Select Book Conferences, Fairs & Festivals January–June 2023

With the three-year anniversary of the outbreak’s official start date just around the corner, the global book industry – outside of Asia at least – is generally back to business as usual, with in-person support events. In the USA, ALA launched a new winter conference (LibLearnX) and PW‘s own US Book Show ponders its first in-person events. Abroad, the audience numbers and influence of non-European shows such as Guadalajara and Sharjah are increasing. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first half of the year and be sure to save money for air travel; It doesn’t come any cheaper.


ABA Winter InstituteSeattle, February 20–23

Bologna Children’s Book Fair and BolognaBookPlusBologna, Italy, 6–9 March

London Book FairLondon, 18–20 April

US Book ShowNew York, 23–25 May

ALA Annual ConferenceChicago, June 22–27

Comic-Con InternationalSan Diego, California, July 20–23

Beijing International Book FairBeijing, 23–26 August

Frankfurt Book FairFrankfurt, Germany, 18–22 October

Sharjah International Book FairSharjah, UAE, 1–12 November

Guadalajara International Book Fair, Guadalajara, Mexico, 25 November–December. 3


Angoulême International Comics FestivalAngoulême, France, 26–29 January

Albuquerque Comic ConAlbuquerque, N.Mex., January 13–15

Atlanta Comics CongressAtlanta, January 24-25

Cairo Book Fair, Cairo, 24 January–February. 6

Çukurova Book FairTrabzon, Turkey, 14–22 January

Digital Book World Conference + FairNew York City,
16–18 January

International Kolkata Book FairKolkata, India,
31 January–February 12

Jaipur Literary FestivalJaipur, India, 19–23 January

LibLearnXNew Orleans, 27–31 January

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Taipei International Book ExhibitionTaipei Taiwan,
January 31–February 5

Wizarding World PortlandPortland, Ore., January 24-26


ABA Winter Institute, Seattle, February 20-23

Amelia Island Book Festival Writers Exhibition and Readers ShowAmelia Island, Florida, February 18

AniMangaPopPlymouth, UK, 11-12 February

Casablanca Book FairCasablanca, Morocco, 17–19 February

New Delhi World Book Fair, New Delhi, 25 February–March. 5

San Miguel Writers ConferenceSan Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 13-17 February

San Francisco Writers ConferenceSan Francisco, February 16–19

Savannah Book FestivalSavannah, Ga., February 16–19

Emirates Airline Literature FestivalDubai, 1-6 February

Feria Internacional del Libro La HabanaHavana, 9–19 February

PubWestSeattle, February 1-3

Vilnius Book FairVilnius, Lithuania, February 23-26


AWP Conference and Book FairSeattle, March 8–11

Bangkok International Book Fair, Bangkok, March 30–Apr. 9

Bologna Children’s Book Fair and BolognaBookPlusBologna, Italy, 6–9 March

C2E2, Chicago, March 31–Apr. 2

Fan Fair ClevelandCleveland, March 24–26

Foire du Livre de Bruxelles, Brussels, 30 March–April. 2

Lahore International Book FairLahore, Pakistan, March 1–5

Latvia Book FairRiga, Latvia, 1–5 March

Left Bank CrimeTucson, Arizona, March 16–19

Lehigh Valley Book FestivalLehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, March 24–26

Monroeville Literary FestivalMonroeville, Ala., March 3–4

North Texas Teen Book FestivalIrving, Texas, March 3–4

Palm Beach Book FestivalPalm Beach, Florida, March 14

SleuthFestBoca Raton, Florida, July 6–9

Shoff Promotions Comic ConFrederick, Md., March 19

South by SouthwestAustin, Texas, March 10–19

New Orleans Book FestivalNew Orleans, March 9–11

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Southern Kentucky Book FestivalBowling Green, Ky., 24-25 March

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary FestivalNew Orleans, March 22–26

Tucson Book FestivalTucson, Arizona, March 4-5

Virginia Book FestivalCharlottesville, Va., March 23–26

WonderConAnaheim, California, March 24–26

Write Stuff Writers ConferenceBethlehem, Pa., 23–25 March


Bogotá International Book FairBogota, Colombia, April 18–May 2

Buenos Aires Book FairBuenos Aires, Argentina, 27 April–15 May

Calgary FairCalgary, Canada, April 27–30

Eurasia International Book FairAstana, Kazakhstan, 19–23 April

LA Times Book FestivalLos Angeles, April 22–23

Leipzig Book FairLeipzig, Germany, 27–30 April

London Book FairLondon, 18–20 April

Evil NativeBethesda, Md., April 28–30

Newburyport Literary FestivalNewburyport, Mass., April 28-30

NorwaySeaTac, Washington, April 6–9

Quebec International Book FairQuebec City, Canada, April 12–16

San Antonio Book FestivalSan Antonio, Texas, April 15

Salon du Livre de ParisParis, 21–23 April

Sant Jordi FestivalBarcelona, ​​Spain, April 23

Texas Library Association ConferenceAustin, Texas, April 19–22

Tulsa LitfestTulsa, Okla., April 20–23

Paperback FestivalColumbia, Mo., April 20–23

YALLWest Book FestivalSanta Monica, California, April 29


Anime CenterRosemont, Illinois, May 19–21

Bay Area Book FestivalBerkeley, California, May 6–7

Biographers International Organization Annual ConferenceNew York, 19–21 May

Book World PraguePrague, 14-17 May

ECPA Leadership SummitNashville, May 9–10

Florida Writing Workshopvirtual, 12–13 May

Gaithersburg Book FestivalGaithersburg, Md., May 20

Hay Festival WalesHay-on-Wye, Wales, United Kingdom, 25 May–4 June

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IBPA University of PublishingCoronado, California, May 4–6

Idaho Writers Guild ConferenceBoise, Idaho, May 18–20

Literary Hill Book FestivalWashington, DC, May 1

Madrid Book FairMadrid, 27 May–12 June

Melbourne Writers FestivalMelbourne, Australia, May 4–7

Nonfiction Writers Conferencevirtual, 10–12 May

Sharjah Children’s Reading FestivalSharjah, UAE, 11–21 May

Strokestown International Poetry FestivalStrokestown, Ireland, May 6–7

Tbilisi International Book FairTbilisi, Georgia,
26–29 May

Thessaloniki Book FairThessaloniki, Greece, 4–7 May

Thriller FestivalNew York, May 30–June 3

Turin International Book FairTurin, Italy, 18–22 May

US Book ShowNew York, 23–25 May


ABA Children’s InstituteMilwaukee, Wis., June 5–7

ALA Annual ConferenceChicago, June 22–27

Jewish Libraries Association Annual Conferencevirtual, 19–22 June

Book Lovers ConHouston, June 1–4

Bronx Book FestivalNew York, June 10

Brooklyn Comic ConNew York, 10–11 June

Hero DeceptionOrlando, Florida, June 17

Istanbul International Literature FestivalIstanbul, 5–9 June

Nantucket Book FestivalNantucket, Mass., June 15–18

PePcon: Print + ePublishing ConferencePhoenix, Arizona, June 5–9

Santa Barbara Writers ConferenceSanta Barbara, California, June 18–23

Sarah Lawrence College Writers’ Week, virtual, July 10–14; Bronxville, NY, August 7–11

Self Publishing ConferenceLondon, 20–21 June

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A version of this article was published on 01/02/2023. Publishers Weekly under the title: Featured Book Conferences, Fairs and Festivals January–June 2023


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