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  1. BLK INK Book Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana
  2. Website: BLK INK Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
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    Experience the BLK INK Book Festival! This four-hour live event is a book expo compromised of 50+ local and regional authors showcasing over 100 books in all genres.

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  3. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
    Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival – Tampa, Florida
  4. Website: Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
    Dates: Friday, January 6, 2023 to Sunday, January 15, 2023

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

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  5. Black Ink:  A Charleston African-American Book Festival
    Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival – Charleston, South Carolina
  6. Website: Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, January 12, 2023 to Saturday, January 14, 2023

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

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  7. Digital Book World
    Digital Book World – Nashville, Tennessee
  8. Website: Digital Book World
    Dates: Monday, January 16, 2023 to Wednesday, January 18, 2023
    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
  9. ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival – Jaipur, India
  10. Website: ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    Dates: Thursday, January 19, 2023 to Monday, January 23, 2023

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

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  11. Cairo Book Fair – Cairo, Eygpt
  12. Website: Cairo Book Fair
    Dates: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 to Tuesday, February 7, 2023

    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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  13. LibLearnX – New Orleans, Louisiana
  14. Website: LibLearnX
    Dates: Friday, January 27, 2023 to Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

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  15. Sunshine State Book Festival
    Sunshine State Book Festival – Gainesville, Florida
  16. Website: Sunshine State Book Festival
    Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
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    “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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  17. Emirates Airline Festival of Literature – Al Jaddaf, Dubai
  18. Website: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
    Dates: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 to Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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

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  19. San Miguel Writers Conference – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  20. Website: San Miguel Writers Conference
    Dates: Monday, February 13, 2023 to Saturday, February 18, 2023

    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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  21. Casablanca Book Fair – Casablanca, Morocco
  22. Website: Casablanca Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, February 17, 2023 to Sunday, February 19, 2023

    Interanational Exhibition of Publishing and Books.

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  23. ABA Winter Institute – Seattle, Washington
  24. Website: ABA Winter Institute
    Dates: Monday, February 20, 2023 to Thursday, February 23, 2023

    Annual industry event filled with educational programming for independent bookstores.

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  25. Vilnius Book Fair – Vilnius, Lithuania
  26. Website: Vilnius Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2023 to Sunday, February 26, 2023

    Will be flipping through the pages of the years ost beautiful books, have discussions with authors and creators, and congratulate the anniversery of the occasion.

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  27. F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
    F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival – Daytona Beach, Florida
  28. Website: F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2023 to Saturday, February 25, 2023

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

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

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  29. Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival
    Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival – Richmond, Virginia
  30. Website: Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival
    Dates: Saturday, February 25, 2023 to Sunday, February 26, 2023
    The Black Book Expo, A Conscious Literary Festival is a vast display of literature is featured including topics like black history, politics, science, health, African Diasporic culture, African spirituality, personal development, novels and children’s books. The public is invited to meet authors, hear their talks and browse and buy books to complement personal collections. Top
  31. San Antonio African American Book Festival
    San Antonio African American Book Festival – San Antonio, Texas
  32. Website: San Antonio African American Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
    Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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  33. Latvian Book Fair – Riga, Latvia
  34. Website: Latvian Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to Sunday, March 5, 2023

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

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  35. Lahore International Book Fair – Lahore, Pakistan
  36. Website: Lahore International Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to Monday, March 6, 2023

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

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  37. North Texas Teen Book Festival – Irving, Texas
  38. Website: North Texas Teen Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 3, 2023 to Saturday, March 4, 2023

    The North Texas Teen Book Festival strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

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  39. Monroeville Literary Festival – Monroeville, Alabama
  40. Website: Monroeville Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 3, 2023 to Sunday, March 5, 2023

    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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  41. North Texas Teen Book Festival
    North Texas Teen Book Festival – Irving, Texas
  42. Website: North Texas Teen Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 3, 2023 to Saturday, March 4, 2023

    The North Texas Teen Book Festival strives to connect our reading community, adding dimension to the reading experience through diverse author panels and dynamic discussions in a safe and fun environment.

