List of Important Book Fairs, Festivals and Conferences


Check out our detailed list of book event information.

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

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