The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. #txbookfest
Book lovers: join us at @humanitiestexas Annual Holiday Book Fair this Saturday! Texas authors, including TBF friends Sarah Bird, Oscar Cásares, Joe Nick Patoski, Chandler Baker, Carmen Oliver, Edward Carey, and more will be there to sign books. facebook.com/events/7700847…
Welcome to the TBF team, Katey! 📚 twitter.com/psencikk/statu…
Booklovers! Consider making a tax-deductible donation to TBF this #GivingTuesday. Your support allows us to continue our year-round literacy outreach, and keeps the Festival free and open to the public. Plus, each donation comes with some bookish TBF swag: ow.ly/C1wc50xpF7w https://t.co/w4zHLsCBbv
Still working to figure out the best bookish gift for the lit lover in your life? @skirkwalsh and our friends over at @TexasHighways compiled a list of 100 Texas-inspired books for 100 ages. It's the perfect gift guide for your holiday season! texashighways.com/culture/100-te…
Curious what it's like to intern at TBF? Brittany Wagner chronicles her experiences working the Festival, its accompanying events, and the day-to-day activities involved with her job as a Development Intern in her latest blog post: texasbookfestival.org/tbf-intern-exp… https://t.co/dDgqujgT7g
Congratulations to two 2019 #txbookfest authors for winning the National Book Award this week! We are so excited to see Susan Choi win the fiction prize for her novel TRUST EXERCISE and @sarahmbroom win the nonfiction prize for THE YELLOW HOUSE! https://t.co/5tNwj5EuuJ
This week's #FridayReads is brought to you by our School & Community Programs Coordinator Lucy, who is currently gearing up for Real Reads 2020 with Julissa Arce's powerful memoir SOMEONE LIKE ME. What's in your weekend TBR stack? https://t.co/g2xW75Y82b
'Tis the season for bookish swag! If you donate to TBF, we'll say thank you with a limited edition Festival gift. Choose your donation level and receive one of these Festival goodies— perfect gifts for the lit lover in your life! ow.ly/4fPs50xfhBz https://t.co/8jlIwOOeqV
THE WAIT IS OVER! We've posted photos from the 2019 #txbookfest on our website, so head on over to texasbookfestival.org/2019-festival-… to recount the weekend's literary fun! 📚What was your most memorable moment at this year's Fest? 📚 https://t.co/UTCEIzCXkt
Friends! Are you searching for your next bookish event? Austin's Anti-Defamation League is hosting a free, multi-media performance of THE CHILDREN OF WILLISDEN LANE this coming Tuesday, November 19th! Make sure to register soon to reserve your spot: facebook.com/events/2288151…
Happy, happy Friday booklovers! Baby Olive is thoroughly enjoying local #txbookfestival author Divya Srinivasan's LITTLE OWL'S NIGHT this beautiful fall day, a perfect book to acquaint your young reader with the mysteries of the dark. What are your #FridayReads? Let us know! https://t.co/K69YuJcLpy
TBF is on the hunt for our next Literary Director! Are you passionate about TBF's mission, and up to the challenge of bringing hundreds of authors to Austin for our annual Festival? Check out the job posting here: texasbookfestival.org/literary-direc… https://t.co/nOIFSmi8h6
Calling all families! How was your #txbookfest experience? Give us your feedback for a chance to win this TBF grab bag full of bookish goodies for the whole family! We’ll be picking the winner of this bundle and the previously-posted one next Tuesday: surveymonkey.com/r/P3LMZPS https://t.co/LhvW3fVJaP
Cheers to @JulieWbach as she embarks on her next literary adventure...to Book Revue, an indie bookstore on Long Island! At TBF Julie brought her bookselling knowledge, literary insight, and passion for sharing the joy of books...and 1200 authors! #txbookfest #indiebookstore https://t.co/9kVf7R2a9Z
📚Did you miss your favorite author's signing at this year's #txbookfest? 📚Our friends over at @BookPeople have select signed copies of this year's Fest books available both online and in-store! Check out what's they've got here: bookpeople.com/order-signed-b… https://t.co/RbAmdITDwE
Booklovers! How was your #txbookfest experience? Give us your feedback for a chance to win a TBF grab bag full of goodies: surveymonkey.com/r/P3LMZPS https://t.co/WPXMWxlQCy
With another successful year for the Texas Book Festival in the books, planning for 2020 has already begun. Go behind the scenes with our Executive Director Lois Kim and @austinwoman to take a look at a day in her! twitter.com/austinwoman/st…
We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there, too. Tag an author you'd love to see at #txbookfest2020! https://t.co/S6yHXE0iWc
