Live from New York, It’s the U.S. Book Show!

May 19, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Publishers Weekly (by Carolyn Juris).

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.

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