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

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6 Events Found in Texas

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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


Meet-n-greet with authors and celebrate books.

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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


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

12512 Walters Rd, Houston, Texas 

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

Website: National Black Book Festival
Phone: 1-800-340-5454


The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is an annual event, sponsored by, 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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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


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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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


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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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


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.

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