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

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Dayton Book Expo Dayton Book Expo
David H. Ponitz Conference Center Sinclair, Community College Great Hall

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


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

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

Description:

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

Learn more about Dayton Book Expo on AALBC.com.

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University Spring Literary Festival University Spring Literary Festival
Ohio University

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

Website: University Spring Literary Festival

Description:

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

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

Learn more about University Spring Literary Festival on AALBC.com.

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

Learn more about Alabama Book Festival on AALBC.com.

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OE Book Fair OE Book Fair
Oxford Exchange

420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 


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

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

Description:

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

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AfroSurreal Writers Workshop AfroSurreal Writers Workshop
African American Museum and Library of Oakland

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

Learn more about AfroSurreal Writers Workshop on AALBC.com.

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North Jersey Literary Festival North Jersey Literary Festival
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark, University Heights

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


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

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

Description:

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

Learn more about North Jersey Literary Festival on AALBC.com.

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

Learn more about Ashland Literary Festival on AALBC.com.

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The Atlanta Kick Back The Atlanta Kick Back
Infinite Energy Center

6400 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097, Duluth, Georgia 


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

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

Description:

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

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Hargeysa International Book Fair Hargeysa International Book Fair

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

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Black Writers Weekend Black Writers Weekend
Various Locations

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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Independent Authors Book Expo Independent Authors Book Expo
Warinanco Sports Center

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


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

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

Description:

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

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Black Paperback Book Fair Black Paperback Book Fair
Iroquois Park

2120 Rundill Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40214


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

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

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

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

601 W Mckinley Ave, Pomona, California 


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

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

Description:

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

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

35th St and Broadway, Sacramento, California 


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

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

Description:

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

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

Learn more about Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference on AALBC.com.

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AJC Decatur Book Festival AJC Decatur Book Festival
Downtown Decatur

101 E Court Square, Decatur, Georgia 


Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
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Website: AJC Decatur Book Festival
Phone: 404.666.2112

Description:

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

Learn more about AJC Decatur Book Festival on AALBC.com.

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Brattleboro Literary Festival Brattleboro Literary Festival

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

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

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

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Vancouver Writers Fest Vancouver Writers Fest
Granville Island, and two off Site Venues

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

Learn more about Vancouver Writers Fest on AALBC.com.

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Vegas Valley Book Festival Vegas Valley Book Festival

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
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Website: Vegas Valley Book Festival
Phone: 702.229.5902
Email: plharris@lasvegasnevada.gov

Description:

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

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Hit the Mic: Black Book Fair & Open Mic Hit the Mic: Black Book Fair & Open Mic
Oasis at Grace

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
Email: 1mopoetry@gmail.com

Description:
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.

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Ake Arts and Book Festival Ake Arts and Book Festival
Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja

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


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

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

Description:

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

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BLK INK Book Festival
City Park Pavillion of the Two Sisters

1 Victory ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70124


Hosted by: PR Solutions LLC
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Website: BLK INK Book Festival
Email: events@prsolutions.org

Description:

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.

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Trinity River Book Festival Trinity River Book Festival
Trinity Park Pavilion No. 1

2300 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107


Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
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Website: Trinity River Book Festival
Phone: 817-668-6122
Email: info@trinityriverbookfest.com

Description:

Celebrating National Literacy Month

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Black Book Festival Black Book Festival
Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way, London, United Kingdom SE14 6NW


Hosted by: Simon Education
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. BST

Website: Black Book Festival
Email: info@simoneducation.com

Description:

Black Book Festival is a showcase for African-Caribbean writers, publishers and booksellers.

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

56 Beaufain Street, Charleston, South Carolina 


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

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

Description:

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

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Digital Book World Digital Book World
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

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

Website: Digital Book World

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

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
Diggi Palace Jaipur

Hosted by: Sanjoy K. Roy, Festival Producer
Dates: Thursday, January 19, 2023 to Monday, January 23, 2023

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

Description:

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

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Cairo Book Fair
Eygpt International Exhibition Center

Hosted by: Cairo International Book Fair
Dates: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 to Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Website: Cairo Book Fair
Email: info@cairo360.com

Description:

Exhibition of publishers to present options of genre and a press confrence about a new poetic work that will be printed.