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  43. Dahlonega Literary Festival
    Dahlonega Literary Festival – Dahlonega, Georgia
  44. Website: Dahlonega Literary Festival
    Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
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    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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  45. AWP Conference
    AWP Conference – Kansas City, Missouri
  46. Website: AWP Conference
    Dates: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 to Saturday, March 11, 2023

    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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  47. Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    Florida Antiquarian Book Fair – St. Petersburg, Florida
  48. Website: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, March 10, 2023 to Sunday, March 12, 2023
    The book fair is the third largest in the country and features more than one hundred specialized booksellers from all over the United States.Top
  49. Palm Beach Book Festival
    Palm Beach Book Festival – Boca Raton, Florida
  50. Website: Palm Beach Book Festival
    Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
    Time: All Day

    We are a 501c-3 non-profit founded in 2015 bringing in NYT best-selling authors. We have more celebrity authors under one roof in one day than any other event in Palm Beach County. Book signings, photo ops, and intense on-stage in-conversation-style

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  51. Left Coast Crime – Tucson, Arizona
  52. Website: Left Coast Crime
    Dates: Thursday, March 16, 2023 to Sunday, March 19, 2023

    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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  53. Virginia Festival of the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book – Charlottesville, Virginia
  54. Website: Virginia Festival of the Book
    Dates: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 to Sunday, March 26, 2023

    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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  55. The Write Stuff Writers Conference – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  56. Website: The Write Stuff Writers Conference
    Dates: Thursday, March 23, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

    Write stuff is a place for us to commit to our writing practice, no matter what you're working on. From manscripts to blog post to journaling, all forms of writing are welcome.

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  57. Southern Kentucky Book Fest – Bowling Green, Kentuky
  58. Website: Southern Kentucky Book Fest
    Dates: Friday, March 24, 2023 to Sunday, March 26, 2023

    Held annually, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet thier favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books.

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  59. SOKY Book Fest
    SOKY Book Fest – Bowling Green, Kentucky
  60. Website: SOKY Book Fest
    Dates: Friday, March 24, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

    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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  61. Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival – Venice, Florida
  62. Website: Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 24, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

    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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  63. Lehigh Valley Book Festival – Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
  64. Website: Lehigh Valley Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
    Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

    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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  65. Oxford Conference for the Book
    Oxford Conference for the Book – Oxford, Mississippi
  66. Website: Oxford Conference for the Book
    Dates: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 to Friday, March 31, 2023

    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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  67. Bangkok International Book Fair – Bangkok, Thailand
  68. Website: Bangkok International Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, March 30, 2023 to Monday, April 10, 2023

    Bookfair for internattional publishers

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  69. C2E2 – Chicago, Illinois
  70. Website: C2E2
    Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023

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

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  71. Northern Arizona Book Festival
    Northern Arizona Book Festival – Flagstaff, Arizona
  72. Website: Northern Arizona Book Festival
    Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023
    The Northern Arizona Book Festival will bring a weeklong literary extravaganza filled with readings, workshops, and book signings.Top
  73. National Black Writers Conference
    National Black Writers Conference – Brooklyn, New York
  74. Website: National Black Writers Conference
    Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Saturday, April 1, 2023

    Poet and fiction writer Sheree Renée Thomas and best-selling novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes are this year’s NBWC honorees and both will receive the Octavia E. Butler Award. Other confirmed participating writers include poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer Jewelle Gomez, fiction writer L. Penelope; and fiction writers and memoirists Tananarive Due, Wayéetu Moore, and Dr. Reynaldo Henderson, executive director and co-founder of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM).

