Who We Are
Serving Authors, Publishers, Agents, Librarians and Educators Since 1933.
What is CBE?
We are a marketing service providing the physical display of books for authors and publishers at major book fairs around the world without the authors or publishers attending personally. Our trained staff attends all book fairs and has an average of 25 years of publishing experience each among them. Meet our staff here.
How Does CBE Help?
Exposure and discover-ability is key to marketing your book. CBE provides the service to put your book “front and center”, to hundreds of thousands of book buyers at the book fairs it attends. We also provide important information on how these book buyers can purchase books through major retail outlets such as Amazon and Barners & Noble, as well as large distributors that provide important services and sales channels to librarians and schools in the US and around the world.
USPs (Unique Selling Points)
CBE provides an affordable way to give your book valuable exposure and discover-ability without having to attend these shows personally and pay thousands of dollars to purchase a booth, re-service hotel rooms, shipping charges, etc.
Our print and online searchable catalogs are available on our website after the show has ended, continuing your book promotion for at least two years after the show has ended.
Book Display Services We Offer
Providing Book, Ebook, and Audiobook Displays at Major Book Fairs Around the World to Hundreds of Thousands of Book Buyers.
Print Book Display
Showcasing the physical paperback or hardcover book at shows you select to participate in. Your Print Book Display will include a listing in CBE’s exhibit catalog with a book description that is given away free of charge at the show. It also includes the same description in our online searchable catalog which remains live on our website for a period of two years. A full list of shows can be found here.
Showcasing your Ebook on large monitors at the show with a sampling of pages available for reading. CBE will also print the cover of your book and mount it on a hard backing and show it alongside the printed books on display. On the cover will be a flag that says “See Ebook Display”. Your EBook Display will include a listing in CBE’s exhibit catalog with book description in our print catalog given away free of charge at the show. It also includes the same listing on a specially created page just for ebooks which remains live on our website for a period of two years. A full list of shows can be found here.
Showcasing your Audiobook on large monitors at the show with a short sampling of the actual audio recording. CBE will also print the cover of your audiobook and mount it on a hard backing and show it alongside the printed books on display. On the cover will be a flag that says “See Audiobook Display”. Your display will include a listing in CBE’s exhibit catalog with a description in our print catalog given away free of charge at the show. It also includes the same listing on a specially created page just for Audiobooks which remains live on our website for a period of two years. A full list of shows can be found here.
Choose any combination of displays for additional exposure and save hundreds of dollars if chosen each service separately.
New Title Showcase
New Title Showcases are official exhibits of the fair. These include the Bologna Book Fair and the London Book Fair. These shows are promoted heavily by the shows and are given prime exhibit space for maximum exposure. A full list of shows can be found here.
Advertising in CBE’s Exhibit Catalogs
Full page ads are available for all shows and gives you additional exposure and discoverability. Ads can be reserved during the Print, Ebook or Audiobook registration process. It is up to the author to supply the 8 ½” x 11” ad to CBE in pdf format. Some publishers will produce the ad for the author. It is suggested that you check with your publisher prior to registering for the ad. Free ads can be obtained by selecting two or more shows. You will be prompted to choose the show you would like the ad to appear in during the registration process.
New For 2023!
Register in two or more shows and receive a FREE AD
In one of the shows selected
Upcoming Book Shows
2023 Beijing International Book Fair
Jun 15, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023
2023 US Book Show (Virtual Only) Plus FREE Display at New York Library Assn
May 23, 2023 - May 25, 2023
2023 American Library Association Annual Conference
Jun 23, 2023 - Jun 27, 2023
2023 ALA Diversity in Publishing Showcase
Jun 23, 2023 - Jun 27, 2023
Over 10 million People Attend These Shows Every Year
Publishers, Authors, Agents, Distributors, Librarians, Educators and the Public
Global Book Fairs
Over 100,000 Happy Customers Since 1933
The Combined Book Exhibit team is friendly, energetic, and extremely hard-working. Our books have never been in better hands!
Director of Library Marketing, Adult Trade Macmillan
Combined Book Exhibit has consistently provided the best exposure for our books at trade shows. If we can’t attend a particular conference (or even if we can!) our books are well-represented by CBE. Their exhibits are always impressive and attractive and their ...
Director Library Marketing Harper Collins Publishers
Even through Random House, Inc. is very big, the staff of the Library Marketing Department is relatively small — and our show budget is not unlimited — so what to do about representation at those important state shows that we can’t attend ...
Marcia Lane Purcell
Random House, Inc. Vice President, Director, Library and Academic Marketing
Nothing can replace the experience of holding a book in your hand and looking through it at your own pace. It’s why we exhibit at conferences! When we can’t be at a conference in our own booth, Combined Book Exhibit allows us ...
School & Library Marketing Director Disney Book Group
Mr. Peter Birch The Combined Book Exhibit 277 White Street Buchanan, NY 10511 Dear Peter: I wanted to put into writing my comment to you at ALA this past summer. The Combined Book Exhibit was, for me and I am sure many ...
Thompson Retired Director Wilmette Public Library Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Letter from a School Librarian – Dear Mr. Malinowski: Last week I attended the NYLA conference in Saratoga Springs, NY. From time to time over my career I have gone to these conferences. I have always found that one of the most ...
Pamela A. Hatton
Geneseo Middle/High School Librarian
Good Program! You’ve definitely helped me sell books.
As a small publisher I thank my lucky stars for the exhibition service CBE provides. My personal representative keeps tabs on what is needed, and reminding me when I forget and advising me when I am too busy to read their fliers. ...
MaryAnn F. Kohl
President Bright Ring Publishing, Inc.
An outstanding promotion, service, and value.
Business & Finance Editor Publisher’s Weekly
Professional, well-organized display. An important service to the publishing industry.
The Baker & Taylor Co
Partners & Resources
Combined Book Exhibit approved and recommended companies.
Book Fair Buddy
Book Fair Buddy provides an easy way to keep track of titles you find at any book fair, con, bookstore or library worldwide. Once saved, Click through to buy from a variety of retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble and more. Book Fair Buddy can be used anywhere; at book fairs, cons, bookstores and libraries.
Features That You’ll Love!
Make your own to-be-read lists for all your favorite titles. The choice is yours!
Scan the books barcode or Combined Book Exhibit QR Code to get more details about the book and save it to your personal bookshelf.