The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. #txbookfest
RT @TXTeenBookFest: Happy Friday, y'all! What are your #FridayReads? Lydia's loving the newest book from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint:…
RT @TXTeenBookFest: We're joining #10YearChallenge & sharing photos from our first Festival and our tenth! We've grown, gotten fancier came…
RT @CynLeitichSmith: Hearts Unbroken in lovely company - honored! ➡️Classroom Connections: Authentically Representing American Indians @A…
Happy Friday, y'all! What is everyone reading today and for the weekend? Lydia's embarking on her quest to read more international authors in 2019 with the 2018 winner of the National Book Award for Translated Literature, THE EMISSARY by Yoko Tawada (translator Margaret Misutani) https://t.co/zYPp0F39tL
Austin booklovers: Don't forget to mark your calendars for our co-hosted event at @BookPeople on Monday, January 21 with award-winning duo, @_MTAnderson & @EYelchin, reading & signing THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE. We'll see y'all there! bookpeople.com/event/mt-ander… https://t.co/Qjov8PTnZn
2008 vs. 2018: Our cameras have improved, our Reading Rock Stars and Library Grants programs keep growing, and our Festival Weekend is bigger than ever, but we're still the same TBF—dedicated to promoting literacy and inspiring Texans to love reading. Here's to the next #10years! https://t.co/5m58eMjBPT
Goodbye, Mary Oliver. We're so thankful for your words. (credit @PoetryFound) https://t.co/EYWnG9KPD2
Did you make a reading-related resolution for the new year? Lydia's 2019 resolution is to read more international literature (or, specifically, books by authors from places outside the USA). Head over to our instagram stories to vote on her next reading the world pick! https://t.co/BzTutyQzIB
Texas Librarians: the deadline to apply for a 2019 Texas Library Grant is next week, January 25! Visit our website for guidelines and to submit your application: texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-… https://t.co/PKxfGUF4JO
The @mcallenlibrary used their 2018 Texas Library Grant to buy 108 new STEM-focused books—replacing outdated material, increasing their teen check-outs, & even allowing them to partner with the UTRGV Women Engineers Club for a special presentation! texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-… https://t.co/BdQVKgq1H4
RT @tayari: Consider this your mid-month reminder to show your local libraries some love! #ilovelibraries
RT @julissaarce: This is one of my favorite programs of all time. Giving a child their first book they own is the best possible gift. https…
Get to know our fantastic RRS Houston authors on our blog, and be sure to keep an eye out here and on our Instagram (@texasbookfest) next week to see highlights from our school visits! texasbookfestival.org/2019-reading-r… https://t.co/JilECrfOnp
We’re thrilled to kick off Reading Rock Stars 2019 on January 25 in Houston! We're bringing 10 celebrated children’s authors & illustrators to 4 Title I schools, and will give each student their own signed book—a total of 1,892 books! texasbookfestival.org/2019-reading-r… https://t.co/4vwT2BUkRe
Calling all authors: want to present your new book at the 2019 Texas Book Festival? Submissions for the 2019 Festival Weekend open today! Read our submission guidelines on our site and submit your new or forthcoming book by June 1, 2019, to be considered. texasbookfestival.org/submit-a-book/ https://t.co/XakJaQVbzn
An great list of #OwnVoices Young Adult books coming out this year! We're extra excited to see some of our favorite previous #txbookfest authors, as well as many we're looking forward to reading for the first time. barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/25-o…
Find out all you ever wanted to know about some of your favorite authors (including several previous #txbookfest authors!) reading habits. refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/…
"Here we are again, on the giddy brink of another year of books." Julie, our Literary Director, shares her list of 2019 books she's read and loved already, as well as what she's most looking forward to this year. texasbookfestival.org/from-the-lit-d… https://t.co/H7PRtUTIWF
RT @ndennis_benn: I made the @Forbes list. Not as the world’s wealthiest woman, but for something as equally rewarding. ☀️☀️☀️ https://t.co…
