Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2023 and 2024)

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Sydney Writers’ Festival Sydney Writers’ Festival
Carriageworks

Dates: Monday, May 22, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023

Website: Sydney Writers’ Festival
Email: contact@zeitgeistmediagroup.com

Description:

Each year, Sydney Writers&rsquol Festival presents more than 400 events, attracting audiences of 100,000 plus for a week-long conversation of books and ideas.

Learn more about Sydney Writers’ Festival on AALBC.com.
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Hay Festival Wales
Hay-on-Wye

Hosted by: Hay Festival
Dates: Thursday, May 25, 2023 to Sunday, June 4, 2023

Website: Hay Festival Wales
Email: customerhelp@gov.wales

Description:

Festival that brings readers and writers together to share new ideas.

Learn more about Hay Festival Wales on AALBC.com.
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Calabash International Literary Festival Calabash International Literary Festival
Treasure Beach

Hosted by: The Calabash International Literary Festival Trust
Dates: Friday, May 26, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023

Website: Calabash International Literary Festival
Phone: 876-965-3000
Email: calabashfestival@hotmail.com

Description:

The Calabash International Literary Festival, held on a biennial basis on even years, was founded in 2001 by three Jamaicans the novelist Colin Channer, the poet Kwame Dawes and the producer Justine Henzell. Their aim was simple—to create a world-class literary festival with roots in Jamaica and branches reaching out into the wider world. The Calabash International Literary Festival was founded in 2001 by three Jamaicans the novelist Colin Channer, the poet Kwame Dawes and the producer Justine Henzell. Their aim was simple—to create a world-class literary festival with roots in Jamaica and branches reaching out into the wider world.

A three-day festival of readings and music with other forms of storytelling folded in the mix, Calabash is earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. After 10 successive years Calabash is now staged on a biennial basis on even years. All festival events are free and open to the public. Passion is the only price of entry. But voluntary contributions are welcomed.

The festival is produced by the Calabash International Literary Festival Trust (the Trust), which also produces publishing seminars and writing workshops. The Trust is affiliated with the Friends of the Calabash International Literary Festival, a registered 501(c)(3) corporation in the United States.

Learn more about Calabash International Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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ThrillerFest
Sheraton Times Square

Dates: Tuesday, May 30, 2023 to Sunday, June 4, 2023

Website: ThrillerFest
Email: KimberelyHowe@thrillerwriters.org

Description:

The ThrillerFest is an annual conference of the international Thrilller Writers. This organization was created by several 2005 bestselling authors in order to bring thousands of writers, readers, publishers, producers, editors and agents together to promote and support thriller everywhere.

Learn more about ThrillerFest on AALBC.com.
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Book Lovers Con
Royal Sonesta Huston Galleria

2222 West Loop So, Houston, Texas 77027


Hosted by: Book lovers Con
Dates: Thursday, June 1, 2023 to Sunday, June 4, 2023

Website: Book Lovers Con
Phone: 281-923-9371
Email: info@bookloverscon.com

Description:

Meet-n-greet with authors and celebrate books.

Learn more about Book Lovers Con on AALBC.com.
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Book Lovers Con Book Lovers Con
Peppermill Resort, Hotel, Spa & Casino

Hosted by: RT Book Reviews
Dates: Thursday, June 1, 2023 to Sunday, June 4, 2023

Website: Book Lovers Con
Phone: 281-471-1077
Email: jocarol@rtconvention.com

Description:

More than 3,500 fans came out for the Giant Book Fair to meet 600 authors.

The RT Booklovers Convention is the book-industry event where you can mix business with pleasure. Attend more than 200 workshops as well as numerous parties and reader events that will keep you informed and in touch while having fun. It’s where friends new and old come together to learn about the industry we love and to have fun with authors and fellow book lovers. Fifty percent of conventioneers are first-time RT Convention attendees, and many travel by themselves. However, almost all leave having made new friendships they’ll cherish for years to come.

Learn more about Book Lovers Con on AALBC.com.
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Istanbul International Literature Festival

Hosted by: Kalem Culture Association
Dates: Monday, June 5, 2023 to Friday, June 9, 2023

Website: Istanbul International Literature Festival
Phone: 902163454247
Email: info@itef.com.tr

Description:

Festival that focuses on veriety of genres, bring together wruters and publishers, critics and journlist for inspirational encounters.

Learn more about Istanbul International Literature Festival on AALBC.com.
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ABA Children’s Institute
Wisconsin Center

400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203


Hosted by: American Booksellers Association
Dates: Monday, June 5, 2023 to Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Website: ABA Children’s Institute
Phone: 800-637-0037
Email: info@BookWeb.org

Description:

Children’s Institute is an rousing three-day celebration of children’s bookselling, offering unique education for children’s booksellers in addition to general education sessions.

Learn more about ABA Children’s Institute on AALBC.com.
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PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference
Virtual / Pheonix Arizona

Hosted by: Luanne Seymour
Dates: Monday, June 5, 2023 to Friday, June 9, 2023

Website: PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference
Email: submit form

Description:

CreativePro Week is the essential HOW-TO conference for creative professionals who design, create and edit Adobe inDesign, photoshop, illlustrator, Acrobat or Microsoft powerpoint.

Learn more about PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference on AALBC.com.
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The Bronx Book Festival The Bronx Book Festival
Fordham Plaza and Fordham University

1 Fordham Plz, Bronx, New York 10458


Hosted by: The Bronx is Reading
Dates: Thursday, June 8, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023

Website: The Bronx Book Festival
Email: events@thebronxisreading.com

Description:

The Bronx is Reading promotes literacy and fosters a love of reading among children, teens, and adults through its multidimensional initiatives including the annual Bronx Book Festival.

Learn more about The Bronx Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, Atlanta, Georgia 


Hosted by: Go On Girl! Book Club
Dates: Friday, June 9, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023

Website: Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
Email: events@goongirl.org

Description:

The first Author Awards were presented in 1992 as a small event held in Brooklyn, New York to recognize those authors and publishers that made significant contributions in the writing and publication of quality books for and about people of African descent. That year we honored Gloria Naylor for Bailey’s Café and New Authors of the Year Barbara Neely for Blanche on the Lam and Barbara Summers for Nouvelle Soul. We gave a publishing award to Beacon Press for their work in publishing authors of color. We were delighted when they all showed up to accept their awards. That was the beginning of a GOG tradition. The annual Author Awards event has traveled the United States from east to west as well as outside the U.S. to Jamaica, West Indies and Toronto, Canada.

