Awesome Con Header background Image

AWESOME CON BOOK FAIR

AC Book Fair for light backgrounds

Awesome Con is for book lovers! Awesome Con’s Book Fair is back! Our Book Fair is our love letter to you, the readers and writers, the storytellers and content creators, the escapists and superfans. For those who want to celebrate their favorite reads and those who need to satiate their hunger in finding their next one, this is home. Book Fair brings together readers, writers, and publishers for three days of talks, signings, and special events – all in the heart of DC’s biggest pop culture convention! Don’t miss all the bookish action June 3-5 in Washington DC!

BUY BADGES TO AWESOME CON

BOOK FAIR SPECIAL GUESTS

Don’t miss your favorite SFF authors at Awesome Con! These guests are all participating in panels & programming, which are showcased below under “Book Fair Special Events.” Several of them are also participating in signings at the Solid State Books booth #2051 so make sure to check those times out at the bottom!

SOLID STATE BOOKS, OFFICIAL BOOKSELLER AT BOOTH #2051

Solid State Books (Booth #2051) returns to Awesome Con! Solid State Books is downtown Washington DC’s independent bookstore and coffee bar! DC is a city of readers, writers, students, artists, activists, and politicos. Solid State Books is the nexus for all of these diverse groups, engaging the community through our slate of dynamic programming and an unparalleled bookstore experience.

Take advantage of the book lovers at Solid State Books by utilizing their Recommendation Station at Awesome Con. Really love a book and what to know what you should read next that’s similar? Simply approach the booth and ask for recommendations!

Solid State Books

DC PUBLIC LIBRARY AT BOOTH #2057

dcpl logo

The official DC Public Library is in the house at Booth #2057! Don’t miss DCPL, an independent agency of the District of Columbia government, bringing the joy of book lending in our community to Awesome Con. Did you know the DC Public Library has over 26 branches? Did you know it was established 126 years ago in 1896? Find out more about the DCPL at Awesome Con – we love libraries!

DCPL Book Bike: On Friday and Sunday, come hang out with the DCPL staff and the official Book Bike filled with books for customers to check out, sign up for library cards, and pick up some DCPL giveaways. Talk about reading on the go!

DCPL Interactive Storytimes: If you’d like to hear a story from a local librarian, head to Awesome Con Jr. to jump into a story book. We are not responsible for sprained imaginations!

IMG 0192

BOOK FAIR SPECIAL EVENTS

SEE FULL PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

BOOK FAIR EXHIBITORS

SEE FULL EXHIBITOR LIST

AUTHOR’S LANE

Curious what up-and-coming, independently published authors might be at Awesome Con? Take a stroll down Author’s Lane and connect with fresh faces from the world of science fiction, fantasy, YA, horror, and more. Venture into Artist Alley to find these authors, all labeled with table signage showing that they are a part of Author’s Lane.

Check out full Author’s Lane List