2016 TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL
Saturday October 1
St. Edward’s University | Attendee info
FIRST EDITION LITERARY GALA
Friday November 4 2016
Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas | Buy Tickets
2016 TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Saturday November 5 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday November 6 11:00AM – 5:00PM
LIT CRAWL AUSTIN
Saturday November 5 | Schedule
The Texas Book Festival is held in and around the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Austin.
The Texas Book Festival is FREE and open to the public.
One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized adult and children’s authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 80+ exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers.
We are a nonprofit organization. Book sales at the Festival support the two day event and our statewide school and library programming. Thank you for your support!
GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL
Parking garage information and map will be available Fall 2016. As always, metered street parking is available downtown.
Check CapMetro’s website to plan your trip downtown. There are several drop-off locations near Festival grounds with main routes running through Guadalupe, Lavaca, and Red River Streets.
Austin B-Cycle has four locations within Festival grounds. Visit their website to learn more about this bike share program.
Walk-in Points of Entry to Festival Grounds
Need a place to stay while you’re in Austin? We’ve partnered with Hotels for Hope to offer festival goers an up-to-date guide of availability at some of Austin’s finest hotels. Each booking helps the Festival earn $2 toward our Reading Rock Star literacy program for children in Title I schools in Texas. Thank you!
Festival sessions take place in the Capitol building and in surrounding venues. There are four points of entry to the Capitol. The south entrance off 11th Street is the most crowded. We encourage attendees to make use of the north, east, and west entrances. Seating at all venues if first come, first serve. Priority seating at select sessions will be reserved for Festival Friends Pass holder.
Capitol and House Chamber Rules
Additional Festival Venues
BOOK SALES & SIGNINGS
Book sales at the Festival fund the Festival weekend, our Reading Rock Stars program, and our Library Grants initiative. Support the Festival – buy books!
All books by Festival authors are available to purchase in one of the Barnes & Noble Sales Tents (general, children’s, cooking). Books signed at Texas Book Festival must be purchased from the Barnes & Noble Book Sales Tents. A receipt from a Barnes & Noble Book Sales Tent must be presented in the Book Signing tents.
The majority of book signings will take place in the one of the signing tents (adult, children’s or cooking) immediately following an author’s session. In some cases, authors will sign on site at the venue where he or she presented. Signing information will be provided by moderators at each session. Not sure where someone is signing? Ask a venue volunteer!
Guidelines for each individual signing vary by author. Volunteers in the signing tent will let you know how many books you may have signed per author, whether photos are permitted, etc. Thank you for cooperating with all signing guidelines!
FESTIVAL FRIENDS PASS
Priority seating at select sessions is reserved for Festival Friends Pass holders. FFP sessions are listed in the printed Festival program.
When you make a donation of $100 or more to Texas Book Festival, we thank you with a Festival Friends Pass. A critical funding stream that helps keep the Festival free for all, a Festival Friends Pass allows you, plus one guest, priority line access at designated Festival Friends Pass sessions and signings. Festival Friends Passes will be mailed up to one week before the Festival, along with your thank you letter. After that, Festival Friends Passes will be available for pick up in the Texas Book Festival Store on 11th Street in front of the Capitol.
|If you require special accommodations, please contact us here at Texas Book Festival prior to your visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by giving us a call: (512) 477-4055.Sign language interpreters are available on a limited basis during the Festival Weekend. If you need an interpreter, please visit the ASL Interpreter Tent located on Congress Avenue between 9th and 10th Street at least thirty minutes before your requested session to check availability.|
FIRST AID & INFORMATION
|First Aid, lost and found, directional assistance and general information during the Festival Weekend will be available at the Information Booth located at 11th and Colorado Streets.|
|Still have questions? Check out our Festival FAQ! Or you can email us or give us a call: (512) 477-4055. General information during the Festival Weekend will be available at the Information Booth located at 11th and Colorado Streets. Services include First Aid, lost & found, and directional assistance.|