The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. #txbookfest
RT @texasbookfest: Texas Teens: submit your words tonight by midnight to enter the Fresh Ink Fiction Contest! twitter.com/TXTeenBookFest…
Texas Teens: submit your words tonight by midnight to enter the Fresh Ink Fiction Contest! twitter.com/TXTeenBookFest…
Don't miss your chance to see Colson Whitehead in Austin on July 23! Book tickets, which include a signed copy of THE NICKEL BOYS are still available but going fast. Get yours here: eventbrite.com/e/colson-white…
"Like perhaps his single greatest influence, Ralph Ellison, Whitehead negotiates a tightrope walk between the need to depict the experience of race and racism and a stubborn individualistic resistance to the claims of collective identity." slate.com/culture/2019/0…
RT @TXTeenBookFest: Young TX writers: do your weekend plans look like this? We hope so: deadline for our Fresh Ink Fiction Contest is MONDA…
Have you gotten your book tickets to see @JohnGrisham at the 2019 #TxBookFest yet? Book tickets are going quickly—don't miss your chance! (Thanks to Austin American @statesman for helping us spread the word) austin360.com/entertainmentl…
RT @nealfairweather: @JohnGrisham @texasbookfest Avid Grisham reader - can’t wait to add The Guardians to my collection, and it’s released…
RT @JohnGrisham: If you're in Austin, TX on October 26, I hope to see you at the @texasbookfest. We'll be discussing my new legal thriller,…
ICYMI: We announced yesterday that #NYTimes bestselling author @JohnGrisham will kick off our 2019 #TxBookFest on October 26 with his new novel, THE GUARDIANS. Book tickets are available now and include a signed copy of THE GUARDIANS—get yours today! twitter.com/JohnGrisham/st…
RT @doubledaybooks: .@colsonwhitehead is going on tour and might be coming to a city near you! Join him as reads from his phenomenal new no…
Book tickets to see Grisham present are now available! Each book ticket includes one pre-signed copy of THE GUARDIANS, admits one person, and supports our annual Festival and year-round programs. Learn more & get your book tickets on our site! texasbookfestival.org/john-grisham-o… https://t.co/9A3HTPK0zo
BIG NEWS, Y'ALL: We're proud to announce New York Times #1 bestselling author John Grisham will kick off the 2019 Texas Book Festival! #JohnGrisham will present his newest novel, THE GUARDIANS, on Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. #txbookfest texasbookfestival.org/john-grisham-o… https://t.co/glMGHG9T4l
RT @rxweeks: One of the most wonderful time of the year! twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
ALERT: We're announcing a big event tomorrow morning, so make sure y'all are online (get it?) and ready for some exciting #txbookfest news! https://t.co/no8Otyh1vk
Want to make sure you don't miss this exciting evening with one of our favorite authors? Book Tickets are available now (link below) and include a signed copy of THE NICKEL BOYS and admission to the event. See y'all there! eventbrite.com/e/colson-white… https://t.co/M1MnFt7qQN
GIVEAWAY: only a few days left to win a pair of tickets to see Colson Whitehead in Austin on Tuesday, July 23 and receive a signed copy of his masterful new novel, THE NICKEL BOYS. Head over to our Instagram to enter! instagram.com/p/BztIeN1FjiW/ https://t.co/PvGJ32qq1R
Proud to see @MayaSmart—TBF Board of Directors member, literacy advocate, and great friend of the Festival—featured in this month's issue of Austin Woman magazine! https://t.co/mIFeVGvrQU
Want to make sure you don't miss out? Book Tickets are available now (link in bio) and include the a copy of THE NICKEL BOYS and admission to the event. See y'all there! eventbrite.com/e/colson-white…
GIVEAWAY ALERT: we're giving away a pair of book tickets to see @colsonwhitehead present his newest novel, THE NICKEL BOYS on July 23 in Austin! Each ticket includes a signed copy of THE NICKEL BOYS & admission for one. Head over to our Instagram to enter: instagram.com/p/BzjN3aVlv9u/ https://t.co/I8nehOplkF
July 29: support #txbookfest while eating great food at @AntonellisCHZ! Tickets are available now to eat your way through Cheese 101, and a portion of the proceeds goes to helping us keep the Festival free & open to the public. See y'all there! fareharbor.com/embeds/book/an…
We're so thrilled to hear our Executive Director, Lois, will receive @asfmag's Community Star award! We're pleased and honored for her work in literacy to be recognized. Congrats, Lois! americanshortfiction.org/2019/07/01/sav…
Book Tickets are still available for our July 23 event with @colsonwhitehead—don't miss this chance to see Whitehead present his new novel THE NICKEL BOYS and get a signed copy of the book! eventbrite.com/e/colson-white…
"If greatness is excellence sustained over time, then without question, Whitehead is one of the greatest of his generation. In fact, figuring his age, acclaim, productivity and consistency, he is one of the greatest American writers alive." time.com/5615610/colson…
RT @mgoldsm: “If greatness is excellence sustained over time, then without question, Whitehead is one of the greatest of his generation.”…
We still have several VCC positions open for the 2019 Festival Weekend—shoot us an email (bookfest at texasbookfestival.org) to learn more!
