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IX. Convention and Exhibits

ABA Convention and BookExpo America 2002
BookExpo America 2002
May 1-5 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
ABA's Early Programming at BEA 2002,   May 1-5.

X. Book Events (2002)

ALA Midwinter Conference
January 18-23: New Orleans, LA. Call (800) 545-2433 ext. 3223; fax (312) 440-9347; ala@ala.org
Christian Booksellers Association Expo
January 28-February 1: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN.
Call (800) 252-1950; fax (719) 272-3510; info@cbaonline.org; www.cbaonline.org.

15th New Delhi World Book Fair
January 28 - February 3: Organized by the National Book Trust. Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.
Call 68 51 795; fax 68 51 795; nbtindia@indb.vsnl.net.in.

35th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
February 1-3: Los Angeles Airport Hotel Marriott, Los Angeles, California. This year's fair will feature over 200 pre-eminent booksellers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, and Australia. For more information, please visit here.
AntiquesMart BooksMart Antiques and Antiquarian Books
February 3, 2002: At the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. More than 2000 people are expected to attend.
For further information, contact Bruce Gventer 413-528-2327, bgventer@bcn.net; Click here is about BooksMart.

American International Toy Fair
February 10-14: The International Toy Center and Javits Center, New York, NY.
Call (212) 675-3535; events@thetoycenter.com.

Booktech East Conference And Expo
February 11-13, 2002: Held at the Hilton New York Hotel & Towers, New York City, New York. The largest book and e-book publishing event in North America.
For more information on attending, exhibiting/sponsoring, or speaking, e-mail dmorrishall@napco.com, go to here, or call (888) 627-2630.

The 2002 South Carolina Book Festival & Antiquarian Book Fair
February 23-24: The sixth annual festival, at the South Carolina State Fair Grounds, will feature more than 50 authors, booksellers, and vendors, and thousands of readers. This year's theme is "Look Homeward."

Admission is free. In addition to readings and discussions by numerous best-selling authors, "Look Homeward" will feature Southern-themed panel discussions on food, travel, women's fiction, politics, "writing with a sense of place," mysteries, gay and lesbian writings, short stories, poetry, and "Wild Women of the South."

The satellite events include an Opening Night Reception and Silent Auction on February 22; Late Night Readings on February 23; and a series of free master classes for writers, covering everything from poetry and short stories to the publication process, on February 22 at the South Carolina State Library.

For more information, e-mail at bookfest@schumanities.org. To stay up-to-date on all festival information.

AAP Annual Meeting
February 27-28: Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC.
Contact Kathryn Blough, (212) 255-0200 ext. 263; kblough@publishers.org.

National Book Critics Circle Award
March 11: Tishman Auditorium, New York University, New York.
Contact Linda Wolfe, wolfelinda@aol.com.

London Book Fair
March 17-19: Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, UK.
Contact Joanne Veale, 020 8910 7815; fax 020 8910 7930; joanne.veale@reedexpo.co.uk.

11th Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair-2002
April 5-6: Featuring books and other printed collectibles, dozens of dealers in all fields, and Old Books Road Show (expert appraisals of your books). At the UNM Continuing Ed. Conference Center in Albuquerque NM.
Contact: (505) 291-9653; AlShal@aol.com, or click  here for more information.

North Carolina Literary Festival
April 5-6: The festival, held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, celebrates the literature of the American South, and focuses on literary fiction, children's literature, mystery, nature writing, science fiction, poetry, oral traditions, and ghost stories. Between 5,000 and 7,000 visitors are expected to attend.

More than fifty writers will be on hand to give readings, sign books, conduct workshops, and take part in panel discussions and performances. This group will include Lucille Clifton, Clyde Edgerton, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, Robert Morgan, and Lee Smith. Storytellers, musicians, and a special family tent will also be featured. Please contact nclf_info@unc.edu with questions and comments. Or access the Web site.

IPEX 2002: The Global Technology Event for Print, Publishing, and Media
April 9-17: Organized by IIR Exhibitions. National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, England.
Call 01 604 756 100; fax 01 604750 910; www.ipex.org.

