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Coming soon: our 2018 Literary Libations Celebration!

It’s almost time for our annual Literary Libations celebration! This year we’re partnering with Austin Film Society, American Short Fiction, and Chicon Street Poets to bring Austin booklovers three art and culture events around the city the week of August 12 in support of Lit Crawl Austin. Lit Crawl Austin takes place during the Festival Weekend, […]

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2018 First Edition Literary Gala

Join us at the 2018 First Edition Literary Gala! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 FOUR SEASONS AUSTIN The First Edition Literary Gala is always a memorable evening packed with literary luminaries, dignitaries, and cultural arts supporters, and it helps the Texas Book Festival make an impact in communities across Texas. Proceeds from the Gala allow us to keep the […]

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Summer at the library: Austin Central Library

                                     This summer, Texas Book Festival will be talking to different librarians all around the great state of Texas to hear about what their libraries have planned for the summer. From our very own Austin Central Library comes […]

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Cecile Richards at the Texas Book Festival!

WHO: Cecile Richards WHAT: Discussing Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead—My Life Story WHERE: Texas Book Festival (venue to be announced) WHEN: Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM BOOK TICKET: $30. Includes one pre-signed copy of Make Trouble, priority seating at the session, and supports the Festival, your nonprofit Texas literacy organization! BOOK TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!   […]

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Lineup Sneak Peek: Fifteen Authors presenting at the 2018 Texas Book Festival

We are thrilled to give you a sneak peek at our 2018  Texas Book Festival Lineup! These fifteen authors are set to present their books over the Festival Weekend, October 27 and 28, in and around the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin. We’ll reveal our full lineup of authors presenting at the 2018 Festival […]

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Announcing our 2018 Festival Poster Artist!

  We are thrilled to announce we have selected our 2018 Festival poster artist, Austin-based painter Valerie Fowler! Fowler’s oil painting, Spring, Everything Changes, will be featured on this year’s Festival poster and will represent our annual Festival Weekend. Fowler’s career has spanned more than thirty years and includes a wide variety of works, from […]

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Announcing the Recipients of our Harvey Relief Fund!

  Last November over the 2017 Texas Book Festival Weekend, Festival-goers from all across the state helped us raise money to provide relief for school libraries affected by Hurricane Harvey. With matching grants from The Tocker Foundation and the Texas Book Festival, we were able to raise $10,000 to help five school libraries in Houston and […]

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TBF Throwback: A Summer Reading List

This summer, we’re taking a look back at some of the amazing authors we’ve been lucky to host at the Texas Book Festival by recommending their books as summer reading. Join us as we pair these books with great local places to visit as you read! Check back here weekly as we add more titles, […]

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Books for Budding Feminists: Some Recommended Reading

Reading more about women of history and women of today is something we can all aspire to, and with graduation coming up, there’s plenty of opportunity to inspire young adults to learn more about the place women occupy in the past, present, and future. If you (or people you know) are interested in learning more […]

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The 2018 Texas Teen Book Festival!

The Texas Teen Book Festival has announced its 2018 date! Mark your calendars now for another awesome celebration of YA authors, books, reading, writing, and the wonderful YA community we have here in Texas. Head to the #TTBF website for full details of when and where to be. Be sure to sign up for the #TTBF enewsletter while you’re there to stay […]

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2018 Texas Book Festival Dates Announced!

The Texas Book Festival is proud to announce its 2017 Festival Weekend was the most successful on record, with 50,000 attendees coming together on November 4 and 5 in the largest celebration of books and literacy in the Festival’s history. The Texas Book Festival will return for its 23rd year on October 27 and 28, […]

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Books We Can’t Wait to Read: TBF’s 2018 Book Preview

Whether you made a resolution to read more in the new year or you plan to just keep going at your usual rate, it’s never too early to start building your 2018 must-read list. This week we’re going through some of the titles we’re super looking forward to this year—some we’ve read already and some […]

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