Nelson DeMille presents THE MAZE – Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m.

WHO: Nelson DeMille, #1 NYT bestselling author
WHAT: Speaking about new novel The Maze
WHERE: Texas Book Festival, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8TH ST., Austin, TX 78701
WHEN: Saturday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m. (doors at 10:00)

BOOK TICKET: $37  |  Each book ticket includes one copy of The Maze, priority seating at the session, and access to the book-signing/personalization line. Proceeds from book ticket sales support the annual Festival, as well as our year-round programs.

PRIORITY SEATING: Priority seating for book ticket holders will open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5.

GENERAL SEATING: A limited amount of general open seating will be available to the public on a first come, first serve basis, no purchase necessary. General seating will open at 10:20 a.m. and is available until the venue is full.

SIGNING/PERSONALIZATION. DeMille will also sign or personalize books for up to an hour in person after he speaks. Additional books will be available for sale at the venue.

Get your book tickets to see DeMille here.

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The Texas Book Festival is thrilled to announce we’re hosting #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille with his newest book The Maze, a thriller featuring his most popular series character, former NYPD homicide detective John Corey, called out of retirement to investigate a string of grisly murders much too close to home. DeMille’s session will take place Saturday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin.

Book tickets to see this bestselling author are available now, and each book ticket includes one copy of The Maze and grants access to priority seating and the signing line. Proceeds from book ticket sales support the annual Festival, as well as our year-round programs.

Reserve your seat and copy of The Maze here.

ABOUT THE MAZE

In his dazzling #1 bestseller, Plum Island, Nelson DeMille introduced readers to NYPD Homicide Detective John Corey, who we first meet sitting on the back porch of his uncle’s waterfront estate on Long Island, convalescing from wounds incurred in the line of duty. A visit from the local Chief of Police results in the legendary Detective Corey becoming involved in the investigation of the murders of a married couple who were scientists at the top-secret biological research facility on Plum Island.

Fast forward through six more bestselling John Corey novels and The Maze opens with Corey on the same porch, but now in forced retirement from his last job as a Federal Agent with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Corey is restless and looking for action, so when his former lover, Detective Beth Penrose, appears with a job offer, Corey has to once again make some decisions about his career—and about reuniting with Beth Penrose.

Inspired by, and based on the actual and still unsolved Gilgo Beach murders, The Maze takes the reader on a dangerous hunt for an apparent serial killer who has murdered nine—and maybe more—prostitutes and hidden their bodies in the thick undergrowth on a lonely stretch of beach.

As Corey digs deeper into this case, which has made national news, he comes to suspect that the failure of the local police to solve this sensational case may not be a result of their inexperience and incompetence—it may be something else. Something more sinister.

ABOUT NELSON DEMILLE

Nelson DeMille is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels, six of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His novels include The Deserter (written with Alex DeMille), The Cuban Affair, Word of Honor, Plum Island, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, and The General’s Daughter, which was made into a major motion picture, starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe. He has written short stories, book reviews, and articles for magazines and newspapers. Nelson DeMille is a combat-decorated US Army veteran, a member of Mensa, Poets & Writers, and the Authors Guild, and past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of the International Thriller Writers, who honored him as 2015 Thriller Master of the Year. He lives on Long Island with his family.

Jacques Pépin presents ART OF THE CHICKEN – Saturday, November 5, 1:00 p.m.

WHO: Jacques Pépin, culinary legend
WHAT: Speaking about new book Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken: A Master Chef’s Paintings, Stories, and Recipes of the Humble Bird
WHERE: Texas Book Festival, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8TH ST., Austin, TX 78701
WHEN: Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m. (doors at 12:30)

BOOK TICKET: $37  |  Each book ticket includes one copy of Art of the Chicken, priority seating at the session, and access to the book-signing/personalization line. Proceeds from book ticket sales support the annual Festival, as well as our year-round programs.

PRIORITY SEATING: Priority seating for book ticket holders will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.

GENERAL SEATING: A limited amount of general open seating will be available to the public on a first come, first serve basis, no purchase necessary. General seating will open at 12:50 p.m. and is available until the venue is full.

SIGNING/PERSONALIZATION. Pépin will also sign or personalize books for up to an hour in person after he speaks. Additional books will be available for sale at the venue.

Get your book tickets to see Jacques Pépin here.

