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Book Festivals

Book Festivals are a wonderful way to hear about a wide range of books and meet a large number of authors. These events take place across the country throughout the year. Our goal here is to present as comprehensive a list as possible about these events.

Any festivals you don’t see on this list? Let us know! Email Tom@bookreporter.com with the name of the festival, its dates and location, and a link to its official website.

 

April 2017

 

Columbia, MO: Unbound Book Festival
Date: April 21
Website: http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/

Bowling Green, KY: Southern Kentucky Book Fest
Dates: April 21-22
Website: http://sokybookfest.org/

Palm Beach, FL: Palm Beach Book Festival
Dates: April 21-22
Website: http://www.palmbeachbookfestival.com/

Montgomery, AL: Alabama Book Festival
Date: April 22
Website: http://www.alabamabookfestival.org/welcome.html

Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Times Festival of Books
Dates: April 22-23
Website: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Little Rock, AK: Arkansas Literary Festival
Dates: April 27-30
Website: http://www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org/

Newburyport, MA: Newburyport Literary Festival
Dates: April 28-29
Website: http://newburyportliteraryfestival.org/

Chelsea, MI: Midwest Literary Walk
Date: April 29 
Website: http://midwestliterarywalk.org/

Dayton, OH: Dayton Book Expo
Date: April 29
Website: http://www.daytonbookexpo.com/

 

May 2017

 

Atlanta, GA: Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
Dates: May 2-7
Website: https://www.rtconvention.com/

Hudson, NY: Hudson Children's Book Festival
Date: May 6
Website: http://www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com/

Honolulu, HI: Hawaiʻi Book & Music Festival
Dates: May 6-7
Website: http://hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com/

Washington, DC: Literary Hill BookFest
Date: May 7
Website: http://www.literaryhillbookfest.org/

Gaithersburg, MD: Gaithersburg Book Festival
Date: May 20
Website: http://gaithersburgbookfestival.org/

Landover, MD: The Prince George's Book Festival
Date: May 20
Website: http://www.springbookfestival.simplesite.com

Queens, NY: Queens Book Festival
Date: May 27-28
Website: http://www.queensbookfestival.nyc/

Pasadena, CA: Tots, Tweens & Teens Book Fest
Date: TBA
Website: http://totstweensandteens.org/

 

 

June 2017 

 

Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival
Dates: June 3-4
Website: http://www.baybookfest.org/

Chicago, IL: Printers Row Lit Fest
Dates: June 10-11
Website: http://printersrowlitfest.org/

Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Book Festival
Dates: June 15-17
Website: http://aabookfestival.org/

Detroit, MI: Detroit Book City's Juneteenth Books, Music & Arts Fair 2017
Date: June 17
Website: http://www.detroitbookcity.com

Nantucket, MA: Nantucket Book Festival
Dates: June 16-18
Website: https://nantucketbookfestival.org/

 

July 2017

 

Portland, OR: Northwest Book Festival
Date: July 29
Website: http://www.nwbookfestival.com/

  

 


August 2017  

 

Jackson, MS: Mississippi Book Festival
Date: August 19
Website: http://msbookfestival.com/

 

September 2017

 

Decatur, GA: Decatur Book Festival
Dates: September 1-3
Website: https://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Washington, D.C.: National Book Festival
Date: September 2
Website: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/

Valdosta, GA: South Georgia Literacy Festival
Date: September 9
Website: http://www.southgeorgialiteracyfestival.com

Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Book Festival
Date: September 11-17
Website: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/

Burlington, VT: Burlington Book Festival
Dates: September 15-17
Website: http://burlingtonbookfestival.com/

Fredericksburg, VA: Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival
Date: September 23
Website: http://www.fredbookfest.com

 

October 2017

 

Greenville, SC: Read Up, Greenville
Date: October 21
Website: http://readupgreenville.com/