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  75. Color of Children’s Literature Conference
    Color of Children’s Literature Conference – New York, New York
  76. Website: Color of Children’s Literature Conference
    Dates: Friday, March 31, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023

    Kweli’s Color of Children’s Literature Conference is the nation’s first and largest conference for BIPOC creators of children’s and YA books. It is an excellent opportunity for writers and illustrators of color to learn, get inspired, and network with others in the industry. The conference honors the legacies of Walter Dean Myers, Eloise Greenfield, Floyd Cooper, and more as it celebrates and supports our unique voices, our nuanced stories, and our collective truth telling.

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  77. Palm Beach Book Festival – Palm Beach, Florida
  78. Website: Palm Beach Book Festival
    Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
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    Festival that celebrates the NY Times best-selling, award winning and celebrity authors and a written word for children and adults of Southern Florida.

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  79. The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
    The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University – New Orleans, Louisiana
  80. Website: The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
    Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
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    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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  81. New Orleans Book Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana
  82. 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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  83. WonderCon – Anaheim, California
  84. 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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  85. Black Writers On Tour
    Black Writers On Tour – Los Angeles, California
  86. Website: Black Writers On Tour
    Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
    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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  87. Norwescon – SeaTac, Washington
  88. Website: Norwescon
    Dates: Thursday, April 6, 2023 to Monday, April 10, 2023

    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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  89. Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
    Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair – St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  90. 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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  91. San Antonio Book Festival
    San Antonio Book Festival – San Antonio, Texas
  92. Website: San Antonio Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
    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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  93. Bogotá International Book Fair – Bogota, Colombia
  94. Website: Bogotá International Book Fair
    Dates: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 to Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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

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  95. Eurasian International Book Fair – Astana, Kazakhstan
  96. Website: Eurasian International Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

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

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  97. Unbound Book Festival – Columbia, Missouri
  98. Website: Unbound Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

    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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  99. Tulsa Lit Fest – Tulsa, Oklahoma
  100. Website: Tulsa Lit Fest
    Dates: Thursday, April 20, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

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

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  101. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – Los Angeles, California
  102. Website: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Dates: Saturday, April 22, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

    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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  103. Ohioana Book Festival
    Ohioana Book Festival – Columbus, Ohio
  104. Website: Ohioana Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
    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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  105. L.A. Times Festival of Books – Los Angeles, California
  106. Website: L.A. Times Festival of Books
    Dates: Saturday, April 22, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

    Literature and pop culture, plus readings performances and more!

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  107. Sant Jordi Festival – New York, New York
  108. Website: Sant Jordi Festival
    Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
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    This year Saint Jordi usa is hybrid, with in person events in Chicago and New York and online programming.

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  109. Leipzig Book Fair – Leipzig, Germany
  110. Website: Leipzig Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023

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

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  111. Buenos Aires Book Fair – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  112. Website: Buenos Aires Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2023 to Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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

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  113. Strokestown International Poetry Festival – Strokestown, Ireland
  114. Website: Strokestown International Poetry Festival
    Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2023 to Monday, May 1, 2023

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

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  115. Calgary Expo – Calgary, Canada
  116. Website: Calgary Expo
    Dates: Thursday, April 27, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023

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

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  117. Malice Domestic – Bethesda, Maryland
  118. Website: Malice Domestic
    Dates: Friday, April 28, 2023 to Monday, May 1, 2023

    Annual fan convention that celebrates traditional mystery.

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  119. Newburyport Literary Festival
    Newburyport Literary Festival – Newburyport, Massachusetts
  120. Website: Newburyport Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, April 28, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023

    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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  121. The Bocas Lit Fest
    The Bocas Lit Fest – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  122. 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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  123. Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
    Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival – Santa Monica, California
  124. 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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  125. Annapolis Book Festival
    Annapolis Book Festival – Annapolis, Maryland
  126. Website: Annapolis Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
    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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  127. YALLWest Book Festival – Santa Monica, California
  128. Website: YALLWest Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
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    Festival celebrating books, authors, and publishers panel and conference.

