Events

The WBRA organizes three annual book fairs for booksellers, librarians, trade, and gift retailers. Two of these will be held in person when current restrictions are lifted, and a third will be held virtually.

Book Fairs

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual February 2021 Book Fair. Our next book fair will be held virtually again from June 14 to 18. See the event page for details on how to register. We also have tentatively scheduled a Fall 2021 Book Fair for October 4 to 8, though the exact week may still change, for those who like to mark their calendar ahead of time.

Below is information on our in-person book fairs, which we hope to return to in 2022:

The spring book fair is in February, and the summer book fair in June. All of our customers are welcome to attend. A third book fair will be held virtually in October.

There is an open exhibit area where you can view samples and collect the latest catalogues and reader copies from publishers.

We encourage buyers and retailers to book appointments with the reps so you can get a personalized presentation of the coming season’s hot new titles and trends. Also you can take advantage of the book fair specials offered by the publishers.

At each book fair there is a social events which allows the reps to socialize with their accounts, and booksellers to meet others in the trade.

In recent fairs we have had two author receptions. We have a keynote author saying a few words about his/her current work, and we invite other authors and local publishing houses to mix and mingle with reps, booksellers and other publishers in the industry. The perfect way to unwind over a cocktail and appys!