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LibLearnX

Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Friday, January 27, 2023 to Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Website: LibLearnX
Email: submit form

Description:

Explore education sessions, author speakers, though leaders and additional event highlights of LIblearnx.

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

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


Hosted by: Writers Alliance of Gainesville
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
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Website: Sunshine State Book Festival
Email: SunshineStateBookFestival@writersalliance.org

Description:

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

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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
InterContinental

Hosted by: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Dates: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 to Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Website: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Email: submit form

Description:

Writers gather to bring new ideas and different perspectives, promoting dialogue, sharing their works to build bridges across cultures.

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San Miguel Writers Conference
Hotel Real de Minas

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
Phone: 524151528380
Email: nathan@sanmiguelwritersconference.org

Description:

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.

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Casablanca Book Fair
Office de Foires et Expositions de Casablanca

Rue Tiznit, Face a la Mosquee Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco 20000


Hosted by: Direction du livre
Dates: Friday, February 17, 2023 to Sunday, February 19, 2023

Website: Casablanca Book Fair
Phone: 212-5222-00654
Email: Foire@ofec.ma

Description:

Interanational Exhibition of Publishing and Books.

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ABA Winter Institute
Seattle Convention Center

705 Pike St., Seattle, Washington 98101


Hosted by: American Booksellers Association
Dates: Monday, February 20, 2023 to Thursday, February 23, 2023

Website: ABA Winter Institute
Phone: 800-637-0037
Email: info@BookWeb.org

Description:

Annual industry event filled with educational programming for independent bookstores.

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Vilnius Book Fair
Lietuvos pardou ir kongresu centras

Hosted by: Vidmante Jaseviciene
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2023 to Sunday, February 26, 2023

Website: Vilnius Book Fair
Phone: 37068534674
Email: bookfair@litexpo.lt

Description:

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.

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

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


Hosted by: Donna M. Gray-Banks, Founder & Director
Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2023 to Saturday, February 25, 2023

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

Description:

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

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

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Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center

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
Phone: 804-644-3900
Email: story1@efsinc.org

Description:
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.

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San Antonio African American Book Festival San Antonio African American Book Festival
Next Door to Carver Library

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
Phone: 210-685-8400
Email: saaabookfest@gmail.com

Description:

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Latvian Book Fair
International Exhibition Centre Kipsala

Kipsala iela 8, riga, Riga, Latvia 


Hosted by: Edgars Skara
Dates: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to Sunday, March 5, 2023

Website: Latvian Book Fair
Phone: 37167065046
Email: edgars.skara@bt1.lv

Description:

Inspiring book town where writers, translators, publishers and reader will meet.

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Lahore International Book Fair
Expo Center, Johar Town

Hosted by: Lahore Arts Council
Dates: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to Monday, March 6, 2023

Website: Lahore International Book Fair
Email: submit form

Description:

Offers one-of-a-kind experience for attendees, allowing them to connect with local and international authors, purchase books and attend literary events.

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Monroeville Literary Festival
Monroe County Museum

31 N Alabama Ave., Monroeville, Alabama 36460.0


Hosted by: Alabama Writers Symposim
Dates: Friday, March 3, 2023 to Sunday, March 5, 2023

Website: Monroeville Literary Festival
Phone: 2515757433
Email: submit form

Description:

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.

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

500 Las Colinas Blvd W, Irving, Texas 75039


Hosted by: Irving Public Library
Dates: Friday, March 3, 2023 to Saturday, March 4, 2023

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

Description:

The North Texas Teen Book Festival is the largest library-run book festival for young people in the country.

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Dahlonega Literary Festival Dahlonega Literary Festival
Historic Square of Dahlonega, GA

Hosted by: Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Time:

Website: Dahlonega Literary Festival
Email: info@savannahbookfestival.org

Description:

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.

