BookExpo 2019 hit the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City last month, and besides the aisles and aisles of wonderful words, there were also… puppies and kittens! Dr. Gary Weitzman – National Geographic author, veterinarian, and President & CEO of the San Diego Humane Society, was in attendance to promote his new pet reference guide, Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness.
The Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC hosted this year’s BookExpo on Thursday and Friday and BookCon Saturday and Sunday, where publishers featured their books for media, educators, librarians, writers, and fans. While these two annual book events don’t bring in the massive crowds that NYCC does, they are being increasing more popular, with attendees swarming to pick up freebies, included the coveted ARCs (advance reading copy/advance review copy), as well as waiting in long lines to meet their favorite authors.
Quirk Books, one of our favorite publishers, had a presence at the event, with author signings, tote bag giveaways, and free books. Below is a spotlight on some of their 2019 releases that we’re excited about.
Debbie Harry‘s previously announced memoir, Face It, will be released in hardcover and for the Kindle on October 1, 2019 by Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
At this year’s BookExpo and BookCon conventions, held May 29-June 2 at NYC’s Jacob Javits Convention Center, the publisher was promoting the Blondie singer’s upcoming autobiography with huge promo posters displayed, as well as free buttons for convention attendees.
The first weekend in June means that BookExpo and BookCon descends upon the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Every year, publishers, large and small, hawk their wares and mingle with educators, librarians, media, authors, and all readers.
Besides thousands and thousands of books everywhere you look (some free and some very cheap), there are tons of panels, author signings, activities, giveaways, and much more.