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Book Festivals

Here at Teenreads.com we love a good book festival.  There's no better way to spend a day (or a few days) than by listening to your favorite authors discuss their newest books and meeting fellow booklovers who can share their own recommendations.

Book festivals take place all year round in a variety of towns and cities, so we've done our best to compile a comprehensive list, but if you think we're missing one, email Rebecca@bookreporter.com with the name of the festival, its dates and location, and a link to the official website.

Please note that the festivals listed below may not feature YA authors exclusively, but each one has an exciting and diverse selection of YA authors for at least a portion of their programming.


 

September 2017

Decatur, GA: Decatur Book Festival
Dates: September 1-3
Website: https://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress National Book Festival
Date: September 2
Website: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/

Winston-Salem, NC: Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors
Dates: September 7-10
Website: http://www.bookmarksnc.org/

Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Book Festival
Date: September 11-17
Website: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/

Deadwood and Rapid City, SD: South Dakota Festival of Books
Dates: September 21-24
Website: http://sdhumanities.org/festival-of-books/

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Book Festival
Dates: September 22-24
Website: http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/

Boston, MA: Boston Teen Author Festival
Date: September 23
Website: http://www.bostonteenauthorfestival.com/

St. Louis, MO: BookFest St. Louis
Date: September 23
Website: http://bookfeststl.com

 

October 2017

Collingswood, NJ: Collingswood Book Festival
Date: October 7
Website: http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/

Austin, TX: Texas Teen Book Festival
Date: October 7
Website: http://www.texasbookfestival.org/texas-teen-book-festival/

Fairfax, VA: Fall for the Book Festival
Dates: October 11-14
Website: http://fallforthebook.org/

Morristown, NJ: Morristown Festival of Books
Dates: October 13-14
Website: http://morristownbooks.org/

Greenville, SC: Read Up, Greenville
Date: October 21
Website: http://readupgreenville.com/

Cincinatti, OH: Books by the Banks
Date: October 28
Website: http://booksbythebanks.org/teen-scene/

 

November 2017

Littleton, CO: Colorado Teen Book Con
Date: November 4
Website: http://www.tatteredcover.com/colorado-teen-book-con

Charleston, SC: YALLFest
Dates: November 10-11
Website: http://www.yallfest.org/

Buffalo, NY: WNY Children’s Book Expo
Date: November 11
Website: http://www.monkeysread.com/wnycbe-home

Portland, OR: Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival
Date: November 11
Website: http://www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/

Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair
Dates: November 12-19
Website: https://www.miamibookfair.com/

Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Book Fair
Date: November 18
Website: https://www.kyhumanities.org/kentuckybookfair.html

 

March 2018

Tucson, AZ: Tucson Festival of Books
Date: March 10-11
Website: http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

Charlottesville, VA: Virginia Festival of the Book
Dates: March 21-25
Website: http://www.vabook.org/index.html/

Washington, D.C.: Apollycon
Dates: March 23-25
Website: http://www.apollyconevent.com/

 

May 2018

Hudson NY: Hudson Children's Book Festival
Dates: May 5
Website: http://hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com/

Reno, NV.: RT Booklovers Convention Teen Day
Dates: May 6
Website: https://rtconvention.com/rt-booklovers-convention-teen-day

 

June 2018

New York, NY: BookCon
Dates: June 2-3
Website: http://www.thebookcon.com/

Queens, NY: Queens Book Festival Youth Day
Date: June 9
Website: http://www.queensbookfestival.nyc/home