2020 Texas Book Festival goes virtual

The Texas Book Festival will go entirely virtual for our 25th anniversary, as our primary concern is keeping our readers and authors safe. Due to concerns surrounding in-person gatherings in light of COVID-19, the 2020 virtual Texas Book Festival will now take place October 31 through November 15. Moving to an all-virtual Festival will give us the opportunity to expand our annual Festival weekend to two full weeks of virtual programming. We hope this means many more of you can attend our events from the comfort and safety of your living room, near and far.

We’ll miss seeing all of you throughout the grounds of the Texas State Capitol and along Congress Avenue in Austin this year, but we recognize that our mission of bringing together readers and authors to celebrate books and literacy is, in some ways, more important than ever. Books help keep us connected, after all, and we want to stay connected to you by offering two weeks of author panels and interviews, readings, and more.

This year’s virtual Festival will feature more than 125 authors, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon!

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