Amplify Austin 2022

The Texas Book Festival is participating in Amplify Austin to help fund our year-round literary programs. We strive every day to inspire Texans of all ages to love reading through Real Reads, Reading Rock Stars, and Texas Library Grants. Schedule your donation to the Texas Book Festival through Amplify Austin!

Donate $100 or more during Amplify Austin to join TBF as a Festival Friend!

In honor of its 25-year anniversary, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is working with I Live Here I Give Here to spread love and goodness throughout Austin. Donate to your favorite Arts & Culture nonprofits, and Tito’s will add an extra $25 to your donations—just be sure to enter #LoveTitos in the public message box at check out. Tito’s will help maximize donations up to $25,000.

Follow the Texas Book Festival next week as we release select virtual sessions from 2021. While we might have spent more time at home over the past two years, our programming and community didn’t slow down! Thank you for being a part of the Texas Book Festival, and we’re looking forward to seeing more of you this year.

Amplify the Texas Book Festival!

Real Reads

Real Reads brings critically acclaimed and popular YA authors like Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Nic Stone to middle- and high-school students. Not only do the students get their own new, hardcover copies of the books, but they get to meet the authors! These students participate in a book club curriculum leading up to the Festival Weekend, where they get a private session with the author to ask ALL their questions.


Reading Rock Stars

Since the program began, the Texas Book Festival has given out more than 133,000 books in Title I public elementary schools.  The Reading Rock Stars program is available to Title I Elementary schools in Austin, the Rio Grande Valley, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Aldine. More than a one-day author visit, we work with schools ahead of time with curriculum guides, follow up to determine impact, and commit to each school for three years.

Texas Public Library Grants

The Texas Book Festival was founded in part to support Texas libraries as invaluable community resources. With these crucial funds, libraries purchase the books needed by their unique community, whether large-print books, bilingual board books, or just new fiction. Since 1996, the organization has funded 1,305 grants totaling over $3 million to 600+ libraries in every corner of the state.

Schedule your donation at and change lives through literature and literacy. Happy reading!

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