It’s 2019 and book publishing is officially not dead. At least that’s the feeling you’ get when you venture out to Midtown to BookExpo, New York’s largest show for publishers, bookshop owners, and all-round book lovers.

This year the show has expanded further to include a section for licensing print and digital content and a section for bookshop owners to buy and discover book-related gifts and stationery to stock-up on. All that in the midst of dozens of book fans lining up to meet their favorite authors and writers and get their autographs.

The latest book by Mary Norris, Greek to Me (Published by W. W. Norton & Company)
An upcoming book by Helon Habila, Travelers, out June 18 (published by Norton)
Nearly every publisher’s booth was jam-packed with customers
An inventive book display at Workman
Prepare for some lifting as you’ll be able to grab lots of book samples and advance copies
A new travel guide series for walkers by DK
Penguin sparked curiosity by allowing visitors to note their most favorite book – add yours on my instagram
A new travel book series by Fodor’s out June 25
Each guide features illustrated maps by a local artist
The remainder section of the show features unsold books that you’re free to buy at discounted prices
One of the books in the remainder area (there are 129 books you can buy for your store at $2.50 each)
The stage panel about licensing was packed with listeners
A Travers, a book by French illustrator Tom Haugomat won a special award in book design
A beautiful visual study of the work of French director François Truffaut (published by Flammarion)
One of the many author signings happening throughout the show
… and that line to the signing!
Vintage book inspired notebooks by J.A. Wilson’s
Tea towels featuring re-prints of ancient manuscripts by Pen to Press
Book-inspired scented candles by North Ave Candles
Bright and minimal stationery by Iron Curtain Press, a studio from Los Angeles
Quirky stationery by Terrapin
Lloyd Harrington of Terrapin

BookExpo 2019

May 29—31
Wed 12 to 5 pm
Thu 9 am to 5 pm
Fri 9 am to 3 pm
Javits Center (Map)
Admission $125+

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