Last year, over 1000 enthusiastic book-lovers volunteered their time and talent to make the Texas Book Festival a huge success. We are very grateful to all of our volunteers for your continued support.


1. Read our Volunteer Guidelines (PDF)

2. Click on the left menu links below to read volunteer descriptions and to sign up.

Groups: please fill out our Group Volunteer Form or send an email to bookfest@texasbookfestival.org for more information or to register to volunteer.

Author Escorts
Location: Festival Grounds

(Helen Ginger, Terri Schexnayder, Lari Bishop, Chair)

Volunteers will:

  • assist with author check-in and hospitality at the Festival
  • escort the author(s) to their program/panel location
  • escort the author(s) from the program/panel location to the author signing area and stay with the author(s) until the end of the assigned book-signing time
  • serve as "gofer" for the author(s) as needed during book signing, for items such as Festival provided refreshments
  • must become familiar with Festival grounds so as to escort author to various TBF destinations
  • volunteers may sign up to escort more than one author or for multiple shifts
Volunteers must be age 20 or older for this event.

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