Your all-access pass to Bookfest includes:

  • Over 2 full days of fun and learning,
  • 75+ sessions to choose from,
  • 125+ authors and 28 author panels,
  • 7 book buzz sessions,
  • 7 Editors' Picks sessions amplifying diverse voices,
  • Edelweiss training and professional development,
  • New books from 100+ publishers,
  • Shopping at your local independent bookstore,
  • Music by Valerie June, Tank & the Bangas, and more,
  • Games, meditation, meetups, and yoga,
  • And a complete celebration of books!

Main auditorium

Join us in the main hall for keynote speakers, ABA's Indies Introduce, LibraryReads Buzz, Publishers Lunch Buzz, Bookpage Buzz, and more!

Genre Lounges

Don't miss author panels and sessions for your favorite genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Children's, Sci Fi & Fantasy, and Nonfiction & Current Events.

Professional Lounges

Connect with peers and learn from industry experts. Enjoy unique spaces made just for booksellers, librarians, bloggers/reviewers, and publishers.

Community Pavilion

Gather in meetup spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ attendees, booths on workplace culture, musicians, yoga, and more!

Amplifying Voices Pavilion

Help to move diverse voices from margin to center. Hear Editors’ Picks for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ authors and learn about diverse titles – all across six genres! Learn more.

Edelweiss Pavilion

Access product training and support for booksellers, librarians, publishers, and UK book professionals. Learn about the new Edelweiss Community site and Edelweiss University!

Games, Music, & Rejuvenation

Relax and enjoy musical performances, yoga, meditation, trivia, scavenger hunts, and more. There's something for everyone. While some activities will be scheduled at certain times, many will be available throughout the entire conference! Learn more.

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Stop by exhibits to learn about upcoming books, add review copies to your tote bag, discover new authors, and connect with your favorites! This is not your typical virtual exhibit hall, and you're not going to want to miss out.