Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2023 and 2024)
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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
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.
Dates: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Thursday, April 7, 2022
Website: University Spring Literary Festival
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.
301 Columbus Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 , Montgomery, Alabama
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.
420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida
“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!”Learn more about OE Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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
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.
North Jersey Literary Festival
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark, University Heights
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, New Jersey
The FIRST annual North Jersey Literary Festival, where entrepreneurship meets the literary world.Learn more about North Jersey Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, Oregon 97520, Ashland, Oregon
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.
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097, Duluth, Georgia
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.
Hosted by: Hargeysa Cultural Center
Dates: Saturday, July 23, 2022 to Thursday, July 28, 2022
Website: Hargeysa International Book Fair
12th Hargeysa International Book Fair took place July 20 - 25, 2019, Hargeysa, Somaliland
5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8, Canada, Toronto, Canada
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.Learn more about Toronto Urban Book Expo on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Black Writers Weekend on AALBC.com.
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
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!Learn more about Independent Authors Book Expo on AALBC.com.
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
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.
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
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.Learn more about SCIBA Trade Show on AALBC.com.
35th St and Broadway, Sacramento, California
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 moreLearn more about Sacramento Black Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference on AALBC.com.
101 E Court Square, Decatur, Georgia
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Website: AJC Decatur Book Festival
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.Learn more about AJC Decatur Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Dates: Thursday, October 13, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022
Website: Brattleboro Literary Festival
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!
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.Learn more about Vancouver Writers Fest on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Vegas Valley Book Festival on AALBC.com.
5524 Belmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
Hosted by: Regal Rhythms Poetry
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Website: Hit the Mic: Black Book Fair & Open Mic
Admission is FREE and open to the public courtesy of Season Funder, ArtsWave. However, you must register (visit site) If you are interested in book vending contact Mo @ 513-344-0870 A.S.A.P. This is perfect for aspiring and published authors. Free parking on-site, on-street, and approved at College Hill Recreation Center. Refreshments will be served.
38/40 Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA , Ikeja, Nigeria
Aké Arts & Book Festival is four days of cultural immersion and aims to showcase the very best of contemporary African literatureLearn more about Ake Arts and Book Festival on AALBC.com.
1 Victory ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
Experience the BLK INK Book Festival! This four-hour live event is a book expo compromised of 50+ local and regional authors showcasing over 100 books in all genres.Learn more about BLK INK Book Festival on AALBC.com.
2300 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Celebrating National Literacy MonthLearn more about Trinity River Book Festival on AALBC.com.
8 Lewisham Way, London, United Kingdom SE14 6NW
Black Book Festival is a showcase for African-Caribbean writers, publishers and booksellers.Learn more about Black Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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
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 2017Learn more about Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Score Publishing
Dates: Monday, January 16, 2023 to Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Website: Digital Book World
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.
Described as the “greatest literary show on Earth,” the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.Learn more about ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival on AALBC.com.
Exhibition of publishers to present options of genre and a press confrence about a new poetic work that will be printed.Learn more about Cairo Book Fair on AALBC.com.
Explore education sessions, author speakers, though leaders and additional event highlights of LIblearnx.Learn more about LibLearnX on AALBC.com.
3000 NW 83rd St Gainesville, FL 32606, Gainesville, Florida
“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.Learn more about Sunshine State Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Writers gather to bring new ideas and different perspectives, promoting dialogue, sharing their works to build bridges across cultures.Learn more about Emirates Airline Festival of Literature on AALBC.com.
Mesones 80, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 37700.0
Hosted by: San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
Dates: Monday, February 13, 2023 to Saturday, February 18, 2023
Website: San Miguel Writers Conference
Learn from expert keynotes and faculty that include contemporary writers, award-winning authors, teachers, agents and journalist with years of experience within their respective fields.Learn more about San Miguel Writers Conference on AALBC.com.
Rue Tiznit, Face a la Mosquee Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco 20000
Interanational Exhibition of Publishing and Books.Learn more about Casablanca Book Fair on AALBC.com.
