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What’s going on with BookExpo?

  Greetings fellow bookish friends…   My name is Lance Fensterman and I run ReedPOP, the global pop culture arm of Reed Exhibitions that produces our beloved BookExpo and BookCon. I’m also a former indie bookseller, BAC member and even ran BookExpo back in the day. I’ve known many of you for over a decade but I haven’t had the pleasure to meet some of you yet, which is a positive sign of the evergreen nature of our indie boo... Read more

BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Breakfast: Kid tested, Mother approved

I come from a long line of teachers.  Both of my parents were teachers.  My maternal grandparents were teachers.  My eldest aunt was a teacher.  My twin sister taught briefly.  Heck, I was even an adjunct professor of non-fiction creative writing for four years (can’t you tell?).  Yet despite a lineage that values education over everything, while growing up, reading was never atop my priority list.  After all, there were sports and games to pl... Read more

That Adult Book & Author Breakfast line up though!

I’m Matt Wasowski, Content Director for BookExpo. One of the highlights of our year is announcing our Special Events and there’s none bigger than the Adult Book & Author Breakfast which consistently showcases the best and brightest in books and entertainment. This year sets a new standard as comedian and actress Whitney Cummings will play host and be joined by Blackish creator Kenya Barris and literary powerhouses Claire Messud and J... Read more

Welcome to the BookExpo Blog

Why gathering at BookExpo is more important than ever

While planning the launch of this blog I got to thinking about what BookExpo means and why we need it in today’s digital business environment. The Book Industry has seen consolidation via mergers and acquisitions, beloved brands shut their doors and sadly the closing of many institutions home to books and learning. Not to mention the daily deluge of social media and digital communication that’s changing the way we interact. But with all the... Read more