2022 Festival Weekend

We’re back for the 27th Texas Book Festival Weekend! The 2022 Festival Weekend will take place on November 5–6, in downtown Austin at the State Capitol and surrounding streets.

The Festival Weekend is free and open to the public, with 250+ authors of the year’s best books. The full author lineup will be announced in September, and the schedule will be released in October.

When

Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, November 6, 11 am – 5 pm

Where

Downtown Austin in and around the State Capitol

  • Texas State Capitol (1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701)
  • Congress Avenue (between 7th and 11th Streets)
  • First Baptist Church (901 Trinity Street)
  • First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca Street)
  • Central Presbyterian Church (200 East 8th Street)

How to attend

No registration is required for the Festival! Just show up. Free parking is available in the State parking garages northeast of the Capitol. Author sessions that require advanced registration will be announced prior to the Festival Weekend.

Parking

Free parking is available in State Lot parking garages on San Jacinto and 15th Streets (Festival parking map will be posted soon). Accessible parking is available at the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd. If you require special accommodations, please contact the Texas Book Festival prior to your visit at 512-477-4055 or bookfest@texasbookfestival.org.

Books

BookPeople is the official Texas Book Festival bookseller. They will be on-site selling books for all the featured authors, and you can find Festival books year-round at the BookPeople TBF online store.

Volunteers

The Festival Weekend depends on Volunteer Committee Chairs and hundreds of volunteers. Fill out the Volunteer Sign-up Form if you would like to volunteer for the 2022 Festival Weekend.

Exhibitor Marketplace

The 2022 exhibitor marketplace is now full. Applications are still being accepted for our waitlist as well as the virtual exhibitor marketplace, but no further booths can be guaranteed at this time. Please email oliviahesse@texasbookfestival.org with any questions.

Lit Crawl Austin

Lit Crawl will take place on Saturday, November 5 in East Austin. Stay tuned for more details!

2022 Poster

The official 2022 Texas Book Festival Poster includes featured artwork by Austin-based photographer Minta Maria. Learn more. We will have posters and poster shirts for sale at the Festival.

Check back here for more parking, transportation, and event details. Email bookfest@texasbookfestival.org with questions. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or join our email newsletter for updates.

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See you at the Festival!

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SPECIAL EVENT NOTIFICATION
What: 2022 Texas Book Festival
When:  Sat., Nov. 5, & Sun., Nov. 6, 2022
Event Time:  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The 2022 Texas Book Festival will take place November 5-6, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Congress Ave. and Eleventh St. near the State Capitol building.  An estimated 40,000 visitors will attend the free Festival over the two days.  The Festival will temporarily close city streets near your business, residence, religious center, or neighborhood.

Festival street closures begin at 5:00 a.m. on 11/4 for Congress Ave. between 7th & 11th Streets. Numbers streets from 7th to 11th crossing Congress Ave. to remain open until 6:00 p.m. on 11/4. All streets reopen by 3:00 a.m. 11/7. Please plan alternate routes around road closures in your area prior to festival weekend.

If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding road closures, alternate access
points or festival maps, e-mail bookfest@texasbookfestival.org or call TBF (512) 477-4055. To contact the City of Austin visit www.austintexas.gov/citystage or call (512) 974-1000.

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