Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2022 and 2023)

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A printable list of these events. To add an event to our this list, share the event’s information on the Press Release area of our discussion forum, or complete our form to add a Book Festival or Fair to our Calendar.

Note: As a result of the global pandemic, please check the event’s official website for the latest information.


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F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
Midtown Cultural and Educational Center

925 George W. Engram Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida, Daytona Beach, Florida 


Hosted by: Donna M. Gray-Banks, Founder & Director
Dates: Friday, January 7, 2022 to Saturday, January 8, 2022

Website: F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
Email: freshbookfestivals@gmail.com
Price: $5

Description:

Teachers and students with ID are free. Seniors are free.

This book festival actually cover three days and features a film festival and author meet and greet in addition to the fair. The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival was developed to assist young inspiring authors with their marketing and to introduce them to veterans of the book business at the festival.

Learn more about F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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African American Children’s Book Fair African American Children’s Book Fair
Community College of Philadelphia

17th Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 


Hosted by: The Literary Media & Publishing Consultants
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
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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Southwest Florida Reading Festival Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Fort Myers Regional Library Campus

1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, Florida 


Dates: Friday, March 4, 2022 to Saturday, March 5, 2022

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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ZEE JLF at Boulder ZEE JLF at Boulder
Boulder Library and Civic Lawns

1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302, Boulder, Colorado 


Dates: Saturday, March 5, 2022 to Monday, March 14, 2022

Website: ZEE JLF at Boulder
Email: contact@teamworkarts.com

Description:

A festival of literature from all over the world, ZEE JLF at Boulder promises to be an event unlike any other. Free and accessible to everyone, rich with words and ideas, the Festival invites you to join us in examining the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished contemporary authors from across the globe.

Learn more about ZEE JLF at Boulder on AALBC.com.
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Tucson Festival of Books Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus

Hosted by: John Humenik
Dates: Saturday, March 12, 2022 to Sunday, March 13, 2022

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.

Learn more about Tucson Festival of Books on AALBC.com.
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Dayton Book Expo Dayton Book Expo
David H. Ponitz Conference Center Sinclair, Community College Great Hall

444 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402, Dayton, Ohio 


Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Dayton Book Expo
Phone: 888-802-1802

Description:

Hundreds of book lovers will convene at the Dayton Book Expo. The all-day event includes panel discussions for aspiring authors, activities for children in the Kidz Zone and book signings! The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about Dayton Book Expo on AALBC.com.
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Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Blalock Park

Hosted by: Pam Johnson
Dates: Friday, March 25, 2022 to Saturday, March 26, 2022

Website: Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Email: info@venicebookfair.com

Description:

The Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival is a small, unique program hosting writers teaching writers on Friday night, and authors selling and signing their books to the public on Saturday. All proceeds from the Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival go to Venice Heritage Inc., the 501(c) 3 fundraising arm of two historic sites in Venice, the Lord-Higel House, currently under restoration, and the Venice Museum and Archives expansion project.

Learn more about Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival on AALBC.com.
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Oxford Conference for the Book Oxford Conference for the Book

Hosted by: Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi
Dates: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 to Friday, April 1, 2022

Website: Oxford Conference for the Book
Phone: 662.915.3374
Email: jgthomas@olemiss.edu

Description:

The Oxford Conference for the Book brings together fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, poets, publishers, teachers, and students for three days of readings, lectures, panels, workshops, and social events that celebrate the written word.

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National Black Writers Conference National Black Writers Conference
Medgar Evers College

1650 Bedford Ave., Founders Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY 11225, Brooklyn, New York 


Hosted by: Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College
Dates: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022

Website: National Black Writers Conference
Phone: 718-804-8883
Email: writers@mec.cuny.edu

Description:

The National Black Writers Conference is be held, every two years at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The conference features panels, author readings, roundtable discussions, and educational seminars.

Panel Discussions, Town Hall Meeting, and Dramatic Readings.
Speakers include Ifa Bayeza, Keith Josef Adkins, Amina Henry, Ladee Hubbard, and Aurin Squire among others.

For more information and to register, visit www.centerforblackliterature.org

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Northern Arizona Book Festival Northern Arizona Book Festival
Locally owned businesses throughout the historic downtown

Dates: Thursday, March 31, 2022 to Sunday, April 10, 2022

Website: Northern Arizona Book Festival
Email: nazbookfest@gmail.com

Description:
The Northern Arizona Book Festival will bring a weeklong literary extravaganza filled with readings, workshops, and book signings.

