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

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

7 Events Found in Florida

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

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

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

Website: F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
Price: $5


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

1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, Florida 

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

Website: Southwest Florida Reading Festival


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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Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
Blalock Park

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

Website: Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival


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

535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, Florida 

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

Website: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

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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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


“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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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


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’s coverage of the Author Village in 2017

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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

Website: Sunshine State Book Festival


“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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