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2022 Bookfair

An annual showcase of over 600 exhibitors, AWP’s bookfair is the nation’s largest marketplace for independent literary presses and journals, creative writing programs, writing conferences and centers, and literary arts organizations. Secure an exhibit space for your press or organization to reach over 12,000 writers, readers, teachers, and literary tastemakers. The bookfair runs concurrently with AWP’s annual conference and is open to all registered conference attendees.

We are excited to announce that exhibit space fees will not increase in Philadelphia. AWP operates the bookfair as close to a break-even budget as possible. We do this—and keep our rates low—in support of smaller organizations and presses to help them collaborate and reach conference attendees.

We look forward to seeing you March 23–26, 2022, for #AWP22, where you can celebrate literary community, conduct business, and enjoy Philadelphia!

For updates regarding COVID-19 parameters and precautions as we move toward an in-person meeting next March, please check out our website.

Overview of the Rolling Launch:

The rolling launch is a tiered system based on cumulative years of participation rather than consecutive years in consideration of exhibitors who are unable to attend the bookfair every year. The rolling launch begins with organizations that have exhibited in the bookfair for fifteen or more cumulative years, followed by exhibitors who have participated in the bookfair for ten or more cumulative years, and so on. This process was revised to better reward our many loyal longtime exhibitors for their commitment to AWP and the bookfair.

Rolling Launch Selection Dates

The rolling launch has been pushed back to allow for COVID precautions. We are currently in the process of developing the floor plan to accommodate for social distancing. Please note at this time that location space selection is not yet available. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Exhibit Packages

Booth ($950): Each 10’ x 10’ space (100 sq. ft. with an 8’ high back drape) includes two 6’ x 2’.5 draped tables, two chairs, one wastebasket, one ID sign, a listing in the conference planner if purchased by the November 22, 2021 deadline, an expanded listing with a logo and a 250-character description on AWP’s website, and two complimentary bookfair setup access registrations that include full conference registration if assigned by the March 18, 2022 deadline.

Table ($650): Each 4’ x 7’ space (28 sq. ft. with a 3’ high back drape) includes one 6’ x 2.5’ draped table, two chairs, one wastebasket, one ID sign, a listing in the conference planner if purchased by the November 22, 2021 deadline, a listing on AWP’s website, and two complimentary bookfair setup access registrations that include full conference registration if assigned by the March 18, 2022 deadline.

Saturday Community Bookfair

AWP strives to provide the most inclusive and dynamic experience to the literary community. We value the small presses and organizations that contribute to our community and want to provide additional opportunities at the AWP Bookfair. To make the exhibit hall even more vibrant, micropresses and other small literary organizations are invited to apply for a free exhibit space. Spaces are limited.

If your organization grosses less than $20,000 per fiscal year and is local to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area, we invite you to join us! We are excited to be offering this one-day exhibit opportunity for small nonprofit organizations in the local host-city area.

The Saturday Community Bookfair will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2022. One registration is included and also allows access to the entire conference. If you require additional registrations, they are available for purchase. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is December 17, 2021. AWP will notify you about whether your application is accepted by early January 2022.

Apply now for our Saturday Community Bookfair!

Saturday-Only Exhibit Space

To create more options for exhibiting for local Pennsylvania or Philadelphia organizations, we are excited to offer a $175 Saturday-only exhibit opportunity on Saturday, March 26. Each Saturday-only exhibit space comes with one BSA registration, good for full-access to all days of the conference. Spaces are limited.

To purchase your space, please reach out to bookfairservices@awpwriter.org.

 

Bookfair Exhibitor Agreement

Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

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March 23–26, 2022
Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Bookfair Contact

Bookfair Manager
(240) 696-7741
bookfairservices
@awpwriter.org