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  1. Black Book Festival
    Black Book Festival – London, United Kingdom
  2. Website: Black Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. BST

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

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  3. Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
    Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair – St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  4. Website: Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, April 13, 2023 to Sunday, April 16, 2023

    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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  5. The Bocas Lit Fest
    The Bocas Lit Fest – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  6. Website: The Bocas Lit Fest
    Dates: Friday, April 28, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023

    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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  7. Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
    Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival – Santa Monica, California
  8. Website: Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
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    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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  9. Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival – Sharjah, U.A.E.
  10. Website: Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival
    Dates: Monday, May 1, 2023 to Wednesday, May 3, 2023

    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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  11. PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
    PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature – New York, New York
  12. Website: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
    Dates: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 to Saturday, May 13, 2023

    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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  13. Books in Bloom Literary Festival
    Books in Bloom Literary Festival – Columbia, Maryland
  14. Website: Books in Bloom Literary Festival
    Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
    Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    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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  15. The Palestine Festival of Literature
    The Palestine Festival of Literature – Ramallah, Palestine
  16. Website: The Palestine Festival of Literature
    Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2023 to Thursday, May 25, 2023

    Read An Open Letter from Participants in the Palestine Festival of Literature Ta-Nehisi Coates, Molly Crabapple, Natalie Diaz, Maaza Mengiste, Solmaz Sharif, et al.

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  17. U.S. Book Show – New York, New York
  18. Website: U.S. Book Show
    Dates: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 to Thursday, May 25, 2023

    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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  19. Calabash International Literary Festival
    Calabash International Literary Festival – Treasure Beach, Jamaica, W.I.
  20. Website: Calabash International Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, May 26, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023

    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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  21. Burlington County Book Festival
    Burlington County Book Festival – Westampton, New Jersey
  22. Website: Burlington County Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
    Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Explore the world of literature at our Burlington County Book Festival! During the festival, BCLS will present dozens of notable authors ready to discuss, autograph and sell their work. Books for adults, young adults and children will be featured, and a wide variety of genres will be showcased, including mystery, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, nonfiction and more.

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  23. Juneteenth Book Fair
    Juneteenth Book Fair – Detroit, Michigan
  24. Website: Juneteenth Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    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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  25. Schomburg Center Literary Festival
    Schomburg Center Literary Festival – New York, New York
  26. Website: Schomburg Center Literary Festival
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    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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  27. South Florida Book Festival
    South Florida Book Festival – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  28. Website: South Florida Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, July 13, 2023 to Saturday, July 15, 2023
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  29. Mississippi Book Festival
    Mississippi Book Festival – Jackson, Mississippi
  30. Website: Mississippi Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    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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  31. Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair
    Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair – Dallas, Texas
  32. Website: Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
    Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    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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  33. James Baldwin Festival of Words
    James Baldwin Festival of Words – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  34. Website: James Baldwin Festival of Words
    Dates: Friday, August 25, 2023 to Sunday, August 27, 2023

    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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  35. Open Book Festival
    Open Book Festival – Cape Town, South Africa
  36. Website: Open Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, September 8, 2023 to Sunday, September 10, 2023
    An annual literary festival, the first of which took place in 2011.Top
  37. Elm City LIT Fest
    Elm City LIT Fest – New Haven, Connecticut
  38. Website: Elm City LIT Fest
    Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    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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  39. Kerrytown BookFest
    Kerrytown BookFest – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  40. Website: Kerrytown BookFest
    Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
    Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    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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  41. Read My World
    Read My World – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  42. Website: Read My World
    Dates: Thursday, September 14, 2023 to Saturday, September 16, 2023

    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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  43. The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books – Bedford, Pennsylvania
  44. Website: The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
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    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.Top
  45. Literary Hill BookFest – Washington, District of Columbia
  46. Website: Literary Hill BookFest
    Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
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    Meet some of your favorite authors of fiction, history, memior, poetry, children's literature, politics, mystery and more.

