BookExpo and BookCon are ON

BookExpo and BookCon are on again! Online, that is.

At one point, both had been postponed from late May to late July. But because things still feel unstable and unsafe, organizers decided to move to a virtual format in order to ensure access to the popular events.


Book Expo is now from May 26-29, and will be presented on  BookExpo Facebook 

You can find the current schedule here. The children’s book event is now a Thursday night DINNER, with a panel featuring much loved middle-grade author Judy Blume, along with Misty Copeland, Raj Haldar, Marie Lu, Kwame Mbalia, and Natalie Portman.


BookCon Online will be May 30 and 31, presented on the BookCon Facebook page. Here’s the current schedule–it looks amazing.

BOTH events will be free and open to the public. Be sure to “like” both of those Facebook pages, so that you can access their programming!

Organizers said an additional day will be added in July, with programming focused on booksellers.


Heather Murphy Capps
Heather Murphy Capps has always had a deep appreciation for comfort and elegance. She and Claudia would have run out of money quickly together but would absolutely have been on the same page about taxis and nice restaurants. And of course, solving mysteries about beautiful art. That said, Heather also appreciates Jamie’s love of complication, which is why she spent several years living in rural Kenya and then became a television news reporter, which involved standing for hours in the middle of hurricanes and political battles. Now she’s raising middle-grade readers and writing for them. She loves to read and write books with lots of great science, magic, mystery, and adventure. Heather is the communications coordinator for Mixed-Up Files, as well as creator/curator for our We Need Diverse MG series. She is committed to creating more diversity in publishing.