Learn more about Northern Arizona Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Florida Antiquarian Book Fair Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
St. Petersburg’s Historic Coliseum

535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, Florida 


Hosted by: Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Dates: Friday, April 1, 2022 to Sunday, April 3, 2022

Website: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
Email: FloridaBookFair@gmail.com

Description:
The book fair is the third largest in the country and features more than one hundred specialized booksellers from all over the United States.

Learn more about Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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University Spring Literary Festival University Spring Literary Festival
Ohio University

Dates: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Thursday, April 7, 2022

Website: University Spring Literary Festival

Description:

Since 1986, The Spring Literary Festival has featured some of the world's finest, most distinguished writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The three-day festival is held in May on the Ohio University main campus in Athens, OH.

The festival is sponsored by the Creative Writing program in the English Department and is generously funded by the College of Arts & Sciences. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public.

Learn more about University Spring Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts

Hosted by: Alscess Lewis-Brown
Dates: Friday, April 8, 2022 to Saturday, April 9, 2022

Website: Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
Phone: 340-692-4152
Email: abrown@uvi.edu

Description:

The second annual Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair was held in April of 2016 with events highlighting and celebrating literature’s role in culture and society. World-renowned author Salman Rushdie will be this year’s keynote speaker. Other highlighted guests include authors Jamaica Kincaid, Elizabeth Nunez and Earl Lovelace. See our Announcements page for updates and a list of featured authors.

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Alabama Book Festival Alabama Book Festival
Old Alabama Town, in Downtown Montgomery

301 Columbus Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 , Montgomery, Alabama 


Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Website: Alabama Book Festival
Phone: 888-240-1850
Email: alabamabookfestival@gmail.com

Description:

With over lots of authors, vendors and exhibitors, this free public event is the state’s premier literary event. Thousands of people from around the state and the Southeast gather at the festival each year to meet their favorite authors and scholars. A fun activity area for children makes this a day of fun for the entire family!

Learn more about Alabama Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California

University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, California 


Dates: Saturday, April 23, 2022 to Sunday, April 24, 2022

Website: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Phone: 424-652-1948
Email: eventinfo@latimes.com

Description:

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. There’s also a photography exhibit, film screenings followed by Q&A’s and discussion panels on some of today’s hottest topics.

Learn more about Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on AALBC.com.
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The Bocas Lit Fest The Bocas Lit Fest

Dates: Thursday, April 28, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

Website: The Bocas Lit Fest
Email: info@bocaslitfest.com

Description:

Boca is the Spanish word for mouth — the organ of speech and song and storytelling. And the Bocas del Dragón — the Dragon’s Mouths — are the narrow straits off Trinidad’s northwest peninsula, which connect the sheltered Gulf of Paria to the open Caribbean Sea. For centuries, the Bocas were the gateways connecting Trinidad to the Caribbean and the Atlantic.

NGC is the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, our title sponsor. Their generous support makes the festival possible.

The Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is presented during this festival.

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OE Book Fair OE Book Fair
Oxford Exchange

420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 


Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Website: OE Book Fair
Phone: 813-253-0222
Email: info@oxfordexchange.com

Description:

“It is our mission at Oxford Exchange to continually foster human engagement, spark meaningful dialogue and establish Tampa’s place as a cultural destination. We launched the OE Book Fair in 2015 to provide an open platform for local authors to connect with their community face to face. A broad array of genres and interests are represented, complimented by discussions and workshops throughout the day of the fair. We hope you’ll join us the discovery of local literary talent!”

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Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
Santa Monica High School

601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, Santa Monica, California 


Dates: Friday, April 29, 2022 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Website: Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
Email: shane@yallwest.com

Description:

Over 113 authors including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable Hollywood directors and creators.

2 days of panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, rock 'n' roll, killer photo ops & general geeky debauchery

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Newburyport Literary Festival Newburyport Literary Festival

Dates: Friday, April 29, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

Website: Newburyport Literary Festival
Email: events@newburyportliteraryfestival.org

Description:

Newburyport is located at the mouth of the Merrimack River, in the far northeast corner of Massachusetts. It is 35 miles north of Boston and 18 miles south of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Learn more about Newburyport Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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Ohioana Book Festival Ohioana Book Festival
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square

75 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215, Columbus, Ohio 


Hosted by: The Ohioana Library Association
Dates: Friday, April 29, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

Website: Ohioana Book Festival
Phone: 614.466.3831
Email: ohioana@ohioana.org

Description:

Since its inception in 2007, the Ohioana Book Festival has given readers the opportunity to connect with their favorite Ohio writers. Held each spring, the Festival welcomes roughly 100 authors and more than 3,000 visitors every year.

