The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. #txbookfest
Mark your calendars for our designated Day of Sales at BookPeople on Wednesday, May 29! That day, from open til close, BookPeople will give a portion of all in-store book sales in support of TBF (a great excuse to pick up a few—or ten—of the books you've been wanting to read!)
It's almost the weekend! What are y'all's #FridayReads today? Tomoko at BookPeople is re-reading Rainbow Rowell's CARRY ON in anticipation for the sequel, WAYWARD SON out later this year. https://t.co/gwLBqMRLMT
Texas authors, writers, & storytellers: @DallasMuseumArt is seeking stories for their 2020 Texas Bound series, featuring works of short fiction by Texas-connected authors. Visit their site for full guidelines and to submit your story! dma.org/programs-arts-… https://t.co/ioDsPcV1s4
RT @NB_Chris: Austin folks: this is tonight @BookPeople 7 pm, hope to see some of you there twitter.com/NB_Chris/statu…
Dallas: mark your calendars for next Monday, May 20 at 7:30pm! Join us at the @DallasMuseumArt to see bestselling author Celeste Ng in conversation w/ TBF Executive Director Lois Kim! Visit the DMA website for tickets & details—we'll see y'all there! dma.org/programs/event… https://t.co/n5k93sAI2r
RT @thismaya: My summer reading recs! @texasbookfest & @austin360 were nice enough to ask me and, as a kid who got excited about the local…
Take a look, and be sure to join the @austin360 Book Club group to see more great recommended reading lists this year! facebook.com/groups/2468085…
TX authors @unlandedgentry & @thismaya, along w/ our own @JulieWbach, share with @austin360 some favorite books "to be enjoyed on the grassy hill of Barton Springs, on a long car ride, in an air-conditioned library and into the early hours of the morning." austin360.com/entertainmentl…
RT @TSLAC: In less than a month, nominations will open for the #TXCenterfortheBook Literacy Award. The Friends of the Libraries & Archives…
RT @tayari: I’m excited. Are you excited? I’m very excited. Super excited. lithub.com/tayari-joness-…
Exciting contest opportunity for young Texas writers! Deadline to enter is July 15, 2019—visit the #TTBF site to read the full guidelines and submit your original work of fiction. twitter.com/TXTeenBookFest…
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Jenna Hawkins Welch, the mother of TBF founder and former First Lady @laurawbush. Welch nurtured a passion for reading and literature in her daughter, and we are so grateful for her legacy. facebook.com/laurawbush/pho…
Celebrate #AAPIHeritageMonth! We’re highlighting #AAPI literature & our state’s literary community—starting with our own Logistics and Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole, on her love of cookbooks and cooking, and the connection to her cultural identity. texasbookfestival.org/finding-my-asi… https://t.co/N34eNS409z
RT @BookPeople: 🎉Come by and explore the new TBF display on our first floor! 🎉 twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
RT @SharynVane: Two great things that are even better together: @texasbookfest and @BookPeople! twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
Check out some of the exciting new and forthcoming titles from previous Texas Book Festival presenters (and start making that must-get list for our annual Day of Sales at BookPeople!) facebook.com/events/3719948…
With 23 Festival Weekends under our belt, we’ve had hundreds of writers grace our stages with their insight and remarkable work over the last two and a half decades. Now, we’re celebrating some of these TBF alumni with a new display up at @BookPeople! texasbookfestival.org/on-display-tex… https://t.co/SJakf9Oz59
Thanks to @austin360 and the @statesman for joining us at last Tuesday's Book Tips and Sips at @boozyicecream! Mark your calendars for our next Book Tips and Sips: Literary Libations on Tuesday, August 13! austin360.com/photogallery/T…
It's stay-inside-&-read weather today! We hope you're all safe and dry, with a good book and warm drink at hand. What are you fave rainy day reads? For us, stories with a little bit of magic and the unreal, like @kyliu99's THE PAPER MENAGERIE, are perfect when it's raging outside https://t.co/BDwX0mCCjR
