening day, Monday, May 22, 2023. The special livestreaming event centers around Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voices, books, cultures, and experiences. The program is the result of a collaboration between PW, the University of South Carolina’s Augusta Baker Endowed Chair, and Penguin Random House Library Marketing.
Attendees can register now on the U.S. Book Show website. Early-bird rates are now in effect, and booksellers and librarians are invited to attend the fair virtually or in person at reduced rates. Special discounts are also available to nonprofit organizations and small presses. Members of the media and book reviewers may apply for complimentary in-person and/or virtual press passes on the press page.