Beginning in 1993, the one-night event became a three-day weekend where chapters meet and take care of business issues and celebrate the winning authors. It's also an opportunity for members to meet and reconnect with their literary sisters from all over the country.

Each year winning authors are selected from our reading list based upon votes from each Go On Girl! Book Club chapter for Author of the Year and New Author of the Year. They are then invited to receive their awards in person at the annual Awards Ceremony. GOG members and guests have had the honor of awarding in person to Pearl Cleage, Bebe Moore Campbell, Walter Mosely, Jill Nelson, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Diane McKinney Whetstone, Lawrence Hill, Daniel Black, Isabel Wilkerson to name a few.

This flagship event is one of the ways of expressing our deep authentic respect for Black literature and authors, reinvigorating our literary sisterhood, and providing a platform for new literary talent to emerge.

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Paris Book Fair Paris Book Fair
Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 1

Hosted by: Syndicat National de l’Édition
Dates: Friday, June 9, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023

Website: Paris Book Fair
Email: jai1question@livreparis.com

Description:

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Brooklyn Comic Con
The Breeze

314 scholes st, New York, New York 11206


Hosted by: Sexy Nerds
Dates: Saturday, June 10, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023

Website: Brooklyn Comic Con
Email: info@bkcomiccon.com

Description:

Exhibit of cosplay, video games, music, and other entertainment.

Learn more about Brooklyn Comic Con on AALBC.com.
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Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention

1440 East Franklin Street, Detriot, Michigan 48207


Hosted by: Hood Book Headquarters
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Time: 12 p.m. until 12 a.m.

Website: Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention
Phone: 313-731-7994
Email: hoodbookhq@hotmail.com

Description:
If you’ve never attended one of our events you’re in store for something special. Whether it be book signings, movie theater buyouts, trap music karaoke, old school game night or just stopping by to hangout with our owners; authors Ms. Michel Moore and T. C. Littles, or Marlon PS White, we show out. The “Hood Book Hospitality” is legendary!

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Nantucket Book Festival

Hosted by: Nantucket Book Foundation
Dates: Thursday, June 15, 2023 to Sunday, June 18, 2023

Website: Nantucket Book Festival
Email: Info@nantucketbookfestival.org

Description:

The NBF celebrates the transformative power of word to inspire, illuminate, educate and to connect us to each other through shared humanity.

Learn more about Nantucket Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Nantucket Book Festival Nantucket Book Festival
Cultural District

Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, Nantucket, Massachusetts 


Hosted by: Maddie Hjulstrom, Executive Director, Nantucket Book Foundation
Dates: Thursday, June 15, 2023 to Sunday, June 18, 2023

Website: Nantucket Book Festival
Phone: 508-563-2144
Email: director@nantucketbookfestival.org

Description:

Nantucket Book Festival celebrates its 9th year in 2020. They feature a line-up of award-winning authors and local and regional talent. They take center stage, representing genres fiction, poetry, history, journalism, politics, and memoir. Attendees enjoy author presentations Thursday-Sunday, also featured in the garden are storytimes for children. Most events are free to the public.

Learn more about Nantucket Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Festival of Women Writers Festival of Women Writers

Dates: Friday, June 16, 2023 to Sunday, June 18, 2023

Website: Festival of Women Writers
Phone: 607-538-9222
Email: hobartfestivalofwomenwriters@gmail.com

Description:

The Festival of Women Writers has become a highly anticipated event, unique among cultural happenings in the Catskill Region, especially in Delaware County. The Festival will celebrate its fourth year in the Hobart Book Village, “the reading capital of New York State.” Since its inception, the Festival has created space for established and emerging women writers to share their insights and skills through a variety of writing activities and public readings with audiences throughout Delaware County, the state of New York, and beyond.

Poet Cheryl Clarke, novelist Breena Clarke, and Barbara Balliet are festival’s cofounders.

Learn more about Festival of Women Writers on AALBC.com.
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Great Midwest Book Fest
Xchange Event and Creative Space

3334 N. Holton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 


Hosted by: UrbanReviewsOnline.com
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Great Midwest Book Fest

Description:

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Juneteenth Book Fair Juneteenth Book Fair
Historic People’s Community Church

8601 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 


Hosted by: Detroit Book City
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: Juneteenth Book Fair
Phone: 248-993-3844

Description:

This is a family-friendly event, all ages welcome. Get ready to meet a fierce group of talented independent authors of adult & children books from across all genres!

Learn more about Juneteenth Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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Schomburg Center Literary Festival Schomburg Center Literary Festival
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, New York 


Hosted by: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Website: Schomburg Center Literary Festival
Phone: 2123481532
Email: Schomburglitfest@nypl.org

Description:

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of global black experiences. Our new Schomburg Center Literary Festival expands our long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture. The day-long book festival will feature exhibitors, readings, panel discussions, workshops and more for all ages, from prose to poetry, comic books to young adult novels, fiction and non-fiction.

Learn more about Schomburg Center Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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The Santa Barbara Writers Conference
Mar Monte Hotel

Hosted by: Santa Barabra Writers
Dates: Sunday, June 18, 2023 to Saturday, June 24, 2023

Website: The Santa Barbara Writers Conference
Phone: 8055681516
Email: info@sbwriters.com

Description:

Six days and nights of 30+ writing workshops, panels, speakers, agnets and fellow word-crafters.

Learn more about The Santa Barbara Writers Conference on AALBC.com.
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ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Website: ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
Email: ala@ala.org

Description:

Educational programming and relevant information about the impact of libraries

Learn more about ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition on AALBC.com.
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ALA Conference ALA Conference

Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Website: ALA Conference

Description:

Join #TheBookAwardCelebration! on June 28, 2020

ALA Annual Conference is the premier global library event each year, bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world. News is made at these events, where important announcements are made, updates are shared, relevant legislation and policy are addressed, and discussions take place that have a major impact on libraries, their role, and their ongoing transformation. This event trends nationally on Twitter and are extensively covered in the media.

Learn more about ALA Conference on AALBC.com.
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ALA Midwinter Meeting ALA Midwinter Meeting

Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Saturday, June 27, 2026

Website: ALA Midwinter Meeting

Description:

ALA Annual Conference is the premier global library event each year, bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world. News is made at these events, where important announcements are made, updates are shared, relevant legislation and policy are addressed, and discussions take place that have a major impact on libraries, their role, and their ongoing transformation. This event trends nationally on Twitter and are extensively covered in the media.

Learn more about ALA Midwinter Meeting on AALBC.com.
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Austin African American Book Festival Austin African American Book Festival
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702, Austin, Texas 


Hosted by: Roz Oliphant
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 2.p.m.

