Attend the Gala

Texas Book Festival’s Annual Fundraiser

The 2024 First Edition Literary Gala will be held at the Fairmont Austin on Friday, November 15th at 6:00pm. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year, providing much-needed resources to fulfill our mission and fund our programs.

The Texas Book Festival is a non-profit organization, with the mission to connect authors and 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 15,000 students in Title I schools every year, award grants to Texas public libraries, and keep the annual Festival free for all.

Stay tuned for the 2024 Gala announcements this summer! The 2023 Gala featured authors Ann Patchett, Roger Reeves, Abraham Verghese, and host of NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep. Check out our 2023 Gala photos here.

Gala sponsorship and ticket opportunities are available below. Payments may be entered below or mailed to:

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

Please contact if you have any questions.

Gold Leaf Sponsor $25,000

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

Authors’ Circle Sponsor $15,000

  • Gala table for 10 with prominent placement
  • 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 book set by the Gala authors
  • All other Leather Bound benefits

Leather Bound Sponsorship $10,000

  • Gala table for 10 with preferred placement
  • Access to Authors’ Green Room during Festival Weekend
  • 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

Individual Ticket $650


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