Exhibitor Information

Dear Exhibitors,

Unfortunately, The Empire State Book Festival is on hiatus for 2012.  Although the 2010 & 2011 festivals were well received by the general public, the necessary funding to continue the event was not available in 2012.

During 2012, the Empire State Center for the Book and the New York Library Association will be exploring funding possibilities and site locations for the 2013 festival.

We do still have exhibitor space available at our Annual Conference & Trade Show in Saratoga Springs on November 8 & 9.  Additional information can be found here, or you can e-mail Cara at marketing@nyla.org.

Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you in 2013!


Application for Exhibit (pdf)
Information Letter (pdf)
Festival Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Please join us as an exhibitor/vendor for the 2nd Annual Empire State Book Festival at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY on April 2, 2011.

This exciting, family-focused educational event is presented by the New York Library Association and is free and open to the public.

The Book Festival commences with a Writers Hall of Fame Gala Friday evening, April 1st, at The State Room. This opening event of the Book Festival showcases New York State writers, both past and present, and honors the 2011 inductees into the Hall of Fame, including poet John Ashbery and author Paula Fox among others.

The festival continues on Saturday, April 2nd, at the Empire State Plaza with a full slate of author talks, writing workshops, tutorials, exhibits and vendors, storytelling, and keynote addresses by two distinguished writers: singer/author Rosanne Cash and Ann Martin, author of The Baby-sitter’s Club series.

The 2010 Inaugural Empire State Book Festival featured keynote speaker, Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and attracted almost 3,000 attendees that participated in 45 different workshops and panel discussions that included 160 authors, poets and storytellers.

Exhibit space is extremely limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to share your goods and services with attendees at this exciting event.

The exhibitor package and pricing for Empire State Book Festival 2011 are outlined on the following pages. Full payment is due with your completed registration form. Your registration will be confirmed within 30 days of receiving your completed form and payment.

We hope you’ll join us for this event. If you have any questions, please email marketing@nyla.org or call (518) 432-6952 ext. 105.

For more information about this event, please visit our website: www.empirestatebookfestival.org.

Thank you.


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