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Event Overview:

One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 80+ exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers.

The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 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 about 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. While remaining an important showcase for the work of Texas authors, the Texas Book Festival hosts important writers from all over the world and has earned a national reputation for the quality of its programming and its appeal to readers, authors, and publishers alike.

Exhibitor Information:

Join the Texas Book Festival as we celebrate our 21st Annual Festival to be held in and around the Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas, on November 5 and 6, 2016. The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The two day Festival is a gift to the state of Texas, free and open to the public, bringing books to life through author readings, innovative panel discussions, demonstrations, and book signings. Advertised and promoted nationally, the Texas Book Festival attracts 40,000 attendees. The Festival offers exhibitors a great opportunity to showcase their products and/or services to this large audience of book lovers.

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Conference/Event Dates: 11/05/2016 - 11/06/2016
Conference/Event Hours: Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 11am-5pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: Book - Literary Art Fairs
Other Industries: Book - Literary Art Fairs, Local Shows & Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 45,000
Cost to Attend: Free
Audience: Open to the Public
Venue: Capitol Grounds
Venue Phone: (512) 463-5495
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:80+
Show Owner:Texas Book Festival
Show Manager:Texas Book Festival
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Thanks to the generosity of individuals, business, foundations, volunteers and partners, the Texas Book Festival, a non-profit organization, continues to promote literature, libraries, and literacy in Texas. Your financial support helps keep the Festival FREE and helps fund our Reading Rock Stars literacy program and grants to Texas public libraries.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 8' June 1, 2016 - Sept 9, 2016 $875; Each additional booth, $800   Electricity: Yes Access to electricity included in 10' x 8' booths.
10' x 8' Sept 10, 2016 - Nov 1, 2016 $1,000; Each additional booth, $900   Water: n/a
10' x 8' Non-Profit $495   Generator: n/a
Open Pavilion Exhibitor Table $375 No access to electricity.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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2015 Exhibitors:

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Alamo Bay Press

Alvin J. Walters

Annette Bridges – Chick Lit and Children’s Author

Arcadia Publishing & The History Press

Austin-American Statesman

Austin Community College Creative Writing Department

Austin Dog Alliance

Austin History Center Association

Austin Krishnas, Inc.

Austin Lyric Opera

Austin Public Library Friends Foundation

Authors Inc./

Avian Kingdom Feathered Tales

Awst Press

Barefoot Books

Belinda Vasquez Garcia

Black Dog Swamp Magazine

Black Ink Art

Black Rose Writing

Bnei Baruch

Bookforum Magazine


Book Woman

Box Family Advisors, LLC

Cinco Puntos Press

Crime Scene Books

David Luck, Author

DDA Publishing

DEAR Texas

Deep Vellum Publishing

DeGolyer Library, SMU/Book Club of Texas

Dinos 3D!

Divine Canines

Enchanted Indie Press

Epoch Times

Joyce Murdock Feilke

fields Magazine

Galveston Convention Visitors Bureau

Globe Pequot – Roman and Littlefield

Great Texas Line Press

Half Price Books

Hamilton Media Design

Haymarket Books

Heart of Texas – Sisters in Crime

Hinkle Publishing, LLC

Houston Writers Guild, Inc.


Javelina Books

Animal Advocates

Katharine E. Hamilton – Author

L.A. Starkey & D.E.L. Connor

Logosophical Foundation, Inc.

Lori Rolie Publishing – LRP Management, LLC

Malvern Books

Myra Hargrave Mcilvain

Mysteries by Vincent, LLC

Mystery Writers of America, Southwest Chapter

Paper Newt

Penguin Random House

Pennyworth Books

Pigsey Art

Powers Enterprises, LLC

Reading Group Choices

Red Carpet Books, Inc.

Roaming Reindeer

Sam Martinez/Systematic Evil Mat Perez vs. the FBI

San Antonio Book Festival

SGI-USA Austin Buddhist Center

She Writes Press

    Authors: Jo Ivester, Carole Bumpus, Donna Stoneham, Mimi Zollars Sapparrart

Silverleaf Resorts

Sociosights Press

SNHU Low-Residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction

Spider Road Press

Texas A&M University Press

Texas Bigfoot in My Backyard

Texas Folklore Society

Texas General Land Office

Texas Institute of Letters

Texas Library Association

The Texas Observer

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Tech University Press

Texas Writers of Teen Fiction

The New School

The Wittliff Collection


Treaty Oak Publishers

Trinity University Press

University of North Texas

University of Texas Press

University of Texas School of Information

Usborne Books & More

Useful Wild Plants of Texas

Vanny Vorng

White Bird Publications, LLC

Wings Press

Woodgate Publishing

Women’s Storybook Project of Texas

Writers’ League of Texas


2012 Exhibitors:

Academy for Global Studies
Artifex Equipment, Inc.
Asatte Press
Austin Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Austin Center for Photography
Austin Community College
Austin Dog Alliance
Austin Public Library Friends Foundation/Austin Public Library
Barefoot Books
Black Rose Writing
Book Woman
Bright Sky Press
Capital City Scribes
Cardboard Box Adventures
Chapter Bookmarkers
Christian Science Reading Room
Cinco Puntos Press
Culture Map
Divine Canines
Don Blevins
Essilor Vision Foundation
First-Book Austin
Former Texas Rangers Foundation
Grey Gecko Press
Harry Ransom Center
Haymarket Books
Heritage Language
Host Publications
Indie Austin/Never Heard of 'Em
Invisible & Voiceless - Martha Caso
Javelina Books
Las Comadres Para Las Americas
LifeWorks Literacy Program
Linda A.W. King, author
Lucid Dreams by LV Tamez
Meem's Little World
Mercury/Read to Lead
Mysteries By Vincent
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Novel-T Literary Jerseys
On the Avenue Marketing
On the Avenue Marketing
Out In Left
Penguin Group (USA)
Penguin Group (USA)
Pennyworth Books
Publishing Program
ReadWest Foundation, Inc.
Russ Hall & Sylvia Dickey Smith, Author
Seebridge Media
SGI-USA Buddhist Organization
St. Edwards
Stanley Publishing Co.
State Farm Insurance
TCU Press
Texas A&M University Press Consortium
Texas Center for the Book
Texas Folklore Society
Texas General Land Office
Texas Highways Magazine
Texas Library Association
Texas Municipal Courts Education Center
Texas State Historical Association
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Texas Tech University Press
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas
The History Press
The Texas Observer
The University of Texas School of Information
The Wittliff Collections
The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
Toastmasters District 55
University of Texas Press
University of North Texas
Useful Wild Plants, Inc.
Violet Crown Publishers
Waterloo Press
Western Writers of America
Wings Press and Southwest School of Art
Women's Storybook Project of Texas
Write No Wrong LLC
Writers' League of Texas

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