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Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival Connecting authors and readers for 26 years.
2021 Festival sessions now streaming on our website at texasbookfestival.org
Dates for the 2022 Festival will be announced at the end of 2021/early 2022.

About the Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Along with founding co-chair Mary Margaret Farabee, Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan the book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and benefit the state's public libraries. The first Festival took place at the

About the Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Along with founding co-chair Mary Margaret Farabee, Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan the book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and benefit the state's public libraries. The first Festival took place at the

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Happy #FridayReads! This week's spotlight is THE JUDGE'S LIST by John Grisham recommended by TBF Exhibitor and Food Truc...
09/23/2022

Happy #FridayReads! This week's spotlight is THE JUDGE'S LIST by John Grisham recommended by TBF Exhibitor and Food Truck Manager Debra Saleny.⚖️

#texasbookfest #txbookfest #johngrisham #thejudgeslist #bookreview #recommendedreads

Concerned about climate change in Texas? Listen to “Planet Texas,” a new podcast series from our friends at The Drag: An...
09/21/2022

Concerned about climate change in Texas? Listen to “Planet Texas,” a new podcast series from our friends at The Drag: An Audio Production House.

Hear stories of resilience, hope and community in the face of climate change in this new five-episode series.

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A huge THANK YOU to author Nicholas Solis and our friendsWaterloo Greenwaynway Austin Allieslies for a lovely Morning Gl...
09/20/2022

A huge THANK YOU to author Nicholas Solis and our friendsWaterloo Greenwaynway Austin Allieslies for a lovely Morning Glories event today!

Dallas friends, don't miss Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout in conversation with TBF Executive Director Lo...
09/19/2022

Dallas friends, don't miss Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout in conversation with TBF Executive Director Lois Kim on Wednesday, September 21 presented by Dallas Museum of Art Arts & Letters Live!

Strout will be discussing LUCY BY THE SEA, a poignant novel that follows the indomitable heroine of MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON through the early days of the pandemic. Tickets are now available.

📍Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
🗓️ Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.
🎟️ https://dma.org/programs/event/elizabeth-strout

#dallasmuseumofart #dma #artsandletterslive #elizabethstrout #authorevent #authorconversation

Thank you to Angie Cruz, Jacques Pépin, Anand Giridharadas, Elizabeth McCracken, and Mac Barnett for joining us at this ...
09/19/2022

Thank you to Angie Cruz, Jacques Pépin, Anand Giridharadas, Elizabeth McCracken, and Mac Barnett for joining us at this year's First Edition Literary Gala! Don't miss the authors during Festival Weekend, November 5-6.

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In 2022, all of the YA and teen programming that you loved at the Texas Teen Book Festival will be featured at the Texas...
09/16/2022

In 2022, all of the YA and teen programming that you loved at the Texas Teen Book Festival will be featured at the Texas Book Festival Weekend on November 5-6 in downtown Austin.

This year's YA authors include Omar Epps, Maggie Stiefvater, Marit Weisenberg, Natalia Sylvester, Lyla Lee, Varian Johnson, Aiden Thomas…AND MANY MORE! http://ow.ly/f97o50KLPXg

Connect with TBF on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @texasbookfest #texasbookfest for upcoming Festival news and updates.

📷: Lyla Lee at 2022 Reading Rock Stars (Fort Worth), Maggie Stiefvater at the 2013 Texas Teen Book Festival, and Natalia Sylvester at 2017 Texas Book Festival.

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Happy #FridayReads! This week's spotlight is THE POWER by Naomi Alderman, recommended by TBF Event Production Intern Ale...
09/16/2022

Happy #FridayReads! This week's spotlight is THE POWER by Naomi Alderman, recommended by TBF Event Production Intern Alex Steele. ⚡

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We're thrilled to host sixteen-time James Beard Award winner Jacques Pépin with his newest book ART OF THE CHICKEN, a bo...
09/16/2022

We're thrilled to host sixteen-time James Beard Award winner Jacques Pépin with his newest book ART OF THE CHICKEN, a book celebrating his lifelong love of chickens, featuring dozens of his celebrated paintings and more than 50 recipes, along with a treasure trove of poignant and often humorous stories.

🎟️ Get your book tickets today: http://ow.ly/b9pn50KKZ3E

📍 Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

🗓 Sat, Nov. 5 at 1 PM CT (doors open at 12:30 PM for ticket holders)

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We’re excited to host #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille with his newest book THE MAZE, a thriller feat...
09/15/2022

We’re excited to host #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille with his newest book THE MAZE, a thriller featuring his most popular series character, former NYPD homicide detective John Corey, called out of retirement to investigate a string of grisly murders much too close to home.