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  47. Harlem Book Fair
    Harlem Book Fair – Harlem, New York
  48. Website: Harlem Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    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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  49. Brooklyn Book Festival
    Brooklyn Book Festival – Brooklyn, New York
  50. Website: Brooklyn Book Festival
    Dates: Sunday, September 24, 2023 to Monday, October 2, 2023

    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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  51. Kingston WritersFest
    Kingston WritersFest – Ontario, Canada
  52. Website: Kingston WritersFest
    Dates: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023
    “A festival for writers and readers.”Top
  53. Green Mountain Book Festival
    Green Mountain Book Festival – Burlington, Vermont
  54. Website: Green Mountain Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, September 29, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023

    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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  55. Independent Authors Book Festival – Union, New Jersey
  56. Website: Independent Authors Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm

    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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  57. Wimbledon BookFest
    Wimbledon BookFest – London, United Kingdom
  58. Website: Wimbledon BookFest
    Dates: Thursday, October 12, 2023 to Friday, December 22, 2023

    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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  59. Printers Row Lit Fest
    Printers Row Lit Fest – Chicago, Illinois
  60. Website: Printers Row Lit Fest
    Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
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    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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  61. Utah Humanities Council Book Festival
    Utah Humanities Council Book Festival – Salt Lake City, Utah
  62. Website: Utah Humanities Council Book Festival
    Dates: Sunday, October 1, 2023 to Tuesday, October 31, 2023

    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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  63. Collingswood Book Festival
    Collingswood Book Festival – Collingswood, New Jersey
  64. Website: Collingswood Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    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! Top
  65. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
    Virginia Children’s Book Festival – Farmville, Virginia
  66. Website: Virginia Children’s Book Festival
    Dates: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 to Friday, October 13, 2023

    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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  67. Boston Book Festival
    Boston Book Festival – Boston, Massachusetts
  68. Website: Boston Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
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    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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  69. Twin Cities Book Festival
    Twin Cities Book Festival – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  70. Website: Twin Cities Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    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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  71. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair – Seattle, Washington
  72. Website: The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
    Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2023 to Sunday, October 15, 2023
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  73. Fall for the Book
    Fall for the Book – Fairfax, Virginia
  74. Website: Fall for the Book
    Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
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    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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  75. Frankfurt Book Fair – Frankfurt, Germany
  76. Website: Frankfurt Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 to Monday, October 23, 2023

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

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  77. Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
    Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) – Frankfurt, Germany
  78. Website: Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
    Dates: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 to Sunday, October 22, 2023

    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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  79. Wisconsin Book Festival
    Wisconsin Book Festival – Madison, Wisconsin
  80. Website: Wisconsin Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2023 to Sunday, October 22, 2023

    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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  81. Kentucky Book Fair
    Kentucky Book Fair – Frankfort, Kentucky
  82. Website: Kentucky Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    Time: 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    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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  83. The Las Vegas Book Festival
    The Las Vegas Book Festival – Las Vegas, Nevada
  84. Website: The Las Vegas Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    Time: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
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  85. Southern Festival of Books
    Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee
  86. Website: Southern Festival of Books
    Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2023 to Sunday, October 22, 2023

    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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  87. West Virginia Book Festival
    West Virginia Book Festival – Charleston, West Virginia
  88. Website: West Virginia Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
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  89. National Black Book Festival
    National Black Book Festival – Houston, Texas
  90. Website: National Black Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Saturday, October 28, 2023

    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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  91. Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards
    Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards – Washington, District of Columbia
  92. Website: Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards
    Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
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    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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  93. The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
    The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat – Charlotte, North Carolina
  94. Website: The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
    Dates: Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Sunday, October 29, 2023

    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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  95. Louisiana Book Festival
    Louisiana Book Festival – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  96. Website: Louisiana Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
    Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    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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  97. Sharjah International Book Fair
    Sharjah International Book Fair – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  98. Website: Sharjah International Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 to Sunday, November 12, 2023

    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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  99. Charleston Literary Festival
    Charleston Literary Festival – Charleston, South Carolina
  100. Website: Charleston Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, November 3, 2023 to Sunday, November 12, 2023

    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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  101. Portland’s Book Festival
    Portland’s Book Festival – Portland, Oregon
  102. Website: Portland’s Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    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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  103. Louisville Book Festival
    Louisville Book Festival – Louisville, Kentucky
  104. Website: Louisville Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, November 10, 2023 to Saturday, November 11, 2023

