Photo of the Annual 2023 Library Marketplace with vendor booths and attendees

The Library Marketplace:
Exhibits, Stages & Resources

Limitless Innovation and Inspiration in the Library Marketplace!
 

Visit with exhibitors to get the latest in products, services, titles, authors, and technologies.

Hear from exciting authors and illustrators on live stages.

Meet the Authors and have your favorite books autographed or take photos.

Discover donated original artwork and handmade quilts from the ALA Biblio-quilters at the Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship Silent Auction

Extend the learning you received in conference sessions in many of the hands-on opportunities throughout the exhibits.

See Participating Exhibitors, with more to be added!

LIBRARY MARKETPLACE HOURS:
Friday, June 28 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm  |  Saturday, June 29 - 9:00am -5:00pm  |  Sunday, June 30 - 9:00am - 5:00pm  |  Monday, July 1 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Fantastic Author Sessions on 9 Live Stages!


Look of Books Stage

The Look of Books Stage hosts book and graphic novel contributors from the world of art, illustration, and photography.

PopTop Stage

The PopTop Stage features favorite book genres, including mystery, humor, romance, technology, and travel with readings, discussions, panels, and presentations.

Tech Talk Stage logo - click to view conference scheduler

The TechTalk Stage is the place to learn about new technologies making their way into libraries, and to discover how technology impacts our work and personal lives.

ThinkFit Stage

Focus on wellness, instructional, fitness, and nutrition with cookbooks that lead to a healthy lifestyle at the ThinkFit @ ALA Health & Fitness Stage.

What's Cooking @ ALA stage logo

The What's Cooking Stage @ ALA Stage will be heating up the exhibit floor with mouthwatering displays from the hottest chefs, latest cookbook authors, and the "best-in-the-business" foodies. Chefs will also be on hand to prepare the hottest recipes on the demonstration stage, and to autograph their books.

NEW for 2024!

Logo for STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

STEAM Pavilion!

Touch and see the latest on products, services, and technologies for your libraries. From Bots to Film and outer space to immersive tours, the STEAM Stage and STEAM Pavilion have it ALL! And don’t forget the Tech Test Pilot Playground!

Logo for The Beach @ ALA

The Beach @ ALA!

Need a small break from all the awesomeness in the Library Marketplace?

Come to The Beach @ ALA! and take in the ocean breezes, Vitamin D, activities, refreshments, and more!

Bonus Showcases!


 

Zine logo

Zines are self-published works created out of passion, not for profit. Make your own or collaborate with others. There's even a raffle to get your library kitted out with a starter zine collection!

Tech Test Pilot Playground

The Tech Test Pilot Playground gives you hands-on time with robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and more. Create light-up name tags, draw in 3D, and more!

ARC Giveaways logo

Get Advanced Release Copies, the pre-published and almost-complete versions of new books that are usually circulated to professional reviewers 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.

Podcast Recording Booth logo

​At the Podcast Recording Booth, you can watch and listen as today’s emerging and well-known authors record a short podcast.

Meet The Authors logo - click to view the scheduler

Meet the Authors & Authors Autographing Area

From first-time authors to established big names. Meet the Authors in various booths and the Autographing Area! Don't forget your favorite books for autographs and your phone for selfies.

Christopher J. Hoy Scholarship Silent Auction & The Artist Alley

Be sure to stop by the Silent Auction located on the Grand Concourse. Named for a long-time ALA staff member, the annual scholarship is awarded to an individual pursuing a library sciences degree in an ALA-accredited program.

The Artist Alley includes original artworks from all genres by today’s leading artists, illustrators, and creators of comics, games, and graphic novels. These works will be available for bidding in the Silent Auction. Also featured in the silent auction are the original vibrant quilts created by the Biblioquilters. The quilt makers are representatives who work both in and with libraries.

Image of selected artwork available in the silent auction