🎟️Get your book tickets today: http://ow.ly/RoyF50KKGYl

📍 Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

🗓 Sat, Nov. 5 at 10:30 AM CT (doors open at 10 AM for ticket holders)

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The Community Impact Newspaper Morning Impact is delivered to over 3 million Texas inboxes each month, with content cura...
09/14/2022

The Community Impact Newspaper Morning Impact is delivered to over 3 million Texas inboxes each month, with content curated every weekday by our local journalists across 35 markets in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

Topics are familiar to our print readers including the latest business, education, development, health care and government news; plus tips for dining and activities, links to our podcast interviews, and storytelling for our advertisers.

📰Subscribe today at communityimpact.com/newsletter.

From 9/21–23 you can be a part of The Atlantic’s journalism and at the center of urgent conversations on business, cultu...
09/14/2022

From 9/21–23 you can be a part of The Atlantic’s journalism and at the center of urgent conversations on business, culture, race and identity, politics, progress, tech, and health. #TAF22

Get your Atlantic Festival pass to attend virtually from anywhere: http://ow.ly/S9lv50KJ9cz

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09/13/2022

Need some me time? Our friends at Senior Resource Guide for The Modern Caregiver has you covered with these simple + quick ideas for self-care. 💖 Read now in their latest editions: https://srgtexas.com/subscription

Psst don't miss out! Treat yourself or a friend to 30% off a one-year subscription with code SMILE30 during #SelfCareAwarenessMonth.

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Join our friends at BookPeople in celebrating author Gabriela Cabezón Cámara's new book THE ADVENTURES OF CHINA IRON! Sh...
09/13/2022

Join our friends at BookPeople in celebrating author Gabriela Cabezón Cámara's new book THE ADVENTURES OF CHINA IRON! She will be in conversation with Liliana Valenzuela. The event will include a moderated discussion, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. This event is free and open to the public, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/8nTu50KIgS6.

This event is in partnership with Hablemos, Escritoras.

📍BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓️Wednesday, September 28 at 7 pm CT

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Calling all young Texas writers - don't forget to submit your stories by Wednesday, September 14th at 11:59 PM! http://o...
09/12/2022

Calling all young Texas writers - don't forget to submit your stories by Wednesday, September 14th at 11:59 PM! http://ow.ly/XSEm50KH8eU

Get the best of Texas travel! Texas Highways Magazine provides readers with a curated guide to the state’s cities, small...
09/12/2022

Get the best of Texas travel! Texas Highways Magazine provides readers with a curated guide to the state’s cities, small towns, and hidden gems. Get $5.00 off your subscription today. http://ow.ly/CX0I50KH8PG

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Mark your calendars - National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 - Oct. 15! We've gathered a list of events across Tex...
09/09/2022

Mark your calendars - National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 - Oct. 15! We've gathered a list of events across Texas highlighting the history and cultural wealth of the Latinx community.

See the full list here: http://ow.ly/ukaF50KFF0I

#hispanicheritage #latinx #latinxheritage #txevents #EmpoweringCommunities #hispanicheritagemonth

Happy #FridayReads! We're excited to welcome TBF's newest staff member, Operations Coordinator Anna Dolliver. This week,...
09/09/2022

Happy #FridayReads! We're excited to welcome TBF's newest staff member, Operations Coordinator Anna Dolliver. This week, Anna recommends NO GODS, NO MONSTERS by Cadwell Turnbull.

#texasbookfest #txbookfest #nogodsnomonsters #bookish

Today's the day! Head over to BookPeople for their Day of Sales to purchase the books that you've been adding to your TB...
09/08/2022

Today's the day! Head over to BookPeople for their Day of Sales to purchase the books that you've been adding to your TBR list.📚

A percentage of each purchase will be donated to TBF to help keep the Festival free, and support year-round literacy programs.

We’re so excited to announce our full author lineup for the 2022 Texas Book Festival!This year's lineup features nearly ...
09/08/2022

We’re so excited to announce our full author lineup for the 2022 Texas Book Festival!

This year's lineup features nearly 300 national and Texas authors, including debut and bestselling writers, celebrated chefs, beloved children’s illustrators and authors, and more!

