Book Show Highlights

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will offer the best access to industry professionals and key market players in the Middle East and North Africa with more than 500,000 titles on display each year, presenting endless possibilities for new business opportunities. The Fair’s Professional Program will have market overviews, guided tours, seminars, and matchmakings to help professionals meet the right people and gain inspiration and information for business. Learn more.


The American Library Association Annual Conference consistently ranks among the top tradeshows for attendee buying power. In 2011, the percent of attendees involved in the purchase of products exhibited at the annual conference topped 89%. That means that almost 9 out of 10 librarians that see your exhibit have the power to put your products and services into their libraries.The numbers speak for themselves. Learn more.


The ALA Midwinter Meeting will offer a wide range of events, including over 200 discussion groups covering a variety of hot topics, and over 350 exhibitors introducing new products, titles, services and technologies. Attendees will be able to hear from new and favorite authors and illustrators in many events, including ERT/Booklist Author Forum, ALA President’s Program, RUSA Book and Media Awards, Auditorium Speaker Series, ALTAFF Gala Author Tea and Spotlight on Adult Literature, Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture, and more. Learn more.


The annually held Beijing International Book Fair is regarded throughout the book fair community as of the top four International Book Fairs in the world. With just over 1.3 billion people living in China this country has quickly become one of the most sought after business markets in recent history. The growth and stature of the Chinese market lures in publishers on a global scale with English language titles at the forefront. It has recently been mandated that every child in China learn English during their early years. Learn more.


The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and buy copyright, find the very best of children’s publishing and multimedia production, generate and gather new contacts while strengthening professional relationships, discover new business opportunities, discuss and debate the latest sector trends. Learn more.


Book Expo America (BEA) 2012 continues to evolve to keep pace with the industry and respond to what customers have asked for in order to improve the experience and to ensure they get the best return on investment. At the BEA 2012, the event will be co-located with Blog World & New Media Expo, Book Blogger Convention, and will feature two adult breakfasts as well as one children’s breakfast. Learn more.


After its inception in 2005, Cape Town Book Fair grew rapidly to become the premier book fair in Sub-Saharan Africa. At its peak it attracted 57000 visitors and 364 exhibitors from 34 countries. Cape Town Book Fair has become the best venue for South-South co-operation for exhibitors from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab world and Asia to meet and trade in rights while providing a festive mood for readers and authors from South Africa and the rest of the continent. Learn more.