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2011-2012 Calendar of Selected Book Conventions, Conferences, and Trade Shows

Nov. 17-22, 2011 NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Annual Convention Chicago, IL Nov. 26-Dec. 4, 2011 Guadalajara Book Fair Guadalajara, Mexico

If you've never visited an International Fair, look at a complete calendar at

Dec. 7-8, 2011 NEW! Publishing App Expo (MediaBistro) New York, NY Jan. 5-8, 2012 MLA (Modern Language Association) Convention Seattle, WA Jan. 11-18, 2012 The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Atlanta, GA Jan. 16-18, 2012 Fancy Food Show San Francisco, CA Jan. 19-21, 2012 The Wholesale Alaskan Gift Show Anchorage, AK Jan. 20-24, 2012 ALA (American Library Association) MIDWINTER MEETING Dallas, TX

PubWest member Combined Book Exhibit has a good state-by-state list of regional library shows at If you can't attend your local show, contact them to have your books promoted.

Jan. 23-25, 2012 Digital Book World Conference & Expo New York, NY

Now in its third year.

Jan. 29-Feb.1, 2012 Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Winter Convention & Trade Show Anaheim, CA January 2012 (dates TBD) SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) 13th Annual Winter Conference New York, NY

Their 41st Annual Summer Conference will be in August, Los Angles, CA, dates TBD.

Jan. 28­Feb. 2, 2012 New York International Gift Fair Javits Center, New York, NY

More than 50 gift shows are held in the U.S. each year; search for shows in your state or region at

Feb. 1-3, 2012 AAP (American Association of Publishers) Professional and Scholarly Publishing Annual Conference "Prospering with Digital" Washington, DC Feb. 12-15, 2012 Toy Fair New York, NY Feb. 13­15, 2012 O'Reilly Tools of Change 2012 New York, NY

Mar. 2-6, 2012 CAMEX Campus Market Expo 2012 Salt Lake City, UT Mar. 4-8, 2012 APPL (Association of Partners for Public Lands) Convention & Trade Show "Winning Hands for Public Lands" Las Vegas, NV Mar. 8-11, 2012 Natural Products Expo West Anaheim, CA Mar. 13-17 Public Library Association Show Philadelphia, PA

Keynote speaker: Betty White! This show is only held every other year.

Mar. 16-18, 2012 Great American Bargain Book Show Atlanta, GA Mar. 16-18, 2012 Wonder-Con Anaheim, CA

New name for this remainder book show. Fall show will be in Boston (August).

Part of the Comic-Con family of shows, moves to Anaheim this year because the Moscone Center in San Francisco is being renovated.

Mar. 19-22, 2012 Bologna Children's Book Fair Bologna, Italy Apr. 14-16, 2012 Museum Store Association Conference & Expo New Orleans, LA

Apr. 16-28, 2012 London Book Fair London, UK April 2012 dates tbd Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Atlanta, GA

Also Houston in September and Washington, DC in November.

May 20-23, 2012 National Stationery Show New York, NY June 4-7, 2012 BookExpo America New York, NY June 12-14, 2012 Licensing International Expo Las Vegas, NV June 21-26, 2012 American Library Association Annual Convention Anaheim, CA June 21-24, 2012 PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Show San Jose, CA

An excellent list of events to reach out to educators is at

June 23-25, 2012 International New Age Trade Show West Denver, CO July 12-15, 2012 Comic-Con San Diego, CA

Aug. 2-5, 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Salt Lake City, UT

Winter Market is January, also Salt Lake City.

August 18-23, 2012 New York International Gift Fair New York, NY

Co-registration with the Gourmet Housewares Show.

Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2012 Beijing International Book Fair Beijing, China Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2012 LIBER International Book Fair Barcelona, Spain Oct. 4-7, 2012 Bouchercon Cleveland, OH Oct. 10 ­ Oct. 14, 2012 Frankfurt International Book Fair Frankfurt, Germany October 2012 WORDSTOCK Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR October 2012 APE (Alternative Press Expo) San Francisco, CA October 2012 ABC Kids Expo Louisville, KY

September­October 2012 FALL REGIONAL BOOKSELLER SHOWS Borders may have gone under, but the regional independents seem to be holding up ­ all nine associations continue to hold 2011 fall events, and presumably will do so in 2012. See individual websites for dates, cities, and registration. GLBA--Great Lakes Booksellers Association MBA--Midwest Booksellers Association MPBA--Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association NAIBA--New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association NCIBA--Northern California Independent Booksellers Association NEIBA--New England Independent Booksellers Association PNBA--Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers Association Returning to the Seattle area for the first time in five years Tacoma, WA Oct. 13-15 SIBA--Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance SCIBA--Southern California Independent Booksellers Association

October 26-29, 2012 CIROBE (Chicago International Remainder and Overstock Book Expo) Chicago, IL Nov. 1-4, 2012 World Fantasy Convention Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 2012 PUBWEST 2012 Conference


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