Feels like yesterday: #TBT to our 2018 Festival Weekend, when author & National Ambassador for Young People's Literature @JackieWoodson spoke to students from @BreakthroughCTX as part of our Real Reads program for Texas high schoolers. We were so lucky to welcome her to the Fest! https://t.co/hY3Z1DGxEL
Austin readers: join us Monday, Jan 21 at 7pm for our co-hosted evening with award-winning duo, author @_MTAnderson & illustrator @EYelchin, reading & signing their whimsically subversive book, THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE. We'll see y'all there! bookpeople.com/event/mt-ander… https://t.co/jJbEYa2aOZ
ICYMI: We announced our dates for the 2019 Festival Weekend yesterday. Mark your calendars and we'll see y'all there! patch.com/texas/downtown…
RT @brandycolbert: BLACK ENOUGH is out today! I'm so proud to have a story in this wonderful anthology edited by my talented friend @ibizob…
RT @ZillianZi: My favorite podcast chats are ones with audio-only because then the interviewer can't see how much I wave my hands and how I…
RT @thebestjasmine: I am SO EXCITED to come back to Austin and talk tacos and books!! I’m going to eat so many more tacos, you guys!!! http…
RT @BNKids: Drumrolllllll please! Don't miss our 10 favorite Sci Fi & Fantasy MG novels of 2018! bit.ly/2sgjDIF https://t.co/dZ9rf…
Keep up with #txbookfest news, updates, and more by joining our mailing list here: bit.ly/2CWoqVH Rsvp to our Facebook event here, and invite your friends to a weekend full of book talks, authors signings, family activities, and more! bit.ly/2FiOlZs
Mark your calendars: our 2019 Texas Book Festival dates are here! Our 2018 Festival was our most successful yet: 50k readers came together to celebrate literature & literacy in our great state. We can't wait to spend our next Festival Weekend with you! texasbookfestival.org https://t.co/i0tThGAtp9
We love seeing the results of our Library Grants program, and are looking forward to giving out 2019 grants! Texas librarians: submit your application for a 2019 Texas Library Grant by January 25! texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-… https://t.co/dPtsafPCD8
The @PflugervilleLib used their 2018 Texas Library Grant to add 46 new YA ebooks & audiobooks to their digital collection, increasing the collection's diversity and accessibility! The additions funded by their grant also helped them promote their DiversiTeen Reading Challenge. https://t.co/rAOtTDRgdu
RT @Candlewick: The following Candlewick titles are on @bankstreetedu's list of The Best Children's Picture Books of the Year in Spanish 20…
While you're planning your 2019 TBF list, check out this stellar list of new small press books to look forward to all year (including forthcoming books from #txbookfest authors @morganapple, @NgugiWaThiongo and @esmewang): bigother.com/2019/01/02/big… https://t.co/M0kTgMzH9c
Beyond boxes and blindfolds: 21 new page-to-screen adaptations to look forward to in 2019 from @lithub! Which book movies are you looking forward to? lithub.com/your-2019-lite… https://t.co/Nocj7zFmBH
Happy Friday, y'all! Maris's first #FridayReads of 2019 is @NifMuhammad's essay collection THEY CAN'T KILL US UNTIL THEY KILL US. What are you planning to read this weekend? https://t.co/cio5PAyjm8
RT @ibizoboi: The brilliant @Ebonyteach will be leading this fun & nuanced discussion on all things Blackness & Teenhood. And if you’ve n…
RT @CynLeitichSmith: Holy wow! So honored to see HEARTS UNBROKEN among the 2018 Nerdies in #YALit Fiction: nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/the… @VCFAWCY…
Did you make a resolution to read more in 2019? Are you curious about what your annual reading trends look like? Check out this detailed reading log template from @BookRiot and start tracking your 2019 reads! bookriot.com/2018/12/17/201…
We love getting updates like these from our Library Grants recipients and seeing the smiling faces of these readers! Librarians: remember to submit your application for a Texas Library Grant by Friday, January 25. texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-… https://t.co/vH6WBgEoD9
The @FMPublicLibrary used their 2018 Texas Library Grant to expand their Chinese, Japanese, & Korean language collection, adding adult, young adult, and children's titles to serve both their growing population of native speakers and new language learners! texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-… https://t.co/eJrhgSBhWn
RT @raulthe3rd: Merry Christmas! Just spent some time signing bookplates for the amazing Reading Rock Stars. Thank you @texasbookfest ! htt…
