Book Fairs/Fests

(Updated 02/17/19)

Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend, TBA

Round Rock Local Author Fair, TBA

Bookworm Festival, Houston, TBA

Teen Book Fest by the Bay,  Corpus Christi, TBA

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine, February 22-23, 2019

Library Palooza, San Antonio, February 23, 2019

Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices, Austin, February 23, 2019

FESTIBA (International Festival of Books & Arts), Edinburg, February 25-March 2, 2019

People's Poetry Fest, Corpus Christi, February 28-March 2, 2019

Texas Storytelling Festival, Denton, March 7-10, 2019

North Texas Teen Book Festival, Irving, March 22-23, 2019

WORDfest, Hurst, March 23-24, 2019

Brazos Valley Book Festival, College Station, March 30, 2019

TeenBookCon, League City, March 30, 2019

Beall Poetry Festival, Waco, April 3-5, 2019

Austin International Poetry Festival, April 4-7, 2019

North Texas Book Festival, Denton, April 6, 2019

Poetry at Round Top, April 12-14, 2019

Bishop Dunne Literary Festival, Dallas, April 15, 2019

National Book Awards Festival, Huntsville, April 15, 2019

Valley International Poetry Festival, McAllen, April 25-28, 2019

Authors in the Parks, various locations, April 27, 2019

Dallas Festival of Books & Ideas, May 28-June 1, 2019

O. Henry Pun-Off, Austin, TBA

Children's Art & Literacy Festival, Abilene, June 6-8, 2019

Wimberley Book Festival, June 8, 2019

McKinney Square Book Festival, McKinney, June 15, 2019

African American Book Festival, Austin, June 22, 2019

Marfa Poetry Gathering, TBA [biennial]

Langdon Review Weekend, Granbury, TBA

Texas Word Wrangler, Giddings, September 12-14, 2019

LibroFest, Houston, TBA

Waco Word Fest, October 4-6, 2019

Houston Poetry Fest, October 11-13, 2019

Goliad Literature Festival, TBA

Border Book Bash, various RGV locations, TBA

Tweens Read, Houston, TBA

West Texas Book Festival, Abilene, October TBA
Mid Cities Teen Book Fest, North Richland Hills, October 19, 2019

National Black Book Festival, Houston, October 24-26, 2019

Lubbock Book Festival, TBA [biennial] 

Lit Crawl Austin, October 26, 2019


  1. DEAR Texas is a state wide book festival on April 12th, 24 cities, 30 bookstores and 75 authors participating. Learn more at:

    1. Thank you! DEAR Texas has been added to this list as well as to the US list.

    2. Thank you! DEAR Texas has been added to this list as well as to the US list.

  2. The Bayou City Book Festival is a new initiative coming out of Lone Star College's Center for Civic Engagement. The festival is a week-long event (April 3-8, 2017) throughout the City of Houston with events occurring on each of the Lone Star College campuses.

  3. The Bayou City Book Festival is a week-long festival throughout the City of Houston. From April 3-8, 2017 events will take place on all of the Lone Star College campuses. Each event is free and open the public.

  4. Thank you Chelsie! It's been added to the list and hotlinked.

  5. I'm an author, how can I be apart of this event? Your Pets Best Life Now! is the title of my book. Sherry Johnson author. My email address is Thank you.

  6. I would like more information on this event scheduled for 2017. I'm an author.Thank you.

    1. Hi Sherry, To which event are you referring, please? I can direct you then. Thanks!

  7. Hello! Just wanted to make sure you had the latest info on the upcoming Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair!

  8. What is the procedure to have a festival added to this sight?
    - Coletta

    1. You can post the info in a comment and I'll add it, or you can send an email with details to Thanks!

  9. Fort Worth BookFest is a new festival presented over four days, October 12-15, 2017, at four separate venues around the City of Fort Worth. See for festival details and contact us at Come see us in October.

    1. Oh how exciting! I can't tell you how happy I am to hear this. I'll add the new festival to my list this morning. Thank you and good luck!

    2. We appreciate the listing. We are excited to bring this festival to Fort Worth and the Southwest Region. We are developing an event to interest the entire family, with authors, activities, and seminars for all! We look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors in Fort Worth in October.

    3. We are excited to launch Fort Worth BookFest for Book lovers in Fort Worth and throughout the Southwest Region. We are developing a festival of words presented in all literary expression and look forward to you joining us in October at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus. A family outing day with authors, activities and seminars for all ages. Join us! You won't be disappointed!

  10. East Texas Book Bash will be 08/05/2017 at Harvey Hall in Tyler, TX

    1. Excellent. Glad to hear it! I've updated this page. Thank you!

  11. Tweens Read is an annual book festival in Houston aimed at 5th-8th graders. Our website is We would love mention on this page! Thanks for providing a wonderful resource.

  12. Hi! The National Book Award Festival at SHSU in Huntsville will be April 16 & 17, 2018

    1. Wonderful! Thanks for letting me know. I'll update this page and put a link on the home page.