Authors, educators and publishers from around the world headed to the Javits Center Friday for Book Expo America.
Book writers, sellers and lovers gathered to hear about the newest titles and meet with publishers.
More than 2,000 exhibitors are expected throughout the three-day event.
Visitors said they're excited to get their hands on the numerous books available.
"I'm excited not only for books for myself, but there's books that I'm going to give to the kids and put in my classroom library and books for your cousins and friends," said teacher Caitlin Bisson. "So it's just exciting to gather all different types of books and then figure out what to do with them when you get home afterwards."
Next year will mark the last time the expo will be held in New York before it moves to Chicago in 2016.
The event runs through Saturday.