The Texas Book Festival is a non-profit organization established by Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Along with Mary Margaret Farabee, founding co-chair, Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan a book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and serve to benefit the state's public libraries. The first Festival took place at the Capitol in November 1996. The signature event has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and takes place in and around the State Capitol in Austin, hosting over 250 authors each year. More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Festival annually, enjoying author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities, and exhibiting vendors from across the state. Many volunteer options and shifts are available at the 22nd annual Texas Book Festival.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Capital Complex & Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701