Happy Friday, booklovers! What are your #FridayReads today? Our Author Transport Volunteer Committee Chair, Julie, recommends THE CHANGELING—a lovely and dark fairytale-inspired exploration of fatherhood by @victorlavalle. https://t.co/C7Y1W42kLK
"The Texas Book Festival returns to Austin October 26-27, and let's just say the 2019 lineup is one for the ... books." austin.culturemap.com/news/entertain…
Our lit director @JulieWbach talked books, Festival planning, and our brand-new Lineup Sneak Peek with @NicoleBarbosaPR for Shelf Life Podcast—give a listen! twitter.com/NicoleBarbosaP…
We're thrilled to unveil our 2019 Festival Poster: "Burgeoning," by Dave McClinton. Get to know Dave and our 2019 poster on our blog! #txbookfest texasbookfestival.org/dave-mcclinton/ https://t.co/1EPH73mO94
“I enjoy giving someone a view of a place they’ve never been, they couldn’t possibly have been there... but it recalls these memories for them. People see these paper mountains and remember narratives and stories from their own lives." — Dave McClinton texasbookfestival.org/dave-mcclinton/ https://t.co/4qCdQZIMaL
"It’s that time of year — time for the Texas Book Festival to began teasing us with a short-list of which writers will be coming to Austin Oct. 26-27." @sightlinesmag1 sightlinesmag.org/texas-book-fes…
ICYMI, we had some pretty exciting news to share today: we revealed our official Festival poster and fifteen fantastic authors on our 2019 Festival Lineup! Thanks to the @AustinChronicle for helping us spread the word. austinchronicle.com/daily/arts/201…
RT @readbybrian: Unsolicited advice: visit cities during book festivals. They tend to be open, mostly free events that excite the city but…
RT @austinbatcave: Our friends at the @texasbookfest amaze us not only by putting on the most wonderful tribute to books and reading we’ve…
Book tickets are available now and include a signed copy of Hodgman's book. Visit our website for more info and to get your book tickets! texasbookfestival.org/john-hodgman-s… https://t.co/xsGirVCeXw
As part of our 2019 Author Lineup Sneak Peek this morning, we're pleased to announce writer, comedian, and podcaster John Hodgman will present his new memoir MEDALLION STATUS: TRUE STORIES FROM SECRET ROOMS on October 26 at the Texas Book Festival! texasbookfestival.org/john-hodgman-s… https://t.co/lYsPTyO3mW
Hey booklovers, look for our Literary Director @JulieWbach's interview on Shelf Life podcast by @NicoleBarbosaPR later this week! twitter.com/NicoleBarbosaP…
Our Lineup sneak peek in the @statesman! We're so ready for it to be fall already 📚🍂 twitter.com/samyngbld/stat…
RT @michaelschaub: The @texasbookfest released a sneak peak of this year's lineup, and it's a really strong one: Attica Locke, Kristen Arne…
Hey booklovers, look for our Literary Director @JulieWbach's interview on @ShelfLifeHost later this week! twitter.com/NicoleBarbosaP…
Check out the full list of fifteen authors on our 2019 Festival Lineup over on our site! Happy reading, y'all. texasbookfestival.org/2019-festival-… https://t.co/jipBSl3PQN
We're so pleased to have these writers participate and can't wait to share the full lineup with you at the end of August! texasbookfestival.org/2019-festival-… https://t.co/5w4tat16gT
