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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.

 

  

 

August 2019

 

Decatur, GA: Decatur Book Festival
Dates: August 30 – September 1
Website: https://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Washington, D.C.: National Book Festival
Date: August 31
Website: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest

 

September 2019

 

Winston-Salem, NC: Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors
Dates: September 5-8
Website: http://www.bookmarksnc.org

Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Book Festival
Date: September 16-23
Website: https://www.brooklynbookfestival.org

Somerset, PA: Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
Dates: September 20-21
Website: http://alleghenyregionalfestivalofbooks.org

Boulder, CO: Jaipur Literature Festival
Dates: September 20-22
Website: https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/boulder

St. Louis, MO: BookFest St. Louis
Date: September 21
Website: http://bookfeststl.com

Fredericksburg, VA: Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival
Date: September 21
Website: http://www.fredbookfest.com

Burlington, VT: Burlington Book Festival
Dates: September 27-29
Website: http://burlingtonbookfestival.com

Lewes, DE: History Book Festival
Dates: September 27-29
Website: https://www.historybookfestival.org

 

October 2019

 

Deadwood and Rapid City, SD: South Dakota Festival of Books
Dates: October 3-6
Website: http://sdhumanities.org/festival-of-books

Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Book Festival
Dates: October 3-6
Website: https://www.hbgbookfest.com

Collingswood, NJ: Collingswood Book Festival
Date: October 5
Website: http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com

Costa Mesa, CA: Orange County Children’s Book Festival
Date: October 6
Website: http://kidsbookfestival.com

Nashville, TN: Southern Festival of Books
Dates: October 10-12
Website: https://www.humanitiestennessee.org/programs-grants/core-program-overview/southern-festival-of-books

Morristown, NJ: Morristown Festival of Books
Dates: October 11-12
Website: http://morristownbooks.org

Warwick, NY: Warwick Children's Book Festival
Date: October 12
Website: http://www.warwickchildrensbookfestival.org

Bucks County, PA: Bucks County Book Festival 
Dates: October 12-13
Website: https://www.bucksbookfest.org

Nashua, NH: Fall in Love with New England Romance Reader/Author Conference
Dates: October 18-19
Website: http://fallinlovewithnewengland.com

Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro Literary Festival
Dates: October 18-20
Website: http://brattleboroliteraryfestival.org

Sisters, OR: Sisters Festival of Books
Dates: October 18-20
Website: https://www.paulinaspringsbooks.com

Boston, MA: Boston Book Festival
Date: October 19
Website: https://bostonbookfest.org

Greenville, SC: Read Up, Greenville
Date: October 19
Website: http://readupgreenville.com

Austin, TX: Texas Book Festival
Dates: October 26-27
Website: http://www.texasbookfestival.org

 

November 2019

 

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Book Festival
Dates: November 1-3
Website: http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com

Beaufort, SC: Pat Conroy Literary Festival
Dates: November 1-3
Website: http://patconroyliteraryfestival.org

Portland, OR: Portland Book Festival
Date: November 9
Website: http://www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock

Buffalo, NY: WNY Children’s Book Expo
Date: November 9
Website: http://www.monkeysread.com/wnycbe-home

Lexington, KY: Kentucky Book Fair
Date: November 10-16
Website: https://www.kyhumanities.org/kentuckybookfestival.html

Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair
Dates: November 17-24
Website: https://www.miamibookfair.com