List of Important Book Fairs, Festivals and Conferences

Events Section showcasing Book Events, Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences taking place (2019 and 2020)

Check out our detailed list of book event information.


  1. Digital Book World
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Thursday, September 12, 2019 – Nashville, Tennesse
  2. Independent Authors Book Expo
    Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Roselle, New Jersey
  3. Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 to Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Las Vegas, Nevada
  4. Gaborone Book Festival
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 to Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Gaborone, Botswana
  5. ZEE JLF at Boulder
    Friday, September 20, 2019 to Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Boulder, Colorado
  6. The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    Friday, September 20, 2019 to Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Bedford, Pennsylvania
  7. Fall Into Fiction
    Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Emeryville, California
  8. Brooklyn Book Festival
    Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Brooklyn, New York
  9. Kingston WritersFest
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Ontario, Canada
  10. The Cavalcade of Authors
    Friday, September 27, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Chicago, Illinois
  11. SCIBA Trade Show
    Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Pomona, California
  12. Baltimore Book Festival
    Friday, November 1, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019 – Baltimore, Maryland
  13. Read My World
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 to Monday, August 12, 2019 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  14. Burlington Book Festival
    Friday, September 27, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Burlington, Vermont
  15. South Dakota Festival of Books
    Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Sunday, October 6, 2019 – Brookings & Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  16. New York Comic Con
    Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Sunday, October 6, 2019 – New York, New York
  17. Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend
    Friday, October 4, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Oxon Hill, Maryland
  18. West Virginia Book Festival
    Friday, October 4, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Charleston, West Virginia
  19. Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Henderson, Minnesota
  20. African American Literary Awards Show
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 – New York, New York
  21. Collingswood Book Festival
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Collingswood, New Jersey
  22. Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Charleston, South Carolina
  23. Seattle Urban Book Expo
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Seattle, Washington
  24. Alaska Book Week
    Sunday, October 6, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019 – , Alaska
  25. Fall for the Book
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Fairfax, Virginia
  26. Southern Festival of Books
    Friday, October 11, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Nashville, Tennessee
  27. Morristown Festival of Books
    Friday, October 11, 2019 to Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Morristown, New Jersey
  28. Twin Cities Book Festival
    Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  29. Fort Worth BookFest
    Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Fort Worth, Texas
  30. The High Desert Book Festival
    Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Hesperia, California
  31. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
    Saturday, October 12, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Seattle, Washington
  32. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 to Friday, October 18, 2019 – Farmville, Virginia
  33. Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019 – Frankfurt, Germany
  34. Wisconsin Book Festival
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019 – Madison, Wisconsin
  35. Brattleboro Literary Festival
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019 – Brattleboro, Vermont
  36. Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
    Friday, October 18, 2019 – Washington, District of Columbia
  37. Boston Book Festival
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 to Sunday, October 20, 2019 – Boston, Massachusetts
  38. Vegas Valley Book Festival
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Las Vegas, Nevada
  39. Minnesota Black Author’s Expo
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  40. Vancouver Writers Fest
    Monday, October 21, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Vancouver, Canada
  41. International Festival of Authors
    Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019 – Toronto, Canada
  42. The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
    Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Charlotte, North Carolina
  43. National Black Book Festival
    Friday, October 25, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Houston, Texas
  44. Ake Arts and Book Festival
    Friday, October 25, 2019 to Monday, October 28, 2019 – Ikeja, Nigeria
  45. Books by the Banks
    Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Cincinnati, Ohio
  46. Texas Book Festival
    Saturday, October 26, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Austin, Texas
  47. Sharjah International Book Fair
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 to Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  48. Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Thursday, October 31, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019 – Dallas, Texas
  49. Louisiana Book Festival
    Saturday, November 2, 2019 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  50. York Book Expo
    Saturday, November 2, 2019 – York, Pennsylvania
  51. Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
    Saturday, November 9, 2019 – St. Petersburg, Florida
  52. Portland’s Book Festival
    Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Portland, Oregon
  53. Kentucky Book Fair
    Sunday, November 10, 2019 to Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Frankfort, Kentucky
  54. Mosaic Literary Conference
    Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Bronx, New York
  55. Miami Book Fair International
    Sunday, November 17, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019 – Miami, Florida
  56. National Book Awards
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – New York, New York
  57. Bluffton Book Festival
    Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019 – Bluffton, South Carolina
  58. Abantu Book Festival
    Thursday, December 5, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019 – Soweto, South Africa
  59. Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport
    January 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Banjul, The Gambia
  60. Cairo International Book Fair
    January 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Cairo, Egypt
  61. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
    Friday, January 10, 2020 to Sunday, January 19, 2020 – Tampa, Florida
  62. ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 to Monday, January 27, 2020 – Jaipur, India
  63. ALA Midwinter Meeting
    Friday, January 24, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  64. Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 to Friday, January 31, 2020 – Rancho Mirage, California
  65. Detroit Book City
    February 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Detroit, Michigan
  66. Havana International Book Fair
    February 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Havana City, Cuba