Website: Austin African American Book Festival
Email: info@aaabookfest.org

Description:

Now [2021] in its fifteenth year, the Austin African American Book Festival is a community-focused event that invites some of the greatest literary talent of our generation to engage directly with readers to foster creativity, activism, and positive change.

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SleuthFest
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Hosted by: SleuthFest
Dates: Thursday, July 6, 2023 to Monday, July 10, 2023

Website: SleuthFest
Email: submit form

Description:

SleuthFest is an annual conference for writers and fans of mysteries, thriller, and crime fiction.

Learn more about SleuthFest on AALBC.com.
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Romance Slam Jam Convention Romance Slam Jam Convention

Dates: Thursday, July 13, 2023 to Saturday, July 15, 2023

Website: Romance Slam Jam Convention
Phone: 214-856-0697
Email: info@rsjconvention.com

Description:

Held in a different city each year, the Romance Slam Jam convention is an annual book lovers’ event for black authors of romantic fiction and the book lovers who read them.

RSJ was born out of a necessity in 1995 due to the systemic exclusion by the publishing industry of black authors from acquisitions, mainstream distribution, and industry awards. In a response to gatekeepers who once said, “People won’t buy black romance,” RSJ set out to break barriers in the now billion dollar romance book industry and support authors who challenged the illusion of inclusion.

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South Florida Book Festival South Florida Book Festival
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 


Hosted by: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Dates: Thursday, July 13, 2023 to Saturday, July 15, 2023

Website: South Florida Book Festival
Phone: 954-357-6282
Email: lib-customersvc@broward.org

Description:

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Comic-Con International
San Diego Convention Center

111 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, California 92101.0


Hosted by: Comic Con International
Dates: Thursday, July 20, 2023 to Monday, July 24, 2023

Website: Comic-Con International
Email: submit form

Description:

Comic arts conference, anime, and fim screening .

Learn more about Comic-Con International on AALBC.com.
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National Book Club Conference National Book Club Conference
Marriott Buckhead Atlanta

3405 Lenox Road N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 303326


Hosted by: National Book Club Conference Foundation
Dates: Thursday, July 27, 2023 to Sunday, July 30, 2023

Website: National Book Club Conference

Description:

National Book Club Conference Foundation, Inc., is a literary organization founded by author Curtis Bunn that, since 2003, executes one of the premier annual literary events —referred to as “Literary Bliss” featuring African American authors and readers from around the country. Hundreds of book lovers receive unprecedented, intimate access to the talent that creates the work they enjoy and appreciate … and discover new authors with compelling books.

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AniMangaPop
Future Inn

1 William Prance road, Plymouth, United Kindom 


Hosted by: Animangapop
Dates: Saturday, August 5, 2023 to Monday, August 7, 2023

Website: AniMangaPop
Email: Plymouth@animangapop.co.uk

Description:

Anime and Pop culture convention

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The Soulful Chicago Book Fair The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
61st Street from Cottage Grove to King Drive

Hosted by: Asadah Kirkland
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Website: The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
Email: soulfulchicagobookfair@gmail.com

Description:

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair is a FREE, outdoor, celebration of literacy and literary arts found throughout the African Diaspora. It is Chicago’s only living “author-centric” festival, filled with OUR stories told through books, spoken word, storytelling, songwriting, play writing and art!

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Black Books Matter Day Black Books Matter Day
MahoganyBooks - National Harbor

121 American Way, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745


Hosted by: https://www.mahoganybooks.com/
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Website: Black Books Matter Day
Email: customerservice@mahoganybooks.com

Description:

Though black books have always mattered, some have yet to discover the lost wisdom, rich history, and incredible creativity found them. Wee’re using #blackbooksmatterday22 & #blackbooksmatter to share the profound impact of black books.

Learn more about Black Books Matter Day on AALBC.com.
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Sarah Lawrence College Writers Week
Sarah Lawrence College

Hosted by: SLC Writing Institute and Theater program
Dates: Friday, August 11, 2023 to Friday, August 18, 2023

Website: Sarah Lawrence College Writers Week
Email: submit form

Description:

Writers week at Sarah Lawrence College offers creative young people an immersive week-long oppurtunity to engage with creative writing and the performance arts.

Learn more about Sarah Lawrence College Writers Week on AALBC.com.
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Library of Congress National Book Festival Library of Congress National Book Festival
Washington Convention Center

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Time:

Website: Library of Congress National Book Festival
Email: bookfest@loc.gov

Description:

Mark your calendars for the 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

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Mississippi Book Festival Mississippi Book Festival
Mississippi State Capitol

400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201, Jackson, Mississippi 


Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Website: Mississippi Book Festival
Phone: 769.717.2648
Email: info@msbookfestival.com

Description:

The Mississippi Book Festival, a nonprofit founded by literacy advocates, launched in August 2015 on the State Capitol grounds and continues to draw thousands to its annual “literary lawn party” and book lovers’ celebration.

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Beijing International Book Fair Beijing International Book Fair

Hosted by: China National Publications Import & Export Corp.
Dates: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 to Saturday, August 26, 2023

Website: Beijing International Book Fair
Email: bibfmo@bibf.net

Description:

The BIBF - Beijing International Book Fair – is divided into several specific areas: The area of children’s books and comics, the field of industry, and the field of book and newspaper publishers. Another focus is the area of protection of copyright and copyright trade. Here, interested visitors can learn about the latest trends and phenomena all around the theme of books at the numerous international and national exhibition booths. 2018 is the 25th anniversary of the fair.

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Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention

Dates: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 to Sunday, September 3, 2023

Website: Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention

Description:

The World Mystery Convention is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization which holds an annual convention in honor of Anthony Boucher, the distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author.

Bouchercon (2019 is the 50th Year Celebration) is an annual world mystery convention where every year readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a 4-day weekend of education, entertainment, and fun!

It is the world’s premier event bringing together all parts of the mystery and crime fiction community, and is pronounced [bough’•chur•con]. The first Bouchercon took place in 1970 in Santa Monica, California. Recent Bouchercons have been held in many cities across the United States.

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The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
Tulane University

6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


Hosted by: Roger Dunaway, Assistant Director of Public Relations
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Time:

Website: The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
Phone: 504-862-8240
Email: Bookfest@tulane.edu

Description:

The highly anticipated New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University returns to Tulane’s uptown campus, annually, with a three-day, in-person literary celebration featuring more than 100 national, regional and local authors, including some of the nation’s favorite bestsellers. The book festival also hosts its Family Day [Saturday, March 11] on the Berger Family Lawn. The festival is free and open to the public.

