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Book EXPOs/Fairs/Fests for 2014…are you going to any?


Aside from updating my TBR pile, requesting ARCs and reading bookish blogs, I have been updating my book calendar with many book EXPOs for the 2014 season. In a perfect world with unlimited funds and a less hectic schedule, I would attend each and every one. And I would LOVE to get to BEA next month in NY, but right now it just doesn’t look feasible. Here are some upcoming events that you might like to attend in your area:


Arkansas Lit Fest

Dates: April 24-26, 2014
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
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Southern Kentucky Book Fest

Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Chicago Spring Fling  (Invited to the Librarian/Blogger/Bookseller Appreciation Tea) :))

Dates: April 25-26th
Location: Hoffman Estates, IL
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Ohioana Book Festival

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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RT Booklovers Convention

Dates: May 13-18, 2014
Location: New Orleans
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South Carolina Book Festival

Dates: May 16-18, 2014
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Gaithersburg Book Festival

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Book Expo Of America   **Update…I’m going!! :))

Dates: May 29-31, 2014 (May 28th for those attending Book Blog Conference)
Location: New York, New York
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Armchair BEA  Can’t make it to NY?

Dates: May 26-31, 2014
Location: your home
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Sacramento Black Book Fair

Dates: June 6-8, 2014
Location: Sacramento, California
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Printers Row Lit Fest   Of course I’m going to this! Had a blast last year.

Dates: June 7-8, 2014
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Nantucket Book Festival

Dates: June 20-22, 2014
Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Freedom Fest

Dates: Wednesday, July 9-12, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Harlem Book Fair

Dates: July 11-12, 2014
Location: New York, New York
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Decatur Book Festival

Dates: August 29-31, 2014
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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Library of Congress National Book Festival

Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
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SIBA Trade Show: Southern Independent Bookseller Alliance

Dates: September 19-21, 2014
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
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Baltimore Book Festival

Dates: Friday, September 26-28, 2014
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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Vegas Valley Book Festival

Dates: October 16-18, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Boston Book Fest

Date: October 25, 2014
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Louisiana Book Festival

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Miami Book Fair International

Dates: November 17-24, 2014
Location: Miami, Florida
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Did I miss any? Please let me know and I’ll add your fest/event to this list.


2 thoughts on “Book EXPOs/Fairs/Fests for 2014…are you going to any?

    • Shannon, I am so envious but happy for you! Are you going to the blog conference as well as the EXPO days? I am still holding onto hope that I can swing it. I enjoyed the Armchair BEA last year as well, but I was such a newbie that I probably missed a bunch of activity. I’ll ass the SIBA one to my list. Thanks!!

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