Books Sales & Signings

2019 Book Signing Schedules

Main Signing Tent Schedule – Saturday 10/26 and Sunday 10/27
Adult and YA authors sign immediately after their sessions, in the Main Signing Tent presented by Texas Monthly. 

Children’s Signing Tent Schedule – Saturday 10/26 and Sunday 10/27
Picture book and middle grade authors sign immediately after their sessions, in the Children’s Signing Tent. 

First United Methodist Church Signings – Saturday 10/26
The following authors will sign immediately after their sessions at First United Methodist Church, in Murcheson Chapel. Books will be available for sale on-site at the Church and in the Book Sales Tents:

  • Raina Telgemeier (Note: Telgemeier will have a second signing in the Children’s Book Signing Tent at 2:00pm on 10/26)
  • Molly Ostertag
  • Gale Galligan
  • Stephen Harrigan
  • R. J. Palacio
  • Sean Brock
  • John Hodgman

First Baptist Church – Sunday 10/27
Aarón Sánchez will sign at First Baptist Church after his session there on 10/27. Books will be available for sale at First Baptist Church during his session and in the Main Book Sales Tent throughout the weekend.

Book Sales

Book sales at the Festival fund the Festival weekend, our Reading Rock Stars program, and our Library Grants initiative. Support the Festival – buy books! Browse all featured 2019 titles on the Festival Bookstore.

All books by Festival authors are available to purchase in one of the BookPeople Sales Tents (general adult and children’s), located on Congress Avenue. In order to join any signing line at the Texas Book Festival, a purchase must be made in one of the BookPeople Book Sales Tents. A receipt from a BookPeople Book Sales Tent must be presented in the Book Signing tents and at signing venues.

Signing Guidelines

Our general Festival rule allows festival goers to bring one book from home to be signed, so long as at least one book is purchased in the BookPeople Book Sales Tent. This guideline varies from author to author, however, and depends on a variety of factors, including the length of the signing line, the amount of time an author has to sign books, and the signing guidelines given to us by the author’s publisher. We cannot guarantee that books brought from home will be signed. Volunteers at the signing venues will let you know whether or not additional books are permitted. 

Volunteers in the signing tent will also let you know how many books you may have signed per author, whether photos are permitted, etc. For the most part, only books will be signed, no memorabilia will be permitted. Thank you for cooperating with all signing guidelines!