Learn more about Ohioana Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Black Writers On Tour Black Writers On Tour
Carson Community Center

801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California 90746 , Los Angeles, California 


Hosted by: Dr. Rosie
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Website: Black Writers On Tour
Email: drrosie@aol.com

Description:

Purpose: To promote literacy awareness, to give exposure to African-American authors, writers, and to motivate, and develop aspiring new writers and authors. To showcase Black Businesses, provide exposure and to increase their sales.

Learn more about Black Writers On Tour on AALBC.com.
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AfroSurreal Writers Workshop AfroSurreal Writers Workshop
African American Museum and Library of Oakland

659 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612, Oakland, California 


Hosted by: Shannon Holbrook, Veda Silva, Michele Simms-Burton, Rochelle Spencer, and Wandra Williams
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 1 to 7 p.m.

Website: AfroSurreal Writers Workshop
Phone: 510-637-0200
Email: aamlowriter@gmail.com

Description:

The AfroSurreal Writers Workshop supports writers of color creating weird, surreal, or absurdist art. We welcome participation and contributions from anyone interested in such works.

In the months ahead, we'll be hosting hosting a number of readings, a conference, and workshops about AfroSurrealism. We'll also be donating comic books and works of speculative fiction to the Prisoners Literature Project, based in Berkeley, California.

Learn more about AfroSurreal Writers Workshop on AALBC.com.
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North Jersey Literary Festival North Jersey Literary Festival
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark, University Heights

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, New Jersey 


Hosted by: Garden State Events, LLC and Chanelle Alexandria
Dates: Thursday, May 5, 2022 to Monday, September 5, 2022

Website: North Jersey Literary Festival
Email: info@njlitfestival.com

Description:

The FIRST annual North Jersey Literary Festival, where entrepreneurship meets the literary world.

Learn more about North Jersey Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Various Locations

Dates: Sunday, May 1, 2022 to Saturday, May 7, 2022

Website: The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Email: info@thefoldcanada.org

Description:

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) celebrates diversity in literature by promoting diverse authors and stories in Brampton, Ontario—one of Canada&rsquos most culturally diverse cities.

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Ashland Literary Festival Ashland Literary Festival
Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University

1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, Oregon 97520, Ashland, Oregon 


Hosted by: Southern Oregon University
Dates: Friday, May 6, 2022 to Saturday, May 7, 2022

Website: Ashland Literary Festival
Email: libraryevents@sou.edu

Description:

We have a great lineup of authors, publishers, illustrators and more from throughout the Pacific Northwest, so mark your calendars and get ready for the fun!

Learn more about Ashland Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Various Venues

Hosted by: PEN America
Dates: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to Saturday, May 14, 2022

Website: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Email: festival@pen.org

Description:

PEN World Voices is America’s only international literary festival, attracting the best-known writers from across the globe. Since its founding, they have presented more than 1,500 writers and artists from 118 countries speaking 56 languages in venues across New York City in a weeklong series of literary events with a human rights focus. The Festival was founded by Salman Rushdie, Esther Allen, and Michael Roberts in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the United States and the world—a mission that, today, has never been more relevant.

Learn more about PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature on AALBC.com.
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Books in Bloom Literary Festival Books in Bloom Literary Festival

The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

Hosted by:

Presented by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation


Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Website: Books in Bloom Literary Festival
Email: jean@booksinbloom.org

Description:

Books in Bloom Literary Festival: a Celebration for Writers and Readers was established in 2005 by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation as its signature event to promote the value of books and reading. The Books in Bloom Co-chairs are Jean Elderwind, Jennifer Hudspeth, and Lin Wellford, directors on the Public Library Foundation Board.

The Festival provides an opportunity for the public to meet accomplished authors, and to hear them read from or speak about their work. Aspiring writers learn about various aspects of writing and publishing, and avid readers are introduced to authors working in a wide variety of genres.

Learn more about Books in Bloom Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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Greensboro Bound Literary Festival Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
Various locations in downtown Greensboro, NC

304 S. Elm Street , Greensboro, North Carolina 


Hosted by: Greensboro Bound
Dates: Thursday, May 19, 2022 to Sunday, May 22, 2022

Website: Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
Phone: 336-392-5213
Email: jessica@greensborobound.com

Description:

Greensboro Bound celebrates writers and readers of all ages as essential to vibrant cities. The non-profit organization, in its third year, offers programming throughout the year with an annual literary festival held in May at various locations in downtown Greensboro.