  67. African American Children’s Book Fair
    Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  68. Virginia Festival of the Book
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Charlottesville, Virginia
  69. Black Writers On Tour
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Los Angeles, California
  70. Paris Book Fair
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Paris, France
  71. Wimbledon BookFest
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – London, United Kingdom
  72. Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Fort Myers, Florida
  73. Dahlonega Literary Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Dahlonega, Georgia
  74. Oxford Conference for the Book
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Oxford, Mississippi
  75. Kingston Book Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.
  76. Tucson Festival of Books
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Tucson, Arizona
  77. New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  78. Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Venice, Florida
  79. London Book Fair
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – London, United Kingdom
  80. Ujamaa Book Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Alexandria, Virginia
  81. National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Brooklyn, New York
  82. AWP Conference
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to Saturday, March 7, 2020 – San Antonio, Texas
  83. National Black Writers Conference
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 to Sunday, March 29, 2020 – Brooklyn, New York
  84. Dayton Book Expo
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Dayton, Ohio
  85. Alabama Book Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Montgomery, Alabama
  86. Arkansas Literary Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Little Rock, Arkansas
  87. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Los Angeles, California
  88. Southern Kentucky Bookfest
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Bowling Green, Kentucky
  89. Newburyport Literary Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Newburyport, Massachusetts
  90. Ohioana Book Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Columbus, Ohio
  91. University Spring Literary Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Athens, Ohio
  92. Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  93. Annapolis Book Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Annapolis, Maryland
  94. Belize Writers’ Conference
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Ambergris Caye, Belize
  95. Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Washington, District of Columbia
  96. Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – St. Petersburg, Florida
  97. Sydney Writers’ Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Sydney, Australia
  98. The Hampton University Literary Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Hampton, Virginia
  99. Bologna Children’s Book Fair
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Bologna, Italy
  100. San Antonio Book Festival
    Saturday, April 4, 2020 – San Antonio, Texas
  101. OE Book Fair
    Sunday, April 26, 2020 – Tampa, Florida
  102. Anguilla Literary Festival
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – West End, Anguilla
  103. PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  104. The Bronx Book Fair
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Bronx, New York
  105. Books in Bloom Literary Festival
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  106. Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Santa Monica, California
  107. Gaithersburg Book Festival
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Gaithersburg, Maryland
  108. Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – St. Louis, Missouri
  109. The Bocas Lit Fest
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  110. The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  111. Great American Book Festival
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Rapid City, South Dakota
  112. LitUp Festival
    May 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Independence, Missouri
  113. African American Children’s Book Fair
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Baltimore, Maryland
  114. Bay Area Book Festival
    Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Berkeley, California
  115. Black Pack Party
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – New York, New York
  116. Book Expo America
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to Friday, May 29, 2020 – New York, New York
  117. BookCon
    Saturday, May 30, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020 – New York, New York
  118. Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – , 
  119. Schomburg Center Literary Festival
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  120. Sacramento Black Book Fair
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Sacramento, California
  121. Austin African American Book Festival
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Austin, Texas
  122. Black Writers Weekend
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Atlanta, Georgia
  123. Calabash International Literary Festival
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Treasure Beach, Jamaica, W.I.
  124. Printers Row Lit Fest
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois
  125. Dallas Book Festival
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Dallas, Texas
  126. Romance Slam Jam Convention
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Kansas City, Missouri
  127. The Bronx Book Festival
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Bronx, New York
  128. ALA Conference
    Thursday, June 25, 2020 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – Chicago, Illinois
  129. South Florida Book Festival
    July 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  130. Atlanta African American Book Festival
    July 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Atlanta, Georgia
  131. Hargeysa International Book Fair
    July 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Hargeysa, Somaliland
  132. Harlem Book Fair
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Harlem, New York
  133. The Atlanta Kick Back
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Duluth, Georgia
  134. Onyxcon
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Atlanta, Georgia
  135. National Book Club Conference
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Atlanta, Georgia
  136. Leimert Park Village Book Fair
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Los Angeles, California
  137. The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois
  138. Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Denver, Colorado
  139. Mississippi Book Festival
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Jackson, Mississippi
  140. The Hampton Roads Indie Author Book Festival and Fundraiser
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Hampton, Virginia
  141. Beijing International Book Fair
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Beijing, China
  142. National Conference of African American Librarians
    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
  143. Library of Congress National Book Festival
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  144. Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Burnsville, North Carolina
  145. Festival of Women Writers
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Hobart, New York
  146. Open Book Festival
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Cape Town, South Africa
  147. AJC Decatur Book Festival
    Friday, September 4, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020 – Decatur, Georgia
  148. Literary Festival of Charlotte
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Charlotte, North Carolina

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