Authors Charlotte L. Brown, LaTonya Branham and Valerie J. Lewis Coleman founded the Dayton Book Expo in 2009 to connect avid book lovers with local and national bestselling authors. The Kidz Zone fosters a fun and interactive environment for children while promoting the importance of reading. Aspiring authors have access to publishers, editors and publicists in the writing and publishing sessions offered at the Dayton Book Expo. Our relationships with community, business, educational and private sponsors are valuable for helping us promote literacy. This spring event boasts annual enhancements that allow visitors from near and far to experience a fabulous, family-friendly literary affair in Dayton, Ohio. Ultimately, the Dayton Book Expo is where book lovers connect!