705 Pike St., Seattle, Washington 98101
Annual industry event filled with educational programming for independent bookstores.Learn more about ABA Winter Institute on AALBC.com.
Will be flipping through the pages of the years ost beautiful books, have discussions with authors and creators, and congratulate the anniversery of the occasion.Learn more about Vilnius Book Fair on AALBC.com.
925 George W. Engram Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida, Daytona Beach, Florida
Hosted by: Donna M. Gray-Banks, Founder & Director
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2023 to Saturday, February 25, 2023
Website: F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
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.
101 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia
Hosted by: Elegba Folklore Society
Dates: Saturday, February 25, 2023 to Sunday, February 26, 2023
Website: Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival
The Black Book Expo, A Conscious Literary Festival is a vast display of literature is featured including topics like black history, politics, science, health, African Diasporic culture, African spirituality, personal development, novels and children’s books. The public is invited to meet authors, hear their talks and browse and buy books to complement personal collections.
3310 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas 78220
Hosted by: The Friends of Carver Library
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Website: San Antonio African American Book Festival
Kipsala iela 8, riga, Riga, Latvia
Inspiring book town where writers, translators, publishers and reader will meet.Learn more about Latvian Book Fair on AALBC.com.
Offers one-of-a-kind experience for attendees, allowing them to connect with local and international authors, purchase books and attend literary events.Learn more about Lahore International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
31 N Alabama Ave., Monroeville, Alabama 36460.0
The Monroevillle Literary Festival is two day of fun, food and literary arts in the Literary Capital of Alabama. An event that welcomes friends, old and new, to explore thw writing, music and art of the literary South.Learn more about Monroeville Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
500 Las Colinas Blvd W, Irving, Texas 75039
The North Texas Teen Book Festival is the largest library-run book festival for young people in the country.Learn more about North Texas Teen Book Festival on AALBC.com.
The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more delightful as the years go on. Ours is an intimate festival about books and authors with a mission to promote interaction between readers and writers in a relaxed, informal environment. Visitors have an opportunity to meet and interact with the authors. In addition to attending speaking events and book signings, attendees can have lunch with their favorite authors at a local restaurant.
Past featured authors include: Frances Mayes, Diana Gabaldon, Terry Kay, Deanna Raybourn, Joshilyn Jackson, and many more. Where else can you see, have conversations with, and even dine with bestselling authors while surrounded by the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.Learn more about Dahlonega Literary Festival on AALBC.com.Dallas Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about AWP Conference on AALBC.com.
535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, Florida
Hosted by: Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Dates: Friday, March 10, 2023 to Sunday, March 12, 2023
Website: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
The book fair is the third largest in the country and features more than one hundred specialized booksellers from all over the United States.
Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33427
We are a 501c-3 non-profit founded in 2015 bringing in NYT best-selling authors. We have more celebrity authors under one roof in one day than any other event in Palm Beach County. Book signings, photo ops, and intense on-stage in-conversation-styleLearn more about Palm Beach Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Fans of mystery, crime/fiction genres for readers , authors, librarians , publishers, and editors to gather in convival surrounding to pursue their mutual interest.Learn more about Left Coast Crime on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about Virginia Festival of the Book on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Greater Lehigh Valley Writers group
Dates: Thursday, March 23, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023
Website: The Write Stuff Writers Conference
Write stuff is a place for us to commit to our writing practice, no matter what you're working on. From manscripts to blog post to journaling, all forms of writing are welcome.Learn more about The Write Stuff Writers Conference on AALBC.com.
2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Held annually, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet thier favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books.Learn more about Southern Kentucky Book Fest on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about SOKY Book Fest on AALBC.com.
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.
11 W Church St., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania 18018
Celebrating books and the strong connection they forge-bringing publishers, authors, illuatrators and readers together through thoughful, approachable, and inclusive programming.Learn more about Lehigh Valley Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi
Dates: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 to Friday, March 31, 2023
Website: Oxford Conference for the Book
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.Learn more about Oxford Conference for the Book on AALBC.com.
