Book Exhibit Information for Publishers


We invite publishers to participate in the BHC's Book and Journal Exhibit. We particularly encourage non-U.S.-based publishers to take part.

The publishers' exhibit is a combined book and journal table-top display, housed in an area near the meeting rooms to encourage browsing. We would be happy to receive one display copy of each book or journal you wish to exhibit, along with order forms, subscription information, catalogues, brochures, and other handouts.

We expect approximately 300 people to attend, primarily historians and economists. Members of the BHC have diverse interests ranging broadly across the fields of business and economic history. The organization is international in membership: scholars from the UK, many European countries, Canada, Japan, and Latin America will attend. The theme for the 2020 meeting is "Collaboration in Business and Business History."

There is no fee for exhibiting books or journals at the BHC meeting, but we require exhibitors to donate the books and journals they send to the conference for our silent auction. There will be a fee for the display of flyers, catalogs, and like materials by publishers who do not display books and/or journals. Publishers may also elect to purchase advertising in a variety of packages and/or to sponsor meeting events. We offer the following:

Table-top display of books and/or journals,
plus any flyers, etc.
free, with donation of publications
Flyers and/or catalogs distributed on tables in book display (no books or journals provided) $100
Advertisement in BHC program $250
Advertisement in program and flyer in book display $300 ($50 discount for combination)

Publishers wishing to purchase paid advertising without joining the display need not register. Instead, they should contact BHC Conference Coordinator Carol Lockman at, who can also explain sponsorship possibilities.

Please note that we cannot return books, journals, or any advertising materials to publishers. Therefore, please do not send banners, book stands, or other valuable materials; we can accommodate small table-top cardboard stands, such as enlarged jacket images. Order forms are encouraged, but we do not permit selling at the conference.

To assist us in planning, we ask publishers who wish to send books, journals, and/or advertising materials such as flyer and brochures to the table-top display to register, using the form provided at:

Please submit your registration form no later than February 21, 2020. If you have questions about the exhibit, please contact Carol Lockman via email at

Because the hotel has limited storage space, we ask that books and other materials for the exhibit be timed to arrive no earlier than March 9, 2020; they must arrive no later than March 12, 2020, to be included in the exhibit. Materials should be sent via FedEx, UPS, DHL, or a similar service, with the shipping label (including your return address) addressed as follows:

Attn: Amy Feisel, BHC / Hold for Arrival
Charlotte Marriott City Center
100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Questions about the arrival of packages after shipment should be addressed to Kristine Krueger, Event Manager, 

We look forward to having your books and journals as part of our exhibit this year!