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September Book Club

For September, my book club is reading Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing. Our TBF intern agrees this is an excellent choice. Let us know what you think! It’s officially Festival season here at the Texas Book Festival, so don’t miss the Author Lineup reveal on September 15, and you’ll add plenty of books to your list. In […]

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TBF Intern Chronicles – Maya

  The past two months at TBF have been a wonderful whirlwind of post-its, WordPress, and, of course, books. I didn’t really know what to expect when I first set foot into 610 Brazos—let’s face it, intern position descriptions are always a little vague—but I knew what I wanted: a chance to see the inner […]

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T. C. Boyle at Texas Book Festival!

WHO: T. C. BOYLE WHAT: Speaking & signing The Terranauts WHERE: Texas Book Festival, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th Street, Austin TX WHEN: Saturday, November 5 at 1:00PM HOW:  BUY BOOK TICKET We’re thrilled to announce that bestselling author T. C. BOYLE will join us at this year’s Texas Book Festival! He’ll be here on Saturday, November 5 at 1:00PM to discuss and sign […]

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Nick Offerman at Texas Book Festival!

  WHO: NICK OFFERMAN WHAT: Speaking & signing Good Clean Fun WHERE: Texas Book Festival, First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity Street, Austin TX WHEN: Saturday, November 5 at 12:30PM HOW:  BUY BOOK TICKET We’re thrilled to announce that actor, comedian and bestselling author NICK OFFERMAN will join us at this year’s Texas Book Festival! He’ll be here on Saturday, November 5 […]

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Hannah Hart at Texas Book Festival!

  WHO: HANNAH HART WHAT: Speaking & signing Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded WHERE: Texas Book Festival, First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity Street, Austin TX WHEN: Sunday, November 6 at 3:00PM HOW:  BUY BOOK TICKET We’re thrilled to announce that bestselling author and YouTube star HANNAH HART will join us at this year’s Texas Book Festival! She’ll be here on […]

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Texas Book Festival Presents Grace Bonney October 7!

  WHO: GRACE BONNEY with Nikisha Brunson, Norma Jeanne Maloney, Natalie Davis of Canoe, Ashley and Christina Cheng, and Kristen Dickerson WHAT: In conversation about In The Company of Women WHERE: Central Presbyterian Church, 200 East 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701 WHEN: Friday, October 7 at 7:00PM / Doors at 6:00PM HOW:  TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE We’re thrilled to announce the Texas Book […]

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10 Independent Bookstores to Check Out While on Vacation

Are you interested in doing more than the average sightseer on your next vacation? Are you like the rest of us at Texas Book Festival and want to test just how many new books you can fit in your luggage? Then check out some of the best independent bookstores in popular vacation spots for your next […]

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Update From the Lit Director Desk

As summer marches along and we’re wading knee-deep into 2o16 Festival prep, I thought it might be a good time for an update. So much is being planned for this year’s Fest, happening November 5 and 6 (first rule of festival life: never pass up an opportunity to mention the dates), that it seems the only real […]

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2016 Author Sneak Peek

We’re thrilled to announce sixteen of the authors who will participate in this year’s Texas Book Festival, happening November 5 and 6 in and around the State Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas. Our full 2016 lineup will be announced in early September. For now, mark your calendars and join us here in the heart of Texas as we […]

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2016 Texas Book Festival Poster Revealed

“Why we was up so high you could see the whole World stretching out all around you…” – The Devil’s Backbone We’re thrilled to reveal the official 2016 Texas Book Festival poster. This year’s poster art was selected in honor of Jack Unruh, the legendary Texas artist and illustrator who passed away in May 2016. Unruh’s iconic […]

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Texas Teen Book Festival 2016 Lineup

The FULL Texas Teen Book Festival lineup is finally here! 30 amazing YA authors for a full day of fun! Check out the full lineup here and be sure to mark those calendars for October 1st, 2016. The Texas Teen Book Festival is held at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas! Be sure to join […]

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20th anniversary Texas Book Fest schedule!

Oct. 17 and 18 at the State Capitol; free and open to the public The 20th anniversary Texas Book Festival schedule released today includes the largest number of authors in its history (more than 300), dozens of author panels and readings, two days of live music, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, Lit Crawl Austin, and more. […]

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