Another year in the books! Thank you to all our authors, moderators, volunteers, sponsors, and book lovers for helping us make it happen! What was your favorite #txbookfest2019 memory this year? Comment below ⬇️ https://t.co/J0cxa3eVts
As one chapter closes, another begins. We want to give a big THANK YOU to the city of Austin, our amazing lineup of authors, our generous sponsors, and our team behind #txbookfest for another successful year! See you in 2020! https://t.co/Me2wjLTbfm
El Paso native and America’s most prominent Latino chef @aaronsanchez shares the story of his formative years and the invaluable lessons he learned, which are highlighted in his new book "Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef." https://t.co/ilFNTEsu8h
Authors @DrIbram and Harriet Washington in discussion on new ways to deconstruct racism, examining facets ranging from systemic environmental racism to intersections with gender and sexuality. https://t.co/7sAY1K4TYe
Authors @halseanderson, @jaquiradiaz, Cyrus Dunham and Jeannie Vanasco share their stories of strength, survival, and using the power of the pen to transform. (@kirkusreviews @tenaciouspm) https://t.co/H8BT6ZW2LD
Getting deep in discussion about the dramatic conclusion to the American Civil War with bestselling author S.C. Gwynne. ⁣⁣ https://t.co/FbVqgQIDR4
Tim O'Brien, award-winning author of the "The Things They Carried," discussing his new memoir, "Dad's Maybe Book," a series of letters to his sons that traverses the great variety of human experience and emotion while sharing a father’s soul-saving love for his sons.⁣ ⁣⁣ https://t.co/xoD9qAgWeJ
Caught James Beard Award-winning Houston chef Chris Shepherd in the @CentralMarket Cooking Tent demonstrating a recipe from his new cookbook, "Cook Like a Local." https://t.co/KXIwT1gz9C
We had a blast as awesome, nationally-renowned illustrators @tavaresbooks and @ericvelasquezny went toe-to-toe and sketch-to-sketch in this rapid-fire, Pictionary-like drawing game at the Ready Set Draw session! https://t.co/VC9dh5jWC3
We had a blast as awesome, nationally-renowned illustrators @tavaresbooks and Eric Velasquez went toe-to-toe and sketch-to-sketch in this rapid-fire, Pictionary-like drawing game at the Ready Set Draw session! https://t.co/nOZyYdOd37
Come one, come all young book lovers to the Read Me a Story tent for a Sunday Funday of exciting tales. Check out the full schedule here: texasbookfestival.org/locations/read… https://t.co/Kt8MuYFxSP
U.S. Supreme Court Justice @sotomayor.scotus is here today to discuss her new picture book, "Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You," a reminder to all young readers (and all of us) to embrace our differences and love who we are. https://t.co/wZOelc73zT
Brunchin' with @jannagur at @olamaieaustin featuring three courses adapted with collaboration from Gur and @chefeinat's new cookbook about Israeli home cooking, "Shuk." https://t.co/4lmLJSBzHN
Wristbands are SOLD OUT for our signing with Sonia Sotomayor today. If you missed it, check out the other signings happening today: texasbookfestival.org/books-sales-si….
Seating is FULL for our event with Sonia Sotomayor. If you did not make it in, head to Congress Avenue and check out the rest of the free family fun at this year’s #txbookfest: texasbookfestival.org/kids-on-congre…
Good morning, Texas! We have another day packed with authors, discussions, and new books to discover. Peruse the schedule and join us down on the Festival grounds at the State Capitol! texasbookfestival.org/schedule/ https://t.co/sUuoatL4pL
Lit Crawl has officially taken over East Austin! Check out the full schedule of stops you can enjoy at Lit Crawl Austin: bit.ly/2Ap08CN
Today was filled with amazing discussions with authors and we're ready for another magical day with you all tomorrow. We'll be kicking off Sunday's programming with U.S. Supreme Court Justice @SotomayorScotus! https://t.co/Nk8Nh2gWHj
Author Julie Fogliano and illustrator Christian Robinson read "Just in Case You Want to Fly" in our Read Me a Story Tent! No matter how far you fly as a child growing up, you will always have a home. (@holidayhousebks) https://t.co/5niBY51fHS
James Beard Award-winning author, chef, and restaurateur Sean Brock discussed his newest cookbook, "South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations," presented by @CentralMarket. (@artisanbooks) https://t.co/5JI1ZuPKZ9
A great discussion on the murky territory of manipulation, memory, community, and toxic men, exercising the form of the novel to demonstrate how complicated the conversation becomes with @jamiattenberg and Susan Choi! https://t.co/FIY6nE4kQh
Samantha Power, who served as @barackobama's human rights advisor, discussed her memoir, "The Education of an Idealist." She touched on her experience navigating the halls of power. https://t.co/3lFDSnUiJa