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The Texas Book Festival is thrilled to announce we’re hosting sixteen-time James Beard Award winner Jacques Pépin with his newest book Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken, a book celebrating his lifelong love of chickens, featuring dozens of his celebrated paintings and more than 50 recipes, along with a treasure trove of poignant and often humorous stories. Pépin’s session will take place Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin.

Book tickets to see this legendary chef are available now, and each book ticket includes one copy of Art of the Chicken and grants access to priority seating and the signing line. Proceeds from book ticket sales support the annual Festival, as well as our year-round programs.

Thank you to Villa Albertine, our partner at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs for their support.

Reserve your seat and copy of Art of the Chicken here.

ABOUT ART OF THE CHICKEN

Chicken may not be a fancy or extravagant ingredient, but for master chef Jacques Pépin, it is the one he turns to regularly. In this beautifully illustrated book, Jacques reminisces on his life through the lens of the humble bird, from his childhood in rural France, where he chased chickens and watched as his maman turned them into her poulet à la crème, to his demanding apprenticeship and long, illustrious career—cooking Chicken Chasseur for Charles de Gaulle and his family, turning down a chance to work as JFK’s White House Chef for a job at Howard Johnson’s, and appearing on television alongside food-world luminaries like Julia Child. Throughout are Jacques’ favorite chicken and egg recipes, conveyed as if he were sharing them over a dinner table. Most significantly, the book displays dozens of Jacques’ stunning paintings of chickens. “If it clucks or scratches, it’s likely that Jacques has painted it.” This unique little book is the next best thing to a visit to Jacques’ home, which would include a tour of his art studio, captivating conversation as he cooks, and a toast with a glass of wine over a simple meal of perfect roast chicken.

ABOUT Jacques Pépin

The winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and author of over 30 cookbooks, including The Apprentice, Essential Pépin, and Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, Jacques Pépin is a chef, author, television personality, educator, and artist, and has starred in 12 acclaimed PBS cooking series. His dedication to culinary education led to the creation of the Jacques Pépin Foundation in 2016.

ABOUT Villa Albertine

Created by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and supported by the French Ministry of Culture, Villa Albertine offers a novel artists’ residency model in which residents choose the location best suited to their work within the host country. With a permanent presence in 10 major US cities, it aims to foster in-depth exploratory residencies for artists, thinkers, and culture professionals hailing from all creative disciplines. In its inaugural year, Villa Albertine will host 80 residents for one- to three-month customized residencies.

Janet Evanovich presents GOING ROGUE – Sunday, November 6, 2:30 PM

We’re proud to announce we’re hosting author Janet Evanovich, “the most popular mystery writer alive” (NYT) and author of 42 New York Times bestsellers, as she presents her new novel, Going Rogue, on Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m., at the 2022 Texas Book Festival. With Going Rogue, the mega-bestselling author returns with the latest book in her massively popular Stephanie Plum series.

Book tickets to see this beloved author present are now available! Each book ticket includes one copy of Going Rogue and admits one person. Proceeds from book ticket sales support the annual Festival, as well as our year-round literacy programs.

Book tickets are required to attend this session.

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WHO: Janet Evanovich
WHAT: Speaking about Going Rogue
WHERE: Texas Book Festival, First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity St., Austin, TX 78701
WHEN: Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 PM (doors at 1:45 p.m.). A book signing session will follow the event, on site at the First Baptist Church. Please plan to arrive by 1:45 p.m.

BOOK TICKET: $37 Includes one copy of Going Rogue and admission to the session. Ticket holders’ copies of Going Rogue will be distributed at the event. A book signing session will immediately follow the event.

SEATING: Seating for book ticket holders will open at 1:45 PM on Sunday, November 6. Book tickets are required to attend this session. Please plan to arrive by 1:45 p.m.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds can be requested through Eventbrite until Friday, October 21, 2022.

Buy tickets today!

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A Q&A with Janet Evanovich

Why did you write your new book, Going Rogue? What was your inspiration? Where did the idea start? 

This is a continuing series, so the start-up process is slightly different from writing a single title. Characters, setting, and author voice are already determined. Inspiration comes from the desire to entertain and communicate with a lot of people in a positive way. I begin by asking myself ‘what would grab the reader’s attention on the first page and keep them reading to the end of the book’? In this case it was to put someone in jeopardy. I also wanted to have some of the sexiness of earlier books show up in this book. Especially with Ranger who is a fan-favorite character 

What’s the last book you read, loved, and can’t stop recommending? Why is it so good?