Learn more about Greensboro Bound Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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Gaithersburg Book Festival Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds

31 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Gaithersburg, Maryland 


Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Website: Gaithersburg Book Festival
Phone: 301.258.6350
Email: ccrosby@gaithersburgmd.gov

Description:

The festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors who will participate in talks, panel discussions and book signings throughout the day.

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation.

Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets, and songwriters from across the country. Other festival highlights include exhibiting authors, a Children’s Village, literary exhibitors, the Brew & Vine Cafe featuring live performances by singer/songwriters and poets, Friends of the Library used book sale, and onsite new book sales by Politics & Prose. Visitors of all ages also have the opportunity to participate in free interactive, hands-on writing workshops for children and adults/teens on a variety of topics.

Learn more about Gaithersburg Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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San Antonio Book Festival San Antonio Book Festival
Central Library and the Majestic Theatre

600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, Texas 


Hosted by: The San Antonio Library Foundation
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Website: San Antonio Book Festival
Phone: 210.225.4728
Email: information@saplf.org

Description:

The Festival is a day-long event that unites readers and writers alike. Author presentations are held indoors while outdoors the Festival grounds are active with book sales, signings, children’s story time and learning projects, family activities, and a technology area. Food trucks offer a variety of eats; special tents feature live music and recipe demonstrations by cookbook authors. The large Festival Marketplace offers a lively setting for booksellers, publishers, literary-minded nonprofits, and local artists and craftmakers.

Learn more about San Antonio Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Montclair Literary Festival Montclair Literary Festival
Various

Hosted by: Succeed2gether
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Time:

Website: Montclair Literary Festival
Phone: 973-746-0553

Description:

Festival Day will be a full day of in-person events, from literary fiction and non-fiction discussion panels to talks and activities for children and teens.

Learn more about Montclair Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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The Bronx Book Festival The Bronx Book Festival
Fordham Plaza in the Bronx

Hosted by: Saraciea Fennell, Founder
Dates: Thursday, June 9, 2022 to Sunday, June 12, 2022

Website: The Bronx Book Festival
Email: BronxBookFest@gmail.com

Description:

The first traditional book festival geared toward all ages to hit the Bronx! #TheBronxisReading

Learn more about The Bronx Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Hustle & Grind Book Fair Hustle & Grind Book Fair
CG Community Center

2326 East Seven Mile, Detriot, Michigan 


Hosted by: Hood Book Headquarters
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. until 12 a.m.

Website: Hustle & Grind Book Fair
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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ALA Conference ALA Conference

Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Thursday, June 23, 2022 to Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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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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 25, 2022
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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Fall Fiction Fest
Northwest Family Activity & Events Center

4034 West Good Hope Road - Milwaukee, WI 53209, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 


Hosted by: UrbanReviewsOnline.com
Date: Monday, June 27, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Fall Fiction Fest

Description:

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Greater St. Louis Book Fair Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park

Dates: Thursday, July 14, 2022 to Sunday, July 17, 2022

Website: Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Email: info@stlouisbookfair.org

Description:

Greater St. Louis Book Fair is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most popular charity book sales. For over 60 years, book lovers and collectors have enjoyed bargain prices on a diverse and quality selection of new, gently-used and rare books. Fair proceeds benefit local non-profit education and literacy programs.

Learn more about Greater St. Louis Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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Romance Slam Jam Convention Romance Slam Jam Convention

Dates: Thursday, July 14, 2022 to Saturday, July 16, 2022

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.

Learn more about Romance Slam Jam Convention on AALBC.com.
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The Atlanta Kick Back The Atlanta Kick Back
Infinite Energy Center

6400 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097, Duluth, Georgia 


Hosted by: 556 Book Chicks Book Club
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: The Atlanta Kick Back
Email: atlantakickback@gmail.com

Description:

556 Book Chicks is an award-winning book club, founded in 2012 by 3 friends and co-workers (Benita, Monika, and Tiffany). It started as just a book club - discussing and meeting authors. Over the years the book club has grown into an Atlanta Book Signing Festival.

