List of Important Book Fairs, Festivals and Conferences

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  1. Hargeysa International Book Fair
    July 2019 – Dates to be Announced – Hargeysa, Somaliland
  2. Schomburg Center Literary Festival
    Saturday, June 20, 2020 – New York, New York
  3. Romance Slam Jam Convention
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 to Sunday, June 28, 2020 – , Virtual
  4. ALA Conference
    Sunday, June 28, 2020 – Chicago, Illinois
  5. Harlem Book Fair
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 to Sunday, July 19, 2020 – Harlem, New York
  6. The Atlanta Kick Back
    Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Duluth, Georgia
  7. National Book Club Conference
    Friday, July 31, 2020 to Sunday, August 2, 2020 – Atlanta, Georgia
  8. Onyxcon
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Atlanta, Georgia
  9. Leimert Park Village Book Fair
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Los Angeles, California
  10. The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Chicago, Illinois
  11. Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    August 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Denver, Colorado
  12. National Conference of African American Librarians
    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
  13. Mississippi Book Festival
    Saturday, August 15, 2020 – Jackson, Mississippi
  14. Beijing International Book Fair
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020 – Beijing, China
  15. Black Writers Weekend
    Thursday, August 27, 2020 to Saturday, August 29, 2020 – Atlanta, Georgia
  16. Independent Authors Book Expo
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Roselle, New Jersey
  17. ZEE JLF at Boulder
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Boulder, Colorado
  18. Library of Congress National Book Festival
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Washington, DC, District of Columbia
  19. Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Burnsville, North Carolina
  20. Fall Into Fiction
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Emeryville, California
  21. Burlington Book Festival
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Burlington, Vermont
  22. SCIBA Trade Show
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Pomona, California
  23. Festival of Women Writers
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Hobart, New York
  24. Kingston WritersFest
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Ontario, Canada
  25. The Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Bedford, Pennsylvania
  26. Open Book Festival
    September 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Cape Town, South Africa
  27. AJC Decatur Book Festival
    Friday, September 4, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020 – Decatur, Georgia
  28. Printers Row Lit Fest
    Saturday, September 5, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020 – Chicago, Illinois
  29. Sacramento Black Book Fair
    Friday, September 11, 2020 to Saturday, September 12, 2020 – Sacramento, California
  30. Calabash International Literary Festival
    Friday, September 11, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020 – Treasure Beach, Jamaica, W.I.
  31. Digital Book World
    Monday, September 14, 2020 to Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Nashville, Tennesse
  32. Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference
    Thursday, September 17, 2020 to Saturday, September 19, 2020 – Las Vegas, Nevada
  33. The Bocas Lit Fest
    Friday, September 18, 2020 to Sunday, September 20, 2020 – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  34. The High Desert Book Festival
    Saturday, September 26, 2020 – Hesperia, California
  35. Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Henderson, Minnesota
  36. African American Literary Awards Show
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  37. Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Washington, District of Columbia
  38. Alaska Book Week
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – , Alaska
  39. Boston Book Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Boston, Massachusetts
  40. Twin Cities Book Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  41. Vegas Valley Book Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Las Vegas, Nevada
  42. Books by the Banks
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Cincinnati, Ohio
  43. Southern Festival of Books
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Nashville, Tennessee
  44. Texas Book Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Austin, Texas
  45. Wisconsin Book Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Madison, Wisconsin
  46. Literary Festival of Charlotte
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Charlotte, North Carolina
  47. Collingswood Book Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Collingswood, New Jersey
  48. Morristown Festival of Books
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Morristown, New Jersey
  49. Virginia Children’s Book Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Farmville, Virginia
  50. Brattleboro Literary Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Brattleboro, Vermont
  51. International Festival of Authors
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Toronto, Canada
  52. Vancouver Writers Fest
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Vancouver, Canada
  53. Fort Worth BookFest
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Fort Worth, Texas
  54. Ake Arts and Book Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Ikeja, Nigeria
  55. Black Ink: A Charleston African-American Book Festival
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Charleston, South Carolina
  56. Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair)
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Frankfurt, Germany
  57. The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Charlotte, North Carolina
  58. Read My World
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  59. Sharjah International Book Fair
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  60. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Seattle, Washington
  61. Seattle Urban Book Expo
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Seattle, Washington
  62. Minnesota Black Author’s Expo
    October 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  63. South Dakota Festival of Books
    Friday, October 2, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020 – Brookings & Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  64. West Virginia Book Festival
    Friday, October 2, 2020 to Saturday, October 3, 2020 – Charleston, West Virginia
  65. Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Saturday, October 3, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020 – Los Angeles, California
  66. Wimbledon BookFest
    Thursday, October 8, 2020 to Sunday, October 18, 2020 – London, United Kingdom
  67. New York Comic Con
    Thursday, October 8, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020 – New York, New York
  68. The Cavalcade of Authors
    Friday, October 9, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020 – Chicago, Illinois
  69. Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention
    Thursday, October 15, 2020 to Sunday, October 18, 2020 – Sacramento, California
  70. Queen City Book Fair
    Saturday, October 17, 2020 – Charlotte, North Carolina
  71. National Black Book Festival
    Thursday, October 22, 2020 to Saturday, October 24, 2020 – Houston, Texas
  72. Louisville Book Festival
    Friday, October 23, 2020 to Saturday, October 24, 2020 – Louisville, Kentucky
  73. Baltimore Book Festival
    November 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Baltimore, Maryland
  74. Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
    November 2020 – Dates to be Announced – St. Petersburg, Florida
  75. Kentucky Book Fair
    November 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Frankfort, Kentucky
  76. Louisiana Book Festival
    November 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  77. York Book Expo
    November 2020 – Dates to be Announced – York, Pennsylvania
  78. Portland’s Book Festival
    November 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Portland, Oregon
  79. Bluffton Book Festival
    November 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Bluffton, South Carolina
  80. National Book Awards
    November 2020 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  81. Belize Writers’ Conference
    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 to Monday, November 9, 2020 – Ambergris Caye, Belize
  82. National Black Writers Conference
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020 to Saturday, November 14, 2020 – Brooklyn, New York
  83. Miami Book Fair International
    Sunday, November 15, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020 – Miami, Florida
  84. Mosaic Literary Conference
    Saturday, November 21, 2020 – Bronx, New York
  85. Kingston Book Festival
    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020 – Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.
