List of Important Book Fairs, Festivals and Conferences

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  1. African American Children’s Book Fair
    Friday, February 4, 2022 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    Friday, March 4, 2022 to Saturday, March 5, 2022 – Fort Myers, Florida
  3. Tucson Festival of Books
    Saturday, March 12, 2022 to Sunday, March 13, 2022 – Tucson, Arizona
  4. ZEE JLF at Boulder
    Saturday, March 5, 2022 to Monday, March 14, 2022 – Boulder, Colorado
  5. Dayton Book Expo
    Friday, March 18, 2022 – Dayton, Ohio
  6. Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
    Friday, March 25, 2022 to Saturday, March 26, 2022 – Venice, Florida
  7. Oxford Conference for the Book
    Wednesday, March 30, 2022 to Friday, April 1, 2022 – Oxford, Mississippi
  8. National Black Writers Conference
    Wednesday, March 30, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022 – Brooklyn, New York
  9. Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    Friday, April 1, 2022 to Sunday, April 3, 2022 – St. Petersburg, Florida
  10. University Spring Literary Festival
    Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Thursday, April 7, 2022 – Athens, Ohio
  11. Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
    Friday, April 8, 2022 to Saturday, April 9, 2022 – St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  12. Northern Arizona Book Festival
    Thursday, March 31, 2022 to Sunday, April 10, 2022 – Flagstaff, Arizona
  13. Alabama Book Festival
    Monday, April 18, 2022 – Montgomery, Alabama
  14. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Saturday, April 23, 2022 to Sunday, April 24, 2022 – Los Angeles, California
  15. OE Book Fair
    Thursday, April 28, 2022 – Tampa, Florida
  16. Black Writers On Tour
    Saturday, April 30, 2022 – Los Angeles, California
  17. AfroSurreal Writers Workshop
    Saturday, April 30, 2022 – Oakland, California
  18. Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
    Friday, April 29, 2022 to Saturday, April 30, 2022 – Santa Monica, California
  19. Newburyport Literary Festival
    Friday, April 29, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022 – Newburyport, Massachusetts
  20. Ohioana Book Festival
    Friday, April 29, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022 – Columbus, Ohio
  21. The Bocas Lit Fest
    Thursday, April 28, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022 – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  22. Ashland Literary Festival
    Friday, May 6, 2022 to Saturday, May 7, 2022 – Ashland, Oregon
  23. The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    Sunday, May 1, 2022 to Saturday, May 7, 2022 – Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  24. PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to Saturday, May 14, 2022 – New York, New York
  25. Books in Bloom Literary Festival
    Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  26. Gaithersburg Book Festival
    Saturday, May 21, 2022 – Gaithersburg, Maryland
  27. San Antonio Book Festival
    Saturday, May 21, 2022 – San Antonio, Texas
  28. Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
    Thursday, May 19, 2022 to Sunday, May 22, 2022 – Greensboro, North Carolina
  29. Hustle & Grind Book Fair
    Saturday, June 11, 2022 – Detriot, Michigan
  30. The Bronx Book Festival
    Thursday, June 9, 2022 to Sunday, June 12, 2022 – Bronx, New York
  31. Austin African American Book Festival
    Saturday, June 25, 2022 – Austin, Texas
  32. Fall Fiction Fest
    Monday, June 27, 2022 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  33. ALA Conference
    Thursday, June 23, 2022 to Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – Chicago, Illinois
  34. The Atlanta Kick Back
    Saturday, July 16, 2022 – Duluth, Georgia
  35. Romance Slam Jam Convention
    Thursday, July 14, 2022 to Saturday, July 16, 2022 – , Virtual
  36. Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    Thursday, July 14, 2022 to Sunday, July 17, 2022 – St. Louis, Missouri
  37. Toronto Urban Book Expo
    Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Toronto, Canada
  38. Hargeysa International Book Fair
    Saturday, July 23, 2022 to Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Hargeysa, Somaliland
  39. Library of Congress National Book Festival
    Wednesday, August 3, 2022 – Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  40. Independent Authors Book Expo
    Saturday, August 6, 2022 – Roselle, New Jersey
  41. Black Writers Weekend
    Thursday, August 4, 2022 to Sunday, August 7, 2022 – Atlanta, Georgia
