List of Important Book Fairs, Festivals and Conferences


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

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