BookExpo Announces Adult Book & Author Breakfast Speakers

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On February 26, BookExpo announced the authors who will be featured at its 2018 Adult Book & Author Breakfast, to be held on Thursday, May 31, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“Our Adult Book & Author Breakfast is one of attendees’ favorite events, offering them an opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s most prominent authors across a diverse range of genres and subjects,” said Brien McDonald, event director for BookExpo. “Drawing over a thousand attendees each year, the event showcases a phenomenal group of authors with unique perspectives, and this year’s stellar lineup is no exception.”

The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the Main Stage and will feature:

  • Trevor Noah, author of Born a Crime and an upcoming second memoir (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House)
  • Barbara Kingsolver, author of Unsheltered (HarperCollins)
  • Nicholas Sparks, who will publish a new novel this fall (Grand Central/Hachette)
  • Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

The event will be co-hosted by husband-and-wife celebrity duo Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, authors of the upcoming joint memoir The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (Penguin Random House).

American Booksellers Association member booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo by providing an ABA member ID number during the registration process. Booksellers who don’t know their ID number should send a request with their name, title, and store name to info@bookweb.org or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 7536.

Thanks to a significant financial commitment from Reed Exhibitions, ABA member booksellers can reserve rooms at the 2018 Hotel ABA — The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel — at a rate of $200 per night, including all taxes and fees (a $33 per night added value). The ABA member hotel rate is available for the nights of Sunday, May 27, through Sunday, June 3, 2018; however, the room block is limited and reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The New Yorker Hotel is located at 481 Eighth Avenue in New York City, between 34th and 35th Streets. To access Hotel ABA reservation information, booksellers will need a BookWeb username and password (e-mail info@bookweb.org for login details). The deadline to get this rate is May 14, 2018, or when the block sells out, whichever comes first.

BookExpo 2018 will be held from Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 1, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.