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Bringing an Author's Book to Its Target Market

Library of Social Science’s constituents are meeting attendees, publishers and authors.

  • For publishers: We select the best, most productive conferences—allowing publishers to reach their target market—and the most prominent, influental scholars and professionals.
  • For conference attendees: We bring to the table (so to speak) a rich offering of the latest and most significant titles in a discipline, conveying the "state of the art" in their field.
  • For authors: We do extensive research for each meeting, identifying books authored by people speaking at our meetings. After years of arduous labor (Professors are the true "working class"), an author is immensely satisfied to see his or her book in our display.

The photos to the right and below show authors posing with their books—on display at exhibits organized by Library of Social Science.

When possible, we order multiple titles—and conduct book signings. We want the author's work to be known—to reach its target audience.

If one has written a book on evolutionary psychology, it is imperative that this book be included in the exhibit of the Human Behavior and Evolution society: to reach colleagues on the cutting-edge of developing this field.

If a book on evolutionary psychology it is not exhibited at the world's most important conference on this topic, then the work of the author—and the publisher—has been in vain.

Please scroll down for our
2018 book exhibit schedule.
Author: Kai Shaft
Title: Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century
Publisher: Polity
Conference: Rural Sociological Society
Author: Guillermo Bernal
Title: Cultural Adaptations
Publisher: APA Books
Conference: National Latino/a Psychological Association
Author: William Wilson
Title: The Declining Significance of Race
Publisher: U. of Chicago Press
Conference: Rural Sociological Society
Author: Derald Sue
Title: Microaggressions in Everyday Life
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Conference: National Multicultural Conference and Summit
Author: Kevin Nadal
Title: Filipino American Psychology
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Conference: Rural Sociological Society
Author: Russel Meares
Title: A Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Conference: International Assn. for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
Author: Marilyn Wedge
Title: Pills are Not for Pre Schoolers
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Conference: International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry
Author: Matthew Hughey
Title: White Bound
Publisher: Stanford U. Press
Conference: Association for Humanist Sociology
Author: Patricia Arrendondo
Title: Counseling Latinos and La Familia
Publisher: Sage
Conference: National Latino/a Psychological Association
Author: Dinelia Rosa
Title: Grief Therapy with Latinos
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Conference: National Latino/a Psychological Association
Author: Christine Ho
Title: Humane Migration
Publisher: Lynne Rienner / Kumarian Press
Conference: American Ethnological Society
Author: Peter Shabad
Title: Despair and the Return of Hope
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Conference: International Assn. for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
Author: Hillary Grill
Title: Dreaming for Two
Publisher: Penguin
Conference: International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
Author: Guido Ruivenkamp
Title: Biotechnology in Development
Publisher: Wageningen Academic
Conference: Rural Sociological Society
Author: John Wilsey
Title: One Nation Under God?
Publisher: Wipf & Stock
Conference: S-USIH
Please scroll down for write-ups.
Date / Location Name
February 23-24
Teachers College
New York, NY
35th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education (TCWR): “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Power and Patriarchy in Psychology and Education”
The Winter Roundtable is the longest running professional education program in the United States devoted to cultural issues in psychology and education. The Winter Roundtable continues its tradition of bringing together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, ability status, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation in psychology and education. The 2018 theme underscores the pervasiveness and pernicious effects of misogyny, sexism and gender oppression. With over 600 expected to attend, this is the best meeting of the year to promote your titles on multiculturalism, counseling, social work, stigma and trauma, education, literacy and psychology to leaders in the field.
February 21-24
Las Vegas, NV
47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR)
Founded in 1971, SCCR is a multi-disciplinary organization whose members share a common devotion to cross-cultural research. A distinguishing characteristic of the Society is that it is inter-disciplinary. Members are professionals and students in Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and related fields including Education, Family Studies, Social Work, Human Development, Psychiatry, Communications, Ethnic Studies, Business, etc. Their annual conference is the best opportunity of the year to promote titles on all aspects of cross- and multi-cultural research. Keynote speakers at the 2018 meeting: Glenn Adams, Elizabeth Cashdan, Erin Hannon, Robert Hitchcock, and David Lancy.
March 1-3
Washington, DC
24th National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP): “Understanding Asia: Past and Present”
ASDP’s network of scholars and teachers are dedicated to enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. ASDP promotes a comparative approach, integrating Asian Studies in core humanities, social science, business and science courses. Presentations will explore connections with and within Asia—among peoples, cultures, ideas and ideals—through both wide-angle historical lenses and tightly-focused analyses of contemporary issues. With faculty members from over 560 universities worldwide, ASDP is one of the leading organizations investigating Asian cultures, economies, politics and identities, making this one of the best opportunities of the year to promote your titles in all areas of Asian Studies.
March 22-26
Chicago, IL
74th Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES): “Education as Formation”
The Philosophy of Education Society is the premier organization promoting the study of educational practice, policy and research. This international forum provides a high-visibility platform to speak about current pedagogical issues. Their exciting annual conference explores education as a societal institution—and more broadly as the process of existential growth. This is the best meeting of the year to promote your titles on education to leaders in the field—from a sociological, anthropological, psychological or religious perspective.
