List of Important Book Fairs, Festivals and Conferences


Check out our detailed list of book event information.

  1. Arkansas Literary Festival
    Thursday, April 25, 2019 to Sunday, April 28, 2019 – Little Rock, Arkansas
  2. Local Writer's Showcase
    Thursday, April 25, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019 – Bethesda, Maryland
  3. The Bocas Lit Fest
    Thursday, April 25, 2019 to Monday, April 29, 2019 – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  4. Southern Kentucky Bookfest
    Friday, April 26, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Bowling Green, Kentucky
  5. Newburyport Literary Festival
    Friday, April 26, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Newburyport, Massachusetts
  6. Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    Friday, April 26, 2019 to Sunday, April 28, 2019 – St. Petersburg, Florida
  7. Dayton Book Expo
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Dayton, Ohio
  8. Ohioana Book Festival
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Columbus, Ohio
  9. Sydney Writers’ Festival
    Monday, April 29, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019 – Sydney, Australia
  10. Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    Thursday, May 2, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019 – St. Louis, Missouri
  11. The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    Thursday, May 2, 2019 – Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  12. Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
    Friday, May 3, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Santa Monica, California
  13. The Bronx Book Fair
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Bronx, New York
  14. OE Book Fair
    Sunday, May 5, 2019 – Tampa, Florida
  15. PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
    Monday, May 6, 2019 to Sunday, May 12, 2019 – New York, New York
  16. Great American Book Festival
    Friday, May 10, 2019 – Rapid City, South Dakota
  17. African American Children’s Book Fair
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Baltimore, Maryland
  18. Anguilla Literary Festival
    Thursday, May 16, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019 – West End, Anguilla
  19. Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 – Gaithersburg, Maryland
  20. Books in Bloom Literary Festival
    Sunday, May 19, 2019 – Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  21. Black Pack Party
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – New York, New York
  22. Book Expo America
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019 – New York, New York
  23. The Sistahs On Lit Book Festival
    Friday, May 31, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019 – Sliver Spring, Maryland
  24. Romance Slam Jam Convention
    June 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Kansas City, Missouri
  25. Memphis Literary Arts Festival
    Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Memphis, Tennessee
  26. Bay Area Book Festival
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019 – Berkeley, California
  27. Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    Friday, May 31, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  28. Sacramento Black Book Fair
    Friday, May 31, 2019 to Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Sacramento, California
  29. Dallas Book Festival
    Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Dallas, Texas
  30. BookCon
    Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019 – New York, New York
  31. Black Writers Weekend
    Friday, June 7, 2019 to Sunday, June 9, 2019 – Atlanta, Georgia
  32. Printers Row Lit Fest
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 to Sunday, June 9, 2019 – Chicago, Illinois
  33. The Bronx Book Festival
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 – Bronx, New York
  34. ALA Conference
    Thursday, June 20, 2019 to Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – Washington, District of Columbia
  35. Austin African American Book Festival
    Saturday, June 22, 2019 – Austin, Texas
  36. The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
    July 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois
  37. The Atlanta Kick Back
    July 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Duluth, Georgia
  38. South Florida Book Festival
    July 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Lauderdale, Florida
  39. Atlanta African American Book Festival
    July 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Atlanta, Georgia
  40. Harlem Book Fair
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 – Harlem, New York
  41. Leimert Park Village Book Fair
    August 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Los Angeles, California
  42. AJC Decatur Book Festival
    August 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Decatur, Georgia
  43. Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    August 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Denver, Colorado
  44. The Writivism Festival
    August 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Kampala, Uganda
  45. Toronto Urban Book Expo
    August 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Toronto, Canada
  46. Seattle Urban Book Expo
    August 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Seattle, Washington
  47. Beijing International Book Fair
    August 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Beijing, China
  48. National Book Club Conference
    Friday, August 2, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019 – Atlanta, Georgia
  49. Mississippi Book Festival
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Jackson, Mississippi
  50. National Conference of African American Librarians
    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
  51. ZEE JLF at Boulder
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Boulder, Colorado
  52. Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Burnsville, North Carolina
  53. South Dakota Festival of Books
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Brookings & Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  54. Fall for the Book
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Fairfax, Virginia
  55. Fall Into Fiction
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Emeryville, California
  56. Open Book Cape Town
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Capetown, South Africa
  57. The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  58. Kerrytown BookFest
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  59. Kingston WritersFest
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Ontario, Canada
  60. The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    September 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Bedford, Pennsylvania
  61. Baltimore Book Festival
    Friday, September 28, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018 – Baltimore, Maryland
  62. Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Saturday, August 31, 2019 – Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  63. Festival of Women Writers
    Friday, September 6, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019 – Hobart, New York
  64. Independent Authors Book Expo
    Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Roselle, New Jersey
  65. Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 to Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Las Vegas, Nevada
  66. Brooklyn Book Festival
    Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Brooklyn, New York
  67. The Cavalcade of Authors
    Friday, September 27, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Chicago, Illinois
  68. The African American Author’s Expo and Multi-Cultural Book Fair
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Timonium, Maryland
  69. African American Literary Awards Show
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  70. Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Washington, District of Columbia
  71. Alaska Book Week
