Book Fairs/Fests

(Updated 07/15/18)

Bookworm Festival, Houston, TBA

Teen Book Fest by the Bay,  Corpus Christi, TBA

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

Texas Storytelling Festival, Denton, TBA



Galveston Island Book Festival, TBA

WORDfest, Hurst, TBA

TeenBookCon, League City, TBA


Valley International Poetry Festival, McAllen, TBA

Authors in the Parks, various locations, TBA



O. Henry Pun-Off, Austin, TBA

Brazos Valley Book Festival, College Station, TBA





Marfa Poetry Festival, TBA [biennial]


Langdon Review Weekend, Granbury, September 5-8, 2018

Texas Word Wrangler, Giddings, September 7-8, 2018

Houston Library Kids' Book Festival, TBA

Houston Indiepalooza, September 14-16, 2018

McKinney Square Book Festival, McKinney, September 22, 2018

West Texas Book Festival, Abilene, [on hiatus for 2018]

Waco Word Fest, October 5-7, 2018



Boerne Book & Arts Festival, October 6, 2018

Texas Teen Book Festival, Austin, October 6, 2018

Houston Poetry Fest, October 12-14, 2018

Tweens Read, Houston, October 13, 2018

San Angelo Book Festival, October 13-14, 2018


Fort Worth BookFest, October 20, 2018

Mid Cities Teen Book Fest, October 20, 2018

National Black Book Festival, Houston, October 25-27, 2018

Frisco Book Fest, TBA


Lit Crawl Austin, October 27, 2018

Texas Book Festival, Austin, October 27-28, 2018

McAllen Book Festival, November 10, 2018



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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    1. Thanks, Humanities! I'll add it to the list now.

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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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