I don’t read a lot of fiction because it interferes with my own writing. I read cookbooks. I’m a cookbook junkie. And I can’t cook. I’m very good at eating, but I’m truly lousy at cooking. Somebody Feed Phil the Book just came out and it’s terrific. It’s taken from one of my very favorite television shows, Somebody Feed Phil.  Phil Rosenthal makes me happy. I don’t know him personally, but he makes me happy all the same. And I love him for that.  The cookbook and the television show are all about family, friends, food, travel and laughs. Yes, Phil is funny! He restores my faith in humanity and the food chain.  

What’s the first book you remember reading? Who gave it to you?

I always read comic books, but the first real book I remember was Heidi. My mom read a couple chapters to me every night. It was a dreary, depressing story about a little girl who was forced to walk up a mountain while she was wearing her entire wardrobe. I guess because she didn’t have a backpack or a suitcase or an ATV. Then she was left with a grouchy old man who was a total stranger. And she had to live with him and some goats or sheep on this mountain. At least that was my five-year-old take on it. It’s a wonder I ever read another book. The next book that I remember was The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. I loved it!   My Aunt Jean gave it to me for my birthday. After that she gave me a horse book for every holiday and birthday and they’re among my fondest childhood memories. For years I galloped and whinnied everywhere pretending I was a horse.

Praise for Janet Evanovich

“Janet Evanovich is the crown princess of detective fiction” —BookPage

“Among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction.” —GQ

“A blast of fresh air.” —the Washington Post

“The most popular mystery writer alive.” —Sam Tanenhaus, the New York Times

About Janet Evanovich

Over the last twenty-six years, Janet Evanovich has written a staggering forty-two New York Times bestsellers. In addition to her #1 bestselling Stephanie Plum novels and many other popular books, Janet is the author of The Recovery Agent, the start of a blockbuster new series.

Sneak Peek: 15 authors coming to TBF 2022

The Texas Book Festival is excited to unveil fifteen authors joining the 27th anniversary Festival Weekend this fall on November 5–6.

The Festival will feature Screen Actors Guild Award recipient and nine-time NAACP Image Award winner Omar Epps, GMA Book Club Pick author and Women’s Prize finalist Angie Cruz, Texas literary legend and author of seventy-three New York Times bestsellers Sandra Brown, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Guggenheim Fellow biologist David George Haskell, NYT bestselling children’s author-illustrator and Caldecott medalist Michaela Goade, and many more.

The Festival, returning in person November 5–6 after two years of virtual and hybrid programming, will include a sizable list of impressive literary talent for readers of all ages. The full lineup, still in development, will be completed and revealed in September. See the full press release.

Order your copies of these authors’ books today! Final all of the sneak peek authors’ books at BookPeople.

The list of the fifteen sneak peek authors includes:

Vishwesh Bhatt, I Am From Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef
Sandra Brown, Overkill
Sandra Cisneros, Woman Without Shame: Poems
Angie Cruz, How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water
Erin Entrada Kelly, Those Kids from Fawn Creek
James Kirchick, Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington
Omar Epps, Nubia: The Awakening
Sidik Fofana, Stories from the Tenants Downstairs
Michaela Goade, Berry Song
Xochitl Gonzalez, Olga Dies Dreaming
David George Haskell, Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity, and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction
Elizabeth McCracken, The Hero of This Book
Matt de la Peña, Patchwork
Mary Laura Philpott, Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives
Roger Reeves, Best Barbarian: Poems

Book Tips and Sips at Ani’s Day & Night

Join Texas Book Festival and spring 2022–published Austin authors Dalia Azim and Juli Berwald for our first free, public, in-person event of the year!

We’re bringing together Central Texas readers and members of the literary community for a casual conversation about books—classics, new releases, fiction, and nonfiction—we’re eager to add to our to-be-read shelves this spring. Come gather with us at the Ani’s Day & Night patio on Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. for book recommendations, community, and delicious cocktails available for sale from the Ani’s bar.

No reservations required, but if you RSVP via the form below, you’ll be entered into a drawing to receive complimentary signed copies of Dalia’s and Juli’s new books plus two drink tickets.

Book swap: Bring a book you loved and want to share, add it to the swap, and take home a new read of your own!

Copies of Dalia’s and Juli’s new books for sale on-site courtesy of BookPeople!


