Monday, May 1, 2017


Bookish events in Texas for the week of May 1-7, 2017: 

Special Events:
The Writer's Garret "Beyond 21 Celebration," Dallas, May 5-7

Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair, Houston, May 6

Free Comic Book Day, statewide, May 6

8th Annual Books Alive! Children's Book Celebration, Houston, May 6

10th Annual DFW Writers Conference, Dallas, May 6-7

Ongoing Exhibits:
Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, February 6-July 16

The Human Experience: From Texas to the World literacy initiative, Houston, January 18-May 18

The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry, Denton, January 17-May 11

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, Fort Worth, January 21-May 7

Sandra Cisneros: A House of Her Own Exhibition, San Marcos, February 15-July 1

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE ART OF JAMES E. RANSOME (a National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature exhibition), Abilene, March 9-May 19

Texas Writers Exhibition, Fredericksburg, May 1-31

Monday, May 1:

Tuesday, May 2:
Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and open mic!, 8PM


Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene, 7:30PM

San Antonio

Thursday, May 4:

B&N - Lincoln Park, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life book signing with Wade Phillips, 7PM [wristband required]



River Oaks Bookstore, Lyn Coffin reads and signs This Green Life: New and Selected, 4PM

Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library, Free Comic Book Day presents a meet & greet and book signing with Dave Roman, author of the Astronaut Academy series, 4PM

Lone Star College, Writers Speakers and Ideas: Ramiro Martinez discusses They Call Me Ranger Ray: From the UT Tower Sniper to Corruption in South Texas, 6:30PM

San Antonio

B&N - Parkdale, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life book signing with Wade Phillips, 7PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons, 2PM


San Antonio

San Benito
The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, Bárbara Renaud González reads from Las Nalgas de JLo/JLo's Booty: The Best & Most Notorious Calumnas & Other Writings by the First Chicana Columnist in Texas 1995-2005, 7PM

Saturday, May 6:

Brazos Bookstore, DF Brown poetry reading, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Sara Rosett will sign and discuss the newest Ellie Avery mystery, Mother's Day, Muffins and Murder, 4:30PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Andrea' Porter Meet & Greet and Book Signing of Second Chance at Love, 3PM

San Antonio


B&N, Kantorbury Tails book signing with Anna Schuster Kantor, 11AM

Sunday, May 7:
B&N - Preston/Royal, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons, 10AM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letter Live hosts Scott Westerfeld discussing and signing The Spill Zone, 3PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, all day

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, The Dock Bookshop 9th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Fundraiser, 4PM

Half Price Books - Montrose, Raymond Arroyo signing Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders, 2PM

MaryScott Hagle’s historic Heights home, WITS fundraiser: Poetry Concert with internationally acclaimed youth poets from the Meta-Four Houston team, 7PM

George Memorial Library, Graphic Novel Day featuring special guest appearances and book signings by popular graphic novelists Falynn Koch, Dave Roman, and Ru Xu, 1:30PM

San Antonio
South Texas Museum of Popular Culture, Join Laredo-born artist-musician-writer Salvador Macias for a round of poetry from el corazon followed by a set by accordion master Santiago Jimenez, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, K Wendt reads and signs Emma's Journey, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Christine Granados reads and signs Fight Like a Man & Other Stories We Tell Our Children, 3PM

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