Get started on your Festival reading: we're thrilled to introduce fifteen of the 250+ authors joining us in Austin on October 26-27 for the 24th annual Texas Book Festival! texasbookfestival.org/2019-festival-… https://t.co/ztEyFAxIQi
If you haven't already, sign up for our official newsletter so you can be one of the first to know when we have exciting announcements: eepurl.com/caeTXH twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
Ready to get started on your Festival reading? Keep your eyes peeled: we're giving you a sneak peek at our 2019 Author Lineup AND revealing our 2019 Festival Poster tomorrow morning! https://t.co/RyA2MwjHTD
We're saddened to hear of Texas author, critic, scholar, and professor Don Graham's passing. Don was a devoted friend of TBF, and presented at the Festival many times over the years, from his panel in 1998 to his presentation in 2018. He'll be sorely missed. https://t.co/CYqCjs5Llc
Our commemorative 2019 #Txbookfest Read Everything totes and book-bat pins are in, and to celebrate, we're giving some away! Head over to our Instagram (@ texasbookfest) to enter to win yours before Wednesday, June 26 https://t.co/igdd17HzRx
RT @BudaFriends: “Purchase a pool pass at one of the partner hotels on that day, and the fest will give you a brand-new or recent title by…
Fantastic feature on the new US Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, who is the first Native American to be selected for the role. #PLOTUS tulsaworld.com/entertainment/…
We're celebrating #Pride the way we celebrate everything—with books! Lydia's revisiting some favorite queer reads this month, as well as adding new titles to her shelves. After all, what better excuse to add to your book hoard than supporting queer literature during #PrideMonth? https://t.co/qGRpL9EhXk
RT @AmplifyCU: Is there anything better than reading by the pool? This summer, @texasbookfest is partnering with local hotels to make this…
"If there’s any day you’re going to play hooky and head to [the pool] this summer, make it June 26" Our partnering hotels will donate a portion of proceeds to the #txbookfest, & each pool pass purchase gets you a free book! (while supplies last) austin360.com/entertainmentl…
RT @ariauber: If ever there was a day to play hooky at work and snag a pool pass at local hotels like @WHotelATX, it's Wednesday. Proceeds…
RT @PRbytheBook: Excited to see who's coming to Austin for the 2019 @texasbookfest ? Look for the announcement on Wednesday, June 26 and ke…
In case you missed it, we've got an exciting event coming next week on Wednesday, June 26 to celebrate our author lineup sneak peek. Mark your calendar and get your pool tote ready! (Thanks to @CurbedAustin for helping us spread the word!) twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
"Two of the most dearly held enthusiasms for Texans are, of course, cool water and books. But it took a great regional institution, the Texas Book Festival, to come up with a tastes-great-together combination that perfectly integrates both passions." austin.curbed.com/2019/6/20/1869…
RT @ctmslibrary: Definitely worth a drive into Austin @CTMS_Cougars #LibrariesRRock #RRISD1Family #ctmsreaders twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
Head over to our Instagram to enter this giveaway: 1) Follow TBF on Instagram (@texasbookfest) 2) Like this post 3) Comment on this post to tag two fellow readers Thanks for helping the Texas Book Festival inspire all Texans to love reading!