    2020 marks the first year for this festival

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  105. BLK Author Expo – Largo, Maryland
  106. Website: BLK Author Expo
    Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
    Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    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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  107. Texas Book Festival
    Texas Book Festival – Austin, Texas
  108. Website: Texas Book Festival
    Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2023 to Sunday, November 12, 2023

    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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  109. Miami Book Fair International
    Miami Book Fair International – Miami, Florida
  110. Website: Miami Book Fair International
    Dates: Sunday, November 12, 2023 to Sunday, November 19, 2023

    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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  111. National Book Awards
    National Book Awards – New York, New York
  112. Website: National Book Awards
    Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
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    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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  113. Bluffton Book Festival
    Bluffton Book Festival – Bluffton, South Carolina
  114. Website: Bluffton Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2023 to Saturday, November 18, 2023

    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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  115. Books by the Banks
    Books by the Banks – Cincinnati, Ohio
  116. Website: Books by the Banks
    Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    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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  117. Mosaic Literary Conference
    Mosaic Literary Conference – Bronx, New York
  118. Website: Mosaic Literary Conference
    Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
    Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    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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  119. Guadalajara International Book Fair – Guadalajara, Mexico
  120. Website: Guadalajara International Book Fair
    Dates: Saturday, November 25, 2023 to Monday, December 4, 2023

    English and Spanish Book fair.

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  121. Magical Mirrors Book Fair
    Magical Mirrors Book Fair – Washington, District of Columbia
  122. Website: Magical Mirrors Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, December 15, 2023 to Sunday, December 17, 2023
    Magical Mirrors Children’s Book Fair features books full of images and imaginations of children of the African Diaspora. Top
  123. Sunshine State Book Festival
    Sunshine State Book Festival – Gainesville, Florida
  124. Website: Sunshine State Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, January 26, 2023 to Friday, January 27, 2023

    “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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  125. Digital Book World
    Digital Book World – New York, New York
  126. Website: Digital Book World
    Dates: Monday, January 15, 2024 to Wednesday, January 17, 2024
    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.Top
  127. The Library Learning Experience – Baltimore, Maryland
  128. Website: The Library Learning Experience
    Dates: Friday, January 19, 2024 to Monday, January 22, 2024

    At LibLearnX, library professionals at all levels can take part in a conference experience that will provide ultimate learning benefits. Attendees will participate in hands-on workshops, bite-size sessions, and other formats designed to match preferred learning styles with an emphasis on experiential learning. Be inspired and motivated by thought-leaders, authors, and subject matter experts, and celebrate your colleagues and favorite authors at the Award ceremonies.

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  129. ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival – Jaipur, India
  130. Website: ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    Dates: Friday, January 19, 2024 to Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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

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  131. Angoulême International Comics Festival – Angoulême, France
  132. Website: Angoulême International Comics Festival
    Dates: Thursday, January 25, 2024 to Monday, January 29, 2024

    Festival of Comics and Creation

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  133. Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
    Rancho Mirage Writers Festival – Rancho Mirage, California
  134. Website: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
    Dates: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 to Friday, February 2, 2024

    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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  135. Emirates Airline Festival of Literature – Al Jaddaf, Dubai
  136. Website: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
    Dates: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 to Monday, February 6, 2023

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

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  137. Cairo Book Fair – Cairo, Eygpt
  138. Website: Cairo Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, February 1, 2024 to Wednesday, February 5, 2025

    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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  139. Jaipur Literature Festival – Jaipur, India
  140. Website: Jaipur Literature Festival
    Dates: Thursday, February 1, 2024 to Monday, February 5, 2024

    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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  141. PubWest – Seattle, Washington
  142. Website: PubWest
    Dates: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 to Friday, February 9, 2024

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

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  143. New Delhi World Book Fair – New Delhi, India
  144. Website: New Delhi World Book Fair
    Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2024 to Monday, February 19, 2024

    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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  145. San Francisco Writers Conference – San Francisco, California
  146. Website: San Francisco Writers Conference
    Dates: Thursday, February 15, 2024 to Monday, February 19, 2024

    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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  147. Savannah Book Festival – Savannah, Georgia
  148. Website: Savannah Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, February 15, 2024 to Monday, February 19, 2024

    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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  149. ReadOut: A Festival of LGBTQ Literature
    ReadOut: A Festival of LGBTQ Literature – St. Petersburg, Florida
  150. Website: ReadOut: A Festival of LGBTQ Literature
    Dates: Friday, February 16, 2024 to Sunday, February 18, 2024

    ReadOut: A Festival of LGBTQ Literature is a program of the LGBTQ Resource Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Gulfport, Florida. ReadOut was founded in 2018 and is an inclusive event that showcases literature written by, for, and about LGBTQ community.

