BOOKEXPO’S FIRST-EVER GRAND OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER – BARNES & NOBLE CHAIRMAN, LEN RIGGIO
Riggio to Address the Importance of Brick and Mortar Stores and the Changing Book Retail Landscape
The reimagined BookExpo announced the first-ever Grand Opening Keynote, featuring Len Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc. The Day 1 Keynote will take place on Wednesday, May 30, at 9:15 AM on the Midtown Stage sponsored by Ingram and will complement BookExpo’s Day 2 Leadership Roundtable featuring CEOs from top publishing houses Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.
As the Chairman of the nation’s largest retail bookseller, Mr. Riggio will offer attendees his unique perspective on the bookselling industry and will focus his talk on the importance of brick and mortar stores, serving the modern reader, how bookstores best serve their communities, and the overall changing landscape of book retail today. He will be introduced at BookExpo by American Booksellers Association CEO, Oren Teicher.
“We are transforming BookExpo to be the place where the business of bookselling gets done in North America. With that vision in mind …