  86. Abantu Book Festival
    December 2020 – Dates to be Announced – Soweto, South Africa
  87. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
    January 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Tampa, Florida
  88. ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
    January 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Jaipur, India
  89. Sunshine State Book Festival
    January 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Gainesville, Florida
  90. ALA Midwinter Meeting
    Friday, January 22, 2021 to Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – Indianapolis, Indiana
  91. Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
    Friday, January 29, 2021 to Sunday, January 31, 2021 – Rancho Mirage, California
  92. F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival
    Thursday, January 13, 2022 to Saturday, January 15, 2022 – Daytona Beach, Florida
  93. The Hampton Roads Indie Author Book Festival
    February 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Hampton, Virginia
  94. Detroit Book City
    February 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Detroit, Michigan
  95. Black Book Expo: A Conscious Literary Festival
    Saturday, February 27, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021 – Richmond, Virginia
  96. Virginia Festival of the Book
    March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Charlottesville, Virginia
  97. Black Writers On Tour
    March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Los Angeles, California
  98. Paris Book Fair
    March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Paris, France
  99. Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Fort Myers, Florida
  100. Tucson Festival of Books
    March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Tucson, Arizona
  101. New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  102. Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
    March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Venice, Florida
  103. Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
    March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Washington, District of Columbia
  104. North Texas Teen Book Festival
    March 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Irving, Texas
  105. London Book Fair
    Monday, March 9, 2020 to Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – London, United Kingdom
  106. AWP Conference
    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021 – Kansas City, Missouri
  107. Dahlonega Literary Festival
    Friday, March 5, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021 – Dahlonega, Georgia
  108. Southern Kentucky Bookfest
    Friday, March 26, 2021 to Saturday, March 27, 2021 – Bowling Green, Kentucky
  109. National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium
    Saturday, March 27, 2021 – Brooklyn, New York
  110. Alabama Book Festival
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Montgomery, Alabama
  111. Newburyport Literary Festival
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Newburyport, Massachusetts
  112. Oxford Conference for the Book
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Oxford, Mississippi
  113. Ohioana Book Festival
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Columbus, Ohio
  114. Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  115. The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  116. San Antonio Book Festival
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – San Antonio, Texas
  117. Annapolis Book Festival
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Annapolis, Maryland
  118. OE Book Fair
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Tampa, Florida
  119. Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – St. Petersburg, Florida
  120. Sydney Writers’ Festival
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Sydney, Australia
  121. Six Bridges Book Festival
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Little Rock, Arkansas
  122. National Hispanic Cultural Center Children's Bilingual Book Festival
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  123. Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo
    April 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Tampa, Florida
  124. Bologna Children’s Book Fair
    Monday, April 12, 2021 to Thursday, April 15, 2021 – Bologna, Italy
  125. Black Pack Party
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  126. Book Expo America
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  127. PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  128. Greensboro Bound Literary Festival
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Greensboro, North Carolina
  129. Books in Bloom Literary Festival
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  130. Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Santa Monica, California
  131. Gaithersburg Book Festival
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Gaithersburg, Maryland
  132. BookCon
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – New York, New York
  133. Bay Area Book Festival
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Berkeley, California
  134. Great American Book Festival
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Rapid City, South Dakota
  135. LitUp Festival
    May 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Independence, Missouri
  136. Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 to Sunday, May 23, 2021 – Los Angeles, California
  137. Greater St. Louis Book Fair
    June 2021 – Dates to be Announced – St. Louis, Missouri
  138. The Bronx Book Festival
    June 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Bronx, New York
  139. Nantucket Book Festival
    June 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Nantucket, Massachusetts
  140. Austin African American Book Festival
    Saturday, June 26, 2021 – Austin, Texas
  141. South Florida Book Festival
    July 2021 – Dates to be Announced – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  142. International Royal Music & Art Festival
    Saturday, July 3, 2021 to Sunday, July 4, 2021 – Fresno, Texas
  143. Black Paperback Book Fair
    Saturday, July 24, 2021 – Louisville, Kentucky
  144. Elm City LIT Fest
    Friday, September 10, 2021 to Saturday, September 11, 2021 – New Haven, Connecticut
  145. Black Authors & Readers Rock
    Friday, October 1, 2021 to Saturday, October 2, 2021 – Oxon Hill, Maryland
  146. Brooklyn Book Festival
    Sunday, October 3, 2021 – Brooklyn, New York
  147. Fall for the Book
    Thursday, October 14, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021 – Fairfax, Virginia
  148. The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
    Thursday, October 21, 2021 to Saturday, October 23, 2021 – New Orleans, Louisiana
  149. African American Children’s Book Fair
    Saturday, February 5, 2022 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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