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  151. San Miguel Writers Conference – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  152. Website: San Miguel Writers Conference
    Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
    Time:

    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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  153. F.R.E.S.H. Book Film Festival
    F.R.E.S.H. Book Film Festival – Daytona Beach, Florida
  154. Website: F.R.E.S.H. Book Film Festival
    Dates: Thursday, February 22, 2024 to Saturday, February 24, 2024

    F.R.E.S.H. Book Film Festival (Fiction, Romance, Erotica, Spiritual, Health and More) hosts more than 40 authors, editors, and filmmakers who convene to discuss their books, upcoming projects, and share insight and wisdom related to their crafts.

    Host Hotel: The DAYTONA, A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
    Address: 1870 Victory Circle, Daytona Beach, Florida

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  155. Tallahassee Bicentennial Antiquarian Book Fair – Tallahassee, Florida
  156. Website: Tallahassee Bicentennial Antiquarian Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, February 23, 2024 to Sunday, February 25, 2024

    “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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  157. San Antonio African American Book Festival
    San Antonio African American Book Festival – San Antonio, Texas
  158. Website: San Antonio African American Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
    Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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  159. Latvian Book Fair – Riga, Latvia
  160. Website: Latvian Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, February 23, 2024 to Sunday, February 25, 2024

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

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  161. Monroeville Literary Festival – Monroeville, Alabama
  162. Website: Monroeville Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 1, 2024 to Saturday, March 2, 2024

    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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  163. Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    Florida Antiquarian Book Fair – St. Petersburg, Florida
  164. Website: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, March 1, 2024 to Monday, March 4, 2024

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

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  165. Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    Southwest Florida Reading Festival – Fort Myers, Florida
  166. Website: Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    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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  167. Dahlonega Literary Festival
    Dahlonega Literary Festival – Dahlonega, Georgia
  168. Website: Dahlonega Literary Festival
    Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
    Time:

    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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  169. AWP Conference & Bookfair
    AWP Conference & Bookfair – Kansas City, Missouri
  170. Website: AWP Conference & Bookfair
    Dates: Thursday, March 7, 2024 to Sunday, March 10, 2024

    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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  171. South by Southwest – Austin, Texas
  172. Website: South by Southwest
    Dates: Friday, March 8, 2024 to Sunday, March 17, 2024

    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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  173. Tucson Festival of Books
    Tucson Festival of Books – Tucson, Arizona
  174. Website: Tucson Festival of Books
    Dates: Saturday, March 9, 2024 to Sunday, March 10, 2024

    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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  175. London Book Fair
    London Book Fair – London, United Kingdom
  176. Website: London Book Fair
    Dates: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 to Thursday, March 14, 2024

    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.Top


  177. New Orleans Book Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana
  178. Website: New Orleans Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, March 14, 2024 to Saturday, March 16, 2024

    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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  179. Virginia Festival of the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book – Charlottesville, Virginia
  180. Website: Virginia Festival of the Book
    Dates: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 to Sunday, March 24, 2024

    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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  181. Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana
  182. Website: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
    Dates: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 to Monday, March 25, 2024

    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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  183. National Black Writers Conference
    National Black Writers Conference – Brooklyn, New York
  184. Website: National Black Writers Conference
    Dates: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 to Saturday, March 23, 2024

    More than 50 Black writers, publishing executives, and literary activists will gather to discuss the triumphs and challenges facing Black writers today. Students, scholars, writers, readers, and literature enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

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  185. Lehigh Valley Book Festival – Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
  186. Website: Lehigh Valley Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 22, 2024 to Sunday, March 24, 2024

