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BookExpo America

The largest annual book trade fair in the country, BookExpo America is a behemoth of an event (more than 20,000 people attended the 2013 event). BEA 2014 will take place May 29–31 in New York City.
Convention Scene tracks a range of events in North America, Europe and Australia, including comic book conventions and book festivals.
Locus magazine has a chronological list of U.S. conventions for 2014. Entries include dates, locations, guests and contact information.


Literary Tourist 
This across-the-globe site caters to the lit-loving tourist, with listings of book fairs, rare-book libraries, literary festivals, and more. 

2014 Book Fairs on
AbeBooks maintains a list of book fairs and shows in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Divided by month, listings typically include location, cost, and contact information, among other details.
The Library of Congress organizes its list of book fairs by state. Each listing displays the event name, city, and month; some also link to an external website.
To find fairs and sales in the U.K., search TheBookGuide's extensive calendar. Entries are divided by month and then by date. The site also has a fantastic listing of secondhand and antiquarian bookshops organized by region here.

Small-Press Book Fairs in Canada

Rob McClennan oversees this blog to which small presses can send information about their upcoming Canadian fairs. The opposite of genre-specific, the blog covers events for virtually every conceivable publishing niche.


Book Sale Finder

This is one incredible site. Maintained by Helen and Tom Oram and updated daily, the site lists a vast array of books sales in the U.S. and Canada. Navigable by region, state, and city, sales are listed up to nine months in advance and include detailed information about the event. You also can sign up to receive emails about upcoming sales in your area.

Library Book Sales

This unique site lets you search affiliated libraries for collectible and quality books (not discards). All proceeds from a sale go to the library selling that book.