Learn more about The Atlanta Kick Back on AALBC.com.
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Hargeysa International Book Fair Hargeysa International Book Fair

Hosted by: Hargeysa Cultural Center
Dates: Saturday, July 23, 2022 to Thursday, July 28, 2022

Website: Hargeysa International Book Fair
Email: info@hargeysabookfair.com

Description:
12th Hargeysa International Book Fair took place July 20 - 25, 2019, Hargeysa, Somaliland

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Toronto Urban Book Expo Toronto Urban Book Expo
Toronto Centre for the Arts

5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8, Canada, Toronto, Canada 


Hosted by: Kya Publishing
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Website: Toronto Urban Book Expo
Email: info@kyapublishing.com

Description:

Kya Publishing’s TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction. It is an annual exposition of contemporary urban writers where authors and publishers have the opportunity to display, sell, and communicate their projects while promoting support and recognition for urban literature, literacy, and culture.

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Black Writers Weekend Black Writers Weekend
Various Locations

Hosted by: African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC)
Dates: Thursday, August 4, 2022 to Sunday, August 7, 2022

Website: Black Writers Weekend
Email: aambcvoting@gmail.com

Description:

Black Writers Weekend is an annual event created to celebrate and honor black literary creatives in publishing and film. Founded by Tamika Newhouse, the weekend bridges the gaps between black literary creatives and opportunities that will advance their careers. Powered by AAMBC Inc., the organization focuses on new and emerging voices in literature and fusing them with established creatives in film, television, and publishing.

First established in 2008 as an award show called the AAMBC Awards, it is now a four-day weekend. Attendees will enjoy panels, workshops, author signings and our celebratory book bash, movie screenings, along with the formal awards gala positioned as the highlight of the weekend. “This weekend was designed specifically for readers and writers of all genres, genders, and ages,” Newhouse says. “We wanted this to be a true celebration of literary achievement in every area imaginable.”

AALBC.com’s Founder, Troy Johnson, was named Literary Activist of the Year for 2017.

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Independent Authors Book Expo Independent Authors Book Expo
Warinanco Sports Center

One Park Drive, Roselle, NJ 07203, Roselle, New Jersey 


Hosted by: Independent Authors Book Experience (IABX)
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Website: Independent Authors Book Expo
Phone: 973-723-4584
Email: iabex@hotmail.com

Description:

Come out and meet face to face with local and international authors. Friends, family, and the community at large are encouraged to come out and support our budding authors. Authors will make presentations from their books; also games, prizes, promotional giveaways will be available. A wide selection of books will be available for purchase at the event. This event will feature the following: Author exhibits Author Readings and Signings Children's Corner (with Arts and Crafts and Author Readings) Free Workshops and Seminars Book Club Meet and Greet, and much more!

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Black Paperback Book Fair Black Paperback Book Fair
Iroquois Park

2120 Rundill Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40214


Hosted by: Louisville Black Writer Association, Shajuanda Barrow, Event Coordinator
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Website: Black Paperback Book Fair
Phone: 502-262-6382
Email: scbarr03@gmail.com

Description:
Black Paperback Book Fair highlights and supports black writers in Louisville Ky. The event is hosted in Iroquois Park and provides a nurturing space for black writers that is virtually barrier free, inviting all writers to sell their books. The event consist of author booths, food trucks, and a variety of giant games and lounging space.

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RT Booklovers Convention RT Booklovers Convention
Peppermill Resort, Hotel, Spa & Casino

Hosted by: RT Book Reviews
Dates: Thursday, August 11, 2022 to Sunday, August 14, 2022

Website: RT Booklovers Convention
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.

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Book Lovers Con Book Lovers Con
Sonesta Houston Galleria

2222 W Loop S, Houston, Texas 77027


Dates: Thursday, August 11, 2022 to Sunday, August 14, 2022

Website: Book Lovers Con
Email: info@bookloverscon.com
Price: $395

Description:

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Mississippi Book Festival Mississippi Book Festival
Mississippi State Capitol

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


Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
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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Library of Congress National Book Festival Library of Congress National Book Festival
Washington Convention Center

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
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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Read My World Read My World
Tolhuistuin Amsterdam

Dates: Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Saturday, September 3, 2022

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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Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Dates: Thursday, September 8, 2022 to Saturday, September 10, 2022

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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SCIBA Trade Show SCIBA Trade Show
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center

601 W Mckinley Ave, Pomona, California 


Hosted by: The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association
Dates: Friday, September 9, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022

Website: SCIBA Trade Show
Phone: 909-938-5809
Email: andrea@scibabooks.org

Description:

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) is a non-profit trade association of independent booksellers, book wholesalers, publishers and other industry professionals located primarily in Southern California and Southern Nevada.

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Festival of Women Writers Festival of Women Writers

Dates: Friday, September 9, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022

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.

