Attending the 2022 Festival Weekend

The 27th annual Texas Book Festival Weekend will take place on November 5–6 in and around the State Capitol in downtown Austin. The Festival Weekend is FREE and open to the public, featuring nearly 300 authors of the year’s best books across all ages and genres.

Saturday, November 5, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 6, 11 am – 5 pm

Note: Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 5 at 2 am. Turn back your clocks one hour on Saturday night.

Downtown Austin in and around the State Capitol. Below are downloads for our general festival footprint map, and for the Capitol extension rooms:

Texas Book Festival Map

Capitol Maps


Please note: Sunday Stateside Theater sessions are moving. Check back Thursday for new locations and times.

2022 Festival – Saturday GRID Schedule

2022 Festival – Sunday GRID Schedule

  • Texas State Capitol (1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701)
  • First Baptist Church (901 Trinity Street)
  • First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca Street)
  • Central Presbyterian Church (200 East 8th Street)
  • The Contemporary Austin (700 Congress Avenue)

Program tents, food trucks, and exhibitor tents

  • Congress Avenue between 7th Street and 11th Street
  • 11th Street between Colorado Street and Brazos Street

Book Signing Schedules

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


No registration is required to attend. Events are FREE and open for all to enjoy! Book Ticket events grant ticket holders priority seating, signing, and book at event. This year’s Book Ticket events are Janet Evanovich, Nelson DeMille, and Jacques Pépin.

Free parking is available in State Lot parking garages on San Jacinto and 15th Streets

Book Sales and Signing
BookPeople is the Texas Book Festival’s official bookseller. BookPeople will be on-site selling books for all featured Festival authors in the Main Book Sales Tent and Children’s Book Sales/Signing Tent, both on Congress Avenue. You can also buy Festival books year-round at the BookPeople TBF online store.

Festival Friends
Festival Friends are donors who support our mission and programs with an annual donation of $100 or more. We thank Festival Friends with priority seating and signing at Festival Friends Pass-designated sessions. Festival Friends help us keep the Festival free for all, put books on library shelves across Texas, and fund literacy programming for students across the state of Texas.  Become a Festival Friend today! It is best to donate in advance, but you can also make your donation and pick up your Friends Pass at the Festival at the TBF Store.

Want to help support literacy in Austin and Texas and love giving back to your community? Join our volunteer army who make the Festival happen. Volunteer for two hours, or all day, or all weekend! Fill out our Volunteer Sign-up Form to volunteer for the 2022 Festival Weekend.

TBF Store
The official 2022 Texas Book Festival Poster and poster t-shirts will be on sale in the TBF Store on 11th Street. This year’s poster features artwork by Austin-based photographer Minta Maria. Learn more.

Exhibitor Marketplace
Stroll through our Exhibitor Marketplace at the South end of the Festival on Congress Avenue, featuring dozens of exhibitors. Get your holiday shopping early while supporting small business owners, small presses, and nonprofit organizations.

ASL interpretation is available at sessions indicated in the schedule, and additional sessions may be requested at the Info Tent (dependent on interpreter availability). Accessible parking is available at the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd. and accessibility seating will be saved in venues up to 15 minutes prior to the session start. If you require special accommodations, please contact the Texas Book Festival prior to your visit at 512-477-4055 or

Code of Conduct
The Texas Book Festival is committed to providing a safe environment at our events for all attendees who include, but are not limited to, authors, industry professionals, moderators, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, media, and members of the general public, free of harassment, discrimination, and threatening or disrespectful behavior. See our full Code of Conduct here.

Contact Us

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See you at the Festival!

Texas Book Festival


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 or call TBF (512) 477-4055. To contact the City of Austin visit or call (512) 974-1000.