Statement From Reedpop - Organizers of BookCon

Hey BookCon fans,

You—our fans—along with authors, publishers, exhibitors, and everyone passionate about the book industry are what make BookCon so special. At every step and with every decision, we have you in mind, so it’s our responsibility to make sure that your health and safety come first at all times

After many hours of conversation, we have decided to postpone BookCon from May to July 25 & 26 at the Javits Center. We have been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in New York and around the country and following the guidance of health officials – we are now complying with the state’s request that large gatherings be postponed to ensure the well-being of everyone involved with our event.

Our hearts go out to our entire community, every individual person and business impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and all of you who rely on and look forward to this event each year. From authors who have had to cancel book tours, to bookstores who have made difficult and courageous choices to keep their customers and employees safe. We stand with them and we will do everything we can in the coming weeks to highlight how you can come together with your community to support authors, indie bookstores and small businesses within the book industry.

We are committed to giving you the best BookCon you’ve ever seen this summer. We hope you’re able to still join us, and if so, your tickets will be automatically transferred over to the July dates, no action is required on your part. If you are unable to join us on the new dates, please fill out this form before April 15, 2020 to let us know that you would like a refund. Due to volume, please allow for up to 30 days process your refund.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. We can’t wait to celebrate storytelling with you in July!

Thank you,

Jennifer Martin
Event Director
BookExpo & BookCon

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