GIVEAWAY ALERT: from now until Wednesday, June 26, you can enter to win one of our new 2019 commemorative "Read Everything" tote bags and Book-Bat enamel pins! These aren't available for purchase and are a limited edition gift, so enter to win yours today! https://t.co/CbWWXI3fRW
EXCITING NEWS! Congratulations to poet Joy Harjo (and to all of us who have and will benefit greatly from her words and her wisdom). twitter.com/NPR/status/114…
Austinites: on Saturday, June 22 (9:30-5), the Austin African-American Book Festival is putting on their 13th annual festival! Check out our Q&A with #AABF founder Dr. Rosalind Oliphant Jones on our blog to learn more about this fantastic Austin festival! texasbookfestival.org/this-weekend-t… https://t.co/IpRYTBa9jO
RT @PWKidsBookshelf: 'The Poet X,' Elizabeth Acevedo’s debut novel, has now won the National Book Award, the Michael L. Printz Award, the B…
For Father's Day, the @statesman offers "seven new books that are about fatherhood written by a dad, for a dad or in honor of a dad." Happy reading! austin360.com/entertainmentl…
What are y'all reading this sunny Friday? As you know, we read #queerlit year-round, but also love celebrating #pride w/ a month of reading & rereading LGBTQ stories. This stack is just a sample of @JulieWbach's current & favorite queer reads (w/ a fave @AustinPublicLibrary mug). https://t.co/muRaSv14Ab
RT @TXTeenBookFest: What are y'all reading this month? We read queer YA literature year round, but love celebrating w/ a month of #Pride re…
RT @emmetc: Thx to the folks at @texasbookfest for allowing me to share one of my favorite books, East of the Freeway, on #FathersDay by th…
Gorgeous meditative essay on Houston's Montrose neighborhood and the haven it has been for many Texans, by Texas author @brywashing. twitter.com/riverheadbooks…
RT @TXTeenBookFest: Texas teens: do your summer plans include diving into a new writing idea or fine-tuning a story you've been working on?…
"Literacy really opens the door for your creativity, your imagination and your ability to be able to see the world past what you can physically see." Fantastic feature on Houston's "First Daughter," Ashley Turner, and her work in the community! abc13.com/community-even…
RT @Brian_Sweany: Love these great recommendations—and these terrific board members! Thanks @texasbookfest twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
In honor of #FathersDay this weekend, we asked some dads in the TBF community to recommend their own Dad Read—check out their picks below. texasbookfestival.org/dad-reads/ https://t.co/njKkhTzRx3
Let’s hear it for fathers! We all know #DadJokes are a celebrated genre unto themselves, and Dad Sneakers have (somehow) found their way to the cutting edge of fashion recently, but we’d like to put forth our sort of fatherly favorite: Dad Reads. texasbookfestival.org/dad-reads/ https://t.co/PFXMH9QneE
Austinites: got your summer reading planned? Head over to the @AustinPublicLib to check out their #SummerReading programs for Kids, Teens, and Adults! austinsummerreading.org
Bill, we're so grateful to you, and you will be sorely missed. https://t.co/7Q7DtJJRdt
Bill was featured at the Festival many times through the years, received our Texas Writer Award in 2002, was our official TBF poster artist in 2007, and always gave generously of his time and resources to support the Texas Book Festival and our mission. https://t.co/i1WW1WXz9Q
We are so saddened by the passing of Bill Wittliff—decorated writer, celebrated photographer, dedicated reader, and longtime friend of the Festival. https://t.co/BeMAjefV2n
RT @nickydrayden: My swag bin won't close, so I'm doing a #GIVEAWAY! TEMPER is set in an alternate South Africa where nearly everyone is b…
RT @atticalocke: Ten years ago today this book was published and my life changed forever. I am forever grateful for every reader and every…
Celebrate #Pridemonth with this fantastic list of favorite LGBTQ books, recommended by other LGBTQ authors! We love seeing previous #txbookfest authors on this list (and so many of our own favorite books). oprahmag.com/entertainment/…
Atención todos los lectores que hablan español: ¿te gustaría platicar sobre libros, compartir recuerdos del festival y hacer amigos con ideas afines? ¡Ven a celebrar la lectura y la literatura en la comunidad del grupo de Facebook de TBF! facebook.com/groups/Nuestro… https://t.co/tL4LkMgsFG
A celebratory #TBT in honor of @tayari Jones, who was awarded the @WomensPrize yesterday for her novel AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE! We loved having her at the Festival last year (see here her entrancing a standing-room-only crowd) and we're so pleased to see her work recognized. https://t.co/JK1txK2hbo