Bookfair for internattional publishersLearn more about Bangkok International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
2301 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60616
Comic, cosplay, gaming, wrestling, anime pop culture conventionLearn more about C2E2 on AALBC.com.
Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023
Website: Northern Arizona Book Festival
The Northern Arizona Book Festival will bring a weeklong literary extravaganza filled with readings, workshops, and book signings.
1650 Bedford Ave., Founders Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY 11225, Brooklyn, New York
Hosted by: Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College
Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Saturday, April 1, 2023
Website: National Black Writers Conference
Poet and fiction writer Sheree Renée Thomas and best-selling novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes are this year’s NBWC honorees and both will receive the Octavia E. Butler Award. Other confirmed participating writers include poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer Jewelle Gomez, fiction writer L. Penelope; and fiction writers and memoirists Tananarive Due, Wayéetu Moore, and Dr. Reynaldo Henderson, executive director and co-founder of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM).Learn more about National Black Writers Conference on AALBC.com.
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027
Kweli’s Color of Children’s Literature Conference is the nation’s first and largest conference for BIPOC creators of children’s and YA books. It is an excellent opportunity for writers and illustrators of color to learn, get inspired, and network with others in the industry. The conference honors the legacies of Walter Dean Myers, Eloise Greenfield, Floyd Cooper, and more as it celebrates and supports our unique voices, our nuanced stories, and our collective truth telling.Learn more about Color of Children’s Literature Conference on AALBC.com.
Festival that celebrates the NY Times best-selling, award winning and celebrity authors and a written word for children and adults of Southern Florida.Learn more about Palm Beach Book Festival on AALBC.com.
6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Hosted by: Roger Dunaway, Assistant Director of Public Relations
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Website: The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
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.Learn more about The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University on AALBC.com.
200 Broadway street suite 126, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
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.Learn more about New Orleans Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Comic con International
Dates: Friday, March 29, 2024 to Sunday, March 31, 2024
Exhibit hall with comics, original art, toys and merchandice for many popular artist, pubushers and retailers.Learn more about WonderCon on AALBC.com.
801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California 90746 , Los Angeles, California
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.
100 Andover Park W. Suite 150-165, SeaTac, Washington
Norwescon is a Pacific Northwest's premier science fiction and fantasy convention, and one of the largest entirely volunteer operationed regional conventions in the United States.Learn more about Norwescon on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair on AALBC.com.
600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, Texas
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.
Literary, cultural, and professional event that gathers with Mexican publishers and distributers and present their publications.Learn more about Bogotá International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
strengthening and expansion of informational, creative and business cooperation of publishers, authors, libraries, book trading and printing companies.Learn more about Eurasian International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023
Website: Unbound Book Festival
Brings nationally and internationally recognized authors of world-class renown to Columbia, Missouri, and talk about their books, their work, and their lives.Learn more about Unbound Book Festival on AALBC.com.
700 N Greenwood Ave. , Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa Litfest brings together diverse literary artist and writers to collaborate and inspire, enriching the Tulsa community.Learn more about Tulsa Lit Fest on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about The Southern Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, California
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.
96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215
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.
Literature and pop culture, plus readings performances and more!Learn more about L.A. Times Festival of Books on AALBC.com.
53 Washington Square. New York, NY, New York, New York
This year Saint Jordi usa is hybrid, with in person events in Chicago and New York and online programming.Learn more about Sant Jordi Festival on AALBC.com.
Authors, publishers and media companies from Germany, experience a diversity of literature, doscover innovations and gain new perspectives.Learn more about Leipzig Book Fair on AALBC.com.
The fair is devoted to the publishing industry and updating professionals to the latest development in the industry.Learn more about Buenos Aires Book Fair on AALBC.com.
The weekend provide a world's-reowned forum for excellence in poetry.Learn more about Strokestown International Poetry Festival on AALBC.com.
