First Edition Literary Gala

Texas Book Festival’s Annual Fundraiser

We are thrilled to announce the 2023 First Edition Literary Gala which will be held at the Fairmont Hotel on Thursday, November 9, 2023.  Save the date for a special evening dedicated to celebrating books, authors, and literacy!

Gala sponsorships, paddle donations, and auction purchases fund wide and free access to our Annual Festival in the fall, our year-round Reading Rock Stars and Real Reads programs which provide author visits and book donations to students in Title I schools, grants to Texas public libraries across the state, and free literary programming throughout the year. 

Stay tuned for the 2023 Gala author announcement this summer! The 2022 Gala featured authors Mac Barnett, Angie Cruz, Elizabeth McCracken, and legendary gourmet chef Jacques Pépin. Check out our 2022 Gala photos here.

Payments can be entered below or mailed to:

1023 Springdale Road
Building 14, Suite B
Austin, Texas 78721

Gold Leaf Sponsor $25,000

  • Gala table for 10 with premier placement
  • All other Authors’ Circle benefits
  • Company/foundation logo on all Festival collateral, print advertisements, Festival signage kiosks and official program, t-shirt, and poster

Authors’ Circle Sponsor $15,000

  • Gala table for 10 with prominent placement
  • All other Leather Bound benefits
  • Exclusive invitations to VIP TBF-hosted author gatherings throughout the year.
  • 2 Festival VIP badges which provide priority seating, and book signing priority during the Festival weekend.
  • Sponsor acknowledgement on the Gala program
  • Signed books by the Gala authors

Leather Bound Sponsorship $10,000

  • Gala table for 10 with preferred placement
  • Option to host a Festival author at your table
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the official Festival program and on the TBF website
  • All other Vellum benefits

Vellum Sponsorship $8,000

  • Gala table for 10 
  • Literary table favors for all guests 
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the official Festival program and on the TBF website

The 2022 Texas Book Festival and First Edition Literary Gala were co-presented by