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Communications Director Ann Day awaits visitors to the booth at BookExpo America 2018 in New York City.

Show Dates for Nat Geo Books

Come see our books at one of these industry trade shows.

We’re packing our bags and shipping our boxes.

It’s almost summer, which means it’s also trade show season! Many of our sales, marketing, and editorial staff travel to these shows to exhibit National Geographic books, talk with readers, and meet with partners.

Join us! Below are the shows we will be attending. If you are planning to be at any of these, please stop by our booth or reach out to our sales team to set up a meeting.

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference

Come see us in New Orleans at ALA Annual from June 21st through 26th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Drop by booth 2030 to check out all our new frontlist titles, as well as key backlist. We'll have lots of giveaways, including bags, buttons, and books. Pick up trivia cards for our brand new National Geographic Almanac 2019, and enter to win an Explorer Academy backpack or Tasting Italy basket full of goodies. Don't miss out!

Booth Hours

Friday, 6/22: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 6/23: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, 6/24: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, 6/25: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Thursday, 6/21, 9:53 am – 10:01 am
New Orleans Public Library Book Buzz at 219 Loyola Avenue
Hear about the new books everyone will be talking about!

Saturday, 6/23, 10:40 am – 11:10 am
ALA Book Buzz Stage
Take a load off and see the adult and kids book teams present our best new books.

Saturday, 6/23, 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
What’s Cooking Stage
Watch author Tanya Steel cook up Heavenly Hummus, Buuz Off Dumplings with Silk Road Sauce, and Marz Barz from her new book, Food Fight!

Sunday, 6/24, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
National Geographic Booth 2030
Meet author Melissa Stewart as she signs her new book, A Seed is the Start.

Trade Show Schedule

Here is our full trade show schedule for the first half of 2018.

Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) Show, Orlando, January 3-4

Educational Book and Media Association (EBMA), Palm Springs (CA), January 8-11

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo, Las Vegas, January 16-18

Outdoor Retailer Winter Show, Denver, January 25-28

NY NOW Gift Show, New York City, February 3-7

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Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden (center) poses with Executive Editor Marfé Ferguson Delano and Marketing Associate Spenser Stevens at the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

Toy Fair, New York City, February 17-20

Public Lands Alliance Convention, Palm Springs (CA), February 25-March 1

Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy, March 26-29

London Book Fair, London, April 10-12

BookExpo America and BookCon, New York City, May 31-June 3

ALA Annual Conference, New York City, June 21-26

See you there!