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

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