2016 Festival Weekend
The 2016 Texas Book Festival will be held November 5-6, 2016. The Festival runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Texas Book Festival Weekend is free and open to the public and takes place in Austin, Texas, at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds.
One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized 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.
Book submissions for the 2016 Festival close on June 1. Learn more about submission guidelines.
Authors are announced in September. The schedule is released about one month prior to the Festival.
2016 First Edition Literary Gala
The First Edition Literary Gala will be held November 4, 2016. One of the best (and most fun) ways to support our efforts is to attend the First Edition Literary Gala, the Texas Book Festival’s main annual fundraiser.
The Texas Book Festival is a non-profit organization. We welcome your contributions to help provide this popular annual event, year-round literary events, literacy programs, and grants to Texas public libraries. Donate online at any time. When you give $100 or more, we thank you with a Festival Friends Pass, which allows you and one guest priority seating and signing access for authors in Festival Friends Pass venues. We are grateful for your support of literature, libraries and literacy in Texas!