The New York Book Forum is a recently formed nonprofit tax-exempt organization. NYBF is dedicated to building bridges between the entire book publishing world and the public with an emphasis on the importance of reading and promoting literacy. The Forum’s target membership extends beyond those who have worked in some capacity in the book world to include all who embrace and celebrate reading. It is our plan to hold regular informational forums, sponsor book competitions, and facilitate educational opportunities that enhance book creation, production, and distribution across all formats. We envision these activities as helping to promote literacy. At the New York Book Forum, reading comes into focus!

Board of Directors

Janet McCarthy Grimm Headshot
Janet McCarthy Grimm
President
Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers (retired)
Martha Hanson Headshot

Martha Hanson

Vice President
Simon & Schuster
Placeholder Headshot

Richard Bretan

Secretary
W. W. Norton & Company
Placeholder Headshot

Mel Cowher

Treasurer
Lakeside Book Company
Michael Kwan Headshot

Michael Kwan

Asst. Treasurer
Simon & Schuster
Brigid Black Headshot

Brigid Black

Simon & Schuster
Andy Hughes Headshot

Andy Hughes

Penguin Random House
Zachary Lutz Headshot

Zachary Lutz

Asst. VP & Creative Director
Penguin Random House
Karen Romano Headshot

Karen Romano

W. W. Norton & Company
Placeholder Headshot

Lauren White-Jackson

Program Director
W. W. Norton & Company

New York Book Show Committee Co-Chairs

Name Company
Zachary Lutz Penguin Random House
Peggy Samedi Penguin Random House