BookPeople to Serve as the Official Bookseller
for The Texas Book Festival Weekend and Year-Round Events
We’re pleased to announce that BookPeople, Texas’s leading independent bookstore, will serve as the official and main bookseller for the Texas Book Festival. BookPeople will partner with TBF year-round as the bookseller for literary events, including the 2017 Festival Weekend, the Texas Book Festival Gala, and any TBF events in Austin at which book sales will occur.
“We are very excited to work with BookPeople, not only for the annual Festival Weekend, but throughout the year,” says TBF Executive Director Lois Kim. “We’ve been so impressed by the work BookPeople has done in the community to champion books and support literacy, and we can’t wait to join forces to reach even more readers in Austin and beyond.”
Book sales for participating writers will be available in all of the places you’re used to: our main adult book sales tent, a children’s book sales tent, and a cooking tent. There will also be book sales at designated indoor venues, including First Baptist Church, the Omni Hotel, First United Methodist Church, and Central Presbyterian Church.
“BookPeople is proud to be the new official bookseller for the Texas Book Festival,” says BookPeople CEO Steve Bercu. “This partnership between the Texas Book Festival and BookPeople cements that the Festival is a wholly Texan celebration of the written word. This year’s Festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet and we can’t wait to be a part of it!”
We’re also excited to announce that, for the first time ever, people who cannot attend the Festival will be able to pre-order signed copies of select Festival authors’ books and pick them up at BookPeople after the Festival Weekend, or have them shipped anywhere in the world. A percentage of book sales from the Festival Weekend will go back to TBF to support its mission and programs.
2017 is a big year for TBF! We’re thrilled for our new partnership. Be sure to mark your calendars for November 4-5 and join us in Austin for the 22nd annual Texas Book Festival!