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Dallas Literary Festival Dallas Literary Festival

Hosted by: Southern Methodist University
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Website: Dallas Literary Festival
Email: info@dallasliteraryfestival.org

Description:

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AWP Conference AWP Conference
Kansas City Convention Center

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

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

Description:

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

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Florida Antiquarian Book Fair Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
St. Petersburg’s Historic Coliseum

535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, Florida 


Hosted by: Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Dates: Friday, March 10, 2023 to Sunday, March 12, 2023

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

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

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Palm Beach Book Festival Palm Beach Book Festival
Florida Atlantic University

Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33427


Hosted by: Lois Cahall, Founder/Creative Director
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Time: All Day

Website: Palm Beach Book Festival
Email: info@palmbeachbookfestival.com

Description:

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-style

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Left Coast Crime
Left Coast Crime Convention

Hosted by: Lucinda Suber
Dates: Thursday, March 16, 2023 to Sunday, March 19, 2023

Website: Left Coast Crime
Email: submit form

Description:

Fans of mystery, crime/fiction genres for readers , authors, librarians , publishers, and editors to gather in convival surrounding to pursue their mutual interest.

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Virginia Festival of the Book Virginia Festival of the Book

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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The Write Stuff Writers Conference
online

Hosted by: Greater Lehigh Valley Writers group
Dates: Thursday, March 23, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

Website: The Write Stuff Writers Conference

Description:

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.

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Southern Kentucky Book Fest
Knicely Conference Center

2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky 


Hosted by: Banes and Nobles Booksellers and Warren County Public Library
Dates: Friday, March 24, 2023 to Sunday, March 26, 2023

Website: Southern Kentucky Book Fest
Email: submit form

Description:

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.

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SOKY Book Fest SOKY Book Fest

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

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

Description:

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

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Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Blalock Park

Hosted by: Pam Johnson
Dates: Friday, March 24, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

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

Description:

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

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Lehigh Valley Book Festival
Bethlehem Area Public Library

11 W Church St., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania 18018


Hosted by: Lets Play Books Bookstore
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Website: Lehigh Valley Book Festival
Phone: 6109288600
Email: info@letsplaybooks.com

Description:

Celebrating books and the strong connection they forge-bringing publishers, authors, illuatrators and readers together through thoughful, approachable, and inclusive programming.

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Oxford Conference for the Book Oxford Conference for the Book

Hosted by: Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi
Dates: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 to Friday, March 31, 2023

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

Description:

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

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Bangkok International Book Fair
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center

Hosted by: Association of Thailand
Dates: Thursday, March 30, 2023 to Monday, April 10, 2023

Website: Bangkok International Book Fair
Email: p-methavee@pubat.or.th

Description:

Bookfair for internattional publishers

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C2E2
McCormick Place

2301 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60616


Hosted by: C2E2
Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023

Website: C2E2
Phone: 800-354-4003
Email: C2E2INFO@Reedpop.com

Description:

Comic, cosplay, gaming, wrestling, anime pop culture convention

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

Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023

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

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

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National Black Writers Conference National Black Writers Conference
Medgar Evers College

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


Hosted by: Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College
Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Saturday, April 1, 2023

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

Description:

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).

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Color of Children’s Literature Conference Color of Children’s Literature Conference

3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027


Hosted by: Kweli Journal
Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023

Website: Color of Children’s Literature Conference
Email: events@kwelijournal.org

Description:

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.

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Palm Beach Book Festival
Norton Museum of Art

Hosted by: Lois Cahall
Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
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Website: Palm Beach Book Festival
Email: info@pallmbeachbookfestival.com

Description:

Festival that celebrates the NY Times best-selling, award winning and celebrity authors and a written word for children and adults of Southern Florida.

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

6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


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

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

Description:

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

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New Orleans Book Festival
Tulane University

200 Broadway street suite 126, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


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

Website: New Orleans Book Festival
Email: submit form

Description:

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

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WonderCon
Anaheim Convention center

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

Website: WonderCon

Description:

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

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Black Writers On Tour Black Writers On Tour
Carson Community Center

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


Hosted by: Dr. Rosie
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

Description:

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

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Norwescon
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

100 Andover Park W. Suite 150-165, SeaTac, Washington 


Hosted by: Norwescon45
Dates: Thursday, April 6, 2023 to Monday, April 10, 2023

Website: Norwescon
Email: submit form

Description:

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.

