Book Fests

(Updated 3/29/20)

Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend, TBA

Round Rock Local Author Fair, TBA

Teen Book Fest by the Bay, Corpus Christi, TBA

Bookworm Festival, Houston, TBA

Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine, TBA

Library Palooza, San Antonio, TBA

FESTIBA (International Festival of Books & Arts), Edinburg, TBA

People's Poetry Fest, Corpus Christi, TBA

North Texas Teen Book Festival, Irving, TBA

Texas Storytelling Festival, Denton, TBA

WORDfest, Hurst, TBA

Beall Poetry Festival, Waco, TBA

Austin International Poetry Festival, April 2-5, 2020 CANCELED

TeenBookCon, Cypress, April 4, 2020 CANCELED

San Antonio Book Festival, April 4, 2020 CANCELED

Bishop Dunne Literary Festival, Dallas, CANCELED

National Book Awards Festival, Huntsville, April 6, 2020 CANCELED

Valley International Poetry Festival, McAllen, April 23-26, 2020

Poetry at Round Top, April 24-26, 2020 CANCELED

O. Henry Pun-Off, Austin, POSTPONED

Dallas Festival of Books & Ideas, June 1-5, 2020

Children's Art & Literacy Festival, Abilene, June 11-13, 2020

African American Book Festival, Austin, June 27, 2020

Texas Sports Hall of Fame Book Festival, Waco, TBA

Tulisoma: South Dallas Book Fair & Arts Festival, TBA

North Texas Book Festival, Denton, August 29-30, 2020

Langdon Review Weekend, Granbury, September 9-12, 2020 CANCELED

Indiepalooza, Houston, TBA

Waco Word Fest, October 2-4, 2020

West Texas Book Festival, Abilene, TBA

Boerne Book & Arts Festival, TBA

Houston Poetry Fest, TBA

Texas Teen Book Festival, Georgetown, TBA

Border Book Bash, various RGV locations, TBA

Tweens Read, Houston, TBA

El Paso Community College Literary Fiesta, TBA

Mid Cities Teen Book Fest, North Richland Hills, October 17, 2020

O. Henry Pun-Off, Austin, October 17, 2020

National Black Book Festival, Houston, October 22-24, 2020

Lit Crawl Austin, November 7, 2020

Texas Book Festival, Austin, November 7-8, 2020

Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Houston, TBA

South Texas Book Festival, McAllen, TBA

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair, Austin, TBA

Laredo Book Festival, TBA


  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.

  13. Round Rock event link is wrong. Here's the updated link:

  14. Actually there's multiple links. That one is from 2018. There's also this one.

    They seem to create a new page each year for some reason, which is not a good idea.

  15. Hello, the Boerne Book & Arts Fest is Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Thank you!

  16. The Boerne Book & Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Thank you!

  17. Thanks, Caren! I've updated my website and the Lone Star Lit website. Please let us know if you'd like to advertise the festival at LSL. We've got some summer specials going on right now.