Still looking for gifts to give this holiday season? Look no further for than your local bookstore! Lea and Lydia share some recommendations, from nonfiction to children’s literature to historical romance. There’s something for every sort of reader here! texasbookfestival.org/lea-and-lydia-… https://t.co/GyTGtx6bnC
Our office is now closed for the rest of 2018. We hope your holidays are lovely and bright and full of lots of reading time! https://t.co/Ygcx4IJNlS
We were so thrilled to see 2018 #txbookfest author @NK_Adjei talk retail-inspired horror, writing black characters, and of course, his brilliant book FRIDAY BLACK on the @LateNightSeth show! nbc.com/late-night-wit… https://t.co/46QZ7N1EAl
RT @bookclubcentral: Register for @ALA_Booklist's Carnegie Shortlist webinar on 1/8/19 featuring authors Esi Edugyan (WASHINGTON BLACK), Ki…
RT @Bartography: Another FAQ, accompanied by this swell piece of DAZZLE SHIPS artwork: “Why did you start making books?” https://t.co/cUoYM…
RT @The_Millions: "It may be one of the most brain-tinglingly brilliant books I’ve ever read." Find out what book about mushrooms (yes, mus…
RT @ingrid_rojas_c: FRUTA DEL BORRACHERO próximamente lanzado en España, Colombia y Argentina por @EdImpedimenta 🌴🙏🏽 twitter.com/edimpedimenta/…
Just as we buy books for loved ones this season, consider giving to Texas Book Festival. Your 2018 gift helps us share the joy of reading w/ Texans young and old, from Midland to Houston to Dallas to the Rio Grande Valley, & with annual Festival attendees! texasbookfestival.org/share-the-joy-… https://t.co/jfom4cB3sw
RT @bottomshelfbks: Thank you, @ALA_Booklist for incl. DRAWN TOGETHER as an Editors’ Choice for 2018. ☺️❤️ @dsantat @DisneyBooks “rich wi…
RT @nicole_soojung: thank you @AriannaRebolini/@BuzzFeed for naming ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW one of the best nonfiction books of 2018 (in incr…
RT @KCMAAA: #Texas friends, don't miss.... RT @texasbookfest: Librarians: visit the link below to learn more, and submit your Texas Librar…
Fantastic list of 2018 books by Black American authors by @TheRoot—we love seeing so many previous #txbookfest authors included here! theroot.com/these-28-brill…
"The only problem is narrowing a list to under 30 books standouts when all the books are so good. From Michelle Obama’s autobiography to the latest collection from the poet laureate of the United States, black literature is stunning, necessary and timely." theroot.com/these-28-brill…
RT @KieseLaymon: These 28 Brilliant Books by Black Authors Are the Standouts in What Was a Stellar Year in Black Literature https://t.co/w1…
Librarians: visit the link below to learn more, and submit your Texas Library Grant application by January 25! texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-… https://t.co/IXBuM3FcQ3
The Mary Lou Reddick library used their 2018 Texas Library Grant to purchase books from the 2018 Texas Library Association Reading Lists! Their application was inspired by the Culver family who visit every week and ask for books from the TLA lists. texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-… https://t.co/hCt6ic272U
Fantastic interview with Austin-based #txbookfest author Amy Gentry, talking character building, comedy scene, and writing Texas settings with Sightlines magazine. sightlinesmag.org/amy-gentry-bei… https://t.co/1ca2yd5J9g
Check out which books Claire and Maris are giving for Christmas! Novels, collections, memoir-in-recipes, and more—there’s something for every sort of reader in these lists. texasbookfestival.org/giving-the-joy… https://t.co/4Pj3ifwuTc
RT @julissaarce: I am finding hope in these notes from 4th graders that I visited in Texas as part of the Reading Rockstars program from @t…
RT @readbybrian: So the #ToB19 shortlist is out & it's a perfect excuse to read Elaine Castillo's AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART. This book is in…
Happy Friday, booklovers! What are y'all's #FridayReads? Maris is reading MOSTLY DEAD THINGS by 2017 #txbookfest author Kristen Arnett. Winnie the cat greatly approves of the story's diner setting, as it shares her name. https://t.co/a9lG28kJvK
Exciting news for #txbookfest author @rebeccamakkai (and exciting for the rest of us as well)! twitter.com/rebeccamakkai/…
Texas Librarians: don't forget to submit your application for the 2019 Texas Library Grants by January 25! texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-… https://t.co/fzx0GLtort