Speakers: 

Dalia Azim, Country of Origin (Deep Vellum / A Strange Object, 3/15/22)

Dalia’s work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Aperture, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Glimmer Train (where she received their Short Story Award for New Writers), Other Voices, Alcalde, and Sightlines, among other publications. She serves on the board of Austin Bat Cave—a literary community and writing workshop center—and is the manager of special projects at the Blanton Museum of Art. She graduated with a dual degree in art and literature from Stanford University and grew up in Canada and Colorado.

Juli Berwald, Life on the Rocks (Riverhead, 4/5/22)

Juli, a Texas Book Festival alum, received her Ph.D. in Ocean Science from the University of Southern California. The author of Spineless and a science textbook writer and editor, she has written for a number of publications including the New York Times, Nature, National Geographic, and Slate.

Moderator: TBF Literary Director Matt Patin

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Ani’s Day & Night is located at 7107 E Riverside Drive in Austin.


We love putting together free programming in support of authors and readers here in Texas. If you believe in strengthening a love of literature and keeping arts programming free and open to the public in Texas, please consider supporting the Texas Book Festival. 

New Year Check-in with Lit Director

Dear reader,

With the new year having arrived, we at the Texas Book Festival are in a mood both reflective and forward-looking.

I, for instance, am thinking of the waist-high iron fence that hugs the ledge between Waller Creek and downtown Austin’s Symphony Square, where in October we held children’s storytime sessions at our first hybrid Festival. Each time a presenter entered the amphitheater, I would alert them to the ledge, the fence, the watery depths below. Be careful, I’d implore, my mind riddled with premonitions of ugly slips and falls.

I was exercising far too much caution. After all, the well-tread space has existed calamity-free for decades. But afterward two thoughts preoccupied me. The first was some navel-gazing about where this excessive prudence of mine had sprung. Perhaps it was an inheritance from my late grandmother—the mere notion of us driving in the rain filled her with terror.

My second thought was in fact more a feeling, a dormant but familiar one: the thrill of experiencing the details in‑person again. Transporting items from one spot to another, conducting sound checks, ensuring a just-so placement of chairs and tables and signage, escorting authors from here to there, guiding crowds, watching a book browsed and bought and signed, and yes, minding the gap, so to speak—things alien to us since 2019 but retrieved with like-riding-a-bike muscle memory.

Caution and the excitement of experiencing, safely, familiar activities once more: it’s an emotional admixture many of us are feeling. And whereas the precise shape of Fest 2022 this fall will ultimately depend on one new variant or another, we choose, for now, to begin the year with hope and optimism: we’ll be in downtown Austin again, on our traditional footprint, November 5–6. Save the dates. We hope to see you there.

Happy new year,

Matthew Patin

Literary Director

ICYMI: TBF 2021 Session Recordings Available for Replay!

We’re currently remastering all of 2021’s virtual session recordings, but meantime did you know you can watch the original recordings of more than 100 sessions—across all genres and age groups—right now?

It’s as easy as:

  1. Going to the Festival Schedule
  2. Clicking the Rewatch Stream button on any session you’d like
  3. Clicking the Watch Replay button in CrowdCast and using your email to get access

Then, if the session doesn’t start right away, just scroll forward in the video a bit to get past the opening slides.

For the Children’s Program, simply click the Rewatch Stream button to be taken directly to the YouTube video!

 

 

 

From the Lit Director’s Desk: Heartbeats

In 2010—Texas Book Festival’s fifteenth anniversary year—Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, who that fall had published The Warmth of Other Suns, stood alongside a TBF sign in downtown Austin, and on camera she spoke with an interviewer. She’d just wrapped up, she tells her interlocutor, a spirited conversation in the nearby C-SPAN Tent, and when asked if she’d ever return to the Festival, Wilkerson replies, “In a heartbeat.”

I was reminded of those words—“in a heartbeat”—this past November, when Wilkerson in fact returned with her next book, for another big anniversary year of ours, incidentally: our twenty-fifth. Wilkerson described to conversation partner Saeed Jones, in one of TBF 2020’s most viewed sessions, her creative process:

“I have the gestational span of an elephant. . . . If I’m going to [write a book], it’s got to make a statement, because I’m not putting a book out every other year. So it’s got to be the very best I can marshal. If this is my chance to speak, then I need to say everything I can say.”