Unltimate playground for comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming.Learn more about Calgary Expo on AALBC.com.
Annual fan convention that celebrates traditional mystery.Learn more about Malice Domestic on AALBC.com.
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.
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 Lit Fest on AALBC.com.
601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, Santa Monica, California
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 debaucheryLearn more about Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about Annapolis Book Festival on AALBC.com.
601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California
Festival celebrating books, authors, and publishers panel and conference.Learn more about YALLWest Book Festival on AALBC.com.
643 Park Avenue (bet 66th and 67th streets), New York, 10065, New York, New York
Hosted by: Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America & International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (sanctioned by)
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023
Website: New York Antiquarian Book Fair
2020 is the 60th Year
This book fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. The consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. All books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy.Learn more about New York Antiquarian Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Quasimi
Dates: Monday, May 1, 2023 to Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Website: Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival
It's more than a festival - it's an estatic celebration that goes beyond one age group, enriching the whole family whilst instilling a love of reading in youngest of children.Learn more about Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Helenic Foundation for Culture
Dates: Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Monday, May 8, 2023
Website: Thessaloniki Book Fair
Thessaloniki International Book Fair will feature an expanded cultural events including themed highlights, book presentations, talks, workshops, seminars, lots of books and arts, dedicated to areas of children's literature and young adult literature.Learn more about Thessaloniki Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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.
Melbourne Writers Festival. Where the most exciting writers of the world meets the most avid of readers. Join for a celebration of storytelling and the power of words to change us.Learn more about Melbourne Writers Festival on AALBC.com.
Hundreds of independent publishers gather to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies, solutions and more.Learn more about IBPA Publishing University on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Massachusetts Poetry Festival on AALBC.com.
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).Learn more about Bay Area Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Succeed2gether
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Website: Montclair Literary Festival
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.
1972-1998 Center street, Berkeley, California 94704
Introducing today's top authors for adults, young adults, and childrenLearn more about Bay Area Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Conference on current issues and trend that are important to the industry.Learn more about ECPA Leadership Summit on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: PEN America
Dates: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 to Saturday, May 13, 2023
Website: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
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.
6000 Merriweather Dr, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Books In Bloom is an innovative, progressive, and memorable festival, poised to be one of the premier book festivals in the region. The festival is free and open to the public. Register to join us for the free one-day outdoor festival full of author readings, children's activities, a pop-up bookstore by Busboys & Poets, and more.Learn more about Books in Bloom Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
Festival given to authors who have moved or still moving across different countries, langueges, and culturesLearn more about Book World Prague on AALBC.com.
Conference workshop for publishers writing journeys.Learn more about Idaho Writers Guild Conference on AALBC.com.
The whole book chain meets publishing houses, writers, booksellers, librarians, agents, illustrators, translators and many more readers.Learn more about Turin International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
304 S. Elm Street , Greensboro, North Carolina
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.
555. N River Rosd , Rosemont, Illinois
Hosted by: Anime Central
Dates: Friday, May 19, 2023 to Monday, May 22, 2023
Website: Anime Central
Cosplay gathering and exhibition.Learn more about Anime Central on AALBC.com.
365 5th ave, New York, New York
Hosted by: Biographers international Organization
Dates: Friday, May 19, 2023 to Monday, May 22, 2023
Website: Biographers International Organization Annual Conference
Email: submit form
Mentor and advise attendees on a wide variesty of topics related to marketing biographyLearn more about Biographers International Organization Annual Conference on AALBC.com.
31 S Summit ave., Gaithersburg, Maryland
Celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience.Learn more about Gaithersburg Book Festival on AALBC.com.
5904 Willow Knoll Dr., Derwood, Maryland 20855
Comic book and non-sports card shows, baseball and sportcard shows, and collectible shows.Learn more about Shoff Promotions Comic Con on AALBC.com.
31 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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.