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  129. New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    New York Antiquarian Book Fair – New York, New York
  130. Website: New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023
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    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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  131. The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) – Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  132. Website: The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    Dates: Sunday, April 30, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 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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  133. Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival – Sharjah, U.A.E.
  134. 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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  135. Thessaloniki Book Fair – Thessaloniki, Greece
  136. Website: Thessaloniki Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Monday, May 8, 2023

    Thessaloniki International Book Fair will feature an expanded cultural events including themed highlights, book presentations, talks, workshops, seminars, lots of books and arts, dedicated to areas of children's literature and young adult literature.

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  137. Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    Greater St. Louis Book Fair – St. Louis, Missouri
  138. Website: Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

    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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  139. Melbourne Writers Festival – Melbourne, Australia
  140. Website: Melbourne Writers Festival
    Dates: Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

    Melbourne Writers Festival. Where the most exciting writers of the world meets the most avid of readers. Join for a celebration of storytelling and the power of words to change us.

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  141. IBPA Publishing University – San Diego, California
  142. Website: IBPA Publishing University
    Dates: Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Saturday, May 6, 2023

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

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  143. Massachusetts Poetry Festival
    Massachusetts Poetry Festival – Salem, Massachusetts
  144. Website: Massachusetts Poetry Festival
    Dates: Friday, May 5, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

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

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  145. Bay Area Book Festival
    Bay Area Book Festival – Berkeley, California
  146. Website: Bay Area Book Festival
    Dates: Saturday, May 6, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

    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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  147. Montclair Literary Festival
    Montclair Literary Festival – Montclair, New Jersey
  148. Website: Montclair Literary Festival
    Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
    Time:

    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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  149. Bay Area Book Festival – Berkeley, California
  150. Website: Bay Area Book Festival
    Dates: Saturday, May 6, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

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

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  151. ECPA Leadership Summit – Nashville, Tennesse
  152. Website: ECPA Leadership Summit
    Dates: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 to Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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

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  153. PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
    PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature – New York, New York
  154. 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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  155. Books in Bloom Literary Festival
    Books in Bloom Literary Festival – Columbia, Maryland
  156. 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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  157. Book World Prague – Prague, Czech
  158. Website: Book World Prague
    Dates: Sunday, May 14, 2023 to Thursday, May 18, 2023

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

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  159. Idaho Writers Guild Conference – Boise, Idaho
  160. Website: Idaho Writers Guild Conference
    Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Saturday, May 20, 2023

    Conference workshop for publishers writing journeys.

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  161. Turin International Book Fair – Turin, Italy
  162. Website: Turin International Book Fair
    Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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

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  163. Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
    Greensboro Bound Literary Festival – Greensboro, North Carolina
  164. Website: Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
    Dates: Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Saturday, May 20, 2023

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

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  165. Anime Central – Rosemont, Illinois
  166. Website: Anime Central
    Dates: Friday, May 19, 2023 to Monday, May 22, 2023

    Cosplay gathering and exhibition.

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  167. Biographers International Organization Annual Conference – New York, New York
  168. Website: Biographers International Organization Annual Conference
    Dates: Friday, May 19, 2023 to Monday, May 22, 2023

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

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  169. Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, Maryland
  170. Website: Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
    Time:

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

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  171. Shoff Promotions Comic Con – Derwood, Maryland
  172. Website: Shoff Promotions Comic Con
    Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
    Time: 9:30M-3:00PM

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

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  173. Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, Maryland
  174. Website: Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
    Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

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

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

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  175. Queen City Book Fair
    Queen City Book Fair – Charlotte, North Carolina
  176. Website: Queen City Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
    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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  177. https://usbookshow.com/ – New York, New York
  178. Website: https://usbookshow.com/
    Dates: Monday, May 22, 2023 to Thursday, May 25, 2023

    Publishers Weekly brings 150+ years of leadership, deep editorial expertise, dedication to excellence, instant brand recognition and extensive marketing reach to the global publishing and bookselling industry, thus setting the stage for a world-class book show.