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Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Dates: Thursday, September 7, 2023 to Saturday, September 9, 2023

Website: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
Email: cmlitfest@gmail.com

Description:

The festival idea was born when a small group of local citizens and businesspersons spontaneously came together ten years ago around the goal of giving greater exposure to the art of writing and the joys of reading in an area already famed for its colony of artists in other media. Originally, that group consisted of literacy advocate Myrna Stephens; Wendy Reid, owner of The Design Gallery; poet Britt Kaufmann; children’s book author Karen Miller; artist Anne Sabri, and health care consultant and aspiring writer Ruth Perschbacher Price and her husband, historical novelist Charles F. Price. Now it also includes Dr. Dan Barron, former director of the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Libraries, downtown booster Lucy Gregory Doll, poet and community volunteer Kathy Weisfeld, librarian, runner, super-mom and new director of the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Libraries Amber Westall Briggs, artist and arts advocate Jane Brown Willig, and many others.

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Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
The Denver Mart - I-25 & 58th Avenue, Denver

Hosted by: Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA)
Dates: Friday, September 8, 2023 to Saturday, September 9, 2023

Website: Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
Email: bookfair2016@rmaba.org

Description:

The Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair will have guest speakers who will discuss the Mystery genre. Once again we will have the Book Arts displays and demonstrations including the Preservation Station. Whether you are a serious collector; print enthusiast, or casual shopper, the RMBPF has a lot to offer from rare books and maps to cultural oddities and whimsical finds.

Over 80 exhibitors from across the nation have selected their best inventory to present at the fair. If you’re looking for something specific, ask our exhibitors, you never know what they have in store that you have been hoping to acquire or might never have imagined exists!

Learn more about Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair on AALBC.com.
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Open Book Festival Open Book Festival
The Fugard Theatre

Corner of Caledon and Lower Buitenkant Street, District 6, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa 


Hosted by: Cape Town Literary Festival
Dates: Friday, September 8, 2023 to Sunday, September 10, 2023

Website: Open Book Festival

Description:
An annual literary festival, the first of which took place in 2011.

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Printers Row Lit Fest Printers Row Lit Fest
Historic Printers Row

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Time:

Website: Printers Row Lit Fest
Phone: 312-836-7000

Description:

The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city's bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs.

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Kerrytown BookFest Kerrytown BookFest
Farmer’s Market

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Website: Kerrytown BookFest

Description:

The Kerrytown BookFest is held each September and is a celebration of books, those who create them and those who read them. Our primary goal is to highlight our area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts and showcase local individuals, businesses, and organizations. The day will be filled with entertainment, education, and hands-on experiences.

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Read My World Read My World
Tolhuistuin Amsterdam

Dates: Thursday, September 14, 2023 to Saturday, September 16, 2023

Website: Read My World
Email: info@readmyworld.nl

Description:

Read My World is the international literature festival of Amsterdam. Going beyond the commonplace, Read My World explores the boundaries between literature and journalism, between here and there and draws attention to everything in between. Next year’s edition takes place in October in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam North, with a special focus on journalism, literature and stories from Black USA.

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York Book Expo York Book Expo
Wisehaven Event Center

2985 E Prospect Rd, York, PA 17402, York, Pennsylvania 


Hosted by: Year of the Book, Demi Stevens
Dates: Friday, September 15, 2023 to Saturday, September 16, 2023

Website: York Book Expo
Email: demi@yotbpress.com

Description:

There’s something for all ages to experience at York Book Expo. You will be able to buy books from more than 100 authors, and have them personalized and autographed, too! Kids can read to the Happy Tails Therapy Dogs, and enjoy awesome crafts and activities all day. Aspiring writers can sign up for free writing workshops.

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Jersey Festival of Words Jersey Festival of Words
Howard Davis Park

6 St Clement's Rd, Jersey, Channel Islands JE2 4QA


Dates: Friday, September 15, 2023 to Saturday, September 23, 2023

Website: Jersey Festival of Words

Description:

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Kujichagulia Cultural Festival
Cultural Expressions

401 South 21st ave., Hollywood, Florida 33020


Hosted by: Kwanzaa 365 live
Dates: Saturday, September 16, 2023 to Sunday, September 17, 2023

Website: Kujichagulia Cultural Festival
Email: kwanzaa365@gmail.com

Description:

Live readings from new favorite authors, healthy food demos, author panels, dance, signing, Live music performances and workshops.

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The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
Check the website

Hosted by: Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time:

Website: The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
Email: arfbinfo@gmail.com

Description:
The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books (ARFB) is a truly grassroots, community based, literary festival, promoting authors, writing and reading, while raising funds for scholastic projects. Born from the imagination of a writers group, this vision was transformed into a framework driven by hard working volunteers committed to excellence.

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Literary Hill BookFest

Hosted by: Capitol Hill
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Time:

Website: Literary Hill BookFest
Email: info@literarybookfestival.org

Description:

Meet some of your favorite authors of fiction, history, memior, poetry, children's literature, politics, mystery and more.

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Toronto International Festival of Authors Toronto International Festival of Authors
Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada, Toronto, Canada 


Hosted by: IFOA
Dates: Thursday, September 21, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023

Website: Toronto International Festival of Authors
Phone: 416-973-4760
Email: info@ifoa.org

Description:

Since its inception in 1974, Toronto’s International Festival of Authors has welcomed more than 9,000 authors from over 100 countries, including 22 Nobel Laureates and countless other award winners.

IFOA presents the finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers, and provides Canadian writers with an internationally recognized forum in which to present their work.

Incorporated in 1986 as a non-profit organization with a mandate to cultivate and advance the cause of literature, IFOA is home to a weekly event series (September to June), the annual International Festival of Authors (October) and ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers with Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (May), presented with the Ontario Library Association. IFOA also runs Toronto Lit Up, a three-year programme supported by the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) that helps launch and promote the work of local authors.

In 2006, IFOA introduced its touring programme, IFOA Ontario, which now visits communities in numerous cities and towns across the province.

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South Dakota Festival of Books South Dakota Festival of Books

Hosted by: South Dakota Humanities Council
Dates: Friday, September 22, 2023 to Sunday, September 24, 2023

Website: South Dakota Festival of Books
Phone: 605-688-6113

Description:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

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Harlem Book Fair Harlem Book Fair
163 West 125th Street (New Location) Corner of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard

163 West 125th Street (New Location) Corner of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard, Harlem, New York 


Hosted by: Max Rodriguez
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Website: Harlem Book Fair
Email: hbf@qbr.com

Description:

The Harlem Book Fair is the United State’s largest African-American book fair and the nation’s flagship Black literary event. Held annually in Harlem, NY, the Harlem Book Fair features exhibition booths, panel discussions, book sales, and workshops.