We love getting updates from our Texas Library Grant recipients! Before receiving the grant, less than 1% of Henderson County Libraries kids' books were in Spanish, but w/ the grant, they added over 400 new books in Spanish to their kids' collection! texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-… https://t.co/u5ZA9cQCeX
Huge congratulations to author @thommyorange, whose fantastic debut novel THERE THERE has won the 2018 First Novel Prize from The @Center4Fiction! We loved having him at the 2018 #txbookfest and are so pleased to see THERE THERE recognized. centerforfiction.org/awards/the-fir… https://t.co/wktBfooqVh
Huge congratulations to author @thommyorange, whose fantastic debut novel THERE THERE has won the 2018 First Novel Prize from The @Center4Fiction! We loved having him at the 2018 #txbookfest and are so pleased to see THERE THERE recognized. centerforfiction.org/awards/the-fir…
RT @funauctiongirl: Thanks @westaustinnews for this mention on the record-setting amount raised at the First Edition Literary Gala in Oct.…
Looking for a bookish gift for that reader on your list, but suspect they've already read everything? Our #txbookfest gifts are available now-December 14—visit the link below to support the Texas Book Festival and the perfect TBF-themed gift! texasbookfestival.org/bookish-gifts-… https://t.co/hiFHHE5z1p
RT @ZillianZi: Wahoo, thanks @bustle for including NUMBER ONE CHINESE RESTAURANT on your year-end list (along with favs @ingrid_rojas_c, @r…
Make an impact with your holiday gift shopping! Give to the Texas Book Festival and we'll thank you with a special gift for the book lover on your list. Check out all the unique Festival gifts available on our site! bit.ly/2PBAdkq https://t.co/Tmf2ZmXIIW
RT @chapmanchapman: Talked to @John_Wray about his masterful novel GODSEND for @The_Millions: themillions.com/2018/11/john-w…
RT @ngoziu: Check, Please: #Hockey is the first graphic novel to be selected as a Morris Award Finalist. So seriously, thank you, @yalsa. h…
"We wanted to see firsthand the ways other literary festivals serve their communities, create space for conversation, and bring together writers and readers." We visited other book festivals in the far corners of the US & have photos & highlights to share! texasbookfestival.org/visiting-book-… https://t.co/u32S96nLER
Join us for the next installment of @austinfilm's Noir Canon series! #txbookfest friends can use our special discount code (TBFDEC) to purchase tickets for either screening (December 14 or December 17). See y'all there! Details and tickets available here: bit.ly/2C2uiMN https://t.co/lB8o5J5ZxY
RT @calculizer: 'Night Moves' is @jesshopp's gauzy love letter to the Chicago of the aughts. It read like dreams: things that probably happ…
RT @MaryPopeOsborne: It is critical for kids to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. Let’s inspire children to read whatever intere…
Fantastic article by 2018 #txbookfest author @TereseMarieM in @MotherJones on rejecting the expectations placed on Native stories and the dichotomies in which they're often bound. motherjones.com/media/2018/11/…
"I resist an identity fixed in grief, but I welcome tragedy. To me the word is pregnant with meaning. I don’t mind a tragic life in which there is a magnitude to my character, my loss, and it is all toward some end—a denouement." motherjones.com/media/2018/11/…
Are you giving books for the holidays this year? We are! Check out our blog to see which books we're sharing with our loved ones this year, and comment to tell us your favorite books to gift! texasbookfestival.org/give-the-joy-o… https://t.co/ap6hpD60aT
Happy Friday, y'all! We're hiding away from this endless rain with coffee and books, of course. @maris_finn's #fridayreads is ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW by 2018 #txbookfest author @nicole_soojung. Tell us what you're reading this weekend! https://t.co/LbRuxXYuN9
We love seeing the results of these grants, and can't wait to start reviewing applications for our 2019 grants. Librarians, submit your application before January 25, 2018 (for more information visit our website: texasbookfestival.org/texas-library-…). https://t.co/RbgkLzCRPm
Look at the smiles on these young readers! Marathon Public Library, a 2018 Texas Library Grant recipient, used their collection enhancement grant to update their children's book section, and have seen a whopping 47% increase in circulation in that section! https://t.co/j70dR2h5Sl
