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October 2020

Program Night: Designers’ Roundtable Webinar

October 20, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

On Tuesday, October 20, BIGNY will host its annual Designers’ Roundtable. In years past, this event has showcased winners from the New York Book Show. With the cancellation of this year’s Book Show, designers will instead discuss the shift to remote work and best practices for coping with a transient work environment. Speakers include Dominique Jones, cover designer at Dutton; Catherine Casalino, principal and creative director at Casalino Design Inc.; and Luke Bird, graphic designer at Luke Bird Co. The…

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November 2020

Program Night: Innovation at the Storefront

November 17, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Retail and industry experts will discuss the evolution of bookselling in 2020, from reaching customers at home to safely welcoming them back to the storefront. Current genre trends will also take point, including cooking, education, and social justice. Speakers include Kalima DeSuze, owner of Cafe con Libros; Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books and Browser Books; Stacey Lewis, vice president, director of publicity, marketing, and sales at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers; and Charley Rejsek, general manager of BookPeople.…

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December 2020

Program Night: More Than Just Paper: Rise of the Unstoppable Stationery Market

December 15, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us as company owners and executives come together to discuss trends, innovation, and the future of the ever-growing genre! Speakers include Emily Ley, founder and CEO of Simplified; Kevin Garcia, cofounder and co-CEO of Karst, Lindley Boegehold, editorial director at Clarkson Potter, Maureen Gallagher, production development director for teNeues NYC Stationery, and Shamese Shular, founder of STATIONED BY HAND. The panel will be moderated by Olivia Hosken, style and interiors writer at Town & Country. Click here to register…

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January 2021

Program Night: President’s Night

January 19, 2021 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join the Book Industry Guild of New York for an evening with Madeline McIntosh, the Chief Executive Officer of Penguin Random House U.S. Click HERE to register for this event! If you have questions for Madeline, please send them to ryan.whalen@lsccom.com by 1/18/21 with the subject line “BIGNY President's Night January 2021 Questions”!

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February 2021

Program Night: Health and Wellness

February 9, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join BIGNY on February 9 to find out what’s on the horizon vis-à-vis health and wellness in 2021 from established voices in the publishing and fitness worlds! Admission: $10. Limited capacity. Click HERE to register! Panelists include Lisa Cheng, senior editor at Hay House; Andrew Flach, publisher, Hatherleigh Press; and Dervla Kelly, executive editor at Penguin Random House. Moderated by Latoya Shauntay Snell, writer, athlete, photographer, as well as the food and fitness blogger known as Running Fat Chef. The…

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March 2021

Program Night: The Comics Craze: How Comics and Graphic Novels are Adapting to Change

March 16, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, March 16th, join BIGNY for a conversation with an extraordinary panel of comics and graphic novel professionals! Readers, creators, seasoned fans, and newbies alike are all welcome to this discussion on the growth of comics and graphic novels. The program will be held via Zoom at 6:00 P.M. EST,  and will be preceded by a social (also via Zoom) from 5:15 PM to 5:45 P.M. EST. If you’re looking to chat publishing, comics, bookmaking, and more before the…

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April 2021

Program Night: Inside the Box: The Process of Monthly Book Curations

April 13, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, April 13th, join BIGNY as we unbox the mystery behind how your next highly anticipated read reaches your doorstep! Book subscription boxes are the perfect gift for anyone who loves to read, but it’s easy to forget that it took an entire group of people to curate everything inside. Our event, “Inside the Box” gives you the chance to hear from four people who know all of the behind-the-scenes work that makes each book subscription box special. The…

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May 2021

Program Night: Redesigning Classics

May 12, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Wednesday, May 12th, the Book Industry Guild of New York will discuss what goes into reimagining and re-publishing a classic novel in the 21st century. Classic novels are those which continuously allow everyone the chance to interpret and find something to resonate with among their pages. These stories are truly timeless, but what makes modern readers want to read them outside of a classroom? Their design! An interpretation in itself, design choices for covers and inset illustrations make individuals…

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June 2021

Program Night: Nurturing Readership: How Libraries Work with Publishers for Reading Inclusivity

June 22, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, June 22nd, join the Book Industry Guild of New York for an enlightening conversation on the fantastic world of libraries, books, and publishers! We will be taking a look at the instrumental role libraries have played in providing accessibility, literacy, and community building for all sorts of readers. The program will be held via Zoom at 6:00 P.M. EDT, and will be preceded by a social (also via Zoom) from 5:15 PM to 5:50 P.M. EDT. If you’re…

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November 2021

Program Night: The In-House Initiative: How Publishing Addresses Hybrid Work

November 9, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, November 9th, join the Book Industry Guild of New York as we discuss an ever-evolving question: what will back-to-work look like for publishing? Our latest panel will highlight various company efforts to respond to both a constantly shifting COVID landscape and a workforce that continues to adapt. How will workplaces become more adaptable and accessible? What would a hybrid work model look like for different publishing environments? How are different departments such as Production or Marketing separately affected,…

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