March 22-25
Minneapolis, MN
Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS): “Sociology and the Public’s Health”
Founded in 1936, MSS is a professional organization of scholars, students and practicing sociologists. Their annual meetings attract nearly 1000 attendees from around the world. This year's meeting will focus on public health, which links with many of sociology’s conceptual roots: race, ethnicity, gender, political economy, global development, education and family. Speakers present research in all realms of Sociology, ranging from the sociology of emotions to criminology, communications theory and semiotics, to mass media, organizations, economics and politics. This exciting meeting is one of the best opportunities for publishers to promote their full range of Sociology titles to leading scholars.
March 28-31
Long Beach, CA
89th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA): “Teaching Sociology: Innovations, Changes, Challenges”
The annual PSA meeting is one of the largest and most popular sociological conferences, with well over 1,000 people expected to attend. This year’s meeting will focus on the mission of the Pacific Sociological Association: “to promote high quality teaching of sociological knowledge, and to mentor the next generation of sociologists.” Papers will range across all sociological disciplines, representing the diversity of research questions, topics and methodologies. These prominent scholars, avid book buyers, look for titles on the full range of Sociology topics. Publishers wishing to promote their Sociology titles cannot afford to miss this exciting event.
April 6-8
Philadelphia, PA
26th Annual ASIANetwork Conference: “Mindful Connectivity: Asian Perspectives and Influences”
ASIANetwork is the primary organization devoted to strengthening the role of Asian Studies within liberal arts education, encouraging the study of Asian languages and societies to deepen intercultural understanding. This year’s conference focuses on mindfulness, connectivity, and holistic understandings of self, society, and environment. Given the prominent role Asian societies play today, this is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles to a prime market of teachers and researchers seeking monographs and texts for research and course use on all aspects of Asian Studies, including history, anthropology, sociology, religion, politics and economics, literature, culture, media and human rights.
April 12-14
Denver, CO
Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA)
Founded in 1930 for the purpose of advancing psychology as a science, profession, and means of promoting human welfare—this dynamic conference attracts nearly 1000 attendees. Library of Social Science will be at the center of the action, representing most of the major publishers in psychology. Among the topics featured in keynote presentations: forensic psychology, psychology and social change, men’s mental health, psychology as a science, the subjective experience of remembering, suicide research. Members of this enthusiastic organization seek books for course adoption and their own research.
April 13-15
Houston, TX
Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) 2018 Convention: “Tomorrow’s Challenges, Psychology’s Solutions”
Founded in 1954, SWPA serves the psychological community by providing access to scientific advances and professional development within a collegial atmosphere. With an international membership, SWPA’s exciting annual convention brings together over 1500 professor, therapists, counselors and students, who seek the full range of psychology and mental health titles. This year’s meeting is focused on applying psychological research to solve the challenges of tomorrow, ranging from climate change to political divisiveness. Other topics include trauma, forensic psychology, child and adolescent development, sexual identity, multicultural psychology, and neurological and influences on mental health.
April 19-22
SUNY, New Paltz
12th Annual Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS)
NEEPS is dedicated to advancing knowledge on human behavior based on the application of evolutionary principles, such as natural, sexual and cultural selection. Cultivating scholarship into the evolutionary roots of behavior, the Society welcomes researchers and students from multiple disciplines (e.g., anthropology, biology, literary studies, psychology, sociology) with a diversity of theoretical interests. NEEPS’ annual conference—drawing participants from around the world—cultivates the next generation of scholars in the evolutionary behavioral sciences. This is the best opportunities of the year to promote your titles on evolution, psychology and human behavior.
April 26–29
Portland, OR
98th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association (WPA)
The Western Psychological Association was founded in 1921 to stimulate the exchange of scientific ideas, and to enhance scholarship in the behavioral sciences. Nearly a century on, the WPA welcomes professionals and students in Psychology and related fields to present their latest research and findings at their annual convention. The full program of cutting-edge research includes presentations on addiction and treatment, aging, cross-cultural issues, clinical psychology, health, organizational psychology, neurological effects of drinking, positive psychology, social justice and teaching. With over 2,200 expected to attend, this is a terrific opportunity to promote your titles on all Psychology topics.
May 31-June 2
New York City
34th Annual Conference of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI): “Drawing on Multiple Theories and Methods to Enhance Psychotherapy Practice and Research”
SEPI promotes theoretical diversity and encourages critical engagement among different psychotherapeutic orientations. Providing both a community for researchers and theorists who explore the limitations of single-school perspectives—and a forum for alternative ways of working with clinical issues—SEPI traverses the shifting ground between theory and practice. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on all schools of psychotherapy theory and practice: cognitive, emotional, biological and behavioral factors affecting psychological change; community mental health and cultural competency; psychotherapy with marginalized populations; the role of spirituality and religion in therapy; and the bio-psycho-social model.
June 7-10
Univ. of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa, AL
11th Southern Association for Women Historians Conference (SAWH): “Resistance, Power, and Accommodation: Women and Southern History”
