MARCH 1, 2021


We continue to reimagine proceedings for the 34th New York Book Show in 2021.


But we must acknowledge that receiving and evaluating physical submissions—the process on which the Book Show is based—presents a continuing challenge. This week, we will finally be closing submissions for the cancelled 2020 Show, and by mid-March, the Book Industry Guild of New York will have refunded all submissions fees.


We remain hopeful that we might have an in-person event later this year should New York-area publishers re-open their offices.


Stay tuned for another update with more details in May. We appreciate your patience while the details come together!

What is the New York Book Show?

The New York Book Show is an annual showcase established in 1985 and celebrating excellence in book design, production, and manufacturing.

We endeavor to catalog outstanding examples of print books published in the previous year as judged by a panel of industry professionals.

The show is submissions-based, and totally coordinated by a committee of volunteers remaining active throughout the year.