The Library Marketplace:
Exhibits, Stages & Resources

Learn, innovate, and have fun in the Library Marketplace!
More than 550 exhibitors and 80 presentations on 9 LIVE stages!

View Floor Plan & Exhibitor List

Marketplace Hero Image: Photo of AC17 Exhibit Floor Crowd

Get ready to meet with more than 550 exhibitors offering products, titles, and tools to help serve your library, hear from leading authors and illustrators on the LIVE Stages, check out the multi-media resources available in the Bonus Showcases, and connect and share at various networking activities.


The Library Marketplace will also host evergreen features like the Diversity in Publishing Pavilion, Meet the Authors, the Author Autograph Area, Artist Alley, Poster Sessions, The Sound Garden, Live at the 25 Podcast BoothNow Showing @ ALA, and more!  And you can't forget the advance reading copies (ARCs) — the pre-published and almost-complete versions of new books that are usually circulated to professional reviewers and book bloggers in advance of print. Fill your tote bags or visit the onsite Post Office to ship these free books back to your home or library.

It all starts immediately after the Opening Session ribbon-cutting ceremony with a fun reception. There, you'll eat, drink, and catch up with the exhibitors and the peers you've missed seeing face-to-face. We're hard at work building the space you've enjoyed so much throughout the years — with NEW and even more exciting features! Stay tuned.


Exhibit Hours

  • Friday, June 24:  5:30pm – 7:00pm 
  • Saturday, June 25:  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 26:  9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Monday, June 27:  9:00am – 2:00pm

Learn more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.