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Sacramento Black Book Fair Sacramento Black Book Fair
The Historic Center of Oak Park

35th St and Broadway, Sacramento, California 


Hosted by: Blue Nile Press
Dates: Sunday, September 11, 2022 to Monday, September 12, 2022

Website: Sacramento Black Book Fair
Phone: 916.484.3749
Email: faye@bluenilepress.com

Description:

This historic two-day book fair and celebration will include a panel discussion among our featured authors, book signings, talks by each of the featured writers, cultural & food vendors, book discussions with each writer listed in the program, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and much more

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Kerrytown BookFest Kerrytown BookFest
Farmer’s Market

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
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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International Festival of Authors International Festival of Authors
Harbourfront Centre

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


Hosted by: IFOA
Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022

Website: 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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Wimbledon BookFest Wimbledon BookFest
Wimbledon Common

Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Monday, September 26, 2022

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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Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, Las Vegas, Nevada 


Hosted by: Path To Publishing
Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Saturday, September 24, 2022

Website: Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference
Phone: 725-605-4054
Email: info@pathtopublishing.com

Description:

If your publishing success is just as important to you as your writing success, then instead of going to yet another writing conference, don’t you think it’s time you attend a publishing conference? If the business you build with your book to create multiple streams of income is just as important to you as book sales and royalties, then instead of going to another one of those “fun” conferences designed to give readers an experience with authors, don't you think it’s time you attend a conference that can teach you how to make money as a writer and author outside of book sales and royalties? Are you ready to learn how to operate your literary business in thriving excellence and not mediocre struggle and lack? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then we’ll see you in Las Vegas.

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South Dakota Festival of Books South Dakota Festival of Books

Hosted by: South Dakota Humanities Council
Dates: Friday, September 23, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022

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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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 25, 2022 to Monday, October 3, 2022

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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Kingston WritersFest Kingston WritersFest
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

Dates: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022

Website: Kingston WritersFest
Email: info@kingstonwritersfest.ca

Description:
“A festival for writers and readers.”

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Utah Humanities Council Book Festival Utah Humanities Council Book Festival

Dates: Thursday, September 8, 2022 to Monday, October 24, 2022

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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AJC Decatur Book Festival AJC Decatur Book Festival
Downtown Decatur

101 E Court Square, Decatur, Georgia 


Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time:

Website: AJC Decatur Book Festival
Phone: 404.666.2112

Description:

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square.

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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
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time:

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

Hosted by: Collingswood Public Library
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
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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The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

Dates: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022

Website: The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

Description:

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is a conference for everyone! The conference is sponsored by five associations of ethnic librarians, including:

  • American Indian Library Association (AILA)
  • Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
  • Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
  • National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA)

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New York Comic Con New York Comic Con
Javitz Center

Hosted by: ReedPOP Events
Dates: Thursday, October 6, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022

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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Morristown Festival of Books Morristown Festival of Books

Dates: Friday, October 7, 2022 to Saturday, October 8, 2022

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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The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

3rd & Mercer Streets, Seattle, Washington 


Hosted by: Louis Collins & Bill Wolfe
Dates: Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022

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

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Printers Row Lit Fest Printers Row Lit Fest
Historic Printers Row

Dates: Monday, October 10, 2022 to Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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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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
Dates: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 to Saturday, October 15, 2022

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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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 12, 2022 to Friday, October 14, 2022

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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Wisconsin Book Festival Wisconsin Book Festival
Madison Public Library

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


Dates: Thursday, October 13, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022

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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Brattleboro Literary Festival Brattleboro Literary Festival

Dates: Thursday, October 13, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022

Website: Brattleboro Literary Festival
Phone: 802-579-7414
Email: vtbookfest@gmail.com

Description:
The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. All events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Southern Festival of Books Southern Festival of Books

Hosted by: Humanities Tennessee
Dates: Friday, October 14, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022

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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Twin Cities Book Festival Twin Cities Book Festival
MINNESOTA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

Hosted by: Rain Taxi
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
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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Vancouver Writers Fest Vancouver Writers Fest
Granville Island, and two off Site Venues

Dates: Monday, October 17, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

Website: Vancouver Writers Fest
Phone: 604-681-6330
Email: info@writersfest.bc.ca

Description:

The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations.

For the past 30 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant exchange of ideas and conversation.

The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists.

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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 19, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

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

12512 Walters Rd, Houston, Texas 


Hosted by: Cushcity.com
Dates: Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022

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

Hosted by: The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)
Dates: Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022

Website: CALS 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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Six Bridges Book Festival Six Bridges Book Festival
Main Library, Little Rock, Arkansas

Hosted by: Central Arkansas Library System
Dates: Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022

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

Description:

Previously known for 16 years as the Arkansas Literary Festival, the four-day event in April celebrates reading, literacy, stories and wordsmithing including musical lyrics.

