With the three-year anniversary of the pandemic’s official start date just around the corner, the global book industry—at least outside of Asia—has generally returned to business as usual, with tentpole events being held in person. In the U.S., the ALA has launched a new wintertime conference (LibLearnX), and PW’s own U.S. Book Show is mulling over its first in-person events. Abroad, such extra-European shows as Guadalajara and Sharjah are growing in audience and influence. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first half of the year, and be sure to save up for air travel—it’s not getting any cheaper.


ABA Winter Institute, Seattle, Feb. 20–23

Bologna Children’s Book Fair and BolognaBookPlus, Bologna, Italy, Mar. 6–9

London Book Fair, London, Apr. 18–20

U.S. Book Show, New York City, May 23–25

ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, June 22–27

Comic-Con International, San Diego, Calif., July 20–23

Beijing International Book Fair, Beijing, Aug. 23–26

Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany, Oct. 18–22

Sharjah International Book Fair, Sharjah, U.A.E., Nov. 1–12

Guadalajara International Book Fair, Guadalajara, Mexico, Nov. 25–Dec. 3


Angoulême International Comics Festival, Angoulême, France, Jan. 26–29

Albuquerque Comic Con, Albuquerque, N.Mex., Jan. 13–15

Atlanta Comic Convention, Atlanta, Jan. 24–25

Cairo Book Fair, Cairo, Jan. 24–Feb. 6

Çukurova Book Fair, Trabzon, Turkey, Jan. 14–22

Digital Book World Conference + Expo, New York City,
Jan. 16–18

International Kolkata Book Fair, Kolkata, India,
Jan. 31–Feb. 12

Jaipur Literature Festival, Jaipur, India, Jan. 19–23

LibLearnX, New Orleans, Jan. 27–31

Taipei International Book Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan,
Jan. 31–Feb. 5

Wizard World Portland, Portland, Ore., Jan. 24–26


ABA Winter Institute, Seattle, Feb. 20–23

Amelia Island Book Festival Authors’ Expo & Readers’ Extravaganza, Amelia Island, Fla., Feb. 18

AniMangaPop, Plymouth, U.K., Feb. 11–12

Casablanca Book Fair, Casablanca, Morocco, Feb. 17–19

New Delhi World Book Fair, New Delhi, Feb. 25–Mar. 5

San Miguel Writers Conference, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Feb. 13–17

San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco, Feb. 16–19

Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, Ga., Feb. 16–19

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai, Feb. 1–6

Feria Internacional del Libro La Habana, Havana, Feb. 9–19

PubWest, Seattle, Feb. 1–3

Vilnius Book Fair, Vilnius, Lithuania, Feb. 23–26


AWP Conference & Bookfair, Seattle, Mar. 8–11

Bangkok International Book Fair, Bangkok, Mar. 30–Apr. 9

Bologna Children’s Book Fair and BolognaBookPlus, Bologna, Italy, Mar. 6–9

C2E2, Chicago, Mar. 31–Apr. 2

Fan Expo Cleveland, Cleveland, Mar. 24–26

Foire du Livre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Mar. 30–Apr. 2

Lahore International Book Fair, Lahore, Pakistan, Mar. 1–5

Latvian Book Fair, Riga, Latvia, Mar. 1–5

Left Coast Crime, Tucson, Ariz., Mar. 16–19

Lehigh Valley Book Festival, Lehigh Valley, Pa., Mar. 24–26

Monroeville Literary Festival, Monroeville, Ala., Mar. 3–4

North Texas Teen Book Festival, Irving, Tex., Mar. 3–4

Palm Beach Book Festival, Palm Beach, Fla., Mar. 14

SleuthFest, Boca Raton, Fla., July 6–9

Shoff Promotions Comic Con, Frederick, Md., Mar. 19

South by Southwest, Austin, Tex., Mar. 10–19

New Orleans Book Festival, New Orleans, Mar. 9–11

Southern Kentucky Book Fest, Bowling Green, Ky., Mar. 24–25

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, New Orleans, Mar. 22–26

Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, Ariz., Mar. 4–5

Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Va., Mar. 23–26

WonderCon, Anaheim, Calif., Mar. 24–26

The Write Stuff Writers Conference, Bethlehem, Pa., Mar. 23–25


Bogotá International Book Fair, Bogotá, Colombia, Apr. 18–May 2

Buenos Aires Book Fair, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr. 27–May 15

Calgary Expo, Calgary, Canada, Apr. 27–30

Eurasian International Book Fair, Astana, Kazakhstan, Apr. 19–23

L.A. Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, Apr. 22–23

Leipzig Book Fair, Leipzig, Germany, Apr. 27–30

London Book Fair, London, Apr. 18–20

Malice Domestic, Bethesda, Md., Apr. 28–30

Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport, Mass., Apr. 28–30

Norwescon, SeaTac, Wash., Apr. 6–9

Quebec International Book Fair, Quebec City, Canada, Apr. 12–16

San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, Tex., Apr. 15

Salon du Livre de Paris, Paris, Apr. 21–23

Sant Jordi Festival, Barcelona, Spain, Apr. 23

Texas Library Association Conference, Austin, Tex., Apr. 19–22

Tulsa Lit Fest, Tulsa, Okla., Apr. 20–23

Unbound Book Festival, Columbia, Mo., Apr. 20–23

YALLWest Book Festival, Santa Monica, Calif., Apr. 29


Anime Central, Rosemont, Ill., May 19–21

Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, Calif., May 6–7

Biographers International Organization Annual Conference, New York City, May 19–21

Book World Prague, Prague, May 14-17

ECPA Leadership Summit, Nashville, May 9–10

Florida Writing Workshop, virtual, May 12–13

Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg, Md., May 20

Hay Festival Wales, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, U.K., May 25–June 4

IBPA Publishing University, Coronado, Calif., May 4–6

Idaho Writers Guild Conference, Boise, Idaho, May 18–20

Literary Hill BookFest, Washington, D.C., May 1

Madrid Book Fair, Madrid, May 27–June 12

Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, Australia, May 4–7

Nonfiction Writers Conference, virtual, May 10–12

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah, U.A.E., May 11–21

Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Strokestown, Ireland, May 6–7

Tbilisi International Book Fair, Tbilisi, Georgia,
May 26–29

Thessaloniki Book Fair, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 4–7

ThrillerFest, New York City, May 30–June 3

Turin International Book Fair, Turin, Italy, May 18–22

U.S. Book Show, New York City, May 23–25


ABA Children’s Institute, Milwaukee, Wis., June 5–7

ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, June 22–27

Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Conference, virtual, June 19–22

Book Lovers Con, Houston, June 1–4

Bronx Book Festival, New York City, June 10

Brooklyn Comic Con, New York City, June 10–11

Hero Hype, Orlando, Fla., June 17

Istanbul International Literature Festival, Istanbul, June 5–9

Nantucket Book Festival, Nantucket, Mass., June 15–18

PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference, Phoenix, Ariz., June 5–9

The Santa Barbara Writers Conference, Santa Barbara, Calif., June 18–23

Sarah Lawrence College Writers Week, virtual, July 10–14; Bronxville, N.Y., Aug. 7–11

The Self-Publishing Conference, London, June 20–21

Book Bonanza, Grapevine, Tex., June 23–24

Dates and locations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, go to publishersweekly.com/fairs-2023.