615 East 6th Street Charlotte, NC 28202, Charlotte, North Carolina
Queen City Book Fair (est. 2016) co-founders Quisha Dynae and Shmel Carter, warmly invite you to their fair! All local avid readers and anyone interested in stimulating literary appetites are called to join in our latest contribution to literacy!Learn more about Queen City Book Fair on AALBC.com.
60 Washington Square South, New York, New York 10012
Publishers Weekly brings 150+ years of leadership, deep editorial expertise, dedication to excellence, instant brand recognition and extensive marketing reach to the global publishing and bookselling industry, thus setting the stage for a world-class book show.Learn more about https://usbookshow.com/ on AALBC.com.
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.
Dates: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 to Thursday, May 25, 2023
Website: U.S. Book Show
Enjoy a wide array of book and author panels; programming geared to publishing professionals; and sponsered PubHubs where attendees can gather and download resources.Learn more about U.S. Book Show on AALBC.com.
Festival that brings readers and writers together to share new ideas.Learn more about Hay Festival Wales on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: The Calabash International Literary Festival Trust
Dates: Friday, May 26, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023
Website: Calabash International Literary Festival
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.
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.
2222 West Loop So, Houston, Texas 77027
Meet-n-greet with authors and celebrate books.Learn more about Book Lovers Con on AALBC.com.
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.
917 Mount Baker Road, Eastsound, Washington 98245
The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is an annual celebration of literature and community held in an inspiringly beautiful place. With the San Juan Islands as our backdrop, we bring together renowned authors and avid readers, visitors and locals, for a weekend of panels, readings, and events that highlight the vibrant literary culture of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. From Pulitzer Prize winners to gifted new voices, our featured artists from across the country represent the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and more. The Orcas Island Lit Fest is your opportunity to engage with world-class writers and their work in an intimate, inclusive setting that welcomes everyone who loves books.
Learn more about Orcas Island Lit Fest on AALBC.com.
5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, New Jersey 08060
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Explore the world of literature at our Burlington County Book Festival! During the festival, BCLS will present dozens of notable authors ready to discuss, autograph and sell their work. Books for adults, young adults and children will be featured, and a wide variety of genres will be showcased, including mystery, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, nonfiction and more.Learn more about Burlington County Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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.
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
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.
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.
1 Fordham Plz, Bronx, New York 10458
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.
265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, Atlanta, Georgia
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.Learn more about Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend on AALBC.com.Paris Book Fair on AALBC.com.
314 scholes st, New York, New York 11206
Exhibit of cosplay, video games, music, and other entertainment.Learn more about Brooklyn Comic Con on AALBC.com.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.Festival of Women Writers on AALBC.com.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Educational programming and relevant information about the impact of librariesLearn more about ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Website: ALA Conference
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.
Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Website: ALA Midwinter Meeting
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.
1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702, Austin, Texas
Now  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.Learn more about Austin African American Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Kighton Rd., London, United Kingdom
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.Learn more about The Self-Publishing Conference on AALBC.com.
SleuthFest is an annual conference for writers and fans of mysteries, thriller, and crime fiction.Learn more about SleuthFest on AALBC.com.
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.
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
111 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, California 92101.0
Comic arts conference, anime, and fim screening .Learn more about Comic-Con International on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about National Book Club Conference on AALBC.com.
1 William Prance road, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Anime and Pop culture conventionLearn more about AniMangaPop on AALBC.com.
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!Learn more about The Soulful Chicago Book Fair on AALBC.com.
121 American Way, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745
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.
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.
400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201, Jackson, Mississippi
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.Learn more about Mississippi Book Festival on AALBC.com.
