Category Archives: BookExpo

May 11-13, 2016, the publishing industry will descend upon the City of Big Shoulders for the textapalooza that is BookExpo America. BEA, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place this spring, is the “leading book and author event for the North American … Continue reading

Author Michael Hicks will be signing copies of his book The Mormon Tabernacle Choir:  A Biography at BookExpo America on Thursday, May 28 at 11am EDT. BookExpo America (BEA) is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an … Continue reading

Thomas Leslie signs copies of his new book Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934 at Book Expo America in New York.

Oh, dear. Here are a couple of nice examples of the silliness of springtime. Shelf Awareness brings us up to date on this year’s BEA. And our local online city paper, Smile Politely, does, in fact, make us smile. (I’ll … Continue reading

The news of Eliot Asinof’s passing earlier this week brought back memories of having spent time with him at a BEA in the late 90s. The show was enjoying its Chicago run then, and I was there with SIU Press … Continue reading

 Gotta set up the booth.          

First morning.          

Posing after the contract workers did all of the heavy lifting.