RT @gabrielle_munoz: @texasbookfest @boozyicecream @statesman @thismaya @unlandedgentry @JulieWbach Looked like fun! austin360.com/photogallery/T…
RT @Devas_T: Well, I made the paper, doing what I love to do! morningsun.net/news/20190507/…
We had a great time last night at @boozyicecream for Book Tips and Sips! If you weren't able to make it & want to see which books were discussed (or if you were and want to see them again), look for the list in the @statesman Sunday, May 16. See y'all at our next BT&S in August! https://t.co/SIi6AaUjYi
Huge congrats to Naomi Shihab Nye! What a fantastic recognition (and gift to us all) for this brilliant poet and writer. twitter.com/TexasMonthly/s…
Yesss @thu_lit_to_quit, we're big fans of THE BEST WE COULD DO! (Also fans of that TBF cap 🤓) twitter.com/thu_lit_to_qui…
Libraries, beyond being a calm, quiet space where anyone and everyone is welcome to gather and learn, can often be a lifeline in their communities. Read on to see how the Marathon Public Library supports its community! texasbookfestival.org/a-spotlight-on… https://t.co/54a3KxyEYD
RT @sara__russell: @texasbookfest author discussion about summer reads! Wonderful evening with wind & clouds. @boozyicecream too! https://t…
RT @boozyicecream: TODAY: Join us in celebrating two of the best parts of summer: new & favorite books to get lost in, cocktails and ice cr…
Austinites: celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage all month at @AustinPublicLib with craft classes, film nights, and of course, books and reading! library.austintexas.gov/event-tags/asi…
TOMORROW: join us in celebrating two of the best parts of summer: new & favorite books to get lost in, and ice cream! Our 2nd Book Tips and Sips at Prohibition Creamery, featuring @unlandedgentry and @thismaya, takes place 5:30-7pm, and is free and open to all! See y'all there! https://t.co/5gm33D1aUD
Hooray for #FridayReads & the weekend! Friend and board member Archana recommends UP: A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER'S PEAKBAGGING ADVENTURE. "I keep coming back to this book every time I need inspiration to reconnect with myself & encourage my daughters to have a spirit of adventure." https://t.co/S7nt22WesX
"It's almost as if you had one star, and now you've got a lot there, and now you can see constellations you might not have noticed before." @pronounced_ing interviews @AmyTan for the 30th anniversary of THE JOY LUCK CLUB—what a fantastic conversation to witness! twitter.com/pronounced_ing…
RT @mtaeckens: "'We have rather similar dark tastes in things,' Carey says... 'If you could sum it up, it's probably like Victorian morgue…
RT @thismaya: So looking forward to this! Summer reading recs, ice cream, & booze - what else do you need? twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
Today is the first day of Asian-Pacific American Heritage month! We're excited to spend the month celebrating and highlighting #AAPI literature. What are some of your favorite AAPI books and authors? #AAPIHM https://t.co/wm8KbYvKe2
Austinites: Don't miss 2018 #TxBookFest author Mimi Swartz, back in town on May 14 for the Chez Zee Author Series! facebook.com/events/2143782…
Hey booklovers, want to help the Texas Center for the Book @TSLAC choose the 2019 Texas Great Read? Fill out this form to nominate the book or books (any reading level or genre) you think makes a great representative for our state! twitter.com/TSLAC/status/1…
RT @austinfilm: The @texasbookfest's Book Tips and Sips is coming to Prohibition Creamery on May 7th. Need a great summer read? Authors May…
JUST ONE WEEK AWAY: our second-ever Book Tips & Sips at @boozyicecream! Warm weather, road trips, & poolside afternoons are right around the corner. Join authors Maya Perez & Amy Gentry as they share their favorite reads for the long, lazy days of summer! facebook.com/events/5357113…
RT @tdtnews: #Temple library receives grant from Texas Book Festival. @Temple_TX @texasbookfest bit.ly/2IZ8zcz https://t.co/eK346T…