Don't miss Angie Cruz, Omar Epps, Janet Evanovich, Anand Giridharadas, Gabino Iglesias, Margo Price, Rebecca Roanhorse, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Zain E. Asher, Naomi Shihab Nye, Daniel Olivas, and more.

✨See the full lineup: https://www.texasbookfestival.org/2022-festival-authors-speakers/

#txbookfest #texasbookfestival #tbf2022authors #bookfestival #authorlineup #atxevents #texasevents #austinevents #fallevents

Join us on Tuesday, September 20 at 10 AM CT as the Texas Book Festival partners with Waterloo Greenway to kick off thei...
09/06/2022

Join us on Tuesday, September 20 at 10 AM CT as the Texas Book Festival partners with Waterloo Greenway to kick off their fall Morning Glories series!

Don’t miss this outdoor storytime with Austin author Nicholas Solis and his presentation of his new book, MY TOWN / MI PUEBLO. This event will take place on the Meredith Heritage Tree Deck at 1301 Trinity St. We hope to see you there! https://bit.ly/3KNwCJv

#txbookfest #waterloogreenway #atxevents #familyevent #storytime #authorevent #nicholassolis

Happy Friday! Today's #FridayReads is MY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson recommended by TBF Deputy Director Claire ...
09/02/2022

Happy Friday! Today's #FridayReads is MY MONTICELLO by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson recommended by TBF Deputy Director Claire Burrows!

#texasbookfest #txbookfest #mymonticello #jocelynnicolejohnson

The countdown begins! ✍️ Don't forget to submit your stories by Wed, Sept 14 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Visit our website for sub...
09/02/2022

The countdown begins! ✍️ Don't forget to submit your stories by Wed, Sept 14 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Visit our website for submission guidelines: https://bit.ly/3OTAhWH

**Austin Bat Cave will be hosting a virtual Q&A session and workshop for all writers who have submitted their stories to the Fresh Ink Contest. Join writers, editors, and publishing experts as we celebrate your work, talk about the writing life and discuss next steps for sharing your work!**

The editors of Texas Monthly present "The Big Texas Cookbook"—a celebration of who we are and what we love to eat. Disco...
09/01/2022

The editors of Texas Monthly present "The Big Texas Cookbook"—a celebration of who we are and what we love to eat. Discover Texas’s ever-evolving culinary landscape in a stunning compilation that includes more than one hundred recipes, gorgeous photos, and insightful essays.

Pre-order your copy today: https://txmnth.ly/3Ck92BP

#texasmonthly #thebigtexascookbook #texasbookfest #mediapartner

It's almost time for the BookPeople Day of Sales! Mark your calendars for September 8 | 9 am-9 pm CT and shop (in the st...
08/31/2022

It's almost time for the BookPeople Day of Sales! Mark your calendars for September 8 | 9 am-9 pm CT and shop (in the store or online) to stuff your bookshelves in support of the Texas Book Festival!

Buy 2022 Festival books, classics, kids books, Harry Potter…whatever you want in your TBR stack!

Your support keeps the annual Festival accessible, as well as making statewide literacy outreach possible through Reading Rock Stars, Real Reads, and Library Grants. Your love of books can help others find their love of books! https://bit.ly/3AX66tH

#texasbookfest #txbookfest #bookpeople #dayofsales

Texas Book Festival is proud to support the work of libraries and librarians across the state to promote literacy and fo...
08/30/2022

Texas Book Festival is proud to support the work of libraries and librarians across the state to promote literacy and foster a love of reading in their communities. With funding focused on collection enhancement, libraries are able to add books and resources that meet the needs and interests of their patrons.

We are excited to announce this year’s recipients, which include 42 Texas libraries that were awarded a grand total of $101,000. Congratulations to all! 📚

Check out our website for the full list of recipients: https://bit.ly/3TqaAQJ

#texasbookfest #txbookfest #librarygrant #txlibrarygrant #libraries

Address

1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX
78701

General information

The 2020 Virtual Texas Book Festival will take place from October 31 - November 15, 2020. If you have questions regarding the Texas Book Festival schedule, how to donate to the TBF, or how to submit your book for consideration, please visit our website (texasbookfestival.org) or email us ([email protected]).

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(512) 477-4055

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The 2020 Virtual Texas Book Festival will take place from October 31 - November 15, 2020.

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Honored to be part of the Texas Book Festival 2022 Author Lineup on November 5! https://www.texasbookfestival.org/2022-author-lineup-announced/
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Check out the Texas Book Festival 2022 Author Lineup! https://www.texasbookfestival.org/2022-author-lineup-announced/