The Phillis Wheatley Book Awards are presented in conjunction with this event.

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Brooklyn Book Festival Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity

209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201


Hosted by: Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council
Dates: Sunday, September 24, 2023 to Monday, October 2, 2023

Website: Brooklyn Book Festival
Phone: 570-362-6657
Email: lkoch@brooklynbookfestival.org

Description:

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

The Brooklyn Book Festival is really more than a week of events which culminates on “Festival Day.”

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Six Bridges Book Festival Six Bridges Book Festival
Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library campus and other venues

Hosted by: The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)
Dates: Monday, September 25, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023

Website: Six Bridges Book Festival
Email: bmooy@cals.org

Description:

The Six Bridges Book Festival presents a wide variety of authors and discussions throughout the year leading up to the annual festival.

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Kingston WritersFest Kingston WritersFest
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

Dates: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023

Website: Kingston WritersFest
Email: info@kingstonwritersfest.ca

Description:
“A festival for writers and readers.”

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Green Mountain Book Festival Green Mountain Book Festival
Downtown Burlington

Dates: Friday, September 29, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023

Website: Green Mountain Book Festival
Email: info@greenmountainbookfestival.org

Description:

The Green Mountain Book Festival honors free expression, embraces diverse voices, and encourages a deeper understanding of self and community through a shared love of reading and books. Your donation helps us establish and sustain the festivalís presence in Burlington.

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Independent Authors Book Festival
Kean University, Downs Halls

1000 Morris ave., Union, New Jersey 7083


Hosted by: Independent Authors Book Expo
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Website: Independent Authors Book Festival
Email: iabex@hotmail.com

Description:

Independent Authors Book Expo was created to help you the independent author intorduce your story to mainstream auidences, includes presentations, panel discussions wand workshops for aspiring authors.

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Utah Humanities Council Book Festival Utah Humanities Council Book Festival

Dates: Sunday, October 1, 2023 to Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Website: Utah Humanities Council Book Festival
Phone: 801.359.9670 x104
Email: mclane@utahhumanities.org

Description:

Previously the The Great Salt Lake Book Festival

The annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival and has become Utah’s signature literary event.

Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, free-of-charge literary events at locations throughout Utah.

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Madrid Book Fair

Hosted by: Liber International Book Fair
Dates: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 to Saturday, October 7, 2023

Website: Madrid Book Fair
Phone: 34902233200
Email: liber@firabarcelona.com

Description:

Book fair that takes place withn the patronage of the Spanish publishers union.

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Black Authors & Readers Rock Black Authors & Readers Rock
Harborside Hotel

6400 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, Oxon Hill, Maryland 


Hosted by: Sharon Lucas and The Reading Divas Book Club
Dates: Friday, October 6, 2023 to Saturday, October 7, 2023

Website: Black Authors & Readers Rock
Email: sharon@sharonrlucas.com

Description:

BARR is a two day literary conference that offers readers the opportunity to meet and mingle with new, emerging and nationally recognized African American authors from all writing genres, and offers authors the opportunity to greet old friends, meet new readers and sell their works.

Though BARR’s focus is on authors of color, because they are traditionally underserved by the publishing industry, the conference is open to everyone.

BARR brings value to the community by providing attendees the opportunity to learn about the craft of writing, and other related topics, through workshops and panel discussions focused on triggering an exchange of knowledge and ideas. BARR was founded by Sharon Lucas

AALBC’s Founder and Webmaster, Troy Johnson, will be giving a workshop this year!

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Morristown Festival of Books Morristown Festival of Books

Dates: Friday, October 6, 2023 to Saturday, October 7, 2023

Website: Morristown Festival of Books
Email: info@morristownbooks.org

Description:

The Morristown Festival of Books celebrates the power of the written word to challenge, transport and transform us, while bringing together our community in conversation.

Modeled after successful book festivals in other communities throughout the world, the Morristown Festival of Books brings together acclaimed authors with readers and book lovers.

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Collingswood Book Festival Collingswood Book Festival
Along Haddon Avenue, Downtown Collingswood, NJ

Hosted by: Collingswood Public Library
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Collingswood Book Festival
Email: nfo@collingswoodbookfestival.com

Description:
Book lovers of all ages: join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Stroll more than six blocks of Haddon Avenue filled with authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. This award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Remember, all events are free! Black Power Line

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Virginia Children’s Book Festival Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Longwood University, Farmville

201 High St, Farmville, VA 23909, Farmville, Virginia 


Hosted by: Longwood University
Dates: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 to Friday, October 13, 2023

Website: Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Email: info@vachildrensbookfestival.com

Description:

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival will bring together prominent children’s authors and illustrators and the general public in an annual event designed to foster the enjoyment of children’s literature.

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival will be available to the public without an entrance fee. Children, parents, grandparents, book collectors, and interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

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New York Comic Con New York Comic Con
Javitz Center

Hosted by: ReedPOP Events
Dates: Thursday, October 12, 2023 to Sunday, October 15, 2023

Website: New York Comic Con
Email: Inquiry@NYComicCon.com

Description:

“…if you’re a speculative fiction author (horror, fantasy, paranormal, urban fantasy, sci-fi, etc.) you should definitely go”—Cerece Rennie Murphy

New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.

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Wimbledon BookFest Wimbledon BookFest
Wimbledon Common

Dates: Thursday, October 12, 2023 to Friday, December 22, 2023

Website: Wimbledon BookFest
Email: info@wimbledonbookfest.org

Description:

It was founded in 2006 by Fiona Razvi and Tony Kane whose ambition was to develop the arts and cultural offering in the area. The public festival takes place in early October in a “pop up” festival site on Wimbledon Common in its Baillie Gifford Big Tent and William Morris Tent. It hosts almost 100 events in its 10 day period and has grown from 1,000 visitors in its first year to over 15,000 with 7,000 school children from over 60 schools now enjoying the festival every year.

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Boston Book Festival Boston Book Festival
Copley Square

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time:

Website: Boston Book Festival
Phone: 857.259.6999
Email: info@bostonbookfest.org

Description:

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

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Twin Cities Book Festival Twin Cities Book Festival
MINNESOTA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

Hosted by: Rain Taxi
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: Twin Cities Book Festival

Description:

The Twin Cities Book Festival—brought to you by Rain Taxi—is not only the largest and most important literary gathering in the Upper Midwest, it is the annual get-together for the Twin Cities’ devoted literary community. This FREE, day-long festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture. The festival welcomes ‘rock star’ authors, local literary heroes, publishers, magazines, booksellers—all of whom connect over great books and conversations.