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  179. Sydney Writers’ Festival
    Sydney Writers’ Festival – Sydney, Australia
  180. Website: Sydney Writers’ Festival
    Dates: Monday, May 22, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023

    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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  181. U.S. Book Show – New York, New York
  182. 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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  183. Hay Festival Wales – Wales, United Kindom
  184. Website: Hay Festival Wales
    Dates: Thursday, May 25, 2023 to Sunday, June 4, 2023

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

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  185. Calabash International Literary Festival
    Calabash International Literary Festival – Treasure Beach, Jamaica, W.I.
  186. 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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  187. ThrillerFest – New York, New York
  188. Website: ThrillerFest
    Dates: Tuesday, May 30, 2023 to Sunday, June 4, 2023

    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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  189. Book Lovers Con – Houston, Texas
  190. Website: Book Lovers Con
    Dates: Thursday, June 1, 2023 to Sunday, June 4, 2023

    Meet-n-greet with authors and celebrate books.

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  191. Book Lovers Con
    Book Lovers Con – Reno, Nevada
  192. Website: Book Lovers Con
    Dates: Thursday, June 1, 2023 to Sunday, June 4, 2023

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

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

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  193. Orcas Island Lit Fest
    Orcas Island Lit Fest – Eastsound, Washington
  194. Website: Orcas Island Lit Fest
    Dates: Friday, June 2, 2023 to Saturday, June 3, 2023

    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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  195. Burlington County Book Festival
    Burlington County Book Festival – Westampton, New Jersey
  196. Burlington County Book Festival– Westampton, New Jersey
    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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  197. Istanbul International Literature Festival – Istanbul, Turkey
  198. Website: Istanbul International Literature Festival
    Dates: Monday, June 5, 2023 to Friday, June 9, 2023

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

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  199. ABA Children’s Institute – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  200. Website: ABA Children’s Institute
    Dates: Monday, June 5, 2023 to Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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

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  201. PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference – Phoenix, Arizona
  202. Website: PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference
    Dates: Monday, June 5, 2023 to Friday, June 9, 2023

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

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  203. The Bronx Book Festival
    The Bronx Book Festival – Bronx, New York
  204. Website: The Bronx Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, June 8, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023

    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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  205. Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend – Atlanta, Georgia
  206. Website: Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    Dates: Friday, June 9, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023

    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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  207. Paris Book Fair
    Paris Book Fair – Paris, France
  208. Website: Paris Book Fair
    Dates: Friday, June 9, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023
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  209. Brooklyn Comic Con – New York, New York
  210. Website: Brooklyn Comic Con
    Dates: Saturday, June 10, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023

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

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  211. Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention
    Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention – Detriot, Michigan
  212. Website: Hustle & Grind Urban Literary Convention
    Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
    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
  213. Nantucket Book Festival – Nantucket, Massachusetts
  214. Website: Nantucket Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, June 15, 2023 to Sunday, June 18, 2023

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

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  215. Nantucket Book Festival
    Nantucket Book Festival – Nantucket, Massachusetts
  216. Website: Nantucket Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, June 15, 2023 to Sunday, June 18, 2023

    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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  217. Festival of Women Writers
    Festival of Women Writers – Hobart, New York
  218. Website: Festival of Women Writers
    Dates: Friday, June 16, 2023 to Sunday, June 18, 2023

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

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


  219. Great Midwest Book Fest – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  220. Website: Great Midwest Book Fest
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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  221. Juneteenth Book Fair
    Juneteenth Book Fair – Detroit, Michigan
  222. 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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  223. Schomburg Center Literary Festival
    Schomburg Center Literary Festival – New York, New York
  224. 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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  225. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference – Santa Barbara, California
  226. Website: The Santa Barbara Writers Conference
    Dates: Sunday, June 18, 2023 to Saturday, June 24, 2023

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

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  227. ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition – Chicago, Illinois
  228. Website: ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
    Dates: Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Wednesday, June 28, 2023