    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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  187. Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival – Venice, Florida
  188. Website: Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 22, 2024 to Saturday, March 23, 2024

    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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  189. Norwescon – SeaTac, Washington
  190. Website: Norwescon
    Dates: Thursday, March 28, 2024 to Sunday, March 31, 2024

    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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  191. WonderCon – Anaheim, California
  192. Website: WonderCon
    Dates: Friday, March 29, 2024 to Sunday, March 31, 2024

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

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  193. The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
    The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University – New Orleans, Louisiana
  194. Website: The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
    Dates: Saturday, September 14, 2024 to Monday, September 16, 2024

    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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  195. Oxford Conference for the Book
    Oxford Conference for the Book – Oxford, Mississippi
  196. Website: Oxford Conference for the Book
    Dates: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 to Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    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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  197. New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    New York Antiquarian Book Fair – New York, New York
  198. Website: New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, April 4, 2024 to Sunday, April 7, 2024

    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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  199. Northern Arizona Book Festival
    Northern Arizona Book Festival – Flagstaff, Arizona
  200. Website: Northern Arizona Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, April 5, 2024 to Monday, April 15, 2024
    The Northern Arizona Book Festival will bring a weeklong literary extravaganza filled with readings, workshops, and book signings.Top
  201. Bologna Children’s Book Fair
    Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Bologna, Italy
  202. Website: Bologna Children’s Book Fair
    Dates: Monday, April 8, 2024 to Thursday, April 11, 2024

    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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  203. Eurasian International Book Fair – Astana, Kazakhstan
  204. Website: Eurasian International Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024

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

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  205. Quebec International Book Fair – Quebec City, Canada
  206. Website: Quebec International Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024

    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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  207. Left Coast Crime – Seattle, Washington
  208. Website: Left Coast Crime
    Dates: Thursday, April 11, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024

    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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  209. Salon du Livre de Paris – Paris, France
  210. Website: Salon du Livre de Paris
    Dates: Friday, April 12, 2024 to Sunday, April 14, 2024

    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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  211. San Antonio Book Festival
    San Antonio Book Festival – San Antonio, Texas
  212. Website: San Antonio Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    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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  213. Texas Library Association Conference – Austin, Texas
  214. Website: Texas Library Association Conference
    Dates: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 to Saturday, April 20, 2024

    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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  215. Unbound Book Festival – Columbia, Missouri
  216. Website: Unbound Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, April 18, 2024 to Sunday, April 21, 2024

    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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  217. Tulsa Lit Fest – Tulsa, Oklahoma
  218. Website: Tulsa Lit Fest
    Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
    Time:

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

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  219. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – Los Angeles, California
  220. Website: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Dates: Saturday, April 20, 2024 to Sunday, April 21, 2024

    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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  221. Leipzig Book Fair – Leipzig, Germany
  222. Website: Leipzig Book Fair
    Dates: Sunday, April 21, 2024 to Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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

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  223. Ohioana Book Festival
    Ohioana Book Festival – Columbus, Ohio
  224. Website: Ohioana Book Festival
    Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    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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  225. C2E2 – Chicago, Illinois
  226. Website: C2E2
    Dates: Friday, April 26, 2024 to Sunday, April 28, 2024

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

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  227. Newburyport Literary Festival
    Newburyport Literary Festival – Newburyport, Massachusetts
  228. Website: Newburyport Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, April 26, 2024 to Sunday, April 28, 2024

    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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  229. North Texas Teen Book Festival
    North Texas Teen Book Festival – Irving, Texas
  230. Website: North Texas Teen Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, April 26, 2024 to Saturday, April 27, 2024

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

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  231. African American Children’s Book Fair
    African American Children’s Book Fair – Baltimore, Maryland
  232. Website: African American Children’s Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
    Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Children and families can enjoy a fun-filled day exploring kids’ literature about African Americans while meeting some of your favorite children’s authors and illustrators in our Book Village.

