Attend the Gala

Abraham Verghese Steve Inskeep Ann Patchett Roger Reeves

Texas Book Festival’s Annual Fundraiser

The 2023 First Edition Literary Gala was held at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin on Thursday, November 9th at 6:30pm. It was an unforgettable night that raised much-needed funding to fulfill our mission and fund our programs.

The Texas Book Festival is a non-profit organization, with the mission to connect authors & readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Gala proceeds make it possible for TBF to bring books and authors to 14,000 students in Title I schools every year, award grants to Texas public libraries, and keep the annual Festival free for all.

Check out our 2023 Gala photos here.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2024 Gala date in the spring. Please contact Susannah Auby, at, if you are interested in being on the mailing list for the 2024 First Edition Literary Gala.

The 2023 Texas Book Festival and First Edition Literary Gala is presented by