Website Live and Registration Open for the U.S. Book Show

Day One Takes on Comics, Industry Issues

NEW YORK—March 12, 2021— The website is live and early-bird registration is open for the U.S. Book Show, the new virtual book fair launched by Publishers Weekly. The trade show runs May 25 – 27, 2021, targeted to booksellers, librarians, media, members of the book publishing industry and allied professionals.

Day One programming is devoted to librarians and industry professionals. A slate of professional development panels covers issues facing the bookselling and publishing industry. Topics include “The Future of the [Publishing] Office,” “Diverse Hiring: How do Publishers Attract and Keep More BIPOC Employees,” “Political Books: What Does the Post-Trump Landscape Hold?” and “Is Literary IP as Valuable in a Post-Pandemic Hollywood?”

Buzz panels herald the big Fall 2021 books, particularly valuable for book buyers and reviewers on the lookout for what’s next.

At the Editors’ Picks panels, attendees hear from book editors in an array of categories from titles hand-selected by Publishers Weekly editors about the most anticipated books of the Fall 2021 season. Each panel is to be followed by a question-and-answer session with attendees.

Day One also kicks off editorial programming devoted to Fall 2021 comics and graphic novels.

Adult panels will be held on Day Two of the show; children’s panels will be held on Day Three.

Categories include adult fiction, mysteries and thrillers, children’s picture books, middle grade titles, YA, comics for kids and adult comics and graphic novels.

In addition, show participants will enjoy live-streamed meet-the-author sessions, incisive keynotes, networking and being the first to download the hottest fall-season galleys.

Exhibitors from all the major publishers, midsize and small presses round out the offerings.

Booksellers and librarians can take advantage of the special entry fee of $35, while early-bird individual rates are $89 ($149 beginning April 16, 2021). Corporate and group rates with discounted pricing are available. Special discounts are also available to nonprofit organizations and small presses.

There is information about panels, speakers, registration, media passes, group sales, exhibiting and more at

For more information, contact Christi Cassidy, +1-917-217-4269,