Mark your calendars for trade shows and book fairs! The trade shows listed below are some of the best places to meet other book professionals, learn more about new titles and the business--and have a good time. The consumer book fairs and festivals that follow the trade show listing offer unusual opportunities for publishers and booksellers to meet the people who keep the business going: readers.

Trade Shows

October 2016

The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association's NCIBA Trade Show. Thu.-Fri., October 27-28. South San Francisco, Calif.

November 2016

Consumer Book Fairs

November 2016

Texas Book Festival. Sat.-Sun., November 5-6. Austin, Tex. In its 21st year, the festival benefits Texas public libraries.

Wordstock. Sat., November 5. Portland, Ore. Re-launching under new management as a one-day event at the Portland Art Museum.

Kentucky Book Fair. Sat., November 5. Frankfort, Ky. The book fair is Kentucky's premier literary event. Each year some 150 authors attend and autograph copies of their latest book. Between 4,000 and 5,000 patrons attend and gross sales annually top $120,000. This year's book fair is the 35th annual.

Buckeye Book Fair. Sat., November 5. Wooster, Ohio. This is the 29th annual book fair.

February 2017

Savannah Book Festival. Thu.-Sun., February 16-19. Savannah, Ga. The 9th annual festival will be held in and around Telfair Square in historic downtown Savannah.
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