Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2024 and 2025)

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Latvian Book Fair
International Exhibition Centre Kipsala

Kipsala iela 8, riga, Riga, Latvia 


Hosted by: Edgars Skara
Dates: Friday, February 23, 2024 to Sunday, February 25, 2024

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

Description:

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

Learn more about Latvian Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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Tallahassee Bicentennial Antiquarian Book Fair
Elks Club Bldg

276 Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301


Hosted by: Tallahassee Historical Society
Dates: Friday, February 23, 2024 to Sunday, February 25, 2024

Website: Tallahassee Bicentennial Antiquarian Book Fair
Phone: 404-797-8046
Email: shmick@talstar.com

Description:

“Immerse Yourself in Tallahassee & Florida History”
Celebrating Tallahassee’s 200th Year! More than 25 antiquarian book dealers with books, maps, documents, postcards, art, prints, & any other local historic memorabilia. Includes Elder Storytelling (Jack Hadley from the Thomasville African American Museum, Flo Ashby, a 1940's FSCW grad, others) and Collector Sharing (Relics from the Aucilla River dig, Readers in Art, Presidential Memorabilia, more)

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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 24, 2024
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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Monroeville Literary Festival
Monroe County Museum

31 N Alabama Ave., Monroeville, Alabama 36460.0


Hosted by: Alabama Writers Symposim
Dates: Friday, March 1, 2024 to Saturday, March 2, 2024

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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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 1, 2024 to Monday, March 4, 2024

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

Description:

This is the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeastern United States, and one of the largest in the nation.

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

1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, Florida 


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

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

Description:

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

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

Hosted by: Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
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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AWP Conference & Bookfair AWP Conference & Bookfair
Kansas City Convention Center

Hosted by: Community of Literary Magazine and Presses
Dates: Thursday, March 7, 2024 to Sunday, March 10, 2024

Website: AWP Conference & Bookfair
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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South by Southwest

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

Website: South by Southwest
Phone: 5124677979
Email: submitform

Description:

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

Learn more about South by Southwest on AALBC.com.
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Tucson Festival of Books Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus

Hosted by: John Humenik
Dates: Saturday, March 9, 2024 to Sunday, March 10, 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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London Book Fair London Book Fair
Olympia London

Hammersmith Rd, London, United Kingdom 


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

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

Description:

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

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

200 Broadway street suite 126, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


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

Website: New Orleans Book Festival
Email: submit form

Description:

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

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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 20, 2024 to Sunday, March 24, 2024

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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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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Lehigh Valley Book Festival
Bethlehem Area Public Library

11 W Church St., Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania 18018


Hosted by: Lets Play Books Bookstore
Dates: Friday, March 22, 2024 to Sunday, March 24, 2024

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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Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Blalock Park

Hosted by: Pam Johnson
Dates: Friday, March 22, 2024 to Saturday, March 23, 2024

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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Norwescon
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

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


Hosted by: Norwescon45
Dates: Thursday, March 28, 2024 to Sunday, March 31, 2024

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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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 29, 2024 to Saturday, March 30, 2024

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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WonderCon
Anaheim Convention center

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

Website: WonderCon

Description:

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

Learn more about WonderCon on AALBC.com.
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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, April 3, 2024 to Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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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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)
Dates: Thursday, April 4, 2024 to Sunday, April 7, 2024

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

Dates: Friday, April 5, 2024 to Monday, April 15, 2024

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

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

Learn more about Northern Arizona Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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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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Eurasian International Book Fair
Kazakhstan, Astana

Hosted by: Foliant Publishing House
Dates: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024

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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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.

Learn more about Quebec International Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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Left Coast Crime
Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Hosted by: Lucinda Suber
Dates: Thursday, April 11, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024

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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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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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 13, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Description:

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

Learn more about San Antonio Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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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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Unbound Book Festival

Dates: Thursday, April 18, 2024 to Sunday, April 21, 2024

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
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
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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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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 20, 2024 to Sunday, April 21, 2024

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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Leipzig Book Fair

Hosted by: Leipezig Liest Reading Festival
Dates: Sunday, April 21, 2024 to Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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.

Learn more about Leipzig Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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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: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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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C2E2
McCormick Place

2301 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60616


Hosted by: C2E2
Dates: Friday, April 26, 2024 to Sunday, April 28, 2024

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

Description:

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

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Newburyport Literary Festival Newburyport Literary Festival

Dates: Friday, April 26, 2024 to Sunday, April 28, 2024

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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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, April 26, 2024 to Saturday, April 27, 2024

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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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 27, 2024
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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Montclair Literary Festival Montclair Literary Festival
Various

Hosted by: Succeed2gether
Dates: Saturday, April 27, 2024 to Thursday, May 4, 2023

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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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: Sunday, April 28, 2024
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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The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
Various Locations

Dates: Sunday, April 28, 2024 to Thursday, May 4, 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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Greater St. Louis Book Fair Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park

