Ultimate Survival Guide to Book Conventions & Festivals

Your Survival Guide To Book Conventions and Festivals
Hello everyone! This week is one of the biggest weeks for bookish people as people from around the world flock to Blogbound, Book Expo, and, Book Con. Whether you have been to one, two or all of the conventions, the experience can be a doozy, to say the least. Over the years, it’s common for people to create their own survival guide to a certain festival or convention, each of which have their own rules and etiquette but wow are there a lot of posts and videos out there, some of which, as the rules change, may be too old to even be relevant anymore. I mean, I’ve made my own guide before for Book Con, and it definitely needs updating lol. Therefore, I figured I’d put together an up-to-date collection of survival guides for all bookish festivals, conventions, and conferences. Let’s goooo….

BookExpo & BookCon

  1. BookCon + BookExpo Survival Guide
  2. Our Tips & Tricks For BookExpo & BookCon 2019
  3. Book Expo & Book Con Survival Guide
  4. Book Con Survival Guide For The Best Weekend
  5. Book Expo & Book Con: What You Need to Know Guide
  6. 10 Book Con/BEA Survival Tips

And, of course, please check out Julie’s spreadsheet for the schedules for Blogbound, BookExpo and BookCon! To access the spreadsheet, click here!


  1. Tips and Tricks of YallWest
  2. A Beginner’s Guide to YallWest
  3. Guide To: Yallwest
  4. YALLfest 2018 Guide

Also, in general, a friend of mine, Caro, made an awesome Twitter thread of Do’s and Don’ts she’s learned about conventions so feel free to read over it too!
Aaaand that’s all! If you have or know someone who has a recent or up-to-date guide to any bookish convention or festival and want(s) to be included in this list, please let me know! I’m happy to add it!! And, for all the people going to any conventions or festivals, *my* most important tip for you is to HAVE FUN!!! Thank you, have a great day/night and tata for now!


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