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The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

3rd & Mercer Streets, Seattle, Washington 


Hosted by: Louis Collins & Bill Wolfe
Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2023 to Sunday, October 15, 2023

Website: The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Phone: 206-323-3999
Email: visitor@seattlebookfair.com

Description:
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Fall for the Book Fall for the Book
George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus

4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia 22030


Hosted by: Kate Lewis, Marketing Director
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Time:

Website: Fall for the Book
Phone: 571-344-2156
Email: kate@fallforthebook.org

Description:

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners.

Events take place at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, the festival’s base, and at other locations throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland.

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Frankfurt Book Fair
Ludwig Erhard Anlage 1

Hosted by: Frankfurter Buchmesse
Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 to Monday, October 23, 2023

Website: Frankfurt Book Fair
Phone: 4906921020
Email: submit form

Description:

Exhibition venue for printed and digital content, people from technology and creative industries come to exchange ideas.

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Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
Frankfurt Trade Fair Grounds

Hosted by: Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 to Sunday, October 22, 2023

Website: Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
Email: contact@book-fair.com

Description:

Authors read this if you plan to attend.


The Frankfurt Book Fair is perhaps the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of participating publishing companies and attendees.

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Wisconsin Book Festival Wisconsin Book Festival
Madison Public Library

4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53711, Madison, Wisconsin 


Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2023 to Sunday, October 22, 2023

Website: Wisconsin Book Festival
Email: bookfest@mplfoundation.org

Description:

The Wisconsin Book Festival is Wisconsin's premier literary event. Every October we draw a local and regional audience of 12,000-15,000 people for four days of author events. Our year-round series of events has drawn more than 15,000 people to an additional 75 events over the past two years. Madison's proximity to Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Iowa City makes it an easy addition to any tour through the Midwest. As the State Capitol and home to the University of Wisconsin, Madison boasts an engaged and active literary community who have shown a dedication to supporting great author programming.

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Kentucky Book Fair Kentucky Book Fair
Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park

Hosted by: The Kentucky Humanities Council and The Kentucky Book Fair
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Website: Kentucky Book Fair
Email: kybookfair@ky.gov

Description:

About the Kentucky Book Fair: Since its inception in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair has been connecting readers and authors in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest: the importance of reading and writing. Each year, more than 170 local and national authors participate in the event, signing their latest books and meeting readers from Kentucky and surrounding states.

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Southern Festival of Books Southern Festival of Books

Hosted by: Humanities Tennessee
Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2023 to Sunday, October 22, 2023

Website: Southern Festival of Books

Description:

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written WordSM is a three-day Festival celebrated each year during the second full weekend of October. It is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.

The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America's foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children's literature among others.

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West Virginia Book Festival West Virginia Book Festival
Charleston Civic Center

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time:

Website: West Virginia Book Festival
Email: WVBookFestival@kanawhalibrary.org

Description:

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National Black Book Festival National Black Book Festival
Fallbrook Church / Gymnasium

12512 Walters Rd, Houston, Texas 


Hosted by: Cushcity.com
Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Saturday, October 28, 2023

Website: National Black Book Festival
Phone: 1-800-340-5454
Email: info@nationalblackbookfestival.com

Description:

The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is an annual event, sponsored by Cushcity.com, the world’s largest African-American retailer online. The event attracts a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers from the Southwest U.S. and nationwide.

The festival was cofounded by author and entrepreneur Gwen Richardson and her husband Willie Richardson.

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Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
Washington Plaza Hotel

10 Thomas Circle, NW Washington, DC 20005, Washington, District of Columbia 


Hosted by: Hurston/Wright Foundation
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Time:

Website: Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony

Description:

Named for literary geniuses, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the Hurston/Wright Foundation was founded in 1990. Hurston/Wright was established to be a resource center for training and a gateway to ensure the unique experience and voice of African Americans in literature.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation serves aspiring and emerging writers, published authors, readers and supporters of Black literature. Hurston/Wright programs, awards, special events and literary resources aim to impact the literature community and those who contribute to the enrichment of it.

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The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
Doubletree Resorts

3200 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, Charlotte, North Carolina 


Hosted by: Vanessa Miller
Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Sunday, October 29, 2023

Website: The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
Email: info@christianbookloversretreat.com

Description:

The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat is all about Faith, Fun, Fellowship… and a whole lot of books. The first day of the retreat is jam packed with socials, game shows, and parties. The next day kicks off with praise and worship and then it's all about author book discussions and more

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Louisiana Book Festival Louisiana Book Festival
State Library of Louisiana and nearby locations

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Louisiana Book Festival
Phone: 225.219.9503
Email: lbf@state.lib.la.us

Description:

The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is a free, world-class literary festival held in downtown Baton Rouge.

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Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah International Book Fair

Hosted by: Sharjah Book Authority
Dates: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 to Sunday, November 12, 2023

Website: Sharjah International Book Fair
Email: info@sibf.com

Description:

The Sharjah International Book Fair is one of the showcase events of the Government of Sharjah and, with a history spanning 34 years, this event is more than a typical book exhibition, it is an institution that can give an insider’s glimpse at authentic Arab culture.

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Charleston Literary Festival Charleston Literary Festival
DOCK STREET THEATRE and CIRCULAR CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Hosted by: Suzanne Pollak, Director of Development
Dates: Friday, November 3, 2023 to Monday, November 13, 2023

Website: Charleston Literary Festival
Phone: 843-619-3000
Email: enquiries@charlestonliteraryfestival.com

Description:

This fall, a host of world-class creators and thinkers will descend upon the “perennial destination favorite” Charleston, SC for the Charleston Literary Festival, to explore today’s most pressing ideas with guests from near and far. The Charleston Literary Festival offers audiences more than the average experience with a choice of purposefully eclectic speakers carefully curated based on literary and artistic excellence, originality, and critical acclaim.

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Portland’s Book Festival Portland’s Book Festival
Portland Art Museum and Neighboring Venues

Hosted by: Literary Arts
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Website: Portland’s Book Festival
Phone: 503.227.2583
Email: la@literary-arts.org
Price: $15

Description:

Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) includes author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden, and local food trucks.

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Louisville Book Festival Louisville Book Festival
The Galt House, 140 North 4th St.