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – , Alaska
  72. Boston Book Festival
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Boston, Massachusetts
  73. Twin Cities Book Festival
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  74. Books by the Banks
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Cincinnati, Ohio
  75. Southern Festival of Books
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Nashville, Tennessee
  76. Texas Book Festival
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Austin, Texas
  77. West Virginia Book Festival
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Charleston, West Virginia
  78. Wisconsin Book Festival
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Madison, Wisconsin
  79. Collingswood Book Festival
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Collingswood, New Jersey
  80. Burlington Book Festival
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Burlington, Vermont
  81. SCIBA Trade Show
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Pomona, California
  82. Morristown Festival of Books
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Morristown, New Jersey
  83. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Farmville, Virginia
  84. Brattleboro Literary Festival
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Brattleboro, Vermont
  85. International Festival of Authors
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Toronto, Canada
  86. Vancouver Writers Fest
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Vancouver, Canada
  87. Fort Worth BookFest
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Fort Worth, Texas
  88. Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Frankfurt, Germany
  89. The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  90. Read My World
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  91. Sharjah International Book Fair
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  92. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Seattle, Washington
  93. Digital Book World
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Nashville, Tennesse
  94. Minnesota Black Author’s Expo
    October 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  95. New York Comic Con
    Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Sunday, October 6, 2019 – New York, New York
  96. Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend
    Friday, October 4, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Oxon Hill, Maryland
  97. The High Desert Book Festival
    Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Hesperia, California
  98. Vegas Valley Book Festival
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Las Vegas, Nevada
  99. National Black Book Festival
    Friday, October 25, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Houston, Texas
  100. Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Thursday, October 31, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019 – Dallas, Texas
  101. Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
    November 2019 – Dates to be Announced – St. Petersburg, Florida
  102. Kentucky Book Fair
    November 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Frankfort, Kentucky
  103. Louisiana Book Festival
    November 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  104. York Book Expo
    November 2019 – Dates to be Announced – York, Pennsylvania
  105. Portland’s Book Festival
    November 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Portland, Oregon
  106. Ake Arts and Book Festival
    November 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria
  107. Mosaic Literary Conference
    Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Bronx, New York
  108. Miami Book Fair International
    Sunday, November 17, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019 – Miami, Florida
  109. National Book Awards
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – New York, New York
  110. Bluffton Book Festival
    Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019 – Bluffton, South Carolina
  111. Abantu Book Festival
    December 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Soweto, South Africa
  112. SDSU Writers’ Conference
    January 2020 – Dates to be Announced – San Diego, California
  113. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
    January 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Tampa, Florida
  114. Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport
    January 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Banjul, The Gambia
  115. ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 to Monday, January 27, 2020 – Jaipur, India
  116. Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 to Friday, January 31, 2020 – Rancho Mirage, California
  117. Onyxcon
    February 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Atlanta, Georgia
  118. African American Children’s Book Fair
    February 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  119. ALA Midwinter Meeting
    February 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Seattle, Washington
  120. Detroit Book City
    February 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Detroit, Michigan
  121. Havana International Book Fair
    February 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Havana City, Cuba
  122. Virginia Festival of the Book
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Charlottesville, Virginia
  123. Black Writers On Tour
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Los Angeles, California
  124. Paris Book Fair
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Paris, France
  125. Wimbledon BookFest
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – London, United Kingdom
  126. Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Fort Myers, Florida
  127. Dahlonega Literary Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Dahlonega, Georgia
  128. Oxford Conference for the Book
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Oxford, Mississippi
  129. Kingston Book Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.
  130. Tucson Festival of Books
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Tucson, Arizona
  131. New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  132. Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Venice, Florida
  133. London Book Fair
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – London, United Kingdom
  134. Ujamaa Book Festival
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Alexandria, Virginia
  135. National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium
    March 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Brooklyn, New York
  136. AWP Conference
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to Saturday, March 7, 2020 – San Antonio, Texas
  137. National Black Writers Conference
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 to Sunday, March 29, 2020 – Brooklyn, New York
  138. Alabama Book Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Montgomery, Alabama
  139. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Los Angeles, California
  140. University Spring Literary Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Athens, Ohio
  141. Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  142. San Antonio Book Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – San Antonio, Texas
  143. Annapolis Book Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Annapolis, Maryland
  144. Belize Writers’ Conference
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Ambergris Caye, Belize
  145. Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Washington, District of Columbia
  146. The Hampton University Literary Festival
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Hampton, Virginia
  147. Bologna Children’s Book Fair
    April 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Bologna, Italy
  148. Calabash International Literary Festival
    June 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Treasure Beach, Jamaica, W.I.

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