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Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts

Hosted by: Alscess Lewis-Brown
Dates: Thursday, April 13, 2023 to Sunday, April 16, 2023

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

Description:

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

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San Antonio Book Festival San Antonio Book Festival
Central Library and the Majestic Theatre

600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, Texas 


Hosted by: The San Antonio Library Foundation
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Description:

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

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Bogotá International Book Fair
Plaza Juarez

Hosted by: Gobjerno de Mexico
Dates: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 to Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Website: Bogotá International Book Fair
Email: canciller@sre.gob.mx

Description:

Literary, cultural, and professional event that gathers with Mexican publishers and distributers and present their publications.

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Eurasian International Book Fair
Kazakhstan, Astana

Hosted by: Foliant Publishing House
Dates: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

Website: Eurasian International Book Fair
Phone: 77073710301
Email: info@eurasbook.com

Description:

strengthening and expansion of informational, creative and business cooperation of publishers, authors, libraries, book trading and printing companies.

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Unbound Book Festival

Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

Website: Unbound Book Festival

Description:

Brings nationally and internationally recognized authors of world-class renown to Columbia, Missouri, and talk about their books, their work, and their lives.

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Tulsa Lit Fest
Oklahoma State University

700 N Greenwood Ave. , Tulsa, Oklahoma 


Hosted by: Center for Poets and writers at OSU-Tulsa
Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

Website: Tulsa Lit Fest
Phone: 9185948000
Email: cpwtulsa@okstate.edu

Description:

Tulsa Litfest brings together diverse literary artist and writers to collaborate and inspire, enriching the Tulsa community.

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The Southern Literary Festival
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

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


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

Website: The Southern Literary Festival

Description:

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

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

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California

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


Dates: Saturday, April 22, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

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

Description:

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

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Ohioana Book Festival Ohioana Book Festival
Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library

96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215


Hosted by: The Ohioana Library Association
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Description:

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

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L.A. Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California

Hosted by: Patrick Hruby
Dates: Saturday, April 22, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

Website: L.A. Times Festival of Books
Email: eventinfo@latimes.com

Description:

Literature and pop culture, plus readings performances and more!

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Sant Jordi Festival
NYU KJCC

53 Washington Square. New York, NY, New York, New York 


Hosted by: Saint Jordi usa
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
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Website: Sant Jordi Festival
Email: saintjordiusa@gmail.com

Description:

This year Saint Jordi usa is hybrid, with in person events in Chicago and New York and online programming.

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Leipzig Book Fair

Hosted by: Leipezig Liest Reading Festival
Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023

Website: Leipzig Book Fair
Phone: 493416786950
Email: aussteller@leipziger-buchmesse.de

Description:

Authors, publishers and media companies from Germany, experience a diversity of literature, doscover innovations and gain new perspectives.

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Buenos Aires Book Fair
La Rural, Predio Ferial de Buenos Aires

Hosted by: Fundacion el Libro
Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2023 to Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Website: Buenos Aires Book Fair
Email: presna@el-libro.org

Description:

The fair is devoted to the publishing industry and updating professionals to the latest development in the industry.

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Strokestown International Poetry Festival
Stroketown Park House

Hosted by: Strokestown
Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2023 to Monday, May 1, 2023

Website: Strokestown International Poetry Festival
Phone: 719633759
Email: office@stroketownpoetry.org

Description:

The weekend provide a world's-reowned forum for excellence in poetry.

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Calgary Expo
Stampede Park

Hosted by: Calgary expo
Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023

Website: Calgary Expo
Email: info@fanexpohq.com

Description:

Unltimate playground for comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming.

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Malice Domestic
Gathersburg

Hosted by: Agatha Christie
Dates: Friday, April 28, 2023 to Monday, May 1, 2023

Website: Malice Domestic
Email: submit form

Description:

Annual fan convention that celebrates traditional mystery.

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Newburyport Literary Festival Newburyport Literary Festival

Dates: Friday, April 28, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023

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

Description:

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

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The Bocas Lit Fest The Bocas Lit Fest

Dates: Friday, April 28, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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


Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time:

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

Description:

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

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

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Annapolis Book Festival Annapolis Book Festival
The Key School

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


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

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

Description:

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

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YALLWest Book Festival
Santa Monica High School

601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California 


Hosted by: Yallwest
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time:

Website: YALLWest Book Festival
Phone: 310-426-8127
Email: Festival@yallwest.com

Description:

Festival celebrating books, authors, and publishers panel and conference.