Hosted by: Katrice Baughman, Chief Development Officer
Dates: Friday, November 10, 2023 to Saturday, November 11, 2023

Website: Louisville Book Festival
Email: dcummings@louisvillebookfestival.com

Description:

2020 marks the first year for this festival

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BLK Author Expo
Keller Williams Event Center

1441 McCormick Drive, Suite 1030, Largo, Maryland 20774


Hosted by: BookButler Publishing Company
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Website: BLK Author Expo

Description:

Be a part of this community gathering and vendor marketplace celebrating African American authors and their works. The five-hour live book expo will feature 70+ regional authors showcasing books in all genres for all ages.

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Texas Book Festival Texas Book Festival
State Capitol and surrounding grounds

Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2023 to Sunday, November 12, 2023

Website: Texas Book Festival
Email: bookfest@texasbookfestival.org

Description:

The Texas Book Festival (#TXBOOKFEST) celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.

The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Along with Mary Margaret Farabee, founding co-chair, Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan a book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and serve to benefit the state’s public libraries. The first Festival took place at the Capitol in November 1996.

The signature event has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and takes place in and around the State Capitol in Austin, hosting about 250 authors each year. More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Festival annually, enjoying author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children’s activities, and exhibiting vendors from across the state. While remaining an important showcase for the work of Texas authors, the Texas Book Festival hosts important writers from all over the world and has earned a national reputation for the quality of its programming and its appeal to readers, authors, and publishers alike.

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Miami Book Fair International Miami Book Fair International

Hosted by: Miami Dade College
Dates: Sunday, November 12, 2023 to Sunday, November 19, 2023

Website: Miami Book Fair International
Phone: 305-237-3258

Description:

The first Miami Book Fair International, founded by Miami Dade College and community partners, took place in 1984. Since then, it has been recognized as the nation’s finest literary festival. In 2001, the Fair became part of The Center for Writing and Literature @ Miami Dade College, a cultural and academic initiative that promotes the advancement and appreciation of literature throughout the year.

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National Book Awards National Book Awards
Cipriani Wall Street

Hosted by: National Book Foundation
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time:

Website: National Book Awards

Description:

Attendance by invitation only.

All of the authors of African descent who have won a National Book Award.

Watch vidoes the 67th annual National Book Awards (2016), hosted by Larry Wilmore

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Bluffton Book Festival Bluffton Book Festival
Calhoun Street in Historic Old Town Bluffton

Hosted by: Rockelle Henderson
Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2023 to Saturday, November 18, 2023

Website: Bluffton Book Festival
Phone: 843-707-6409
Email: blufftonbookfestival@gmail.com

Description:

The Bluffton Book Festival's mission is to raise money for two non-profit organizations that support literacy, education, reading, authors, bookselling and the publishing community as a whole and to bring awareness to local and national literary talent in the process.

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Books by the Banks Books by the Banks
Duke Energy Convention Center

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Website: Books by the Banks
Email: contact@booksbythebanks.org

Description:

More than 5,000 people and more than 150 authors made the 2015 Books by the Banks book festival our biggest year yet. Our planning teams are already getting ready for 2016. But first, take a look back at what people had to say about our most recent festival. We hope you had as much as fun as they did. See you in 2016!

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Mosaic Literary Conference Mosaic Literary Conference
The Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10456, Bronx, New York 


Hosted by: The Literary Freedom Project
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: Mosaic Literary Conference
Phone: 347-454-2161
Email: ron@literaryfreedom.org

Description:

The Mosaic Literary Conference provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. Each year we invite educators, community and arts organizations, as well as the public to participate in a variety of workshops. This conference was founded by Ron Kavanaugh

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Guadalajara International Book Fair
Combined Book

277 White St., Guadalajara, Mexico 


Hosted by: Guadalajara International Book Fair
Dates: Saturday, November 25, 2023 to Monday, December 4, 2023

Website: Guadalajara International Book Fair
Phone: 914-739-7500
Email: info@combinedbook.com

Description:

English and Spanish Book fair.

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Wizard World Portland

Hosted by: Chelsea Mangold
Dates: Friday, January 12, 2024 to Monday, January 15, 2024

Website: Wizard World Portland

Description:

Offers exciting family- friendly attractions for sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming.

Learn more about Wizard World Portland on AALBC.com.
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Angoulême International Comics Festival
Angouleme

Hosted by: International comics festival
Dates: Thursday, January 25, 2024 to Monday, January 29, 2024

Website: Angoulême International Comics Festival
Phone: 330545978650
Email: info@bdangouleme.com

Description:

Festival of Comics and Creation

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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

71-100 Hwy 111, Rancho Mirage, California 


Dates: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 to Friday, February 2, 2024

Website: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
Email: info@rmwritersfest.org

Description:

The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time — “Coachella for the brain.”

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Jaipur Literature Festival

Sultanpur MG Road, New Delhi, Jaipur, India 


Hosted by: Jaipur Virasat Foundation
Dates: Thursday, February 1, 2024 to Monday, February 5, 2024

Website: Jaipur Literature Festival
Phone: 919643302036
Email: info@teamworkart.com

Description:

A festival that bring together a diverse mix of the world's greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, buisness leaders to express ad engage in thought ful debate and dialogue.

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African American Children’s Book Fair African American Children’s Book Fair
Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


Hosted by: The Literary Media & Publishing Consultants
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Website: African American Children’s Book Fair
Phone: 215-878-2665
Email: vlloydsgam@aol.com

Description:

Check out our photos from the 2020 Festival

The African American Children’s Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day events for children's books in the country. It features nationally known bestselling authors and illustrators, many of whom have won some of the most prestigious literary awards including the American Library Association Coretta Scott King Award. These authors and illustrators have produced some of the best books of our generation.

Parents, caregivers and educators are very supportive of the African American Children's Book Fair because they understand that children who read outside of their normal school course work tend to make more responsible decisions about their lifestyles.

The fun-filled afternoon is packed with activities that promote the POWER and JOY OF READING. Authors and illustrators will make presentations and sign their books. The Literary Row will distribute book-related promotional materials free of charge. Our Educator's Book Giveaway will also distribute brand new books to teachers and librarians for use in their schools. In addition there will be a wide selection of affordable literature available to purchase.

The African American Children's Book Fair is a part of the African American Children's Book Project's initiative to promote and preserve multicultural children's literature.

The organization is leading a campaign entitled PRESERVE A LEGACY, BUY A BOOK. Its goal is to put books back into children's homes. You can't tell a child to read at home if there are no books. Read an interview the event’s organizer, Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati

The event is free and opened to the public.