    Educational programming and relevant information about the impact of libraries

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  229. ALA Conference
    ALA Conference – Chicago, Illinois
  230. Website: ALA Conference
    Dates: Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Tuesday, June 27, 2023

    Join #TheBookAwardCelebration! on June 28, 2020

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

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  231. ALA Midwinter Meeting
    ALA Midwinter Meeting – Indianapolis, Indiana
  232. Website: ALA Midwinter Meeting
    Dates: Thursday, June 22, 2023 to Saturday, June 27, 2026

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

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  233. Austin African American Book Festival
    Austin African American Book Festival – Austin, Texas
  234. Website: Austin African American Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
    Time: 10 a.m. to 2.p.m.

    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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  235. The Self-Publishing Conference – London, United Kindom
  236. 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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  237. SleuthFest – Boca Raton, Florida
  238. Website: SleuthFest
    Dates: Thursday, July 6, 2023 to Monday, July 10, 2023

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

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  239. South Florida Book Festival
    South Florida Book Festival – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  240. Website: South Florida Book Festival
    Dates: Thursday, July 13, 2023 to Saturday, July 15, 2023
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  241. Comic-Con International – San Diego, California
  242. Website: Comic-Con International
    Dates: Thursday, July 20, 2023 to Monday, July 24, 2023

    Comic arts conference, anime, and fim screening .

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  243. National Book Club Conference
    National Book Club Conference – Atlanta, Georgia
  244. Website: National Book Club Conference
    Dates: Thursday, July 27, 2023 to Sunday, July 30, 2023

    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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  245. AniMangaPop – Plymouth, United Kindom
  246. Website: AniMangaPop
    Dates: Saturday, August 5, 2023 to Monday, August 7, 2023

    Anime and Pop culture convention

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  247. The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
    The Soulful Chicago Book Fair – Chicago, Illinois
  248. Website: The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
    Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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

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  249. Black Books Matter Day
    Black Books Matter Day – Oxon Hill, Maryland
  250. Website: Black Books Matter Day
    Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
    Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

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  251. Sarah Lawrence College Writers Week – Bronxville, New York
  252. Website: Sarah Lawrence College Writers Week
    Dates: Friday, August 11, 2023 to Friday, August 18, 2023

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

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  253. Mississippi Book Festival
    Mississippi Book Festival – Jackson, Mississippi
  254. 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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  255. Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair
    Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair – Dallas, Texas
  256. 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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  257. Beijing International Book Fair
    Beijing International Book Fair – Beijing, China
  258. Website: Beijing International Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 to Saturday, August 26, 2023

    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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  259. Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Library of Congress National Book Festival – Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  260. Website: Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
    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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  261. Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  262. Website: Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Dates: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 to Sunday, September 3, 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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  263. Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    Carolina Mountains Literary Festival – Burnsville, North Carolina
  264. Website: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    Dates: Thursday, September 7, 2023 to Saturday, September 9, 2023

    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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  265. Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair – Denver, Colorado
  266. Website: Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    Dates: Friday, September 8, 2023 to Saturday, September 9, 2023

    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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  267. Open Book Festival
    Open Book Festival – Cape Town, South Africa
  268. 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
  269. Kerrytown BookFest
    Kerrytown BookFest – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  270. 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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  271. Read My World
    Read My World – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  272. 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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  273. York Book Expo
    York Book Expo – York, Pennsylvania
  274. Website: York Book Expo
    Dates: Friday, September 15, 2023 to Saturday, September 16, 2023

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

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  275. Jersey Festival of Words
    Jersey Festival of Words – Jersey, Channel Islands
  276. Website: Jersey Festival of Words
    Dates: Friday, September 15, 2023 to Saturday, September 23, 2023
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  277. Kujichagulia Cultural Festival – Hollywood, Florida
  278. Website: Kujichagulia Cultural Festival
    Dates: Saturday, September 16, 2023 to Sunday, September 17, 2023

