Start Making Plans for BookExpo Now

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BookExpo logoBooksellers have a number of opportunities to meet authors, collect signed books, discover non-book items, network with editors and publicists, and explore new and upcoming titles at the 2019 BookExpo, which takes place May 29–31 at the Javits Center in New York City.

The trade show floor will be open during the following times:

  • Wednesday, May 29, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

As booksellers begin to make their travel plans, here are the many events to keep in mind:

ABA Programming at BookExpo:

The ABA Member Lounge and Galley Room:

Hours:

  • Wednesday, May 29, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and from 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed for the ABA Town Hall and Annual Meeting)
  • Friday, May 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Special Lounge Events:

BookExpo Programming:

Booksellers can register for BookExpo 2019 now. To receive a free badge to the show, booksellers at ABA member stores will need to provide an ABA member number during the registration process. Booksellers who don’t know their ABA member ID number should send a request with their name, title, and store name to info@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 7536.

Thanks to a significant financial commitment from Reed Exhibitions, ABA member booksellers can reserve rooms at the 2019 Hotel ABA — The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel — at a low nightly rate of $200, including all taxes and fees. The New Yorker hotel is also the site of the Penguin Random House kickoff party, which will begin at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.

The ABA member hotel rate is available for the nights of Sunday, May 26, through Monday, June 3, 2019; however, the room block is limited and reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The New Yorker Hotel is located at 481 Eighth Avenue in New York City, between 34th and 35th Street. To access Hotel ABA reservation information, booksellers will need a BookWeb username and password (e-mail info@bookweb.org for login details). The deadline for the rate is March 26, 2019, or when the block sells out, whichever comes first.