3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Website: Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair
Phone: 214-565-9026 ext 311
Tulisoma, Swahili for “we read,” is a community-based literary festival promoting literacy and the arts in the South Dallas/Fair Park area. Founded in 2003, by District 7 - Dallas City Councilman Leo V. Chaney, Jr., the goal of Tulisoma is to create a dynamic event tailored to engage local families, avid readers, aspiring writers and visitors to the city.Learn more about Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Beijing International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
400 River Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
Hosted by: Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas
Dates: Friday, August 25, 2023 to Sunday, August 27, 2023
Website: James Baldwin Festival of Words
A celebration of Black literary excellence taking place in Chattanooga, TN. This new festival features a Black author marketplace, panel discussion, workshops, a spoken word and hip hop showcase, and more.Learn more about James Baldwin Festival of Words on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Library of Congress National Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Dates: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 to Sunday, September 3, 2023
Website: Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
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.Learn more about Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Carolina Mountains Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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
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.
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
An annual literary festival, the first of which took place in 2011.
197 Dixwell Ave New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut 06511
To cultivate awareness around the Arts within the African Diaspora, with a focus in literary arts. With faith, unity, creativity, and determination, we honor and celebrate the African Diaspora and the communities we create.Learn more about Elm City LIT Fest on AALBC.com.
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Website: Kerrytown BookFest
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.Learn more about Kerrytown BookFest on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Read My World on AALBC.com.
2985 E Prospect Rd, York, PA 17402, York, Pennsylvania
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.Learn more about York Book Expo on AALBC.com.
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
401 South 21st ave., Hollywood, Florida 33020
Live readings from new favorite authors, healthy food demos, author panels, dance, signing, Live music performances and workshops.Learn more about Kujichagulia Cultural Festival on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Website: The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
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.
Meet some of your favorite authors of fiction, history, memior, poetry, children's literature, politics, mystery and more.Learn more about Literary Hill BookFest on AALBC.com.
235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada, Toronto, Canada
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.Learn more about Toronto International Festival of Authors on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: South Dakota Humanities Council
Dates: Friday, September 22, 2023 to Sunday, September 24, 2023
Website: South Dakota Festival of Books
The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.Learn more about South Dakota Festival of Books on AALBC.com.
163 West 125th Street (New Location) Corner of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard, Harlem, New York
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.Learn more about Harlem Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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
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.”Learn more about Brooklyn Book Festival on AALBC.com.
The Six Bridges Book Festival presents a wide variety of authors and discussions throughout the year leading up to the annual festival.Learn more about Six Bridges Book Festival on AALBC.com.Kingston WritersFest on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Green Mountain Book Festival on AALBC.com.
1000 Morris ave., Union, New Jersey 7083
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.Learn more about Independent Authors Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Wimbledon BookFest on AALBC.com.
Dates: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 to Sunday, February 12, 2023
Website: The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
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)
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Website: Printers Row Lit Fest
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.Learn more about Printers Row Lit Fest on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Utah Humanities Council Book Festival on AALBC.com.
6400 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, Oxon Hill, Maryland
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!Learn more about Black Authors & Readers Rock on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Morristown Festival of Books on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Collingswood Public Library
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Website: Collingswood Book Festival
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!
201 High St, Farmville, VA 23909, Farmville, Virginia
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.Learn more about Virginia Children’s Book Festival on AALBC.com.
“…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.Learn more about New York Comic Con on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Boston Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Rain Taxi
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Website: Twin Cities Book Festival
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.Learn more about Twin Cities Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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.Learn more about Fall for the Book on AALBC.com.
Exhibition venue for printed and digital content, people from technology and creative industries come to exchange ideas.Learn more about Frankfurt Book Fair on AALBC.com.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is perhaps the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of participating publishing companies and attendees.Learn more about Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) on AALBC.com.
4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53711, Madison, Wisconsin
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.Learn more about Wisconsin Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Kentucky Book Fair on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Humanities Tennessee
Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2023 to Sunday, October 22, 2023
Website: Southern Festival of Books
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.Learn more about Southern Festival of Books on AALBC.com.West Virginia Book Festival on AALBC.com.
12512 Walters Rd, Houston, Texas
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.Learn more about National Black Book Festival on AALBC.com.
1215 U St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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.Learn more about Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards on AALBC.com.
3200 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, Charlotte, North Carolina
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 moreLearn more about The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat on AALBC.com.