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PubWest

Dates: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 to Friday, February 9, 2024

Website: PubWest
Email: executivedirector@pubwest.org

Description:

The Publishes Association of the West is a natinal trade organization of publishers and of associated publishing related members.

Learn more about PubWest on AALBC.com.
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AWP Conference & Bookfair
Seattle Convention Center

Hosted by: Community of Literary Magazine and Presses
Dates: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 to Sunday, February 11, 2024

Website: AWP Conference & Bookfair
Phone: 240-696-8250
Email: events@awpwriter.org

Description:

Conference of literary conversation and celebration.

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New Delhi World Book Fair
Pragati, Maidan

Hosted by: National Book Trust
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2024 to Monday, February 19, 2024

Website: New Delhi World Book Fair
Email: submit form

Description:

The NDWBF provides exhibitors with a one-of-a- kind opportunity to do business with the burgeoning book sector. its also a great place to promote titles, make co-publication deals, amd do business.

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San Francisco Writers Conference
Hyatt Regency

1901 Cleveland Ave., San Francisco, California 


Hosted by: Laurie McLean
Dates: Thursday, February 15, 2024 to Monday, February 19, 2024

Website: San Francisco Writers Conference
Phone: 4156896301
Email: registrations@SFwriters.org

Description:

Over the course of 4 days over 500 attendees, reowned keynote authors, presenters, editors, and agents attend SFWC, combining the best of both the traditional publishing industry with the latest technology to empower authors to publish everywhere.

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Savannah Book Festival
Telfair Square

220 W Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia 31401.0


Dates: Thursday, February 15, 2024 to Monday, February 19, 2024

Website: Savannah Book Festival
Email: info@savannahbookfestival.org

Description:

The Savannah Book Festival is an annual event, free and open to the public, in celebration of the written word and its role of improving the human expeirence. Our mission is to promote reading, writing, and civil conversation.

Learn more about Savannah Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Southwest Florida Reading Festival Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Fort Myers Regional Library Campus

1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, Florida 


Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Website: Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Email: mbyers@leegov.org

Description:

There really is something for all ages to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the celebrity authors who share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books or what makes a story idea click for them. You will be able to buy books and have the authors personalize and sign them too! You’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas. Kids will be mesmerized by the storytellers.

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Tucson Festival of Books Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus

Hosted by: John Humenik
Dates: Monday, March 4, 2024 to Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Website: Tucson Festival of Books
Email: chairman@tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

Description:

The Tucson Festival of Books debuted March 14-15, 2009, on the campus of The University of Arizona. The Festival featured 450 authors and presenters and welcomed 50,000 regional visitors, all made possible with generous support from our sponsors and the energetic goodwill of 800 volunteers.

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South by Southwest

Hosted by: South by SouthWest
Dates: Friday, March 8, 2024 to Sunday, March 17, 2024

Website: South by Southwest
Phone: 5124677979
Email: submitform

Description:

South by Southwest is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film, music, education and culture.

Learn more about South by Southwest on AALBC.com.
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London Book Fair London Book Fair
Olympia London

Hammersmith Rd, London, United Kingdom 


Hosted by: Reed Exhibitions Limited
Dates: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 to Thursday, March 14, 2024

Website: London Book Fair
Email: lbf.helpline@reedexpo.co.uk

Description:

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Next year, the Fair will take place in April at Olympia, West London, covering all aspects of the publishing industry.

Learn more about London Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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New Orleans Book Festival
Tulane University

200 Broadway street suite 126, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


Dates: Thursday, March 14, 2024 to Saturday, March 16, 2024

Website: New Orleans Book Festival
Email: submit form

Description:

The Festival features both fiction and non-fiction convenes reading, panel discussions, symposia and key speeches. It also provides an opportunity for outlets, author and readers to interact with each other in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world.

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Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

938 Lafeye, New Orleans, Louisiana 


Hosted by: Tennesse Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival
Dates: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 to Monday, March 25, 2024

Website: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Phone: 15045811144
Email: info@tennesseewilliams.net

Description:

Tennesse Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival is a five-day event in New Olreans historic French Quarter that attracts participants from around the world.

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WonderCon
Anaheim Convention center

Hosted by: Comic con International
Dates: Friday, March 29, 2024 to Sunday, March 31, 2024

Website: WonderCon

Description:

Exhibit hall with comics, original art, toys and merchandice for many popular artist, pubushers and retailers.

Learn more about WonderCon on AALBC.com.
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Bologna Children’s Book Fair Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Plaza Costituzion 6

40128 Bologna, Bologna, Italy 


Hosted by: BolognaFiere Viale della Fiera
Dates: Monday, April 8, 2024 to Thursday, April 11, 2024

Website: Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Email: bookfair@bolognafiere.it

Description:

Founded in 1964 The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the hildren’s publishing and multimedia industry.

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Quebec International Book Fair
Quebec City Convention Centre

26 Saint Pierre street, Quebec City, Canada G1K8A3


Hosted by: Rhonda Rioux
Dates: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024

Website: Quebec International Book Fair
Phone: 4186920010
Email: info@silq.ca

Description:

Le Salon international du livre de Quebec is open to the general public. Lots of writers and publisher await more than 60,000 visitors for the event.

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Salon du Livre de Paris
Grand Palais Ephemere

115, bolevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France 75006


Hosted by: Jean-Baptist Passe
Dates: Friday, April 12, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024

Website: Salon du Livre de Paris
Email: contact@plevenements.fr

Description:

During three days of a rich program of the intervention, nearky 350 authors and publishing house of all sizes come to meet a larger audience.

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Texas Library Association Conference
Austin Convention Center

3420 Executive Center Drive, Suite 301, Austin, Texas 78731.0


Hosted by: Texas Library Association
Dates: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 to Saturday, April 20, 2024

Website: Texas Library Association Conference
Phone: 5123281518
Email: tla@txla.org

Description:

Our extensive conference porgram is like a giant menu where you can explore 300+ educational sessions on a multitude of topics that will halp you grow in your career.

Learn more about Texas Library Association Conference on AALBC.com.
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The Self-Publishing Conference
College Court

Kighton Rd., London, United Kindom 


Hosted by: Self-Publishing Conference
Dates: Thursday, June 20, 2024 to Friday, June 21, 2024

Website: The Self-Publishing Conference
Phone: 1162792299
Email: book@troubador.co.uk

Description:

The Publishing Conference is the UK's longest established dedicated self-publishing event offering authors a chance to find out about a wide range of publishing options and to hear from and question those who work within the thriving self-publishing world.

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