List of Important Book Fairs, Festivals and Conferences


 

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

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