Happy #FridayReads! Lydia's on vacation and enjoying all the extra reading time. A rainy morning in the cabin makes the perfect setting for FLOWERS OF MOLD: a moody, unsettling collection of stories by Seong-Nan Ha (translated by Janet Hong). What are y'all reading this weekend? https://t.co/MJykOgIh0J
Fantastic story from Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle on two bookstore owners in Corpus Christi and Portland, TX who are working to get books into the homes of their communities. houstonchronicle.com/news/texas/art… https://t.co/1EW5Njy9lB
“I immediately make a set of notes that are like a photograph of it: they record, in one frame as it were, what it looked like to me.” Exciting news for Austin readers: the @ransomcenter has acquired the papers and notes of celebrated author Rachel Cusk. sightlinesmag.org/ransom-center-…
RT @PflugervilleLib: This little songbook section is about to grow! We are the proud recipients of a Texas Book Festival Grant (@texasbookf…
ICYMI: Yesterday, we revealed the 41 public libraries across Texas receiving a 2019 Texas Library Grant—altogether, a total of over $100,500! We're pretty big fans of libraries here, and we're honored to support and the invaluable work they do. sightlinesmag.org/texas-book-fes…
We always have time to stop and talk with young readers 💙 twitter.com/BenitoMtzES_Mo…
We're thrilled to announce the 2019 Texas Library Grants recipients! This year, we are giving 41 grants to public Texas libraries across 36 counties—congratulations to each of these fantastic libraries and their dedicated librarians + staff! texasbookfestival.org/announcing-the…
RT @monicabrownbks: Missing my familia and beautiful Texas! But @TXLA and @texasbookfest and @SABookFestival, I'm back in more ways than…
We're so pleased to be hosting a happy hour for our friends in town for the TLA conference! Huge thanks to our wonderful hosts and to Goodnight Loving Vodka for providing these refreshing drinks ✨ https://t.co/DnGRrVWNI1
The 2019 TLA conference starts today! Come by our table and talk about Texas libraries with us! https://t.co/2O77qTUea2
Big congrats to each of these authors for the recognition! We had the great honor of hosting both @thommyorange and @rebeccamakkai at the Festival last year, and highly recommend their books. twitter.com/DaniTrussoni/s…
RT @PulitzerPrizes: Congratulations to Forrest Gander, @NewDirections and @BrownUniversity. #Pulitzer https://t.co/RhVejjLUrZ
RT @PulitzerPrizes: Congratulations to Richard Powers, @wwnorton and @Illinois_Alma. #Pulitzer https://t.co/uThN1wGEYw
RT @stevesaldivar: I usually ask interview subjects to say what they had for breakfast as a way to check the audio. Sometime they count to…
RT @MrSchuReads: Happy birthday, @AngelaCervantes! https://t.co/jfVD5XAUij
Happy Friday, booklovers! TBF community ambassador Ami Gandhi recommends THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST by Claire North for today's #FridayReads. What are y'all reading today? https://t.co/3OwhQXheaL
There's nothing better than settling down to read a good book with your best furry friend. How are you celebrating #NationalPetDay? https://t.co/32WBjzuObV
There's nothing better than settling down to read a good book with your best furry friend. How are you celebrating #NationalPetDay? https://t.co/zlQvyr0f7Y
"The highlight has always been helping people find what they’re looking for, no matter what shape it takes. This is my passion.” —Lara Strother, Mary Lou Reddick Public Library TBF loves libraries! Head over to our blog for our new TX library feature: texasbookfestival.org/spotlight-on-t… https://t.co/DdRiGryB7W
Thrilled to congratulate the 2019 @GuggFellows! So many amazing writers recognized— @EdwardCarey70, @Urrealism, @_catherinelacey, @DrIbram, @carmenmmachado, Camille Dungy, Anna Badkhen, Shane McCrae, Cyrus Cassells, Robin Coste Lewis, + many more! gf.org/fellows/curren…
ICYMI: We're partnering with @BookPeople to host multiple award-winning author @colsonwhitehead in Austin on July 23! Tickets available now and include a copy of the book—get yours today! eventbrite.com/e/colson-white… twitter.com/BookPeople/sta…