We're honored to present best-selling author @atticalocke with the Texas Writer Award! (@littlebrown) https://t.co/tq0xkxFvjQ
Today in the #TexasTent, we join masters of western crime fiction @joelansdale and Craig Johnson. The two best-selling authors discussed how different regions of the West make for memorable backdrops of page-turning mysteries. https://t.co/ZOcNlRZF11
We heard from living legend Texas writer Stephen Harrigan! He discussed his major new history, "Big, Wonderful Thing: A New History of Texas," walking us in the footsteps of both ancient and modern Texans. https://t.co/mEpt3nxtPm
Hear from living legend Texas writer Stephen Harrigan! He will discuss his major new history, "Big, Wonderful Thing: A New History of Texas," walking us in the footsteps of both ancient and modern Texans. https://t.co/11fAu0R5z5
Break-out fiction writers Fernando A. Flores and Rodrigo Márquez Tizano (@fsgbooks @Coffee_House_ ) discuss their irreverent and energetic approaches to the page, including the surreal, absurdist techniques used to craft their new novels. https://t.co/PXhPtXAkdi
Stop by our Latinx Lit Tent, where you'll find bilingual programming all weekend. There's something for readers of all ages! texasbookfestival.org/locations/ahor…
Pitmaster extraordinaire and @FranklinBbq founder Aaron Franklin discussing how to perfectly cook the steak of your dreams and how to build custom, backyard grill setups at the @CentralMarket tent. https://t.co/Alttz5F6dR
NPR's @aart411 and Pulitzer Prize finalist @suketumehta push beyond the headlines to discuss the real experiences of immigrants living in America. Tune into the discussion over at the C-SPAN tent! https://t.co/TnTTF0S8bk
Texas Book Festival fun for the whole family! Head over to Kids on Congress today for activities your kids will love: texasbookfestival.org/kids-on-congre….
Kicking off our 2019 Festival is author of 33 novels and New York Times bestselling writer @johngrisham (@doubledaybooks)! He's presenting his newest thriller "The Guardians." https://t.co/x5FXOYTVFn
Spots in the signing line and seating at this event are limited. If you don’t make it in, be sure to check out the rest of the free family fun at this year’s #txbookfest: texasbookfestival.org/kids-on-congre…
Wristbands for our Sunday 10/27 signing with Sonia Sotomayor are now available in our Main and Children’s Book Sales Tents on Congress Avenue, while they last! Be sure to read all of the information about this event if you would like to attend: texasbookfestival.org/sonia-sotomayo…
Day 1 of Texas Book Festival is here! We're excited to bring you two days filled with literacy, family fun, and opportunities to meet your favorite authors. https://t.co/tq8YFv6ZS4
Wrapped up a wonderful evening at our 2019 First Edition Literary Gala! Thank you to our presenting authors and to everyone who came out tonight to support our work here in Texas. We can't wait to see everyone bright and early tomorrow as we kick off our 2019 Festival weekend! https://t.co/aO4tkdvXLK
So much going on this weekend in Austin! @Do512Family has the scoop on what festivities to attend with your family at the #txbookfest2019, read more below. twitter.com/Do512Family/st…
Reading Rock Stars Austin is in full action! Today we are donating 4,685 books to Austin students. Such a special moment seeing our young readers so excited to meet our presenting authors Isabel Quintero, @renecolato, and @goraina. https://t.co/UqTlOUOvAB
Our friends at @TexasMonthly have compiled nearly three dozen TM stories—some old, some new—about Texas authors attending the Festival this weekend. Read more here and check out the #txbookfest schedule on our website to plan your stops: texasmonthly.com/texas-book-fes…
Time to explore the world of reading! Tomorrow kicks off our Festival weekend and we're excited to inspire Texans of all ages to love reading, and connect authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. https://t.co/GkeEOt7AoW
Foodies, #txbookfest is also for you! Be sure to check out the live cooking demos and talks that will happen in the Central Market cooking tent at the Festival this weekend. @EaterAustin shares their Austin Food Lovers’ Guide to the Festival below. Can't wait to see all of you! twitter.com/EaterAustin/st…
We have a full weekend of literary sessions for readers of all ages in the Kirkus Reviews Tent, starting with a high-power panel of the 2019 Kirkus Prize Finalists to kick off the Festival Weekend! Read more about the authors and Tent schedule here: texasbookfestival.org/the-2019-kirku… https://t.co/pNs697LT3w