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  233. Annapolis Book Festival
    Annapolis Book Festival – Annapolis, Maryland
  234. Website: Annapolis Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    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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  235. Montclair Literary Festival
    Montclair Literary Festival – Montclair, New Jersey
  236. Website: Montclair Literary Festival
    Dates: Saturday, April 27, 2024 to Thursday, May 4, 2023

    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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  237. Black Writers On Tour
    Black Writers On Tour – Los Angeles, California
  238. Website: Black Writers On Tour
    Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    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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  239. The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) – Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  240. Website: The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    Dates: Sunday, April 28, 2024 to Thursday, May 4, 2023

    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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  241. Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    Greater St. Louis Book Fair – St. Louis, Missouri
  242. Website: Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, May 2, 2024 to Sunday, May 5, 2024

    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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  243. Bay Area Book Festival
    Bay Area Book Festival – Berkeley, California
  244. Website: Bay Area Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
    Time:

    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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  245. Paris Book Fair
    Paris Book Fair – Paris, France
  246. Website: Paris Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, May 17, 2024 to Sunday, May 19, 2024
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  247. Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, Maryland
  248. Website: Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
    Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual celebration of great books and great writing that will feature more than 100 award-winning and best-selling authors in fiction, non-fiction, mystery, science fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult literature. Held in Gaithersburg, Md., the Festival also includes interactive writing workshops, a Children&rsquos Village, book sales, author signings and more. Admission and shuttles from Shady Grove Metro and Montgomery County Fairgrounds are FREE.

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  249. Queen City Book Fair
    Queen City Book Fair – Charlotte, North Carolina
  250. Website: Queen City Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
    Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    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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  251. Sydney Writers’ Festival
    Sydney Writers’ Festival – Sydney, Australia
  252. Website: Sydney Writers’ Festival
    Dates: Monday, May 20, 2024 to Sunday, May 26, 2024

    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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  253. Hay Festival Wales – Wales, United Kingdom
  254. Website: Hay Festival Wales
    Dates: Thursday, May 23, 2024 to Sunday, June 2, 2024

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

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  255. ThrillerFest – New York, New York
  256. Website: ThrillerFest
    Dates: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 to Saturday, June 1, 2024

    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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  257. The Bronx Book Festival
    The Bronx Book Festival – Bronx, New York
  258. Website: The Bronx Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, June 6, 2024 to Sunday, June 9, 2024

    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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  259. Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend – Charleston, South Carolina
  260. Website: Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    Dates: Friday, June 7, 2024 to Sunday, June 9, 2024

    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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  261. IABX Children's Book Festival – Roselle, New Jersey
  262. Website: IABX Children's Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
    Time: 12:00pm to 3:30pm
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  263. Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention
    Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention – Detriot, Michigan
  264. Website: Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention
    Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
    Time: 12 p.m. until 12 a.m.
    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!Top
  265. Nantucket Book Festival
    Nantucket Book Festival – Nantucket, Massachusetts
  266. Website: Nantucket Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, June 13, 2024 to Sunday, June 16, 2024

    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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  267. Brighton Book Festival
    Brighton Book Festival – Brighton, England
  268. Website: Brighton Book Festival
    Dates: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 to Sunday, June 23, 2024

    A community book festival aimed at making the marginalized mainstream.

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  269. Kwame Alexander Writers’ Lab & Conference at Chautauqua Institution
    Kwame Alexander Writers’ Lab & Conference at Chautauqua Institution – Chautauqua, New York
  270. Website: Kwame Alexander Writers’ Lab & Conference at Chautauqua Institution
    Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    Time:

    The 2024 Kwame Alexander Writers’ Lab & Conference was previously known as the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival

    In addition to opportunities to take two Master Classes with well-renown faculty writers in a selected genre track, attendees can also experience an opening and closing keynote address, featured speaker events, mix and mingle events with publishers and agents, and panel conversations. All these features are included in the cost of Standard Registration.

    Our Genre Tracks [2024]:

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  271. Beijing International Book Fair
    Beijing International Book Fair – Beijing, China
  272. Website: Beijing International Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 to Sunday, June 23, 2024

    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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  273. The Self-Publishing Conference – London, United Kingdom
  274. Website: The Self-Publishing Conference
    Dates: Thursday, June 20, 2024 to Friday, June 21, 2024

    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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  275. Great Midwest Book Fest – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  276. Website: Great Midwest Book Fest
    Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
    Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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  277. ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition – San Diego, California
  278. Website: ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
    Dates: Thursday, June 27, 2024 to Tuesday, July 2, 2024

    Educational programming and relevant information about the impact of libraries

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  279. Austin African American Book Festival
    Austin African American Book Festival – Austin, Texas
  280. Website: Austin African American Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024
    Time: 10 a.m. to 4.p.m.

