List of Important Book Fairs, Festivals and Conferences

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

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