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

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  279. The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books – Bedford, Pennsylvania
  280. 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
  281. Literary Hill BookFest – Washington, District of Columbia
  282. Website: Literary Hill BookFest
    Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
    Time:

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

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  283. Toronto International Festival of Authors
    Toronto International Festival of Authors – Toronto, Canada
  284. Website: Toronto International Festival of Authors
    Dates: Thursday, September 21, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023

    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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  285. South Dakota Festival of Books
    South Dakota Festival of Books – Brookings & Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  286. Website: South Dakota Festival of Books
    Dates: Friday, September 22, 2023 to Sunday, September 24, 2023

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

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  287. Harlem Book Fair
    Harlem Book Fair – Harlem, New York
  288. 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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  289. Brooklyn Book Festival
    Brooklyn Book Festival – Brooklyn, New York
  290. 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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  291. Kingston WritersFest
    Kingston WritersFest – Ontario, Canada
  292. Website: Kingston WritersFest
    Dates: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023
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  293. Green Mountain Book Festival
    Green Mountain Book Festival – Burlington, Vermont
  294. 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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  295. Independent Authors Book Festival – Union, New Jersey
  296. 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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  297. Wimbledon BookFest
    Wimbledon BookFest – London, United Kingdom
  298. 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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  299. The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
    The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  300. Website: The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
    Dates: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 to Sunday, February 12, 2023

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

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  301. Printers Row Lit Fest
    Printers Row Lit Fest – Chicago, Illinois
  302. Website: Printers Row Lit Fest
    Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    Time:

    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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  303. Utah Humanities Council Book Festival
    Utah Humanities Council Book Festival – Salt Lake City, Utah
  304. 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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  305. Black Authors & Readers Rock
    Black Authors & Readers Rock – Oxon Hill, Maryland
  306. Website: Black Authors & Readers Rock
    Dates: Friday, October 6, 2023 to Saturday, October 7, 2023

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

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

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

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

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  307. Morristown Festival of Books
    Morristown Festival of Books – Morristown, New Jersey
  308. Website: Morristown Festival of Books
    Dates: Friday, October 6, 2023 to Saturday, October 7, 2023

    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. Collingswood Book Festival
    Collingswood Book Festival – Collingswood, New Jersey
  310. 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
  311. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
    Virginia Children’s Book Festival – Farmville, Virginia
  312. 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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  313. New York Comic Con
    New York Comic Con – New York, New York
  314. Website: New York Comic Con
    Dates: Thursday, October 12, 2023 to Sunday, October 15, 2023

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

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

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  315. Boston Book Festival
    Boston Book Festival – Boston, Massachusetts
  316. 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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  317. Twin Cities Book Festival
    Twin Cities Book Festival – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  318. 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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  319. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair – Seattle, Washington
  320. Website: The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
    Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2023 to Sunday, October 15, 2023
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  321. Fall for the Book
    Fall for the Book – Fairfax, Virginia
  322. Website: Fall for the Book
    Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
    Time:

    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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  323. Frankfurt Book Fair – Frankfurt, Germany
  324. 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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  325. Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
    Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) – Frankfurt, Germany
  326. 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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  327. Wisconsin Book Festival
    Wisconsin Book Festival – Madison, Wisconsin
  328. 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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  329. Kentucky Book Fair
    Kentucky Book Fair – Frankfort, Kentucky
  330. 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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  331. Southern Festival of Books
    Southern Festival of Books – Nashville, Tennessee
  332. 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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  333. West Virginia Book Festival
    West Virginia Book Festival – Charleston, West Virginia
  334. Website: West Virginia Book Festival
    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
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  335. National Black Book Festival
    National Black Book Festival – Houston, Texas
  336. 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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  337. Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
    Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony – Washington, District of Columbia
  338. Website: Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
    Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
    Time:

    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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  339. The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
    The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat – Charlotte, North Carolina
  340. 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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  341. Louisiana Book Festival
    Louisiana Book Festival – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  342. 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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  343. Madrid Book Fair – Madrid, Spain
  344. Website: Madrid Book Fair
    Dates: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 to Saturday, October 7, 2023

