Officials at BookExpo America (BEA) have announced that BEA in 2013 will take place one week earlier than previously announced. Organizers have been seeking the earlier date from the Javits Center for a while as it is expected to drive down hotel prices by 10% – 20% depending on the property.
The surprise availability of the new dates was just confirmed by Javits officials this week. The new dates for exhibits at BEA in 2013 will be Thursday, May 30th – Saturday, June 1st. Conference Day will take place on Wednesday, May 29th and the show floor will be open Thursday, May 30th – Saturday, June 1st. The Book Blogger Conference will take place on Wednesday, May 29th as will the Remainders & Gift Pavilions as has been done for the last 5 years.