Support the Texas Book Festival


Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, the Texas Book Festival has brought authors, books, and literacy outreach to more Texans than ever! In 2017, here are just a few highlights:

  • More than 300 authors at the annual Texas Book Festival on November 4 & 5 delighted approximately 50,000 attendees. The Festival remains free and open to the public.
  • To date, 85,000 books have been given to Title I elementary school students in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley through Reading Rock Stars.
  • Nearly $3 million dollars in grants have been distributed to Texas public libraries to expand their collections. We gave out $100,000 in 2017 to 44 libraries across Texas!
  • The Texas Teen Book Festival welcomed more than 5,000 enthusiastic young readers to the St. Edward’s University campus for a day of literary programming. The Teen Festival also remains free and open to the public.

However, we still have work to do and need your financial support to do it!

If you have not yet given in 2017, or would like to increase your gift to help us expand all our literacy outreach efforts, now is your chance! Use the form below to donate online, or contact our office at 512-477-4055 or

We have some exciting new work planned for 2018, stay tuned!

Thank you gift for you!

Through the end of 2017, we will thank you for a gift of $100 or more with a Texas Book Festival logo tote bag. Show your support for books and literacy in Texas year round!

Questions: Call 512.477.4055 or email