Mark your calendar! Multiple award-winning author Colson Whitehead brings his newest novel THE NICKEL BOYS to Austin on July 23! Tickets are available now—join TBF and co-host BookPeople for an evening with this great American author! facebook.com/events/1747983… https://t.co/KQatfllx9R
So excited to be here for the 2019 San Antonio Book Festival! Stop by between author panels to say hey and grab your 2019 TBF Fiesta Medal! https://t.co/uuEowM3JkD
Austinites: Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out #shefactory on Saturday at @TheTownsendATX! twitter.com/Kathy_Valentin…
Austinites: making plans for the weekend? Don't miss this exciting event with the @WritersLeague of Texas! This first event in the series features author David Treuer w/ New York Times bestselling THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE. facebook.com/events/3618969…
The 2019 Hugo Award Finalists were announced yesterday! Congrats to each of these writers and creators! We're very excited to see previous #txbookfest authors @TillieWalden and @marthawells1 recognized! tor.com/2019/04/02/201…
RT @kelstarly: Today Going Down Home with Daddy is officially out in the world! Yay! Illustrator @d1minter made the story shine with emoti…
RT @maurenegoo: ☀️Hella☀️ thrilled that THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL is a finalist for the California Book Award! commonwealthclub.org/events/califor… https…
GIVEAWAY: With @SABookFestival this Saturday, April 6, and @FiestaSA this month, Alamo City has a lot to look forward to! We're celebrating by giving away limited-run 2019 TBF Fiesta medals (aren't they gorgeous?) Head over to our Instagram (@texasbookfest) to enter! https://t.co/hJQOwCyoLJ
RT @sutxalumni: Coming to the Southwestern campus this fall! For the tween, the teen and the teen at heart. 😜📚📖❤️ twitter.com/TXTeenBookFest…
Exciting news!! Mark your calendars for October 12 and join us for the 2019 #TTBF! twitter.com/TXTeenBookFest…
RT @BlueWillowBooks: So excited to welcome keynote speakers @angiecthomas and @halseanderson to @TeenBookCon this morning!! 🔥 #TeenBookCon…
RT @tayari: Last night, An American Marriage won an NAACP Image Award. 56 years ago, my parents met at an NAACP meeting, so I dedicate this…
RT @austinparksfdn: Such a fun time with Little Hummingbirds & @texasbookfest this morning! Check out our insta stories for more Bilingual…
RT @Do512Family: Bring a picnic blanket tomorrow for a morning full of fun @austinparksfdn's Little Hummingbird Society bilingual story tim…
Exciting news: Port Arthur Library reopens for the first time since Hurricane Harvey! beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/P…
Hey Austinites: making weekend plans? Mark your calendars for noon this Sunday, March 31 at @claypitaustin to see a live-reading of screenplay based on Kirk Lynn's novel RULES FOR WEREWOLVES with @austinfilmfest! RSVP here: austinfilmfestival.com/event/script-r… @werewolfrules twitter.com/austinfilmfest…
"Over the course of the tour, Emerson presented to approximately 2,200 kids," kicking off with a visit to the Rio Grande Valley with our Reading Rock Stars program! We love seeing the highlights from his tour with RRS pictures included—take a look! publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/ch…
😍😍😍 Rosie! Asher commends her stellar taste. twitter.com/juanamedina/st…
Este sábado, 30 de marzo, a las 9:30 am: Acompañanos para leer libros de cuentos ilustrados en inglés y español, tambien para las artesanías temáticas y diversión para toda la familia. ¡Nos veremos allí! facebook.com/events/9956210…
RT @Do512Family: Have you heard of Little Hummingbird Society? It's @austinparksfdn's coolest club for kids who love the outdoors, and they…
RT @PflugervilleLib: Youth Services Librarian Amanda Cawthon is in the news again! Read her interview in the Texas Book Festival Library Sp…
Coming up this Saturday, March 30, at 9:30am! Join us for picture books read in both English and Spanish, as well as themed crafts and fun for the whole family! We'll see y'all there! facebook.com/events/9956210… twitter.com/Do512Family/st…
