This weekend, 40,000 book lovers and 300-plus authors will gather at the Texas State Capitol and surrounding grounds for the 20th anniversary Texas Book Festival, Oct. 17-18.
The Texas Book Festival—a two-day celebration of authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination and one of the longest-running book festivals in the nation—will include 300-plus authors, 40,000 attendees, live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, book signings and sales, and 100 exhibitors. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Texas State Capitol and surrounding venues and grounds, 1100 Congress Ave.
- 300-plus renowned authors including Margaret Atwood, Chuck Palahniuk, Taye Diggs, Wendell Pierce, Lemony Snicket, and more
- 40,000 enthusiastic book lovers of all ages, genders, and ethnicities
- Dozens of indie presses, local bookstores such as Malvern Books and Bookwoman, literary organizations, Penguin Group and its mobile book truck, Typewriter Rodeo, 10 food vendors, 1,000 dedicated volunteers, and more