For all programming updates, including author cancellations, be sure to check our website: texasbookfestival.org/updates-to-the…
Houston poet @francinejharris will join @brendashaughnes on Sunday 10/27 at 12:30PM to discuss their work, which considers estrangement, the self, and searching for language from the experience of alienation. texasbookfestival.org/events/after-p…
Bestselling crime fiction author @shoedog11 talks D. C. Noir with contributors to Akashic's new Houston Noir collection in the Texas Tent on Saturday 10/26 at 12:00PM. texasbookfestival.org/events/texas-n…
Award-winning illustrator @KadirNelson will join @KwameAlexander in the @KirkusReviews Tent on Saturday 10/26 at 12:00PM to share The Undefeated. (You can also catch both of them on the Kirkus Prize panel at 10:00AM!) texasbookfestival.org/events/the-und…
We've added some great authors to the Festival lineup since our program went to print. Please help us welcome them to #txbookfest - @KadirNelson, @shoedog11 and @francinejharris! https://t.co/JrrFenuO8k
We are pleased to once again partner with C-Span2/Book TV to host + livestream engaging + relevant cultural conversations about a wide variety of big topics at the Fest. Read more about the schedule of authors and discussions here: ow.ly/28CX50wPmiL https://t.co/bkAvItnMBt
Have you downloaded the @TooFarMedia app? Featured at the Festival will be the novel "Arms from the Sea," which combines the fantastical novel with music by Orenda Fink and visionary art by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein to create an other-worldly, immersive story experience. https://t.co/zJKIFAZFSu
We are days away from the 2019 Texas Book Festival! This year, #txbookfest is welcoming more than 275 stellar authors! The 2019 Festival returns to downtown Austin October 26-27, and as always, it is free and open to the public. @CultureMapATX has the insider's guide! Link below. twitter.com/CultureMapATX/…
Do you love books and helping people? We'll have our volunteer sign-up open until 7pm tonight! This is your last chance to join the TBF volunteer crew and help out behind the scenes of the Festival weekend. Sign up here to join the #txbookfest2019 crew: texasbookfestival.org/volunteer/ https://t.co/TMpaYqwf7W
Hey, book lovers: grab a copy of today’s @statesman and get our exclusive full-color program with schedule, session highlights, maps, and more! Get started planning your best Fest yet! https://t.co/TrK7OxWJ9R
Hooray! Kids On Congress will be a blast - grab your kiddos and head downtown next weekend. twitter.com/Do512Family/st…
We are so thrilled to celebrate Executive Director, Lois Kim, as she received the Community Star Award from @asfmag at their Stars at Night Gala. Cheers to Lois for all of her hard work and dedication to bringing together writers and readers! https://t.co/gDCw0stG8t
TBF is now ONE WEEK AWAY, and this Sunday, you can get the official #txbookfest2019 program + schedule inside the @statesman! Pick up your copy + enjoy our full-color insert featuring all of our sessions, Festival highlights + Statesman's picks for the authors not to be missed. https://t.co/vnHbZ7lZ7p
We're excited to partner with @TooFarMedia at the #txbookfest2019! TooFar Media creates immersive story experiences, fusing fiction, music and art, by author Rich Shapero. Get the TooFar Media app, and look for the Craft Reader Gallery at the Festival! https://t.co/h4MK9riP0d
Counting down the days for the 2019 Texas Book Festival! Get ready with these picks from our Literary Director, Julie Wernersbach and @austin360. twitter.com/austin360/stat…
We have tons of great new lit to discover at Texas Book Fest. Discover groundbreaking new poetry, the year's must-read novels, and memoirs and essay collections that show us every facet of the human experience. Here are a few highlights! texasbookfestival.org/literary-highl… https://t.co/JBTafFc65n
Howdy, Book lovers! Meet us in the Texas Tent at #txbookfest to hear authors talk about the many facets of writing in and about Texas and the American West. We have two full days of great conversations for you about the Lone Star State and beyond! ow.ly/ZD7m50wnbve https://t.co/85EyGUFpZk
Reminder that Festival Friends Passes are available by mail if you donate by 10/18. Enjoy priority seating and signing access at our select FFP sessions with your Festival buddy! Secure your passes in the link below. ow.ly/9NZz50wLZuM https://t.co/ab7e2U4omO
RT @TXTeenBookFest: Maddy and Serena from @BookPeople’s Teen Press Corps interviewed @BrittneyMMorris, author of SLAY! Check it out: https:…
RT @TXTeenBookFest: Thanks for another amazing year! To our passionate readers, authors, booksellers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and…