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West Virginia Book Festival West Virginia Book Festival
Charleston Civic Center

Dates: Friday, October 21, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022

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

Description:

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Vegas Valley Book Festival Vegas Valley Book Festival

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time:

Website: Vegas Valley Book Festival
Phone: 702.229.5902
Email: plharris@lasvegasnevada.gov

Description:

The Vegas Valley Book Festival, now in its fifteenth year, is a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word. The festival has networked together a community-wide consortium of cultural organizations and sponsors to offer “a one-stop shopping experience for literature” through a wide range of programs built around sharing resources, developing audiences, advancing the craft of writing, and sharing the joys of reading. This annual festival is the largest literary event in Nevada, drawing more that 10,000 attendees during the season. Since its founding in 2002, the festival has presented over 800 authors and speakers and has produced or sponsored over 500 events, sessions, readings, workshops, and book signings. The festival is free and open to the public.

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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 27, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022

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

Hosted by: The Kentucky Humanities Council and The Kentucky Book Fair
Dates: Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022

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

Dates: Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022

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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Boston Book Festival Boston Book Festival
Copley Square

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
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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Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah International Book Fair

Hosted by: Sharjah Book Authority
Dates: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022

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: Thursday, November 3, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022

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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Texas Book Festival Texas Book Festival
State Capitol and surrounding grounds

Dates: Saturday, November 5, 2022 to Sunday, November 6, 2022

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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National Book Awards National Book Awards
Cipriani Wall Street

Hosted by: National Book Foundation
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
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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Books by the Banks Books by the Banks
Duke Energy Convention Center

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
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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Ake Arts and Book Festival Ake Arts and Book Festival
Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja

38/40 Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA , Ikeja, Nigeria 


Hosted by: The Book Buzz Foundation
Dates: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to Saturday, November 26, 2022

Website: Ake Arts and Book Festival
Email: info@akefestival.org

Description:

Aké Arts & Book Festival is four days of cultural immersion and aims to showcase the very best of contemporary African literature

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Massachusetts Poetry Festival Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Hosted by: Mass Poetry
Date:  2023 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Email: festival@masspoetry.org

Description:

A biennial event, the Festival showcase an all-star roster of poets from across the Commonwealth and the country, including more than 50 events in total featuring well over 100+ poets.

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Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Curtis Hixon Park

600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, Florida, Tampa, Florida 


Hosted by: Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, Inc.
Dates: Friday, January 6, 2023 to Sunday, January 15, 2023

Website: Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Phone: 888-224-1733 ext. 3143
Email: programs@tampablackheritage.org

Description:

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is an annual, cultural arts & music festival that takes place over the course of 10 days in Tampa Bay, Florida. They host an Author Village for two days during an outdorr festival. Check out AALBC.com’s coverage of the Author Village in 2017

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Black Ink:  A Charleston African-American Book Festival Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival
Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street

56 Beaufain Street, Charleston, South Carolina 


Hosted by: Charleston Friends of the Library
Dates: Thursday, January 12, 2023 to Saturday, January 14, 2023

Website: Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival
Email: info@charlestonlibraryfriends.org

Description:

Celebrating its 4th year in 2019, the Charleston African-American Book Festival is the first and only annual celebration of African-American literature in the Charleston area.

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Digital Book World Digital Book World
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Hosted by: Score Publishing
Dates: Monday, January 16, 2023 to Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Website: Digital Book World

Description:
As part of the 2018 Digital Book World (DBW) — two industry veterans will be the first to be inducted into the new Publishing Hall of Fame. The first inductee is Marie Dutton Brown, the iconic editor and literary agent who successfully championed diversity in publishing over the course of her 50-year career.

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
Diggi Palace Jaipur

Hosted by: Sanjoy K. Roy, Festival Producer
Dates: Thursday, January 19, 2023 to Monday, November 30, -0001

Website: ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
Email: info@teamworkarts.com

Description:

Described as the “greatest literary show on Earth,” the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.

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Sunshine State Book Festival Sunshine State Book Festival
SFC Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St Gainesville, FL 32606

3000 NW 83rd St Gainesville, FL 32606, Gainesville, Florida 


Hosted by: Writers Alliance of Gainesville
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Time:

Website: Sunshine State Book Festival
Email: SunshineStateBookFestival@writersalliance.org

Description:

“Bringing Readers and Writers Together” for three days of literary enrichment with over 75 authors, 6 nationally recognized speakers, and a literary heritage tour of sites where Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, William Bartram, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and wrote in the area.