The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is a free, world-class literary festival held in downtown Baton Rouge.Learn more about Louisiana Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Book fair that takes place withn the patronage of the Spanish publishers union.Learn more about Madrid Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Sharjah International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Sarah Moriarty, Executive Director
Dates: Friday, November 3, 2023 to Sunday, November 12, 2023
Website: Charleston Literary Festival
Charleston Literary Festival is a boutique literary festival that runs every November for ten days in Charleston, South Carolina. The Festival is committed to maintaining an international perspective while fostering and empowering the next generation of writers and thinkers in Charleston and South Carolina. Founded in 2017, the Festival specializes in high-quality events that create perspective-altering conversations with world-renowned, prize-winning authors and thinkers. The Festival’s programming is carefully curated based on literary and artistic excellence, originality, and critical acclaim. Charleston Literary Festival is committed to offering a diverse program of events in terms of speakers and topics.Learn more about Charleston Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Portland’s Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Katrice Baughman, Chief Development Officer
Dates: Friday, November 10, 2023 to Saturday, November 11, 2023
Website: Louisville Book Festival
2020 marks the first year for this festivalLearn more about Louisville Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about BLK Author Expo on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Texas Book Festival on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Miami Dade College
Dates: Sunday, November 12, 2023 to Sunday, November 19, 2023
Website: Miami Book Fair International
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.Learn more about Miami Book Fair International on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: National Book Foundation
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Website: National Book Awards
Attendance by invitation only.
Watch vidoes the 67th annual National Book Awards (2016), hosted by Larry WilmoreLearn more about National Book Awards on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about Bluffton Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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!Learn more about Books by the Banks on AALBC.com.
1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10456, Bronx, New York
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 KavanaughLearn more about Mosaic Literary Conference on AALBC.com.
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
English and Spanish Book fair.Learn more about Guadalajara International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: Chelsea Mangold
Dates: Friday, January 12, 2024 to Monday, January 15, 2024
Website: Wizard World Portland
Offers exciting family- friendly attractions for sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming.Learn more about Wizard World Portland on AALBC.com.
Hosted by: International comics festival
Dates: Thursday, January 25, 2024 to Monday, January 29, 2024
Website: Angoulême International Comics Festival
Festival of Comics and CreationLearn more about Angoulême International Comics Festival on AALBC.com.
71-100 Hwy 111, Rancho Mirage, California
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.”Learn more about Rancho Mirage Writers Festival on AALBC.com.
Sultanpur MG Road, New Delhi, Jaipur, India
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.Learn more about Jaipur Literature Festival on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about African American Children’s Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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.
Hosted by: Community of Literary Magazine and Presses
Dates: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 to Sunday, February 11, 2024
Website: AWP Conference & Bookfair
Conference of literary conversation and celebration.Learn more about AWP Conference & Bookfair on AALBC.com.
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.Learn more about New Delhi World Book Fair on AALBC.com.
1901 Cleveland Ave., San Francisco, California
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.Learn more about San Francisco Writers Conference on AALBC.com.
220 W Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia 31401.0
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.
1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, Florida
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.Learn more about Southwest Florida Reading Festival on AALBC.com.
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.
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.
Hammersmith Rd, London, United Kingdom
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.
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
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.Learn more about Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival on AALBC.com.
Experiencing the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime and Gaming.Learn more about Fan Expo Cleveland on AALBC.com.
40128 Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Founded in 1964 The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the hildren’s publishing and multimedia industry.Learn more about Bologna Children’s Book Fair on AALBC.com.
26 Saint Pierre street, Quebec City, Canada G1K8A3
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.Learn more about Quebec International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
115, bolevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France 75006
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.Learn more about Salon du Livre de Paris on AALBC.com.
3420 Executive Center Drive, Suite 301, Austin, Texas 78731.0
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.
A community book festival aimed at making the marginalized mainstream.Learn more about Brighton Book Festival on AALBC.com.