Dates: Thursday, May 2, 2024 to Sunday, May 5, 2024

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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Bay Area Book Festival Bay Area Book Festival
In Downtown Berkeley

1972-1998 Center street, Berkeley, California 94704


Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
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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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Paris Book Fair Paris Book Fair
Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 1

Hosted by: Syndicat National de l’Édition
Dates: Friday, May 17, 2024 to Sunday, May 19, 2024

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

Description:

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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 18, 2024
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
Venue 8470

8470 Bellhaven Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28215


Hosted by: Literary Queens of Charlotte
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Queen City Book Fair
Phone: 704-390-1419
Email: qcbookfair1@gmail.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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Sydney Writers’ Festival Sydney Writers’ Festival
Carriageworks

Dates: Monday, May 20, 2024 to Sunday, May 26, 2024

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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Hay Festival Wales
Hay-on-Wye

Hosted by: Hay Festival
Dates: Thursday, May 23, 2024 to Sunday, June 2, 2024

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

Description:

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

Learn more about Hay Festival Wales on AALBC.com.
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ThrillerFest
Sheraton Times Square

Dates: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 to Saturday, June 1, 2024

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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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 6, 2024 to Sunday, June 9, 2024

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

Description:

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

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

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, Charleston, South Carolina 


Hosted by: Go On Girl! Book Club
Dates: Friday, June 7, 2024 to Sunday, June 9, 2024

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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IABX Children's Book Festival
Warinanco Sports Center

Hosted by: Independent Authors Book Expo
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
Time: 12:00pm to 3:30pm

Website: IABX Children's Book Festival
Email: iabex@hotmail.com

Description:

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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 8, 2024
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 Nantucket Book Festival
Cultural District

Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, Nantucket, Massachusetts 


Hosted by: Maddie Hjulstrom, Executive Director, Nantucket Book Foundation
Dates: Thursday, June 13, 2024 to Sunday, June 16, 2024

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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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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Beijing International Book Fair Beijing International Book Fair

Hosted by: China National Publications Import & Export Corp.
Dates: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 to Sunday, June 23, 2024

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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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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Great Midwest Book Fest
Xchange Event and Creative Space

3334 N. Holton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 


Hosted by: UrbanReviewsOnline.com
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Great Midwest Book Fest

Description:

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ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Hosted by: American Library Association
Dates: Thursday, June 27, 2024 to Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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

Description:

Educational programming and relevant information about the impact of libraries

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National Book Club Conference National Book Club Conference
Atlanta Westin Buckhead

3391 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30326


Hosted by: National Book Club Conference Foundation
Dates: Friday, August 2, 2024 to Sunday, August 4, 2024

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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Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
Douglas County Fairgrounds

Hosted by: Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA)
Dates: Saturday, August 17, 2024 to Sunday, August 18, 2024

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

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024
Time:

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

Description:

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

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

Dates: Wednesday, August 28, 2024 to Friday, September 1, 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 5, 2024 to Saturday, September 7, 2024

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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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
Dates: Saturday, September 14, 2024 to Monday, September 16, 2024

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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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 19, 2024 to Sunday, September 29, 2024

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 20, 2024 to Sunday, September 22, 2024

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.

Learn more about South Dakota Festival of Books on AALBC.com.
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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 20, 2024 to Friday, September 29, 2023

Website: Jersey Festival of Words

Description:

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SOKY Book Fest SOKY Book Fest

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. i

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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Books Books Books

2300 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602


Hosted by: Mary Walsh and 6 Feet Under Books
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Website: Books Books Books
Email: booksbooksbooksevent@gmail.com
Price: $5

Description:

Books Books Books [2024 is the forth year] is a must-attend event for all book lovers! Whether you're a fan of romance, mystery, fantasy, or non-fiction, this event has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in a world of words as you browse through a wide selection of books from various genres. Meet and mingle with fellow bookworms, authors, and self-publishers, and discover new titles to add to your collection. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading.

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African American Literary Awards Show African American Literary Awards Show
Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd. (135th & Lenox), New York, New York 


Hosted by: Yvette Hayward
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Website: African American Literary Awards Show
Email: yvette@literaryawardshow.com
Price: $55

Description:

The African American Literary Award show is the brainchild of Yvette Hayward. She came up with the idea in 1996 and was finally able to bring it to fruition in September 2004.

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Morristown Festival of Books Morristown Festival of Books

Dates: Friday, October 18, 2024 to Saturday, October 19, 2024

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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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 1, 2025
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

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

Description:

Check out our photos from the 2024 Festival

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

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

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

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

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

The event is free and opened to the public.

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Dallas Literary Festival Dallas Literary Festival

Hosted by: Southern Methodist University
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2025
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

Description:

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Orcas Island Lit Fest Orcas Island Lit Fest
Orcas Center

917 Mount Baker Road, Eastsound, Washington 98245


Dates: Monday, June 2, 2025 to Tuesday, June 3, 2025

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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