RT @TXTeenBookFest: A sweet recap of this morning’s Keynote with @ErikaLSanchez, by Xander from @BookPeople’s Teen Press Corps: https://t.c…
This year, Reading Rock Stars is heading to 7 schools in Austin on 10/25 featuring 23 authors and illustrators. We are thrilled to welcome children's book authors Isabel Quintero, René Colato Laínez, and many more! Read more about the program here: texasbookfestival.org/reading-rock-s… https://t.co/ZgTizMAASC
Congratulation to Dominican- American Author @acruzwriter on being the first pick for @GMA’s new book club #GMAcovertocover. We can’t wait to see her at this year’s Texas Book Festival and learn more about “Dominicana.” twitter.com/gma/status/118…
We're thrilled to announce the 2019 Texas Writer Award Winner is @atticalocke— award-winning author and producer on the hit shows @WhenTheySeeUs and @EmpireFOX Join us on Saturday, October 26 at 2:30pm in the House Chamber as we present her with the 2019 Texas Writer Award! https://t.co/rdLDWGhLNS
Young readers have so much to discover during this year’s Festival! Once again, #txbookfest will bring together children's authors and activities for Kids on Congress, a jam-packed thoroughfare of kids’ events. There is so much to do and it's all FREE! ow.ly/PSiF50wEUKj https://t.co/QeO2HQ0wut
Book lovers who can't make it to the Texas Book Festival, thanks to @BookPeople you can still grab signed copies of select Festival titles. Check out the full list of signed books now available to pre-order in the link below. BookPeople ships worldwide! ow.ly/zXoo50wEO5u https://t.co/NLMSqOB5JH
"I decided to start writing for children in the summer of 2013, when my son was three. I had collected picture books since the early 1990s, particularly those featuring Indigenous people and cultures." @tracisorell on the inspiration behind her new picture book. https://t.co/nhsUBhkdPH
This year's @CentralMarket Cooking Tent will have delicious schedule of amazing chefs from around the country demonstrating some of their favorite cookbook recipes + discussing their experiences with food.There’s so much to discover at the #txbookfest2019! ow.ly/Gh8E50wn6Pd https://t.co/Em5Jp5JCH2
Discover STEM programming at this year's #txbookfest with the Cirrus Logic STEM track. This track is your curated guide to big discussions about climate change, internet culture, space flight, psychology at the voting polls, and more. Check out the list: ow.ly/hwed50wswoY https://t.co/7KHvIyP0qB
This year, we are proud to have more than 75 #Latinx authors, moderators, and panelists participating in the #txbookfest! Visit our website to check out the full Latinx Lit Tent schedule to get your itineraries ready, booklovers! ow.ly/kkhL50wsurm https://t.co/c9XcD5lfDL
We are honored to host United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at this year's Texas Book Festival. If you would like to see her and have a book signed, please read this important event information. Seating is limited! texasbookfestival.org/sonia-sotomayo… https://t.co/uTMuBrWzCb
On 10/26, Lit Crawl Austin is celebrating its 9th year of irreverent literary programming! Join us in the Red River Cultural District for a night of performances, games, trivia matches + storytelling sessions. Everyone is welcome and all events are free! ow.ly/avor50wn6kP https://t.co/epZm0enXpx
Our 2019 Texas Book Festival schedule is here! Tag your Festival buddy and let us know who you are most excited to see. Visit the link below to view all session locations and times for October 26-27, and start planning your Festival Weekend today! texasbookfestival.org/schedule https://t.co/dSlANBwSwT
Calling all teens! Thirty-five fantastic YA authors will come together on October 12 for the 11th annual @TXTeenBookFest taking place at Southwestern University. Come out to meet your favorite YA authors, participate in writing workshops, get your books signed, and more! https://t.co/HkPp7Fee1h
So excited about this brunch! Tickets available now! twitter.com/austin_monthly…
The countdown starts today! We are exactly one month away from the 2019 Texas Book Festival. This year, we have more than 300 authors! Check out everything you need to know about participating authors and attending the Festival by visiting: texasbookfestival.org. https://t.co/uoq63TEx8R
In case you missed it, the @nationalbook Foundation announced their 2019 National Book Awards Longlists including 2019 Festival authors: @kwamealexander, @jerichobrown, @sarahmbroom + Susan Choi. The full list of winners can be found here: nationalbook.org/awards-prizes/… https://t.co/6nmMZ52PcV
 
 
 
 
 
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