Book Fairs/Fests

(Updated 12/09/18)

Bookworm Festival, Houston, February 2, 2019

Teen Book Fest by the Bay,  Corpus Christi, February 16, 2019

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

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

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

Galveston Island Book Festival, TBA

Austin International Poetry Festival, April 4-7, 2019


North Texas Book Festival, Denton, April 6, 2019



Lone Star LesFic Festival, Austin, TBA

Poetry at Round Top, April 12-14, 2019

Bishop Dunne Literary Festival, Dallas, April 15, 2019



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

Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair, Houston, [on hiatus]


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



Marfa Poetry Gathering, TBA [biennial]

23 comments:

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

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

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

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  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. http://www.lonestar.edu/book-festival

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  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. http://www.lonestar.edu/book-festival

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

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  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 ShirleyReginaInc@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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

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

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  7. Hello! Just wanted to make sure you had the latest info on the upcoming Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair! www.humanitiestexas.org/programs/2016-holiday-book-fair

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

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

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  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 www.fortworthbookfest.com for festival details and contact us at fwbookfest2017@gmail.com. Come see us in October.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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  10. East Texas Book Bash will be 08/05/2017 at Harvey Hall in Tyler, TX http://easttexasbookbash.weebly.com/

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

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

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

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

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