  42. Black Paperback Book Fair
    Sunday, August 7, 2022 – Louisville, Kentucky
  43. RT Booklovers Convention
    Thursday, August 11, 2022 to Sunday, August 14, 2022 – Reno, Nevada
  44. Book Lovers Con
    Thursday, August 11, 2022 to Sunday, August 14, 2022 – Houston, Texas
  45. Mississippi Book Festival
    Saturday, August 20, 2022 – Jackson, Mississippi
  46. Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair
    Saturday, August 20, 2022 – Dallas, Texas
  47. Read My World
    Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Saturday, September 3, 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  48. North Jersey Literary Festival
    Thursday, May 5, 2022 to Monday, September 5, 2022 – Newark, New Jersey
  49. Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    Thursday, September 8, 2022 to Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Burnsville, North Carolina
  50. SCIBA Trade Show
    Friday, September 9, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022 – Pomona, California
  51. Festival of Women Writers
    Friday, September 9, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022 – Hobart, New York
  52. Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Thursday, September 8, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  53. Sacramento Black Book Fair
    Sunday, September 11, 2022 to Monday, September 12, 2022 – Sacramento, California
  54. Kerrytown BookFest
    Sunday, September 18, 2022 – Ann Arbor, Michigan
  55. Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference
    Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Saturday, September 24, 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada
  56. South Dakota Festival of Books
    Friday, September 23, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022 – Brookings & Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  57. Jersey Festival of Words
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022 – Jersey, Channel Islands
  58. Wimbledon BookFest
    Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Monday, September 26, 2022 – London, United Kingdom
  59. Kentucky Book Fair
    Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022 – Frankfort, Kentucky
  60. Louisiana Book Festival
    Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  61. AJC Decatur Book Festival
    Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Decatur, Georgia
  62. Collingswood Book Festival
    Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Collingswood, New Jersey
  63. International Festival of Authors
    Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Toronto, Canada
  64. Kingston WritersFest
    Wednesday, September 28, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Ontario, Canada
  65. Brooklyn Book Festival
    Sunday, September 25, 2022 to Monday, October 3, 2022 – Brooklyn, New York
  66. Morristown Festival of Books
    Friday, October 7, 2022 to Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Morristown, New Jersey
  67. New York Comic Con
    Thursday, October 6, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022 – New York, New York
  68. The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  69. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
    Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022 – Seattle, Washington
  70. Printers Row Lit Fest
    Monday, October 10, 2022 to Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – Chicago, Illinois
  71. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 to Friday, October 14, 2022 – Farmville, Virginia
  72. Twin Cities Book Festival
    Saturday, October 15, 2022 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  73. Fall for the Book
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 to Saturday, October 15, 2022 – Fairfax, Virginia
  74. Southern Festival of Books
    Friday, October 14, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022 – Nashville, Tennessee
  75. Wisconsin Book Festival
    Thursday, October 13, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022 – Madison, Wisconsin
  76. Brattleboro Literary Festival
    Thursday, October 13, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022 – Brattleboro, Vermont
  77. National Black Book Festival
    Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Houston, Texas
  78. Vegas Valley Book Festival
    Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada
  79. West Virginia Book Festival
    Friday, October 21, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Charleston, West Virginia
  80. Vancouver Writers Fest
    Monday, October 17, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022 – Vancouver, Canada
