The Library Marketplace:
Exhibits, Stages & Resources
Learn, innovate, and have fun in the Library Marketplace!
There’s so much to see and do in the Library Marketplace!
You’ll want to set aside plenty of time to:
- Visit with exhibitors to get the latest in products, services, titles, authors, and technologies.
- Hear from experts, authors and illustrators on LIVE stages.
- Meet the Authors and have your favorite books autographed or take selfies at the Meet the Authors Autographing Area.
- Watch films and documentaries at the Now Showing @ ALA Film Program.
- Take part in the Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship Silent Auction. You’ll find donated original artwork and handmade quilts from the ALA Biblio-quilters available for bidding.
- Extend the learning you received in conference sessions in many of the hands-on opportunities throughout the exhibits.
Library Marketplace Hours
Friday, June 23: 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Saturday, June 24, 9:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday, June 25, 9:00am – 5:00pm | Monday, June 26, 9:00am – 2:00pm
See Participating Exhibitors and Floor Plan
Engaging Sessions on Live Stages!
See schedules below, with more to be added!
At the Book Buzz Theater, your favorite publishers will entertain and inform you about the “buzz” on their hottest new titles, including fiction and nonfiction for young readers and adults alike. See stage schedule.
The Chapter One Stage will feature panels of new and emerging authors with each presentation focusing on a single genre. Hot topics on new issues impacting libraries will be featured. See stage schedule.
The Diversity in Publishing Stage features authors from diverse genres and highlights diverse voices across the industry. See stage schedule.
The Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage offers the chance to hear from the authors, illustrators, and creators of the hottest games and graphic novels. See stage schedule.
The PopTop Stage features favorite book genres, including mystery, humor, romance, technology, and travel with readings, discussions, panels, and presentations. See stage schedule.
The Look of Books Stage hosts book and graphic novel contributors from the world of art, illustration, and photography. See stage schedule.
The TechTalk Stage is the place to learn about new technologies making their way into libraries, and to discover how technology impacts our work and personal lives. See stage schedule.
A great place in the exhibits to relax and listen to live local music on the Front Porch Stage.
Returning for 2023!
The What's Cooking Stage @ ALA stage will be heating up the exhibit floor with mouthwatering displays from the hottest chefs, latest cookbook authors, and the "best-in-the-business" foodies. Chefs will also be on hand to prepare the hottest recipes on the demonstration stage, and to autograph their books. See stage schedule.
Zines are self-published works created out of passion, not for profit. Make your own or collaborate with others. There's even a raffle to get your library kitted out with a starter zine collection!
The Tech Test Pilot Playground gives you hands-on time with robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and more. Create light-up name tags, draw in 3D, and more!
Get Advanced Release Copies, the pre-published and almost-complete versions of new books that are usually circulated to professional reviewers in advance of print. Fill your tote bags or visit the onsite Post Office to ship these free books back to your home or library.
At the Podcast Recording Booth, you can watch and listen as today’s emerging and well-known authors record a short podcast.
Meet the Authors & Authors Autographing Area
From first-time authors to established big names.
Meet the Authors in various booths and the Autographing Area! Don't forget your favorite books for autographs and your phone for selfies. See schedule.
Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship Silent Auction & The Artist Alley
SILENT AUCTION: Be sure to stop by the auction located on the Grand Concourse. Named for a long-time ALA staff member, the annual scholarship is awarded to an individual pursuing a library sciences degree in an ALA-accredited program.
The Artist Alley includes original artworks from all genres by today’s leading artists, illustrators, and creators of comics, games, and graphic novels. These works will be available for bidding in the Silent Auction. Also featured in the silent auction are the original vibrant quilts created by the Biblioquilters. The quilt makers are representatives who work both in and with libraries.
Bidding ends Sunday at 4:00 pm.