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  • A Lasting Literary Legacy: Close-up on the Sharjah International Book Fair

    On the occasion of the SIBF’s 40th anniversary, PW spoke with HE Ahmed Al Ameri, chairman of Sharjah Book Authority, the organization responsible for running the SIBF and establishing and acting on its vision and ambitions. (Sponsored)

  • PEN America Goes Live Again at 2021 Gala

    Literati and Hollywood royalty alike were back at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on October 5 for the PEN America Literary Gala, one of the first major indoor and in-person events held by a literary institution since the pandemic began.

  • The Brooklyn Book Festival Comes Back

    On a warm and sunny Sunday outside Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn, this year's Brooklyn Book Festival—back in person after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic—returned to the borough and to the delight of publishers and the reading public alike.

  • For American Agents, It’s Another Year of Managing the Frankfurt Book Fair from Home

    For American agents, the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair brings another year of hoping, and waiting, for the real thing.

  • Simon & Schuster Launches 'AuthorFest'

    Simon & Schuster has announced a new series of virtual author events, AuthorFest. The first event will feature Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of the 'Washington Post,' who will discuss their new book, 'Peril.'

  • Heartland Fall Forum Accommodates Busy Booksellers

    The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Heartland forum continues to offer virtual educational sessions and author events.

  • When a Sales Call Is Performance Art

    Pacific Northwest commission sales rep Kurtis Lowe perfects the art of Zoom.

  • The State of Caliba

    The California association's new co-executive directors outline their priorities and agenda.

  • Indie Bookseller Associations Navigate Uncertain Times

    This year's fall regional trade shows will take place as questions abound over how the rest of 2021 will play out.

  • Regional Bookselling Shows Change It Up

    How regional bookselling associations are creating events to bring booksellers, authors, and publishers together.

  • Children's Institute 9: Publishers, Booksellers Embrace New Landscape

    Both publishers and booksellers are brainstorming on best practices for pivoting to meet customer demand in a new book retailing landscape.

  • Bouchercon Calls Off In-Person Convention

    Due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant, this year's Bouchercon, the annual mystery fiction convention that was to be held live this August in New Orleans, has been canceled.

  • More Declines at Reed Exhibitions

    Revenue at Reed Exhibitions declined 40% in the first half of 2021 compared to last year, and parent company RELX gave a tepid forecast for the business for the remainder of the year.

  • Select Book Conferences, Fairs, and Festivals in 2021

    Most book fairs, festivals, and conferences moved online last year, and although the event schedule for 2021 is still a work in progress, some major shows are starting to plan for in-person events for the second half of the year.

  • U.S. Book Show: The Best of the Keynotes

    The U.S. Book Show featured keynote speeches and discussions with authors of upcoming high-profile titles. Here are the highlights from their comments.

  • U.S. Book Show: Brian Selznick Looks Through the 'Kaleidoscope'

    The final keynote of the U.S. Book Show on May 27 featured a live Zoom session with Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, who spoke about his new book 'Kaleidoscope,' with his editor, David Levithan.

  • Bologna Prepares for a Second Virtual Fair

    For the second year in a row, the in-person Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been canceled and replaced with a virtual event, which this year runs June 14–17. In addition to its usual children's programs, organizers have added other events led by a track for general trade professionals.

  • U.S. Book Show: Keynote Speakers

    The inaugural U.S. Book Show will feature keynotes from Oprah Winfrey, Keanu Reeves, Elizabeth Warren, and many more. Take a look at our featured speaker programming here.

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