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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 [email protected] with the name of the festival, its dates and location, and a link to its official website.

 

 

 

April 2024

 

Columbia, MO: Unbound Book Festival
Dates: April 18-21
Website: https://www.unboundbookfestival.com

Chelsea, MI: Midwest Literary Walk
Date: April 20
Website: https://midwestliterarywalk.org

Columbus, OH: Ohioana Book Festival
Date: April 20
Website: http://www.ohioana.org/programs/ohioana-book-festival

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Dates: April 20-21
Website: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks

Kensington, MD: Kensington Day of the Book Festival
Date: April 21
Website: https://dayofthebook.com

Irving, TX: North Texas Teen Book Festival
Dates: April 26-27
Website: http://www.northtexasteenbookfestival.com

Viroqua, WI: Ridges & Rivers Book Festival
Dates: April 26-27
Website: https://ridgesandriversbookfestival.org

Newburyport, MA: Newburyport Literary Festival
Dates: April 26-28
Website: https://newburyportliteraryfestival.org

Sonoma, CA: Sonoma Valley Authors Festival
Dates: April 26-28
Website: https://svauthorsfest.org

Annapolis, MD: Annapolis Book Festival
Date: April 27
Website: https://www.keyschool.org/community/annapolis-book-festival

Orlando, FL: Orlando Book Festival
Date: April 27
Website: https://attend.ocls.info/event/8672283

Fulton, TX: Rockport Fulton Book Festival
Dates: April 27-28
Website: https://rfbookfestival.com

 

May 2024

 

Decatur, GA: Decatur Children's Book Festival
Dates: May 3-5
Website: https://decaturchildrensbookfest.org

Hudson, NY: Hudson Children's Book Festival
Date: May 4
Website: https://www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com

Montclair, NJ: Montclair Literary Festival
Date: May 4
Website: https://succeed2gether.org/montclair-literary-festival

Santa Monica, CA: Yallwest Book Festival
Date: May 4
Website: https://www.yallwest.com

Pasadena and Altadena, CA: LitFest in the Dena
Dates: May 4-5
Website: https://litfestinthedena.org

Pittsburgh, PA: Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books
Date: May 11
Website: https://www.pittsburghbookfestival.org

Santa Fe, NM: Santa Fe Literary Festival
Dates: May 17-19
Website: https://www.sfliteraryfestival.org

Gaithersburg, MD: Gaithersburg Book Festival
Date: May 18
Website: https://www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org

Crested Butte, CO: Mountain Words Literary Festival
Dates: May 23-26
Website: https://www.gvlf.org

New York, NY: ThrillerFest
Dates: May 28 - June 1
Website: https://thrillerfest.com

San Diego, CA: StokerCon
Dates: May 30 - June 2
Website: https://www.stokercon2024.com

 

June 2024

 

Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival
Dates: June 1-2
Website: https://www.baybookfest.org

Bronx, NY: The Bronx Book Festival
Dates: June 5-9
Website: https://www.thebronxisreading.com

Washington, DC: The Imaginarium Book Festival
Dates: June 7-8
Website: https://www.imaginariumbookfestival.com

Hobart, NY: Hobart Festival of Women Writers
Dates: June 7-9
Website: https://www.hobartfestivalofwomenwriters.com

Denver, CO: Lit Fest
Dates: June 7-14
Website: https://www.lighthousewriters.org/events/lit-fest

Grapevine, TX: Book Bonanza
Dates: June 13-15
Website: https://bookbonanzaevent.com

Nantucket, MA: Nantucket Book Festival
Dates: June 13-16
Website: https://nantucketbookfestival.org

New York, NY: Schomburg Center Literary Festival
Date: June 15
Website: https://www.schomburgcenterlitfest.org

Portland, OR: The Freadom Festival
Dates: June 15-16
Website: https://www.freadomfestival.com

Harrogate, TN: Mountain Heritage Literary Festival
Dates: June 21-22
Website: https://www.lmunet.edu/community/mountain-heritage-literary-festival

Woodstock, VT: Bookstock Literary Festival
Dates: June 21-23
Website: https://bookstockvt.org

Narrowsburg, NY: Deep Water Literary Festival
Dates: June 21-23
Website: https://deepwaterfestival.com

Easton, MD: Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival
Date: June 22
Website: https://chesapeakechildrensbookfestival.com