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

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  345. Sharjah International Book Fair
    Sharjah International Book Fair – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  346. 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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  347. Charleston Literary Festival
    Charleston Literary Festival – Charleston, South Carolina
  348. Website: Charleston Literary Festival
    Dates: Friday, November 3, 2023 to Monday, November 13, 2023

    This fall, a host of world-class creators and thinkers will descend upon the “perennial destination favorite” Charleston, SC for the Charleston Literary Festival, to explore today’s most pressing ideas with guests from near and far. The Charleston Literary Festival offers audiences more than the average experience with a choice of purposefully eclectic speakers carefully curated based on literary and artistic excellence, originality, and critical acclaim.

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  349. Portland’s Book Festival
    Portland’s Book Festival – Portland, Oregon
  350. 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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  351. Louisville Book Festival
    Louisville Book Festival – Louisville, Kentucky
  352. 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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  353. BLK Author Expo – Largo, Maryland
  354. 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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  355. Texas Book Festival
    Texas Book Festival – Austin, Texas
  356. 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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  357. Miami Book Fair International
    Miami Book Fair International – Miami, Florida
  358. 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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  359. National Book Awards
    National Book Awards – New York, New York
  360. Website: National Book Awards
    Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
    Time:

    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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  361. Bluffton Book Festival
    Bluffton Book Festival – Bluffton, South Carolina
  362. 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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  363. Books by the Banks
    Books by the Banks – Cincinnati, Ohio
  364. 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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  365. Mosaic Literary Conference
    Mosaic Literary Conference – Bronx, New York
  366. 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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  367. Guadalajara International Book Fair – Guadalajara, Mexico
  368. Website: Guadalajara International Book Fair
    Dates: Saturday, November 25, 2023 to Monday, December 4, 2023

    English and Spanish Book fair.

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  369. Wizard World Portland – Portland, Oregon
  370. Website: Wizard World Portland
    Dates: Friday, January 12, 2024 to Monday, January 15, 2024

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

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

    Festival of Comics and Creation

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  373. Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
    Rancho Mirage Writers Festival – Rancho Mirage, California
  374. 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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  375. Jaipur Literature Festival – Jaipur, India
  376. 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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  377. African American Children’s Book Fair
    African American Children’s Book Fair – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  378. Website: African American Children’s Book Fair
    Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
    Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

    Check out our photos from the 2020 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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  379. PubWest – Seattle, Washington
  380. 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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  381. AWP Conference & Bookfair – Kansas City , Missouri
  382. Website: AWP Conference & Bookfair
    Dates: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 to Sunday, February 11, 2024

    Conference of literary conversation and celebration.

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  383. New Delhi World Book Fair – New Delhi, India
  384. 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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  385. San Francisco Writers Conference – San Francisco, California
  386. 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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  387. Savannah Book Festival – Savannah, Georgia
  388. 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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  389. Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    Southwest Florida Reading Festival – Fort Myers, Florida
  390. 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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  391. Tucson Festival of Books
    Tucson Festival of Books – Tucson, Arizona
  392. Website: Tucson Festival of Books
    Dates: Monday, March 4, 2024 to Tuesday, March 5, 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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  393. South by Southwest – Austin, Texas
  394. 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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  395. London Book Fair
    London Book Fair – London, United Kingdom
  396. 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


  397. Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival – New Orleans, Louisiana
  398. 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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  399. Fan Expo Cleveland – Cleveland, Ohio
  400. Website: Fan Expo Cleveland
    Dates: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 to Friday, April 14, 2023

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

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  401. Bologna Children’s Book Fair
    Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Bologna, Italy
  402. 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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  403. Quebec International Book Fair – Quebec City, Canada
  404. 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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  405. Salon du Livre de Paris – Paris, France
  406. 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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  407. Texas Library Association Conference – Austin, Texas
  408. 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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