Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival 


BookPeople is proud to be the official bookseller for the Texas Book Festival. This year the festival will include 300 nationally and critically recognized authors and a full slate of programming for all ages. 


The 2017 Texas Book Festival will be held November 4-5, 2017. The Festival runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Can't make the fest? Pre-order signed copies of books by select authors who will be there. Books may be shipped to you or picked up in the store and will be available beginning 11/6. 


The Texas Book Festival Weekend is free and open to the public and takes place in Austin, Texas, at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds.

First Edition Literary Gala

One of the best (and most fun) ways to support our efforts is to attend the First Edition Literary Gala, the Texas Book Festival’s main annual fundraiser. The First Edition Literary Gala is a black tie celebration held the Friday evening of the Festival Weekend. Always a memorable event, the Gala is packed with literary luminaries, dignitaries, and cultural arts supporters. Proceeds from the Gala allow us to keep the Festival Weekend free for everyone and also fund our year round outreach programs, including Reading Rock Stars and Texas Public Library Grants.

The 2017 First Edition Literary Gala will be held November 3, 2017. Buy your tickets now!


TBF Is A Non-Profit Organization

The Texas Book Festival is a non-profit organization. We welcome your contributions to help produce this popular annual event and year-round literary events, as well as to support our literacy programs and grants to Texas public libraries. Donate to Texas Book Festival online at any time.  When you give $100 or more, we thank you with a Festival Friends Pass, which provides priority seating and signing line access for you and one guest at select venues and signings during the Festival Weekend. We are grateful for your support of literature, libraries and literacy in Texas!

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Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
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