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New York Antiquarian Book Fair New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Park Avenue Armory

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
Time:

Website: New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Phone: 212.777.5218
Email: info@sanfordsmith.com

Description:

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.

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The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Various Locations

Dates: Sunday, April 30, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

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

Description:

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

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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

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
Phone: 800-Books(26657)
Email: info@scrf.ae

Description:

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.

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Thessaloniki Book Fair
The Helexpo Exhibition center

Hosted by: Helenic Foundation for Culture
Dates: Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Monday, May 8, 2023

Website: Thessaloniki Book Fair

Description:

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.

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

Dates: Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

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

Description:

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

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Dates: Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

Website: Melbourne Writers Festival
Email: admin@mwf.com.au

Description:

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.

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IBPA Publishing University
Coronado Island Marriott

Hosted by: Publishing University
Dates: Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Saturday, May 6, 2023

Website: IBPA Publishing University
Email: submit form

Description:

Hundreds of independent publishers gather to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies, solutions and more.

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Massachusetts Poetry Festival Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Hosted by: Mass Poetry
Dates: Friday, May 5, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

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

Description:

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

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Bay Area Book Festival Bay Area Book Festival
In Downtown Berkeley

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

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

Description:

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

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

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Montclair Literary Festival Montclair Literary Festival
Various

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

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

Description:

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

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Bay Area Book Festival
Berkley

1972-1998 Center street, Berkeley, California 94704


Hosted by: San Francisco Chronicle
Dates: Saturday, May 6, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

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

Description:

Introducing today's top authors for adults, young adults, and children

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ECPA Leadership Summit
Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel

Hosted by: ECPA Leadership Summit
Dates: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 to Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Website: ECPA Leadership Summit
Email: events@ecpa.org

Description:

Conference on current issues and trend that are important to the industry.

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PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Various Venues

Hosted by: PEN America
Dates: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 to Saturday, May 13, 2023

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

Description:

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

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Books in Bloom Literary Festival Books in Bloom Literary Festival
Color Burst Park

6000 Merriweather Dr, Columbia, Maryland 21044


Hosted by: The Downtown Columbia Partnership
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Description:

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.

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Book World Prague
Prague Exhibitation Grounds

Hosted by: Prague
Dates: Sunday, May 14, 2023 to Thursday, May 18, 2023

Website: Book World Prague
Phone: 420-221-714-714
Email: tourinfo@prague.eu

Description:

Festival given to authors who have moved or still moving across different countries, langueges, and cultures

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Idaho Writers Guild Conference

Hosted by: Idaho Writer Guild
Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Saturday, May 20, 2023

Website: Idaho Writers Guild Conference
Email: submit form

Description:

Conference workshop for publishers writing journeys.

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Turin International Book Fair
Lingotto Fiere

Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Website: Turin International Book Fair
Phone: 17028339698
Email: info@cantonfair.net

Description:

The whole book chain meets publishing houses, writers, booksellers, librarians, agents, illustrators, translators and many more readers.

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Greensboro Bound Literary Festival Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
Various locations in downtown Greensboro, NC

304 S. Elm Street , Greensboro, North Carolina 


Hosted by: Greensboro Bound
Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Saturday, May 20, 2023

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

Description:

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

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Anime Central
Donald E. Stephens Convetion Center & Hyatt Regency O'Hare

555. N River Rosd , Rosemont, Illinois 


Hosted by: Anime Central
Dates: Friday, May 19, 2023 to Monday, May 22, 2023

Website: Anime Central

Description:

Cosplay gathering and exhibition.

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Biographers International Organization Annual Conference
CUNY Graduate Center

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

Description:

Mentor and advise attendees on a wide variesty of topics related to marketing biography

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Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg

31 S Summit ave., Gaithersburg, Maryland 


Hosted by: Carolyn Crosby
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time:

Website: Gaithersburg Book Festival
Email: carolyn.corsby@gaithersburgmd.gov

Description:

Celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience.

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Shoff Promotions Comic Con
Annadale VA Firehouse Expo Hall

5904 Willow Knoll Dr., Derwood, Maryland 20855


Hosted by: Shoff Pomotions inc.
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 9:30M-3:00PM

Website: Shoff Promotions Comic Con
Phone: 3019904929
Email: pnshoff@aol.com

Description:

Comic book and non-sports card shows, baseball and sportcard shows, and collectible shows.