    In its eighteenth year [2024], 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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  281. When I See Me BIPOC Children’s Book Fair
    When I See Me BIPOC Children’s Book Fair – Dayton, Ohio
  282. Website: When I See Me BIPOC Children’s Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
    Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST

    When I See Me™ BIPOC Children’s Book Fair was created to pique children’s curiosity, boost their confidence, and enhance their ability to connect with the world around them by featuring books with characters that look like them.

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  283. National Book Club Conference
    National Book Club Conference – Atlanta, Georgia
  284. Website: National Book Club Conference
    Dates: Friday, August 2, 2024 to Sunday, August 4, 2024

    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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  285. Indie Authors Book Fair – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  286. Indie Authors Book Fair– Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024
    Time: 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
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  287. Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair – Castle Rock, Colorado
  288. Website: Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    Dates: Saturday, August 17, 2024 to Sunday, August 18, 2024

    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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  289. Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Library of Congress National Book Festival – Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  290. Website: Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024
    Time:

    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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  291. Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention – Nashville , Tennessee
  292. Website: Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Dates: Wednesday, August 28, 2024 to Friday, September 1, 2023

    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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  293. Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    Carolina Mountains Literary Festival – Burnsville, North Carolina
  294. Website: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    Dates: Thursday, September 5, 2024 to Saturday, September 7, 2024

    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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  295. Toronto International Festival of Authors
    Toronto International Festival of Authors – Toronto, Canada
  296. Website: Toronto International Festival of Authors
    Dates: Thursday, September 19, 2024 to Sunday, September 29, 2024

    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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  297. South Dakota Festival of Books
    South Dakota Festival of Books – Brookings & Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  298. Website: South Dakota Festival of Books
    Dates: Friday, September 20, 2024 to Sunday, September 22, 2024

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

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  299. Jersey Festival of Words
    Jersey Festival of Words – Jersey, Channel Islands
  300. Website: Jersey Festival of Words
    Dates: Friday, September 20, 2024 to Friday, September 29, 2023
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  301. SOKY Book Fest
    SOKY Book Fest – Bowling Green, Kentucky
  302. Website: SOKY Book Fest
    Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024
    Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. i

    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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  303. Books Books Books – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  304. Website: Books Books Books
    Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024
    Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    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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  305. African American Literary Awards Show
    African American Literary Awards Show – New York, New York
  306. Website: African American Literary Awards Show
    Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024
    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    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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  307. Morristown Festival of Books
    Morristown Festival of Books – Morristown, New Jersey
  308. Website: Morristown Festival of Books
    Dates: Friday, October 18, 2024 to Saturday, October 19, 2024

    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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  309. Des Moines Book Festival – Des Moines, Iowa
  310. Des Moines Book Festival– Des Moines, Iowa
    Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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  311. JAX Urban Book Festival
    JAX Urban Book Festival – Jacksonville, Florida
  312. Website: JAX Urban Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, January 25, 2025
    Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Author Showcase authors of various genres and book signings.
    Networking with other book enthusiasts and authors.
    Sponsored exhibitors book industry professionals and local community resources.
    Masterclass Sessions for aspiring authors.
    Activities for children a free book giveaway for each child in attendance.
    Silent Auction proceeds benefit DREAMWEEK INC.

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  313. African American Children’s Book Fair
    African American Children’s Book Fair – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  314. Website: African American Children’s Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, February 1, 2025
    Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

    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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  315. Dallas Literary Festival
    Dallas Literary Festival – Dallas, Texas
  316. Website: Dallas Literary Festival
    Date: Saturday, March 8, 2025
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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  317. Orcas Island Lit Fest
    Orcas Island Lit Fest – Eastsound, Washington
  318. Website: Orcas Island Lit Fest
    Dates: Monday, June 2, 2025 to Tuesday, June 3, 2025

    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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