"We want the chance to serve the public, so stop by and let us do exactly that." 2017 #txbookfest author @Kristen_Arnett makes a strong case for visiting a library as the best way to show your appreciation. pbs.org/newshour/show/…
We here at TBF send condolences to our founder Laura Bush and the Bush family as they celebrate the life of President George H. W. Bush. We remember his service to our nation, including his support of Barbara Bush's advocacy for literacy and education. chron.com/national/artic…
Last chance: enter to win a pair of tickets to a rare screening of WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES, NELLIE with conversation between author/podcaster Karina Longworth and director Richard Linklater! Head over to our instagram to enter and learn more: instagram.com/p/BqxYc_aFaBx/ https://t.co/cjoLpbdlE5
Readers: the annual Best Books of the Year from @nprbooks #BookConcierge is here! We're thrilled to see so many 2018 #txbookfest authors included here, and have many new titles to add to our TBF list! Which of your 2018 favorites made the list? apps.npr.org/best-books-201…
For each #GivingTuesday donation, we'll say thank you with a special Texas Book Festival gift—celebrate the readers in your life and help us give the gift of reading this year! bit.ly/2QQtorI https://t.co/R7dKYfrC2R
You've seen us share the joy of books with readers across Texas all year. Now, on this #GivingTuesday, help us bring more books to even more Texas readers and libraries in 2019! Visit our website to learn more & help us give back this Giving Tuesday! bit.ly/2QQtorI https://t.co/nsxauQXnCR
Texas Booklovers: #GivingTuesday, a day of global giving, takes place tomorrow! When you give to Texas Book Festival, you're helping us connect readers with authors and inspire Texans of all ages to love reading. Help support your community and celebrate the reader in your life! https://t.co/AHR5bjrW6W
Make an impact with your #CyberMonday shopping! Give to the Texas Book Festival and we'll thank you with a special gift for the book lover on your list. Check out all the unique Festival gifts available on our site! bit.ly/2PBAdkq https://t.co/r5XykPMCAq
Austin readers: tomorrow evening, join American Short Fiction for the launch of a new literary salon, Lit City, featuring Holiday Reinhorn and Deb Olin Unferth, and hosted by Full Service Radio. Cocktail hour to follow. We'll see y'all there! facebook.com/events/8884722… https://t.co/Juqvs920ir
RT @BookTV: It's Thanksgiving weekend and that means 4 days of @BookTV! Watch programs from book festivals, including @texasbookfest, @Bost…
This year, give the readers you love bookish gifts that support Texas literacy! Donate to the Texas Book Festival and we’ll thank you with a limited edition Texas Book Festival gift—perfect for the lit lover in your life. bit.ly/2A5xaX5 https://t.co/d3sBU4QIx9
To enter the drawing, make sure to follow TBF & AFS on instagram, then comment on our post (instagram.com/p/BqYQPG5lIj5/) to tag a film buff you'd take with you! Learn more about this event and purchase tickets directly on the Austin Film Society site: bit.ly/2TpONtu https://t.co/34U5LsTsHQ
GIVEAWAY: TBF is teaming up with the Austin Film Society to give away two tickets to see a rare screening of WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES, NELLIE, followed by a discussion of the film with author/podcaster Karina Longworth and director Richard Linklater! instagram.com/p/BqYQPG5lIj5/ https://t.co/XfiMU2mnuA
We’re visiting Miami Book Fair this weekend! Check our Instagram stories to share in the fun we’re having (and see all of the books we’re buying) at #MiamiBookFair2018. instagram.com/texasbookfest/ twitter.com/juliewbach/sta…
Happy Friday, Booklovers! We're starting the weekend a bit early with these fantastic #FridayReads. Maris has been looking forward to I MIGHT REGRET THIS by Abbi Jacobson and Lydia is excited to dive into Sandeep Jauhar's HEART: A HISTORY. What are y'all reading this weekend? https://t.co/Ehn5DEmQqN
Texas Librarians: Missed Lea's webinar today on applying for our Texas Library Grants? Never fear—the full recording is available through @TXLA. Submit your application for a Texas Book Festival grant before January 25! txla.org/event/tips-for… https://t.co/aQ5p5s2ZHs
HUGE CONGRATS to the 2018 National Book Award Winners! So happy to see these authors and all the nominees recognized! twitter.com/nationalbook/s…
 
 
 
 
 
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