Bologna International Children's Book Fair
April 10-13: Bologna, Italy.
Call 39 051 28 22 42; fax 39 051 28 23 33;  dir.com@bolognafiere.it; www.bolognafiere.it.

Asia International Book Fair
April 24-26: Reed Exhibitions. Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore.
Contact Elaine Kok, 65 434 3651; fax 65 883 2393; sp@reedexpo.com.sg; www.aibf.com.sg.

Seventh Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and 22nd Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize Awards Ceremony
April 27-28: One of the nation's premier public literary festivals, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was created in 1996 to promote literacy, celebrate the written word, and bring together those who create books with the people who love to read them. The 2002 festival will be held on the UCLA campus.

The 2001 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books attracted a record 120,000 people and featured more than 95 panel sessions and 400 authors. More than 250 exhibitors, including specialty booksellers from throughout Southern California as well as major book publishers, participated in the event.

Authors for the 2002 Festival will include: A. Scott Berg, Charles Champlin, Mary Higgins Clark, Marc Cooper, Jared Diamond, Janet Fitch, and Arianna Huffington. The festival will also feature book signings, cooking demonstrations, poetry readings, and children's storytelling.

General event information is available online or by calling 1-800-LA TIMES ext. 7BOOK.

BookExpo America 2002
May 1-5: Javits Center, New York, NY.
Contact Greg Topalian, (203) 840-5485; fax (203) 840-9485; gtopalian@reedexpo.com;

46th International Congress of Young Booksellers
May 12-18, 2002: Raach, Austria.
Contact: Christiane Eblinger, christianeeblinger@hotmail.com  Tel & Fax +43/2236/614 22

Bejing International Book Fair
May 24-28: Organized by CNPIEC. Bejing Exhibition Hall, Bejing, China.
Contact Shi Hailan, (8610) 6506-6688 ext. 8403; fax (8610) 6506-3075; bookdept@cnpiec.com.cn; .

18th Annual Printers Row Book Fair
June 1 and 2: The largest, free, outdoor literary event in the Midwest, the 18th annual Printers Row Book Fair expects to attract more than 75,000 book lovers to Chicago on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2002. Five tented blocks in the historic Printers Row district will showcase booksellers displaying new, used, and antiquarian books for sale. Annually the Book Fair offers more than 70 free literary programs including readings and book-signings by famous authors, panel discussions, poetry readings, a writers' marketplace, and children's programming. For more information, call (312) 987-9896.
Pubtech 2002
June 11-12: Organized by Chicago Book Clinic. Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL.
Call (773) 561-4150; fax (773) 561-1343.

ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
June 13-19: : At the World Conference Center, Atlanta, GA. The ALA Annual Conference is the world's largest and most comprehensive library conference and exhibition. Drawing over 26,000 librarians, educators, writers, publishers, and special guests, the conference includes more than
2,000 meetings, discussion groups, and programs on topics affecting libraries.
Contact Deidra Ross, (312) 280-3223; fax (312) 280-3224;  ehutchison@ala.org .

BookExpo Canada 2002
June 21-24: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada.
Call Jennifer Sickinger, (888) 322-7333; fax (888) 633-3376; jsickinger@reedexpo.com

18th Annual Stockbridge Berkshire Antiquarian Book Fair
July 6, 2002: At the Stockbridge Plain School in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Benefits Plain School Reading-Is-Fundamental. For information about the Stockbridge Berkshire Antiquarian Book Fair contact  bgventer@bcn.net.
Christian Booksellers Association
July 12-18: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
Call (800) 252-1950; info@cbaonline.org.

23rd Annual International Festival of Authors
October 23-November 2: The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) in Toronto, Canada, will feature acclaimed authors from around the world reading from their latest work and participating in onstage dialogues and book signings. Authors who have appeared in the past include: J.K. Rowling, Jonathan Franzen, Richard B. Wright, Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, and Dennis Bock.

Call Elizabeth Fabian, efabian@bookweb.org or fax to 914-591-2720 for Updates.