In 2021, Publishers Weekly launched the U.S. Book Show to help keep the publishing community connected and provide a platform for publishers to promote their books during the pandemic. The first two shows were entirely virtual; this year, for the first time, we’ll gather in New York City at NYU’s Kimmel Center for a hybrid live and virtual show of informative programming and much-needed socializing.
In-person programs on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23–24, include a day of sessions hosted by the Association of American Literary Agents, panel discussions and keynote addresses featuring adult and children’s authors and graphic novel creators, and author chats produced in cooperation with various publishers—all livestreamed to attendees across the publishing world.
There’s plenty happening in the virtual space, too, including this year’s Libraries are Essential program and a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in publishing, both on Monday, May 22, as well as at the PubHubs, where publishers and distributors will showcase their offerings. On Thursday, May 25, we wrap things up by revealing PW editors’ picks for the big books of fall in several categories and age ranges, with the editors of the books on hand to discuss their projects in a series of panel discussions.
Whether on screen or in the halls of NYU, we look forward to seeing you!
Registration for the U.S. Book Show will be open until May 19.
Click here to register for the U.S. Book Show, and click here for more information on the programming.
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U.S. Book Show 2023: Schedule & Highlights
The highlights from our programming this year include the return of our Libraries Are Essential program, a day-long in-person meeting for literary agents, and more.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Featured Speakers
National ambassador for young people’s literature Meg Medina, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, and bestselling novelist Lauren Groff are among the authors and comics creators appearing live at the show.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Authors in Conversation
In a series of intimate discussions, authors, comics creators, and artists will give readers an inside look at their latest titles and forthcoming books.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Libraries Are Essential
A robust slate of programming highlights the crucial work of libraries and librarians.
U.S. Book Show 2023: AAPI Communities in Conversation
AAPI Communities in Conversation will feature a series of panels centered on Asian American and Pacific Islander voices, books, cultures, and experiences, and feature authors, creators, and librarians.
U.S. Book Show 2023: AALA Program
The Association of American Literary Agents presents a day of in-person educational sessions.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Upcoming Big Books
Meet the authors behind some of the adult, children’s, and graphic titles on PW’s radar.
U.S. Book Show 2023: PW Editors’ Picks Panels
Our editors will reveal their picks for the big books of fall in several categories, with the editors of the books on hand to discuss.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Debut Authors in Conversation
First-time authors Alice Carrière, Tereh Shelton Harris, and Kelsey James will discuss their forthcoming books.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Bookstore of the Year Finalists
This year’s finalists bring distinctive styles to bookselling.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Rep of the Year Finalists
Meet some of the industry’s favorite road warriors.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Spotlight on Arabic Literature
Iraqi writer Shahad Al Rawi, who was shortlisted for this year’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the young author category, will speak with the New Yorker’s Yasmine AlSayyad.
U.S. Book Show 2023: About the Sponsors
This year’s U.S. Book Show was made possible, in part, with the support of the following partners