“The book fair is always a highlight of my year.  Hell, everything started for me at the Rainbow Book Fair.” – Bryan BorlandSibling Rivalry Press, LLC.




Who We Are

Rainbow Book Fair is the Largest LGBT Book Event in the U.S.

Once a year, approximately 1500 people get together in New York City to mingle, get to know each other, enrich, broaden, and even extend their lives through the amazing medium of LGBT books.  The New York Rainbow Book Fair is America’s longest-running LGBT book fair, and the largest LGBT book event in the country.  It has grown every year since its beginning in 2009.  It brings together thoughtful, interesting people of all ages, from early teens to those in their 70s and 80s; from a spectrum of countries, ethnicities, gender identities, and viewpoints.  It attracts readers and writers of course, but also publishers, editors, agents, and media attention – people who have never experienced queer culture, and others who have made it the focus of their lives.  Rainbow Book Fair is open to the public, with book discounts and giveaways.

Please join us for The Tenth Annual Rainbow Book Fair, that will take place in New York City in 2019, in time for the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. For more information on the biggest LGBT book event in the US, please come back to this site often.

Rainbow Book Fair Coordinators:

Daniel Kitchen, Perry Brass, Sarah Chinn, Robert Woodworth, Amy Washburn

Volunteer Director:

Johnathan Morpurgo

Rainbow Book Fair Interns:

Grete Miller, Cam Mesinger, Joan Mazen Farnesa, Claire Spaulding, Ben De Witte, Danish Aamir

Become An Exhibitor

Full Table: $130.00
(Early Bird Special until Feb 15th: $105.00)
Half/Shared Table: $70.00
(Early Bird Special until Feb 15th: $55.00)

Tables can be shared with another author or small press.
 You can arrange to share with another Exhibitor you know, or we will pair you with another author or press taking a half table.

All tables are 6´ x 2,5´.
 We will provide signage for your table.  Setup time for the Fair is 10:30am-12:00pm the day of the Fair; breakdown time is 6:00pm-6:30pm the day of the Fair.  Free morning refreshments (coffee etc.) will be served to all exhibitors.

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Become a Sponsor

Silver Sponsorship $250.00

Your Silver sponsorship includes:

  • Your name or organization name and logo on all promotional material
  • Your logo on the Home page of the Rainbow Book Fair website
  • Description of your organization logo, and website link
 on the Sponsor page on the Rainbow Book Fair website
  •  Invitations to all pre-Fair events and after party
  • 1 table with priority placement
  • Scheduling for 1 reader for a 4-minute reading.  We will work with you to schedule this reading at a time that works best for you.

Gold Sponsorship: $350.00

Your Gold sponsorship includes:

  • Everything listed for Silver Sponsorship
  • Earlier dibs on a table for the next year
  • A special notice in the 2017 Rainbow Book Fair promotional material (and in any other events we do throughout the year).

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The Ninth Annual Rainbow Book Fair
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W. 59th Street (just west of 10th Avenue)
Saturday, April 29, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

This year, we are expanding into two large well-lit spaces: Hound Square Center, a bright large student activity area easily reachable by stairs or escalators, and the student cafeteria area we were in last year.  A stunning outdoor garden area is nearby this space, perfect for coordinating other activities associated with the Fair.  There will also be “break out” rooms for panels, readings, our famous Poetry Salon, and lots of space to mix and mingle.
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