San Diego, CA: ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
Dates: June 27 - July 2
Website: https://2024.alaannual.org

Austin, TX: Austin African-American Book Festival
Date: June 29
Website: https://www.aaabookfest.org

 

July 2024

 

Virtual Event: RSJ Virtual Romance Book Con
Dates: July 11-13
Website: https://rsjconvention.com

Quincy, MA: Readercon
Dates: July 11-14
Website: https://readercon.org

Payson, AZ: Payson Book Festival
Date: July 13
Website: https://paysonbookfestival.org

Columbus, OH: Columbus Book Festival
Dates: July 13-14
Website: https://www.columbusbookfestival.org

Detroit, MI: Detroit Festival of Books
Date: July 21
Website: https://detroitbookfest.com

San Diego, CA: San Diego Comic-Con
Dates: July 25-28
Website: https://www.comic-con.org

 

August 2024

 

Lewisburg, WV: Lewisburg Literary Festival
Dates: August 2-3
Website: http://www.lewisburgliteraryfestival.com

East Hampton, NY: East Hampton Library's Authors Night
Date: August 10
Website: https://authorsnight.org

Lake Placid, NY: The Adirondack Family Book Festival
Date: August 17
Website: https://adirondackfamilybookfestival.wordpress.com

Washington, DC: National Book Festival
Date: August 24
Website: https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-book-festival/about-this-program

Nashville, TN: Boucheron
Dates: August 28 - September 1
Website: https://www.bouchercon2024.com

 

September 2024

 

Burnsville, NC: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
Dates: September 5-7
Website: http://cmlitfest.org

Chicago, IL: Printers Row Lit Fest
Dates: September 7-8
Website: https://printersrowlitfest.org

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Kids Book Festival
Date: September 8
Website: https://www.lakidsbookfestival.com

Harlem, NY: Harlem Book Fair
Date: September 14
Website: https://www.harlembookfair.com

Jackson, MS: Mississippi Book Festival
Date: September 14
Website: https://msbookfestival.com

Dahlonega, GA: North Georgia Regional Book Fair
Date: September 14
Website: https://www.literaryfestival.org/fall-book-fair

Brookings, SD: South Dakota Festival of Books
Dates: September 20-22
Website: https://sdhumanities.org/festival-of-books

Lancaster, PA: Books Books Books Event
Date: September 21
Website: bit.ly/BooksBooksBooksGroup

Ebensburg, PA: Festival of Books in the Alleghenies
Date: September 21
Website: https://festivalofbooks.org

Kansas City, MO: LitUp Festival
Date: September 21
Website: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/litup

Bowling Green, KY: Southern Kentucky Book Fest
Date: September 21
Website: https://sokybookfest.org

Costa Mesa, CA: Orange County Children’s Book Festival
Date: September 22
Website: https://kidsbookfestival.com

Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Book Festival
Dates: September 22-30
Website: https://www.brooklynbookfestival.org

Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Book Festival
Dates: September 26-28
Website: https://www.provincetownbookfestival.org

St. Petersburg, FL: Sleuthfest
Dates: September 26-29
Website: https://sleuthfest.com

Wausau, WI: Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Dates: September 27-29
Website: https://mcpl.us/cwbf

Harbor Springs, MI: Harbor Springs Festival of the Book
Dates: September 27-29
Website: https://www.hsfotb.org

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

Winston-Salem, NC: Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors
Date: September 28
Website: https://www.bookmarksnc.org/festival

Chappaqua, NY: Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
Date: September 28
Website: https://ccbfestival.org

Rockville, MD: F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival
Date: September 28
Website: https://www.fscottfestival.org

Topeka, KS: Kansas Book Festival
Date: September 28
Website: https://www.kansasbookfestival.com

 

October 2024

 

Decatur, GA: Decatur Book Festival
Dates: October 4-5
Website: https://decaturbookfestival.com

Marlborough, MA: Fall in Love with New England
Dates: October 4-5
Website: https://www.fallinlovenewengland.com

Boerne, TX: Boerne Book Festival
Date: October 5
Website: https://www.boernebookfest.com

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

Mankato, MN: Deep Valley Book Festival
Date: October 5
Website: https://www.deepvalleybookfestival.com

Princeton, NJ: Princeton Children's Book Festival
Date: October 5
Website: https://princetonlibrary.org/childrens-book-festival