  81. Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022 – Frankfurt, Germany
  82. Utah Humanities Council Book Festival
    Thursday, September 8, 2022 to Monday, October 24, 2022 – Salt Lake City, Utah
  83. Boston Book Festival
    Saturday, October 29, 2022 – Boston, Massachusetts
  84. CALS Six Bridges Book Festival
    Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022 – Little Rock, Arkansas
  85. The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
    Thursday, October 27, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022 – Charlotte, North Carolina
  86. Six Bridges Book Festival
    Thursday, October 20, 2022 to Sunday, October 30, 2022 – Little Rock, Arkansas
  87. Texas Book Festival
    Saturday, November 5, 2022 to Sunday, November 6, 2022 – Austin, Texas
  88. Sharjah International Book Fair
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022 – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  89. Charleston Literary Festival
    Thursday, November 3, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022 – Charleston, South Carolina
  90. National Book Awards
    Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – New York, New York
  91. Books by the Banks
    Saturday, November 19, 2022 – Cincinnati, Ohio
  92. Hit the Mic: Black Book Fair & Open Mic
    Saturday, November 19, 2022 – Cincinnati, Ohio
  93. Ake Arts and Book Festival
    Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to Saturday, November 26, 2022 – Ikeja, Nigeria
  94. Montclair Literary Festival
    Saturday, May 6, 2023 – Montclair, New Jersey
  95. Massachusetts Poetry Festival
     2023 – Dates to be Announced – Salem, Massachusetts
  96. London Book Fair
    Monday, April 18, 2022 to Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – London, United Kingdom
  97. Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival
    Thursday, January 12, 2023 to Saturday, January 14, 2023 – Charleston, South Carolina
  98. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
    Friday, January 6, 2023 to Sunday, January 15, 2023 – Tampa, Florida
  99. Digital Book World
    Monday, January 16, 2023 to Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – Nashville, Tennessee
  100. ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    Thursday, January 19, 2023 to Monday, January 23, 2023 – Jaipur, India
  101. Sunshine State Book Festival
    Friday, January 27, 2023 – Gainesville, Florida
  102. F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
    Thursday, February 23, 2023 to Saturday, February 25, 2023 – Daytona Beach, Florida
  103. San Antonio African American Book Festival
    Saturday, February 25, 2023 – San Antonio, Texas
  104. North Texas Teen Book Festival
    Friday, March 3, 2023 to Saturday, March 4, 2023 – Irving, Texas
  105. Bologna Children’s Book Fair
    Monday, March 6, 2023 to Thursday, March 9, 2023 – Bologna, Italy
  106. AWP Conference
    Wednesday, March 8, 2023 to Saturday, March 11, 2023 – Kansas City, Missouri
  107. Palm Beach Book Festival
    Tuesday, March 14, 2023 – Boca Raton, Florida
  108. SOKY Book Fest
    Friday, March 24, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023 – Bowling Green, Kentucky
  109. Virginia Festival of the Book
    Wednesday, March 22, 2023 to Sunday, March 26, 2023 – Charlottesville, Virginia
  110. The Southern Literary Festival
    Friday, April 21, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023 – Fort Smith, Arkansas
  111. Annapolis Book Festival
    Saturday, April 29, 2023 – Annapolis, Maryland
  112. Bay Area Book Festival
    Saturday, May 6, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023 – Berkeley, California
  113. Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    Saturday, May 20, 2023 to Tuesday, May 23, 2023 – Los Angeles, California
  114. Sydney Writers’ Festival
    Monday, May 22, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023 – Sydney, Australia
  115. Schomburg Center Literary Festival
    Saturday, June 17, 2023 – New York, New York
  116. National Book Club Conference
    Thursday, July 27, 2023 to Sunday, July 30, 2023 – Atlanta, Georgia
  117. Black Books Matter Day
    Saturday, August 5, 2023 – Oxon Hill, Maryland
  118. Harlem Book Fair
    Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – Harlem, New York
  119. The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
    Sunday, September 3, 2023 – New Orleans, Louisiana
  120. Black Authors & Readers Rock
    Friday, October 6, 2023 to Saturday, October 7, 2023 – Oxon Hill, Maryland

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