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds

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


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

Description:

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

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

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

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Queen City Book Fair Queen City Book Fair
The Carole Hoefoner Center

615 East 6th Street Charlotte, NC 28202, Charlotte, North Carolina 


Hosted by: Quisha Dynae and Shmel Carter
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Queen City Book Fair
Phone: 704-390-1419
Email: Quishadynae@yahoo.com

Description:

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!

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https://usbookshow.com/
NYU Kimmel Center

60 Washington Square South, New York, New York 10012


Hosted by: Publishers Weekly
Dates: Monday, May 22, 2023 to Thursday, May 25, 2023

Website: https://usbookshow.com/
Email: eventsupport@publishersweekly.com

Description:

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.

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Sydney Writers’ Festival Sydney Writers’ Festival
Carriageworks

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

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

Description:

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

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U.S. Book Show
NYU Kimmel Center

Dates: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 to Thursday, May 25, 2023

Website: U.S. Book Show

Description:

Enjoy a wide array of book and author panels; programming geared to publishing professionals; and sponsered PubHubs where attendees can gather and download resources.

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Hay Festival Wales
Hay-on-Wye

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

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

Description:

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

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Calabash International Literary Festival Calabash International Literary Festival
Treasure Beach

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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ThrillerFest
Sheraton Times Square

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

Website: ThrillerFest
Email: KimberelyHowe@thrillerwriters.org

Description:

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

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Book Lovers Con
Royal Sonesta Huston Galleria

2222 West Loop So, Houston, Texas 77027


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

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

Description:

Meet-n-greet with authors and celebrate books.

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Book Lovers Con Book Lovers Con
Peppermill Resort, Hotel, Spa & Casino

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

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

Description:

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

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

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Orcas Island Lit Fest Orcas Island Lit Fest
Orcas Center

917 Mount Baker Road, Eastsound, Washington 98245


Dates: Friday, June 2, 2023 to Saturday, June 3, 2023

Website: Orcas Island Lit Fest
Email: info@oilf.org

Description:

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.



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Burlington County Book Festival Burlington County Book Festival
Burlington County Library

5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, New Jersey 08060


Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Description:

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.

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Istanbul International Literature Festival

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

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

Description:

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

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ABA Children’s Institute
Wisconsin Center

400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203


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

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

Description:

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

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PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference
Virtual / Pheonix Arizona

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

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

Description:

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

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The Bronx Book Festival The Bronx Book Festival
Fordham Plaza and Fordham University

1 Fordham Plz, Bronx, New York 10458


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

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

Description:

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

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Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Description:

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Brooklyn Comic Con
The Breeze

314 scholes st, New York, New York 11206


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

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

Description:

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

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Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention

1440 East Franklin Street, Detriot, Michigan 48207


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

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

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

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Nantucket Book Festival

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

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

Description:

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

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Nantucket Book Festival Nantucket Book Festival
Cultural District

Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, Nantucket, Massachusetts 


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

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

Description:

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

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Festival of Women Writers Festival of Women Writers

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

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

Description:

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

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

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Great Midwest Book Fest
Xchange Event and Creative Space

3334 N. Holton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 


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

Website: Great Midwest Book Fest

Description:

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

8601 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 


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

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

Description:

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

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Schomburg Center Literary Festival Schomburg Center Literary Festival
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, New York 


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

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

Description:

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

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The Santa Barbara Writers Conference
Mar Monte Hotel

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

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

Description:

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

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ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

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

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

Description:

Educational programming and relevant information about the impact of libraries

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ALA Conference ALA Conference

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

Website: ALA Conference

Description:

Join #TheBookAwardCelebration! on June 28, 2020

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

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ALA Midwinter Meeting ALA Midwinter Meeting

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

Website: ALA Midwinter Meeting

Description:

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

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Austin African American Book Festival Austin African American Book Festival
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

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


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

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

Description:

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

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The Self-Publishing Conference
College Court

Kighton Rd., London, United Kingdom 


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

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

Description:

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

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SleuthFest
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

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

Website: SleuthFest
Email: submit form

Description:

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

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Romance Slam Jam Convention Romance Slam Jam Convention

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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


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

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

Description:

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Comic-Con International
San Diego Convention Center

111 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, California 92101.0


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

Website: Comic-Con International
Email: submit form

Description:

Comic arts conference, anime, and fim screening .