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North Texas Teen Book Festival North Texas Teen Book Festival
Irving Convention Center

500 W. LAS COLINAS BLVD. Irving Texas, 75039, Irving, Texas 


Dates: Friday, March 3, 2023 to Saturday, March 4, 2023

Website: North Texas Teen Book Festival
Email: info@nttbf.org

Description:

The North Texas Teen Book Festival strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Hosted by: BolognaFiere Viale della Fiera
Dates: Monday, March 6, 2023 to Thursday, March 9, 2023

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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AWP Conference AWP Conference
Kansas City Convention Center

Dates: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 to Saturday, March 11, 2023

Website: AWP Conference
Phone: 301-226-9716
Email: events@awpwriter.org

Description:

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2016 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The book fair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP is now the largest literary conference in North America.

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Virginia Festival of the Book Virginia Festival of the Book

145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Charlottesville, Virginia 


Hosted by: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Dates: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 to Sunday, March 26, 2023

Website: Virginia Festival of the Book
Phone: 434 924-7548
Email: vabook@virginia.edu

Description:

Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the largest of the 56 state (and territory) humanities councils, the Festival is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past thirteen years. We have presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors. An abbreviated list of past participants includes Rick Atkinson, Edward Ayers, David Baldacci, Maureen Corrigan, Edwidge Danticat, Kate DiCamillo, Rita Dove, Alan Furst, John Grisham, Jan Karon, Jim Lehrer, Frances Mayes, Colum McCann, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, Lisa Scottoline, Pete Seeger, Karin Slaughter, Alexander McCall Smith, Lee Smith, Bryan Stevenson, Elizabeth Strout, Judith Viorst, and Charles Wright. A more complete list of past participants can be seen here.

Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to children’s programs and hands-on workshops. All programs are open to the public and, with the exception of a few ticketed events, the majority of Festival programs are free to attend.

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SOKY Book Fest SOKY Book Fest

Dates: Friday, March 24, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

Website: SOKY Book Fest
Email: sokybookfest@wku.edu

Description:

Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events! Our mission is to encourage literacy and the love of books in our community and beyond. Book Fest is presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. SOKY Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages from across the U.S. who come to meet their favorite authors, purchase signed copies of their books, and learn from them in exciting panels, presentations, and workshops.

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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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London Book Fair London Book Fair
Olympia London

Hammersmith Rd, London, United Kingdom 


Hosted by: Reed Exhibitions Limited
Dates: Monday, April 18, 2022 to Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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.

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The Southern Literary Festival
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72904, Fort Smith, Arkansas 


Dates: Friday, April 21, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

Website: The Southern Literary Festival

Description:

The Southern Literary Festival is an organization of southern colleges and schools founded in 1937 to promote southern literature.

Each year a different school hosts the festival, an undergraduate writing conference that offers participants workshops, readings, and master classes in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, playwriting, and non-fiction.

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Annapolis Book Festival Annapolis Book Festival
The Key School

534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403, Annapolis, Maryland 


Hosted by: The Key School
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Website: Annapolis Book Festival
Phone: 410-263-9231

Description:

The Annapolis Book Festival is one of the premier community events in the region. Every year more than 3,000 people attend this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. The Annapolis Book Festival brings nationally renowned authors to The Key School in Annapolis, Maryland, to discuss their books and the craft of writing. The Festival also features children's activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales.

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Bay Area Book Festival Bay Area Book Festival
In Downtown Berkeley

Dates: Saturday, May 6, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

Website: Bay Area Book Festival
Email: info@baybookfest.org

Description:

The Bay Area Book Festival is the primary project of the Foundation for the Future of Literature and Literacy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in California. FFLL’s Tax ID number is 47-3955286. Its business address is 1569 Solano Ave. #635, Berkeley, CA 94707.

FFLL is governed by a Board of Directors. Members include Cherilyn Parsons (Berkeley, CA), Peter Richardson (San Francisco, CA), Mal Warwick (Berkeley, CA), Brooke Warner (Berkeley, CA), and Igor Zagatsky (Berkeley, CA).

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Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
The L.A. Grand Hotel - Downtown

333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071, Los Angeles, California 


Hosted by: Go On Girl! Book Club
Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2023 to Tuesday, May 23, 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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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.

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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.

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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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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: Tuesday, August 22, 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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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.

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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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