SAWH is one of the fastest-growing and most prominent organizations providing a forum for women historians and the study of Southern history. Their exciting TRIENNIAL conference provides a stimulating and congenial forum for leading researchers to present the best in recent scholarship from diverse fields, discussing all aspects of women’s history. Its program seeks to reflect the best in recent scholarship and the diversity of our profession, including university professors, graduate students, museum curators, public historians, and independent scholars. Presentations explore all aspects of women’s and gender history, public history, tourism, memory, historic commemoration and marketing history. This is the best meeting of the year to promote books and journals on Southern and women’s history to an influential audience of scholars and educators.
July 11-14
Catholic U. of America
Washington, DC
Colloquium on Violence & Religion (COV&R) 2018 Conference: “Politics, Religion & Violence: After Truth”
COV&R, founded in 1990, is an international association of scholars dedicated to developing Rene Girard's model of the relationship between violence and religion in cultural genesis and maintenance. Scholars from diverse fields participate in their exciting annual meeting. This is the best conference of the year to promote books exploring the meanings of societal and political violence from the perspectives of history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, economics and psychology.
July 26-29
Portland, OR
81st Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS): “Science in Society, Society in Science: Toward a 21st Century Model for Social Scientific Research”
The Rural Sociological Society is the largest and most important North American organization devoted to generating and disseminating knowledge about rural communities, seeking to enhance the quality of rural life and the environment. The 2018 conference will attract scholars and researchers from around the world—avid book-buyers seeking the latest titles on the full range of sociological topics. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your books on rural sociology, agriculture and industry, elites and class, climate change and politics and civil society.
Aug 31-Sep 2
Mexico City, MX
19th Annual Congress of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society (NPSA): “Repression and Defense”
NPSA was founded in 2000 to promote inter-disciplinary work between psychoanalysis and neuroscience. Providing resources for clinicians, researchers and students, the Society integrates the study of brain and mind. Their annual congress is a forum where clinicians and scientists meet and share their latest findings. The 2018 congress focuses on repression and defense: how insights from psychoanalysis, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and philosophy can illuminate these core psychological processes. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on neurobiology, psychoanalysis, ethology, theory of mind, developmental psychology, psychopharmacology, empathy, group psychology, social neuroscience and non-human and artificial intelligence.
October 18-21
San Diego, CA
2018 National Latina/o Psychological Association Biennial Conference (NLPA)
NLPA’s mission is to advance psychological education and training to enhance the well-being of Hispanic and Latina/o populations. Their biennial conference brings together a diverse group of scholars and practitioners, policy-makers and students to explore issues of diversity inclusion in Latina/o psychology. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on Latina/o psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy, social issues impacting the Hispanic/Latino community, ethnicity, race and social policy.
October 19-20
Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ
24th Annual Conference of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS)
APCS is an interdisciplinary organization of clinicians and academics dedicated to understanding social phenomena—and to developing applications of clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis to cultural issues and social change. Topics range from psychological factors behind drug abuse, irresponsible sexuality, and ethnic, racial and sexual intolerance; to psychoanalysis and literature; to the theories of Freud and Lacan—in order to understand culture’s role in motivating serious social problems. This is the best opportunity of the year to promote your titles on psychology, psychotherapy and psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as psychoanalytic approaches to cultural studies, society and politics, gender studies, history, religion, economics, philosophy and the arts.
November 1-3
Washington, DC
Eleventh Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA)
ASMEA promotes the highest standards of academic research and teaching in the fields of Middle Eastern Studies, African Studies and related disciplines. Their annual conference attracts prominent scholars and high-level policy-makers. Among the topics discussed at this exciting, well-attended meeting: the history of religious and communal conflict and coexistence; how current strategic, political and economic concerns are reshaping old regional rivalries; and issues related to genocide, terrorism and democratization. This is the best conference of the year to promote your titles on Middle Eastern, African and Islamic studies.
November 9-11
Philadelphia, PA
17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS-US)
ISPS champions the application of psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral and related individual, family and group therapies, in contrast to the current reliance on medication to treat psychotic disorders. Their rich conference brings together mental health professionals—psychologists, psychiatrists and nurses—as well as service users and their families. Topics discussed include all schools and methods of psychotherapy; drama, art and music therapy; psychotherapy’s interaction with genetics and neurology; the realities of those who have experienced psychosis; and phenomenology and society. This promises to be the most exciting psychology-and psychotherapy-related conference of the year—one publishers cannot afford to miss!
November 15-17
Frisco, TX
Annual Convention of the Texas Psychological Association (TPA)
Founded in 1947, TPA’s purpose is to advance psychology as a science, profession and means of promoting human welfare. Their members are drawn from all specialties of psychology, with a concentration in clinical and counseling psychology. The annual TPA convention brings together over 600 scholars, psychologists, therapists, counselors and social workers. These influential clinicians and therapists seek the latest titles on the full range of psychology and mental health topics. Speakers and presenters explore topics ranging from applied and school psychology, forensic psychology, child and adolescent development, sexual identity, and aging to psychopharmacology, disability, treatment of trauma, and multicultural psychology.