Tuesday, April 14, 2020

BookExpo, UnBound & BookCon Moved to 2021

BookCon, BookExpo and Unbound moved to 2021 dates
Today, ReedPop announced that due to the escalation of COVID-19 globally, the next edition of BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon will now take place in the spring of 2021.

The events were previously postponed from their original May dates to late July, however, as the pandemic has continued to escalate in the United States and we see the challenges it has brought for the book industry, it is clear that 2020 is no longer a viable option for this community.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that we will not be holding BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon in 2020. From our publishers, booksellers and sidelines exhibitors to our authors and librarians to our book loving fans, we know how many people are impacted by this decision and we continue to stand with you all to help bring the book community together and support one another,” said Jenny Martin, Event Director BookExpo & BookCon. “We are now looking forward and can’t wait to return with a stronger show than ever in 2021.”

While the physical BookExpo, Unbound and BookCon events will not occur in 2020, they are finding new and different ways to connect with exhibitors, attendees and readers to celebrate books virtually. ReedPop recently produced a BookCon Read-A-Thon, which offered readers a front row seat to live author readings of their work and discussions, each to benefit independent bookstores through donations to the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign. More information on BookCon’s Read-A-Thon can be found at www.BookCon.com.

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