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Trade Shows

RWA regularly hosts booths and/or participates in panels at trade shows like the Public Library Association Conference, the American Library Association Conference, regional shows held by the American Booksellers Association and more. At these shows we strive to educate booksellers and librarians on the romance genre, as well as provide a platform for our members to make industry connections.

Members are often invited to sign at trade shows where we exhibit. Check back throughout the year for opportunities. Signing eligibility requirements can be found in the Policy and Procedures Manual.

2019 American Library Association Conference

RWA will once again have a booth at the American Library Association Annual Conference, held this year in Washington, D.C.!  Drop by booth 1056 June 21-24 to learn more about the romance genre, meet some amazing authors, and pick up some free books! See below for a schedule of our signing authors. If you have questions, please email


 RWA Booth 1056, Exhibit Hall
 Walter E. Washington Convention Center
 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
 Washington, DC 20001
 June 21-June 24


 Saturday, June 22
 Time  Author  Title  Sub-genre
 9:15-9:45 a.m.  Roz Lee   Will-Ingram Brothers #1  Contemporary
 9:45-10:15 a.m.  Sharon Wray  Every Deep Desire  Romantic Suspense
 1:00-1:30 p.m.  Christina June   No Place Like Here  Young Adult
 1:30-2:00 p.m.  Jean C. Joachim   You Belong To Me  Contemporary
 2:00-2:30 p.m.  Pintip Dunn  Star-Crossed  Young Adult
 2:30-3:00 p.m.  L. Penelope  Song of Blood and Stone   Fantasy

 Sunday, June 23
 Time  Author  Title  Sub-genre
 9:15-9:45 a.m.  Anna Bennett   First Earl I See Tonight  Historical
 9:45-10:15 a.m.  Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb  Last Christmas in Paris  Historical
 1:00-1:30 p.m.  Michelle Willingham   Good Earls Don't Lie  Historical
 1:30-2:00 p.m.  Cassandra Hallman   The Quiet Game  Young Adult
 2:00-2:30 p.m.  Nancy C. Weeks  The Eyewitness  Romantic Suspense
 2:30-3:00 p.m.  Sally MacKenzie  What Ales the Earl  Historical
 2:30-3:00 p.m.  Tere Michaels  Faith & Fidelity  Contemporary

 Monday, June 24
 Time  Author  Title  Sub-genre
 9:15-9:45 a.m.  Caro Carson   The Captain's Vegas Vows  Contemporary
 9:45-10:15 a.m.  Rachel J. Good  The Amish Widow's Rescue  Amish