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National Book Club Conference National Book Club Conference
Marriott Buckhead Atlanta

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


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

Website: National Book Club Conference

Description:

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

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AniMangaPop
Future Inn

1 William Prance road, Plymouth, United Kingdom 


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

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

Description:

Anime and Pop culture convention

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

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

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

Description:

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

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

121 American Way, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745


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

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

Description:

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

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Sarah Lawrence College Writers Week
Sarah Lawrence College

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

Website: Sarah Lawrence College Writers Week
Email: submit form

Description:

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

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Mississippi Book Festival Mississippi Book Festival
Mississippi State Capitol

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


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

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

Description:

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

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Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair

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

Description:

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.

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Beijing International Book Fair Beijing International Book Fair

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

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

Description:

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

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James Baldwin Festival of Words James Baldwin Festival of Words
Chattanooga Theatre Centre

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
Phone: 423-521-5057
Email: rncpoetry@gmail.com

Description:

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.

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Library of Congress National Book Festival Library of Congress National Book Festival
Washington Convention Center

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
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Website: Library of Congress National Book Festival
Email: bookfest@loc.gov

Description:

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

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

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

Website: Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention

Description:

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

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

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

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Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

Description:

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

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

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Open Book Festival Open Book Festival
The Fugard Theatre

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


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

Website: Open Book Festival

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

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Elm City LIT Fest Elm City LIT Fest
Dixwell QHouse & Stetson Branch Library

197 Dixwell Ave New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut 06511


Hosted by: Kulturally LIT
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: Elm City LIT Fest
Email: 475-308-9958

Description:

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.

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Kerrytown BookFest Kerrytown BookFest
Farmer’s Market

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

Website: Kerrytown BookFest

Description:

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

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Read My World Read My World
Tolhuistuin Amsterdam

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

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

Description:

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

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York Book Expo York Book Expo
Wisehaven Event Center

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


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

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

Description:

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

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Jersey Festival of Words Jersey Festival of Words
Howard Davis Park

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


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

Website: Jersey Festival of Words

Description:

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Kujichagulia Cultural Festival
Cultural Expressions

401 South 21st ave., Hollywood, Florida 33020


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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Literary Hill BookFest

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

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

Description:

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

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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South Dakota Festival of Books South Dakota Festival of Books

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

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

Description:

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

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

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Brooklyn Book Festival Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity

209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Description:

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

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Kingston WritersFest Kingston WritersFest
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

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

Website: Kingston WritersFest
Email: info@kingstonwritersfest.ca

Description:
“A festival for writers and readers.”

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Green Mountain Book Festival Green Mountain Book Festival
Downtown Burlington

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

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

Description:

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

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Independent Authors Book Festival
Kean University, Downs Halls

1000 Morris ave., Union, New Jersey 7083


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

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

Description:

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

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Wimbledon BookFest Wimbledon BookFest
Wimbledon Common

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

Website: Wimbledon BookFest
Email: info@wimbledonbookfest.org

Description:

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

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The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

Dates: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 to Sunday, February 12, 2023

Website: The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

Description:

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

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

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Printers Row Lit Fest Printers Row Lit Fest
Historic Printers Row

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Time:

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

Description:

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

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Utah Humanities Council Book Festival Utah Humanities Council Book Festival

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

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

Description:

Previously the The Great Salt Lake Book Festival

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

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

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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Morristown Festival of Books Morristown Festival of Books

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

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New York Comic Con New York Comic Con
Javitz Center

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

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

Description:

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

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

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Boston Book Festival Boston Book Festival
Copley Square

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time:

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

Description:

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

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Twin Cities Book Festival Twin Cities Book Festival
MINNESOTA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

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

Website: Twin Cities Book Festival

Description:

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

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The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

3rd & Mercer Streets, Seattle, Washington 


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

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

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

4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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

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

Description:

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

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

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Frankfurt Book Fair
Ludwig Erhard Anlage 1

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

Description:

Authors read this if you plan to attend.


