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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.

 

  

 

February 2019

 

Amelia Island, FL: Amelia Island Book Festival
Dates: February 14-16
Website: http://www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org

Savannah, GA: Savannah Book Festival
Dates: February 14-17
Website: http://www.savannahbookfestival.org

Detroit, MI: Detroit Book City African-American Family Book Expo 2019
Date: February 24
Website: http://www.detroitbookcity.com/expo-2019

 

March 2019

 

Augusta, GA: Augusta Literary Festival
Date: March 2
Website: http://www.augustaliteraryfestival.org

Tucson, AZ: Tucson Festival of Books
Dates: March 2-3
Website: http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

Long Beach, CA: Literary Women - The Long Beach Festival of Authors
Date: March 9
Website: https://www.literarywomen.org

Palm Beach, FL: Palm Beach Book Festival
Dates: March 14-16
Website: http://www.palmbeachbookfestival.com

Boca Raton, FL: Sleuthfest
Dates: March 14-17
Website: http://sleuthfest.com

Charlottesville, VA: Virginia Festival of the Book
Dates: March 20-24
Website: http://www.vabook.org/index.html

Columbia, SC: Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Date: March 23
Website: http://www.DeckleEdgeSC.org

Portland, OR: AWP Conference & Bookfair
Dates: March 27-30
Website: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference

New Orleans, LA: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Dates: March 27-31
Website: http://www.tennesseewilliams.net

 

April 2019

 

Eastsound, WA: Orcas Island Lit Fest
Dates: April 5-7
Website: https://oilf.org

San Antonio, TX: San Antonio Book Festival
Date: April 6
Website: http://www.saplf.org/festival

Montgomery, AL: Alabama Book Festival
Date: April 13
Website: http://www.alabamabookfestival.org

Los Angeles, CA: L.A. Times Festival of Books
Dates: April 13-14
Website: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks

Columbia, MO: Unbound Book Festival
Dates: April 18-20
Website: http://www.unboundbookfestival.com

Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Literary Festival
Dates: April 25-28
Website: http://www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org

Bowling Green, KY: Southern Kentucky Book Fest
Dates: April 26-27
Website: http://sokybookfest.org

Newburyport, MA: Newburyport Literary Festival
Dates: April 26-27
Website: http://newburyportliteraryfestival.org

Green Bay, WI: UntitledTown Book and Author Festival
Dates: April 26-28
Website: https://untitledtown.org

Dayton, OH: Dayton Book Expo
Date: April 27
Website: http://www.daytonbookexpo.com

Kensington, MD: Kensington Day of the Book Festival
Date: April 28
Website: https://dayofthebook.com

 

May 2019

 

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

Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival
Dates: May 4-5
Website: https://m.baybookfest.org

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

Pasadena, CA: LitFest Pasadena
Dates: May 18-19
Website: http://litfestpasadena.org

Eureka Springs, AR: Books in Bloom Literary Festival
Date: May 19
Website: http://booksinbloom.org

 

June 2019

 

South Orange, NJ: Maplewood South-Orange Book Festival
Dates: June 7-8
Website: http://www.mapsobookfest.org/

Chicago, IL: Printers Row Lit Fest
Dates: June 8-9
Website: http://printersrowlitfest.org/

Nantucket, MA: Nantucket Book Festival
Dates: June 14-16
Website: https://nantucketbookfestival.org/

Queens, NY: Queens Book Festival
Dates: June 15-16
Website: https://www.facebook.com/queensbookfestival/

 

July 2019

 

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

 

August 2019

 

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

Jackson, MS: Mississippi Book Festival
Date: August 17
Website: http://msbookfestival.com/

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