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Book Expo & BookCon: A Convention for Writers & Readers

Book Expo

I am sure that most people in the publishing industry have heard of Book Expo. It is a perfect chance to meet others in the industry, attend fun events and discover all the latest trends, titles and authors. And if you happen to own a bookish business, you’ll find talks that will help your dream succeed.

When I first heard of Book Expo I was curious, is it just for authors, booksellers and agents? No, you don’t have to be the VP of a major publishing house to attend Book Expo, it is open to all who work in some way that aligns with the publishing industry, including humble book bloggers like myself. So, if you run a Bookstagram page, it’s for you too. In fact, librarians and media are welcome as well.

To find out more about Book Expo and possibly register, click here. You’ll also be able to click on which authors are coming!

Location: Javits Center, NYC

Event Dates: May 29-May 31, 2019

Registration Dates: Now until May 12th (that is if you want the discounted price!)

Book Con

If Book Expo and Book Con are ran by the same people, how are they any different? Well, I am so glad you asked. Book Con is strictly for consumers, for the book loving people like you and me who want the chance to meet authors, work on your own writing, meet other bookish people and have celebrate your love of literature! There is also cosplay, so that’s an added bonus.

Registration is pretty affordable but I can’t speak towards hotels, transportation and food during the trip. There are even events for children and those under five can come for free.

(And, thankfully, Book Con is way cheaper to attend than Book Expo, but I suppose you may buy so many books that you make up the difference.)

If you have the inkling to hit up Book Con for new releases, autographs and more, feel free to visit their site by clicking here.

Location: Javits Center, NYC

Event Dates: June 1 & June 2, 2019

Registration Dates: Now until the Event

Here are just a few of the authors that will be in attendance:

  1. Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments)

  2. Marissa Meyer (Cinder)

  3. Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil)

  4. Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down)

  5. Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X)

  6. Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows)

These are just two of the many annual bookish events. If you’ve ever been to one, how did you like it? Was it worth the expense? Let me know in the comments. It’s always fun to be surrounded by other word nerds!

Hope this quick little guide was helpful!

Happy reading!


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