Saratoga Springs, NY: Saratoga Book Festival
Dates: October 5-6
Website: https://saratogabookfestival.org

Fairfax, VA: Fall for the Book
Dates: October 12, 16-18
Website: https://fallforthebook.org

Fredericksburg, VA: Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival
Date: October 12
Website: https://www.fredbookfest.com

Golden, CO: Rocky Mountain Literary Festival
Date: October 12
Website: https://www.rockymountainliteraryfestival.org

Saint Paul, MN: Twin Cities Book Festival
Date: October 12
Website: https://twincitiesbookfestival.com

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

Iowa City, IA: Iowa City Book Festival
Dates: October 14-20
Website: https://www.iowacityofliterature.org/icbf

Farmville, VA:Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Dates: October 16-18
Website: http://vachildrensbookfestival.org

Houston, TX: National Black Book Festival
Dates: October 17-19
Website: http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com

New York, NY: New York Comic Con
Dates: October 17-20
Website: https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com

Madison, WI: Wisconsin Book Festival
Dates: October 17-20
Website: https://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org

Louisville, KY: Louisville Book Festival
Dates: October 18-19
Website: https://www.louisvillebookfestival.com

Morristown, NJ: Morristown Festival of Books
Dates: October 18-19
Website: https://morristownbooks.org

Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro Literary Festival
Dates: October 18-20
Website: https://brattleborolitfest.org

Scottsdale, AZ: Desert Foothills Book Festival
Date: October 19
Website: https://desertfoothillsbookfestival.com

Des Moines, IA: DSM Book Festival
Date: October 19
Website: https://beaverdalebooks.com/dsm-book-festival

Las Vegas, NV: Las Vegas Book Festival
Date: October 19
Website: https://lasvegasbookfestival.com

Maplewood, NJ: Maplewood South-Orange Book Festival
Date: October 20
Website: https://www.mapsobookfest.org

Boston, MA: Boston Book Festival
Date: October 26
Website: https://bostonbookfest.org

Nashville, TN: Southern Festival of Books
Dates: October 26-27
Website: https://www.sofestofbooks.org

McAllen, TX: South Texas Book Festival
Dates: October 29 – November 2
Website: https://southtexasbookfestival.com

 

November 2024

 

Charleston, SC: Charleston Literary Festival
Dates: November 1-10
Website: https://www.charlestonliteraryfestival.com

Lexington, KY: Kentucky Book Festival
Date: November 2
Website: https://kybookfestival.org

Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Book Festival
Date: November 2
Website: http://www.louisianabookfestival.org

Portland, OR: Portland Book Festival
Date: November 2
Website: https://literary-arts.org/about/programs/portland-book-festival

Ann Arbor, MI: A2 Community Bookfest
Date: November 3
Website: https://www.ktbookfest.org

Twentynine Palms, CA: The Twentynine Palms Book Festival
Dates: November 8-9
Website: https://www.29pbf.com

Austin, TX: Texas Book Festival
Dates: November 16-17
Website: https://www.texasbookfestival.org

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

 

February 2025

 

Savannah, GA: Savannah Book Festival
Dates: February 6-9
Website: https://www.savannahbookfestival.org

Corpus Christi, TX: Teen Bookfest by the Bay
Date: February 22
Website: https://teensread.org

 

March 2025

 

Dahlonega, GA: Dahlonega Literary Festival
Date: March 1
Website: https://www.literaryfestival.org

Sevierville, TN: Rose Glen Literary Festival
Date: March 1
Website: https://www.roseglenfestival.com

Redlands, CA: Children's Literature Festival
Dates: March 7-8
Website: https://sites.redlands.edu/childrens-literature-festival

Denver, CO: Left Coast Crime
Dates: March 13-16
Website: https://leftcoastcrime.org

Pasadena, CA: Pasadena Festival of Women Authors
Date: March 22
Website: https://pasadenaliteraryalliance.org/pasadena-festival-of-women-authors

Los Angeles, CA: AWP Conference & Bookfair
Dates: March 26-29
Website: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference

New Orleans, LA:Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival
Dates: March 26-30
Website: https://www.tennesseewilliams.net

New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University
Dates: March 27-29
Website: https://bookfest.tulane.edu

 

April 2025

 

New York, NY: New York International Antiquarian Book Fair
Dates: April 3-6
Website: https://www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com