Austinites: mark your calendar for the 13th annual Austin African American Book Festival! The #aabf takes place on Saturday, June 22 at the Carver Museum and Library, and is free and open to the public. We'll see y'all there! aabookfest.com https://t.co/POj4RMLr9r
RT @WomensPrize: And without further ado… This year’s #WomensPrize for Fiction winner is @Tayari Jones with An American Marriage 🎉 https://…
Huge congrats to bestselling author and previous #txbookfest presenter @tayari Jones! We're so pleased to see AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE awarded the @WomensPrize for Fiction! twitter.com/GuardianBooks/…
RT @clovehanna: My summer reading challenge: I’m going to read a book from as many @AustinPublicLib branches as I can. First stop is the Sp…
RT @TSLAC: Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $2,000 Literacy Award Qualified Texas nonprofits that have made outstanding c…
An exciting update from the Nacogdoches Public Library, a 2019 Texas Library Grants recipient, who used their funds to add to their graphic novel and manga collection for young and teen readers. ktre.com/2019/05/30/nac…
RT @HenryHolt: To tell a story of immigrants, Lillian Li turned to a world she knows well: Chinese restaurants. Read this and NUMBER ONE CH…
Texas readers: grab your book tickets to see @colsonwhitehead present THE NICKEL BOYS in Austin on Tuesday, July 23! Tickets are still available and include a signed copy of Whitehead's newest novel, THE NICKEL BOYS. See y'all there! eventbrite.com/e/colson-white…
Can't wait to get your hands on PATSY, the second novel from previous #txbookfest author Nicole Dennis-Benn? We're all in luck—PATSY comes out tomorrow, and in the meantime, Literary Hub has an exclusive excerpt from the book. Happy reading! lithub.com/patsy/ https://t.co/LUo8dTLveh
RT @AngieKimWriter: @texasbookfest @loiskim @Eugenia_Kim @HogarthBooks @SasquatchBooks @GrandCentralPub Thank you for the shout-out for Mir…
RT @PflugervilleLib: Thanks to @texasbookfest, our songbook collection is growing. Check out the display of new titles during Maker Pfest.…
Happy #FridayReads! What are y'all reading? For our wrap up to #AAPIHeritageMonth, Lois is recommending some favorite books, across several genres, by authors who share her Korean heritage. Head over to our Lit Blog to read. Enjoy! texasbookfestival.org/celebrating-aa… https://t.co/27cUybWcZS
New comic books, graphic novels, and manga series are in at the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library! We love seeing our Texas Library Grants in action, and we're excited for the young readers lining up to check out the new books. https://t.co/jshdsserr3
Our friend and previous #txbookfest moderator @thu_lit_to_quit recently started a book club in Houston focused on #AAPI literature! Here, she talks about her process and why she started "Books, Hugs & Harmony." twitter.com/texasbookfest/…
"I try to ask questions without expectations because, to my surprise, a lot of the people that come to my book club have never been in a book club. I'm really touched that they choose to dedicate their time to reading the books and coming out to meetings." texasbookfestival.org/celebrating-aa… https://t.co/es7VDKZGl7
So stop by @BookPeople before they close at 10pm, buy a book, and help us keep our yearly Festivals free and open to the public, and our literacy programs growing and strong! (Plus, you get yet another excuse to get more books 😏) Thanks for supporting #txbookfest! https://t.co/QLts8YAre0
Studies show reading to your kids is good for brain development, so Daisy & Lea want to recommend a favorite to read together. There's only 7 hours left of our Day of Sales at @BookPeople! Today until 10pm, a portion of all in-store book sales goes to supporting #txbookfest. https://t.co/y53zgw475u
For our Annual Day of Sales at @BookPeople (tomorrow, May 29 from 9am-10pm), bookseller Patrick recommends THE FIELD GUIDE TO DUMB BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA by Matt Kracht, "a humorous field guide is perfect for bird lovers who don't take themselves too seriously." https://t.co/cCay75N0sk
TOMORROW: From 9am-10pm, a portion of ALL IN-STORE BOOK SALES at @BookPeople go to support TBF! Want some recommendations for your shopping list? Visit the TBF display for new & current books by previous TBF authors, and also check out bookseller Christina's pick, THE HONEY BUS https://t.co/5FsClqOzoU
RT @unlandedgentry: I've been wanting to write a thing about LAST WOMAN STANDING for the paperback release which is TODAY! but a tweet thre…
 
 
 
 
 
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