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

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Wisconsin Book Festival Wisconsin Book Festival
Madison Public Library

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

Description:

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

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Southern Festival of Books Southern Festival of Books

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

Website: Southern Festival of Books

Description:

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

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

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West Virginia Book Festival West Virginia Book Festival
Charleston Civic Center

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time:

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

Description:

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

12512 Walters Rd, Houston, Texas 


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

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

Description:

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

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

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Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards
Lincoln Theatre

1215 U St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009


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

Website: Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards
Email: info@hurstonwright.org

Description:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

Description:

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

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Madrid Book Fair

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

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

Description:

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

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Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah International Book Fair

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

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

Description:

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

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Charleston Literary Festival Charleston Literary Festival
Various Downtown Venues

Hosted by: Sarah Moriarty, Executive Director
Dates: Friday, November 3, 2023 to Sunday, November 12, 2023

Website: Charleston Literary Festival
Email: inquiries@charlestonliteraryfestival.com

Description:

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.

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

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

Description:

2020 marks the first year for this festival

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BLK Author Expo
Keller Williams Event Center

1441 McCormick Drive, Suite 1030, Largo, Maryland 20774


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

Website: BLK Author Expo

Description:

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

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Texas Book Festival Texas Book Festival
State Capitol and surrounding grounds

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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Miami Book Fair International Miami Book Fair International

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

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

Description:

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

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National Book Awards National Book Awards
Cipriani Wall Street

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

Website: National Book Awards

Description:

Attendance by invitation only.

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

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

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

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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

Description:

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

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

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


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

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

Description:

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

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Guadalajara International Book Fair
Combined Book

277 White St., Guadalajara, Mexico 


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

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

Description:

English and Spanish Book fair.

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Wizard World Portland

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

Website: Wizard World Portland

Description:

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

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Angoulême International Comics Festival
Angouleme

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

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

Description:

Festival of Comics and Creation

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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

71-100 Hwy 111, Rancho Mirage, California 


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

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

Description:

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

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Jaipur Literature Festival

Sultanpur MG Road, New Delhi, Jaipur, India 


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

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

Description:

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

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

1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

The event is free and opened to the public.

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PubWest

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

Website: PubWest
Email: executivedirector@pubwest.org

Description:

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

Learn more about PubWest on AALBC.com.

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AWP Conference & Bookfair
Seattle Convention Center

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

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

Description:

Conference of literary conversation and celebration.

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New Delhi World Book Fair
Pragati, Maidan

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

Website: New Delhi World Book Fair
Email: submit form

Description:

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

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San Francisco Writers Conference
Hyatt Regency

1901 Cleveland Ave., San Francisco, California 


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

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

Description:

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

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Savannah Book Festival
Telfair Square

220 W Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia 31401.0


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

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

Description:

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

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Southwest Florida Reading Festival Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Fort Myers Regional Library Campus

1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, Florida 


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

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

Description:

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

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

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

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

Description:

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

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South by Southwest

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

Website: South by Southwest
Phone: 5124677979
Email: submitform

Description:

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

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London Book Fair London Book Fair
Olympia London

Hammersmith Rd, London, United Kingdom 


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

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

Description:

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

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Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

938 Lafeye, New Orleans, Louisiana 


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

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

Description:

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

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Fan Expo Cleveland
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Hosted by: Fan Expo
Dates: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 to Friday, April 14, 2023

Website: Fan Expo Cleveland
Email: tickets@fanexpohq.com

Description:

Experiencing the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime and Gaming.

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Plaza Costituzion 6

40128 Bologna, Bologna, Italy 


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

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

Description:

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

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Quebec International Book Fair
Quebec City Convention Centre

26 Saint Pierre street, Quebec City, Canada G1K8A3


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

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

Description:

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

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Salon du Livre de Paris
Grand Palais Ephemere

115, bolevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France 75006


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

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

Description:

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

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Texas Library Association Conference
Austin Convention Center

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


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

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

Description:

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

Learn more about Texas Library Association Conference on AALBC.com.

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Brighton Book Festival Brighton Book Festival
Various Venues in Brighton, England

Hosted by: Afrori Books & The Feminist Bookshop
Dates: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 to Sunday, June 23, 2024

Website: Brighton Book Festival

Description:

A community book festival aimed at making the marginalized mainstream.

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