The annual Texas Book Festival takes place November 4 & 5, 2017, in and around the Texas State Capitol. Free and open to the public, the 22nd annual festival will feature more than 300 authors - from Pulitzer Prize winners to poets, satirists to sports writers, Caldecott winners to chefs, and memoirists to mystery writers. The festival has something for everyone!

Crowd browsing books at Texas Book Festival
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“Kids on Congress” is the place at the festival for families! So much for tots or teens to see and do - storytimes with famous picture book authors, hands-on craft activities, and back-to-back panels with the most popular middle grade and YA authors in the country.

New this year, the Clifford Antone Foundation will host the Antone’s Stage at the festival featuring some of the best blues and rock Austin has to offer. The festival is held in the Live Music Capital of the World®, after all!

Sylvia Casares cooking at Texas Book Fest
Sylvia Casares cooking at Texas Book Fest. Courtesy of Texas Book Festival.

For literary foodies, the Central Market Cooking Tent showcases phenomenal chefs with cooking demonstrations from their newest cookbooks.

Nerdy night owls won’t want to miss Lit Crawl from 7-10 pm on Saturday, November 4. An evening of literary game shows and poetry readings in bars, coffee shops, and art galleries on East Cesar Chavez. Lit Crawl is free for all attendees, and highlights a lineup of Festival authors and local non-profits and independent publishers.

Meet your favorite authors, discover new authors, and check out the exciting Texas literary scene!