List of Important Book Fairs, Festivals and Conferences


 

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

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