How poetic, I thought, the multitudes a “heartbeat” can contain, just how custom and personal a unit of measurement it is—quick, but only relatively so, only as speedy as need be. Within the ten years between Wilkerson’s TBF appearances emerged Caste, after all, a magnum opus.

And in the heartbeat between March and November last year emerged a publishing landscape and a Texas Book Festival we’d hardly begun to imagine a year ago today. Encouraging, though, after the Festival wrapped, was learning from so many audience members—among the tens of thousands who tuned in from around the state, the country, sometimes the world—how much they enjoyed virtual, how convenient it was, how entertaining and insightful and informative the author conversations remained in this new format, how valuable they found the ability to view more sessions, and on their own schedules, than they’d ever been able to in person.

Suggestions came too, as we’d hoped: what we might discard in future iterations, what we might add or change or grow upon. And while most—including the TBF team—missed deeply the energy, crowds, sounds, movements, and, when luck strikes, the delightful fall weather that accompanies the in-person Fest each year, we heard a similar refrain from most corners: that there is a long-term role for virtual literary programming, that it’s here to stay to some degree and in some fashion, worldwide pandemic or not.

So as we continue to follow the news about vaccine distribution and new strains, we are actively imagining how to bring to Texans virtual literary programming throughout the spring and into summer—stay tuned. And of course we’re thinking about the Festival itself, too, in the fall, and what it might look like. Will something in-person be safe and advisable again? And even if it is, which lessons might we bring from TBF 2020, the year of virtual?

Whatever the case, despite how distant the fall feels, it’ll be here in a heartbeat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Lit Director Desk: Quarantine Reads

During a typical spring, my calendar would be buckling under the weight of near countless author readings and conversations in Austin: at our brilliant independent bookstores, at Austin Public Library, at venues set up by our friends at Austin Bat Cave, Writers’ League of Texas, the Texas Center for the Book, and others. During a typical spring, I’d each week be making my way, drunk on the smell of bluebonnets and prairie-fires (and sneezing from cedar), to Barton Springs, the zipper on my backpack near bursting from all the stuffed-in sunblock, towels, and books. I’d be eying a prime spot on the lawn near other readers, fancying myself a subject—a sweaty, disheveled, unflattering one—in Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. During a typical spring, well . . . 

This year things are different, of course. Many quarantined authors have found their new books’ publication dates quantum-leap from one season to another, and sometimes from one year to another, their in-person tours canceled or postponed. As of press time, those once bustling discussion halls and auditoriums and bookstores—in Austin and beyond—are as lonely as a rural West Texas highway en route to New Mexico, as loud as only a whistling Gulf Coast wind. Tumbleweeds reign.

Online, however, is an altogether different story. Many of those once in-person author tours have shifted to the web, and perhaps never before has such a wonderful abundance of virtual literary programming existed. That spring calendar of mine is alive and well, in fact, only now it’s filled with links to Zoom and Crowdcast and Instagram instead of Google Maps coordinates. One of my predecessors in the TBF literary director chair, for instance, Steph Opitz Lanford, is killing it with Minneapolis’s Wordplay. And Austin’s own BookPeople has for now shifted their own events online: Lawrence Wright will go live with The End of October—a particularly prescient pandemic story—on April 28

We here at Texas Book Festival, too, are talking online with authors all the time. Below you’ll find some of the sessions we’ve recently held with Texas authors, and one or two we’re scheduled to broadcast. You’ll also discover resources that may help keep you up to date on the events other Texas literary organizations and booksellers are scheduling or may schedule in the future, a useful list to peruse alongside our suggestions on how to support Texas’s independent booksellers during these strange times.

Thanks to all—authors and readers alike, in Texas and beyond—and happy reading.

Trust Me by Richard Santos
Arte Público Press, March 31

Richard first told me about Trust Me last year, when it was still in editing, and I’d been champing at the bit ever since. A few weeks ago, Richard and I talked about how his own previous career informed his story, about our shared love of Santa Fe—a central setting in Trust Me—about the books in Richard’s own to-read stack, and about publishing with a Texas press. 

Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth
Graywolf Press, March 3

Deb and I first chatted years ago, in a Texas Book Festival panel about her graphic novel I, Parrot. Recently we caught up about her latest novel, Barn 8, out from Graywolf Press this March. Favorite discussion topic: Deb’s chicken tattoo.

