Texas Book Festival is excited to announce a brand new quarterly event series in Austin: Book Tips and Sips at Prohibition Creamery. We’re bringing together Central Texas authors and members of the literary community to talk about their favorite books at four unique, themed events hosted at Prohibition Creamery, a delicious cocktail and ice cream bar on east seventh street. Join us for book recommendations, ice cream, cocktails and community!
The events are all free and open to the public. Enjoy “A Sidecar Named Desire,” Prohibition Creamery’s literary take on the sidecar cocktail, made with brandy, pine-infused gin, hibiscus, and lemon, and a portion of your drink purchase will support the Texas Book Festival.
Prohibition Creamery is located at 1407 East 7th St in Austin. The shop is open to all ages.
Books That Amplify Our Voices
Tuesday, February 26 5:30 – 7:00pm
With Amplify Austin right around the corner, nonprofits across Austin are inspiring us with stories of the important work they do to make change and uplift our community. What books encourage you to raise your voice and amplify your power to make a better world? Join authors Juli Berwald and ire’ne lara silva, as well as Texas Book Festival Literary Director Julie Wernersbach, as they share the books and writers that energize and activate them as citizens. We want to hear about the books you turn to as well, so bring your book-loving friends and your favorite book recommendations, and make sure to enter to win a special Texas Book Festival swag bag while you’re there.
Summer Reading Salon
Tuesday, May 7 5:30 – 7:00pm
Warm weather, road trips, and poolside afternoons are right around the corner. It’s the time of year when we’re scouting for the best books to carry in our beach bags and picnic baskets. What makes a great summer read? Join authors Maya Perez and Amy Gentry, along with Texas Book Festival Literary Director Julie Wernersbach, as they share their favorite books to get lost in during the long, lazy days of summer.
Dates for the second half of the series to be announced. Stay tuned!
Literary Libations Week
It’s Literary Libations week! We’re gearing up for this year’s Lit Crawl Austin with signature literary-themed cocktails at bars around town. Join us tonight at Prohibition Creamery as we welcome Lit Crawl partners from local lit organizations to talk about the books they’re reading and what it means to have a strong literary community in Austin. TBF Literary Director Julie Wernersbach will also give a sneak peek of some of the best and biggest books hitting shelves this Fall!
Holiday Book Swap!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the season when we get to buy books for all of our family and friends! We understand that selecting the perfect read for someone you love can be daunting. Texas Book Fest is here to help! Join two local authors, along with TBF Literary Director Julie Wernersbach, as they share the books they’re giving to the readers on their lists this season. Of course, in the spirit of the holiday, we want everyone to take home a gift for themselves, so we’re hosting a holiday 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. Merry reading!
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.