Supporting Texas libraries is a big part of our mission and we’re shining a spotlight on some of those we’ve worked with across our great state. Read more about @PflugervilleLib's bustling calendar of events and programs! texasbookfestival.org/spotlight-on-t…
"Although Pflugerville is historically a German town, it has become incredibly diverse... I have loved getting to see the library continue to grow with the community." —Amanda Cawthon, Youth Services Librarian texasbookfestival.org/spotlight-on-t… https://t.co/Z0eN8CBhkb
Happy Friday, y'all! We're sharing #FridayReads picks from members of our community, and today's #FridayRead comes from Volunteer Committee Chair of Festival Author Registration & Guides JoyJean Hughes (with help from her pup): THE WIDOW NASH by Jamie Harrison. #NationalPuppyDay https://t.co/btb5jJNd24
For #nationalpuppyday, Asher recommends his favorite current book: I'M A BAKED POTATO, the story of a little dog's journey back to his lady after he gets lost, and the self-acceptance he finds along the way. What are your puppies reading this weekend? #FridayReads https://t.co/WXCOhGSvt3
Congratulations to the 2019 @WhitingFdn Award winners! We're so happy for each of these exciting new writers (including 2018 #txbookfest author @TereseMarieM) given this prestigious award and the chance "write, and not think too much about money." nytimes.com/aponline/2019/…
RT @TereseMarieM: Thank you, Mother. Brothers. Native women. The Whiting. I'm so so so excited to live and write. 10 Emerging Writers Rece…
Join us & @austinparksfdn for our very first Bilingual Storytime at West Austin Park! Saturday, March 30, 9:30am—come for picture books read in English and Spanish, and stay for crafts and activities based on the books. All ages are welcome! facebook.com/events/9956210… https://t.co/keGFQqR9JH
Austin-based students and young adults: interested in interning with the Texas Book Festival? We have several internship opportunities available for 2019 (and we're a pretty fun crew to work with). Take a look and send us your application soon! texasbookfestival.org/internship-opp… https://t.co/t4zRXaoqMO
RT @life_annotated: From the @texasbookfest to incredible bookstores like @SocoBooks & @BookPeople, Austin has a lot to offer #booklovers o…
Supporting Texas libraries is a big part of our mission and we’re shining a spotlight on some of those we’ve worked with across our great state. Read on to learn about some of the fantastic community programs the @PottsboroLib has going on! texasbookfestival.org/a-spotlight-on… https://t.co/CPneJzb7WL
"The highlight of my job is having the freedom to be creative and developing programs that change people's lives." —Dianne Connery, Pottsboro Library texasbookfestival.org/a-spotlight-on… https://t.co/RCacclLIGn
RT @CynLeitichSmith: Congrats to the 2018 #kidlit & #YALit winners of the @texas_letters awards: texasinstituteofletters.org/awards/ @DavidOBowles @5pu…
Hear W.S. Merwin discuss poetry, reading, and the joys of being alive with Paul Holdengraber (via @lithub ). We're so saddened by Merwin's passing, and sov grateful to have his words. lithub.com/w-s-merwin-on-…
"A drop of rain that lands on the leaf of a tree is not the same as the drop that later falls down into the ground... we don’t have to understand it. It’s not about understanding. It’s about our one life, our one and only life." lithub.com/w-s-merwin-on-…
RT @TempestWilliams: The palms Merwin planted must be both weeping over his death and celebrating his life, as we are. Oh how I loved him h…
Our hearts are with our Muslim friends today as we mourn the horrific attack on the Christchurch mosques. As always, we turn to books to comfort & teach, and celebrate books like @henakhanbooks's beautiful AMINA'S VOICE, a story of courage, faith, & a community coming together. https://t.co/5sjk7ZkNxK
RT @wellreadblkgirl: It's true! #WellReadBlackGirl is partnering with @ABAbook to host dozens of #WRBG book clubs across the country. Chec…
 
 
 
 
 
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