The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward
Ballantine, March 3

Amanda, a longtime friend of the Texas Book Festival, released her latest novel, The Jetsetters, in March, and it was quickly named a Reese Witherspoon book club pick. TBF’s own Claire Burrows caught up with Amanda earlier this month. Another of Amanda’s books, The Sober Lush: A Hedonist’s Guide to Living a Decadent, Adventurous, Soulful Life—Alcohol Free, which she co-authored with fellow TBF alum Jardine Libaire—whom I had the pleasure of chatting with about novel White Fur a few festivals back—comes out this June. 

The Old Truck by Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey
Norton Young Readers, January 7

Gorgeous, both visually and thematically, The Old Truck, a picture book written and illustrated by Houstonian brothers Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, found its way to bookshelves in January, adorned with six starred reviews. The Pumphreys were gracious enough to put together a wonderful printmaking video for Texas’s young audiences, which we’ll be releasing soon on Instagram.

American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson
G P. Putnam’s Sons, February 11

Austin documentarian and University of Texas journalism teacher Kate Winkler Dawson spoke with TBF’s Katey Psencik recently, about her new book American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI. If you binge on Forensic Files and truTV as I do, you won’t want to miss the discussion and get your hands on a copy.

Running by Natalia Sylvester
Clarion, July 14

Fellow Texas literary stars Natalia Sylvester and ire’ne lara silva chatted on Instagram earlier this month about, among other things bookish, Natalia’s new young adult novel, Running, available for pre-order from BookPeople. Natalia is a tireless advocate for authors both in and outside Texas, and a wonderful conversation partner too: years ago I spoke with her at the Festival about her previous novel, Everyone Knows You Go Home.

Virtual Programming, Texas-Wide

Not all of the following bookstores and institutions are hosting virtual events themselves, but many if not all are actively sharing links to events via their social media channels. This is certainly not a comprehensive list—Texas has so many wonderful booksellers and literary organizations.

AUSTIN

BookPeople

Events Page: https://www.bookpeople.com/event

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bookpeople

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookpeople/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bookpeople/

South Congress Books

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SocoBooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthCongressBooks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/socobooks

BookWoman

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bookwomanaustin 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookwomanaustin/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bookwomanaustin/

Malvern

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MalvernBooksTX 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MalvernBooks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/malvernbooks

Austin Bat Cave

Online writing workshops: https://austinbatcave.org/adult-workshops/

Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC)

Remote reference and research services: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/outofthestacks/reference-and-research-assistance-at-the-ready-remote-services-are-here-for-you/ 

COVID resource page for librarians: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/covid-19

TSLAC Twitter: https://twitter.com/TSLAC

TSLAC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tslac

TSLAC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tslac

TCFB Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/txcenterforthebook

TCFB Coordinator Rebekah Manley’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/RebekahAManley and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebekahamanley

Writers’ League of Texas

Online programs: http://www.writersleague.org/WLTOnlineEvents

Writing Barn

Online programs: https://www.thewritingbarn.com/upcoming-classes/?_sft_classtype=online

HOUSTON

Brazos Bookstore

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrazosBookstore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrazosBookstore/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brazosbookstore

Murder by the Book

Twitter: https://twitter.com/murderbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Murder-by-the-Book-243815711002/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/murderbooks

Blue Willow Bookshop

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueWillowBooks 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueWillowBooks/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluewillowbooks 

River Oaks Bookstore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riveroaksbooks/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riveroaksbookstore

SAN ANTONIO

Nowhere Bookshop

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nowherebookshop

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NowhereBookshop/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nowherebookshop 

The Twig Book Shop

Twitter: https://twitter.com/twigbooks 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twig.b.shop/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetwigbookshop 

DFW

Deep Vellum

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deepvellumbooks 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deepvellum 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deepvellumbooks 

The Wild Detectives

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wilddetectives 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewilddetectives 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewilddetectives 

Interabang

Twitter: https://twitter.com/interabangbooks 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/interabangbooks/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/interabangbooks

Lucky Dog Books

Twitter: https://twitter.com/luckydogbooks 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuckyDogBooksOakCliff/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luckydogbooks 

Monkey and Dog Books

Twitter: https://twitter.com/monkeyanddog2 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monkeyanddogbooks/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/815510248/monkey-and-dog-books 

El Paso

Literarity Book Shop

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Brave Books

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Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi

The Story Book Garden

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By the Book Bookstore

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Books Ink

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