This Summer and Fall you should be able to find a local book fair or festival to attend from our list below, or plan to attend one while vacationing. They’re free (unless otherwise noted) and they’ve got something for all ages to enjoy! BTW: If you know of a festival we forgot, please let us know the web site link for it and we’ll be happy to add it to our list.
Saturday, May 4, 2013:
Hudson Children’s Book Festival (5th annual)
Hudson Jr. & Sr. High School
215 Harry Howard Ave.
Saturday, May 11, 2013:
Lit Fest – Pasadena 2.0
Saturday, May 18, 2013:
Gaithersburg Book Festival (3rd annual)
Gaithersburg City Hall
Sunday, May 19, 2013:
Books in Bloom Literary Festival (8th annual)
The 1886 Crescent Hotel Garden
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Saturday, June 1, 2013:
BookExpo America (date this event is open to Power Readers)
New York, New York
Although this is the premiere trade event for the publishing industry,
it is open to the public for the first time.
To attend on Saturday, you must register as a Power Reader at a cost of $49.
If you’re a true bookaholic, this is as close to nirvana as you can get.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 & Sunday, June 9, 2013:
Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest (28th annual)
Between Dearborn & Polk Streets in the Printers Row neighborhood
Saturday Hours = 10am-10pm
Sunday Hours = 10am-6pm
Correction – Saturday, July 20, 2013:
Harlem Book Fair (15th annual)
West 136th Street between Malcolm X Blvd & Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Do you know of any July book festivals? If so, let us know and we’ll publish a link and the dates.
Saturday, August 3, 2013 & Sunday, August 4, 2013:
Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival
Saturday Events at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown
Sunday Events on the Chilmark Community Center’s grounds in Chilmark
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Kansas Book Festival
State Capitol grounds
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Bookmarks Festival of Books
Downtown Arts District
Winston Salem, NC
Saturday, September 14, 2013:
Westchester Multicultural Children’s Book Festival (2nd annual)
Held in conjunction with the White Plains Public Library
Friday, September 20, 2013 through Sunday, September 22, 2013:
South Dakota Festival of Books (7th annual)
Deadwood Mountain Grand and other downtown locations
Saturday, September 21, 2013 & Sunday, September 22, 2013:
Library of Congress National Book Festival (13th annual)
Saturday Hours = 10am-5:30pm
Sunday Hours = Noon-5:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
Bookend Events surrounding the festival run from Monday, 9/16
through the festival date, so the festival basically lasts all week long!
Friday, September 27, 2013 through Sunday, September 29, 2013:
Baltimore Book Festival (18th annual)
Mt. Vernon Place
Friday & Saturday Hours = Noon-8pm
Sunday Hours = Noon-7pm
Friday, October 11, 2013 through Sunday, October 13, 2013
Southern Festival of Books (25th annual)
Saturday, October 26, 2013 & Sunday, October 27, 2013
Texas Book Festival (18th annual)
State Capitol Building
Sunday, November 17, 2013 through Sunday, November 24, 2013
(The Street Fair is Friday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 24th)
Miami Book Fair International (29th annual)
Miami Dade College, Wolfson campus
The Street Fair and some of the other events are free.
Tickets are available for Author presentation events.
Check the web site for availability and prices.