Media Alert: Invitation to Cover


U.S. Book Show was conceived and crafted by Publishers Weekly to build buzz about upcoming Fall books and to serve the bookselling, library, media and book publishing industry. This is the second year of the virtual show.

The show features celebrity and A-list authors’ keynote conversations; Authors’ Chats and Editors’ Picks panels; topical library panels; bookseller panels curated by the American Booksellers Association; international publishing panels and other programming geared to publishing professionals; networking opportunities and awards celebrations; galley giveaways; a press booth; and exhibit booths. There are 15 panels and more than 90 authors participating.

WHO:Humorist David Sedaris presents a live welcome on May 23. Ukrainian author and PEN Ukraine president Andrey Kurkov gives the opening keynote on May 24. Other notable authors include Oscar Isaac, Constance Wu, Amber Ruffin, Congressman Jamie Raskin, John Grisham, Celeste Ng, Kwame Alexander, Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka, Christopher Finan and others.
WHERE:Virtual livestream during show hours. On-demand through August 31, 2022 with prior registration/signup.

Monday (half-day), May 23, 2022
1 p.m. ET – doors open to explore virtual exhibits
2 p.m. ET – David Sedaris live welcome
5 p.m. ET – close

Tuesday, May 24, through Thursday, May 26, 2022
10 a.m. ET – doors open
10 a.m. ET – keynote speakers and panels open the day
5 p.m. ET close (4 p.m. ET on Thursday)


HOW:Sign up for a press pass – – or contact us directly to be placed on the press list. (No charge for media, of course.)
READ:U.S. Book Show Preview Coverage by Publishers Weekly
PRESS:Publishers Weekly Press Booth accessed directly from virtual lobby.
CONTACT:For more information or to obtain your press pass, contact Christi Cassidy,, +1-917-217-4269, or customer service, +1-212-377-5504.