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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.


 

August 2018

 

Jackson, MS: Mississippi Book Festival
Date: August 18
Website: http://msbookfestival.com/

Decatur, GA: Decatur Book Festival
Dates: August 31 – September 2
Website: https://www.decaturbookfestival.com

 

September 2018
 

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress National Book Festival
Date: September 1
Website: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/

Winston-Salem, NC: Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors
Dates: September 6-9
Website: http://www.bookmarksnc.org/

Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Book Festival
Date: September 10-17
Website: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/

Bedford, PA: Allegheny Regional Festival of Books
Dates: September 14-15
Website: http://alleghenyregionalfestivalofbooks.org/

Brookings and Sioux Falls, SD: South Dakota Festival of Books
Dates: September 20-23
Website: http://sdhumanities.org/festival-of-books/

Boston, MA: Boston Teen Author Festival
Date: September 22
Website: http://www.bostonteenauthorfestival.com/

St. Louis, MO: BookFest St. Louis
Date: September 22
Website: http://bookfeststl.com

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Book Festival
Dates: September 28-30
Website: http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/

Fredericksburg, VA: Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival
Date: September 29
Website: http://www.fredbookfest.com

Costa Mesa, CA: Orange County Children’s Book Festival
Date: September 30
Website: http://kidsbookfestival.com

 

October 2018
 

Collingswood, NJ: Collingswood Book Festival
Date: October 6
Website: http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/

Austin, TX: Texas Teen Book Festival
Date: October 6
Website: http://www.texasbookfestival.org/texas-teen-book-festival/

Fairfax, VA: Fall for the Book Festival
Dates: October 10-13
Website: http://fallforthebook.org/

Morristown, NJ: Morristown Festival of Books
Dates: October 12-13
Website: http://morristownbooks.org/

Greenville, SC: Read Up, Greenville
Date: October 20
Website: http://readupgreenville.com/

Cincinatti, OH: Books by the Banks
Date: October 20
Website: http://booksbythebanks.org/teen-scene/

Austin, TX: Texas Book Festival
Dates: October 27-28
Website: http://www.texasbookfestival.org/

 

November 2018
 

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

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

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

Charleston, SC: YALLFest
Dates: November 9-10
Website: http://www.yallfest.org/

Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair
Dates: November 11-18
Website: https://www.miamibookfair.com/

Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Book Fair
Date: November 17
Website: https://www.kyhumanities.org/kentuckybookfair.html

 

January 2019
 

Belmont, CA: YANovCon
Date: January 26
Website: https://smcl.org/yanovcon/

 

February 2019
 

Philadelphia, PA: The African American Children’s Book Fair
Date: TBD
Website: http://theafricanamericanchildrensbookproject.org/

Corpus Christie, TX: Teen Book Fest By The Bay
Date: TBD
Website: http://www.teenbookfestbythebay.org/

San Antonio, TX: National Latino Children’s Literature Conference
Date: TBD
Website: http://education.utsa.edu//conf_nlclc/home/

 

March 2019
 

Murfreesboro, TN: Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival
Date: March 7-9
Website: https://www.seyabookfest.com/

Ontario, CA: Ontario Teen Book Fest
Date: March 9
Website: http://www.ontariotbf.org/

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

Arlington, VA: NoVa Teen Book Festival
Date: March
Website: http://novateenbookfestival.com/

Warrensburg, MO: Children's Literature Festival
Date: March
Website: http://clf.ucmo.edu/

New York, NY: New York City Teen Author Festival
Date: March
Website: http://nyctaf.com/

Charlottesville, VA: Virginia Festival of the Book
Dates: March 20-24
Website: http://www.vabook.org/index.html/

Washington, D.C.: Apollycon
Dates: March 21-24
Website: http://www.apollyconevent.com/

League City, TX: Teen Book Con
Dates: March
Website: http://www.teenbookcon.org/

 

April 2019
 

Denver, CO: Colorado Teen Literature Conference
Dates: April 13
Website: http://coteenlitconf.wixsite.com/ctlc

Palm Beach, FL: Palm Beach Book Festival
Dates: April
Website: http://www.palmbeachbookfestival.com/

Columbus, OH: Ohioana Book Festival
Dates: April
Website: http://www.ohioana.org/programs/ohioana-book-festival/

Chicago, IL: Chicago Young Adult Book Festival
Dates: April
Website: http://chiyabookfest.com/

Irving, TX: North Texas Teen Book Festival
Dates: April
Website: http://www.northtexasteenbookfestival.com/

Bowling Green, KY: Southern Kentucky Book Fest
Dates: April
Website: https://sokybookfest.org/programs/childrens-day/

Easton, PA: YA Fest PA
Dates: April
Website: http://yafestpa.com/

Montgomery, AL: Alabama Book Festival
Dates: April
Website: http://www.alabamabookfestival.org/welcome.html

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Dates: April
Website: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival
Dates: April
Website: https://www.baybookfest.org/teen/

 

May 2019

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

Santa Monica, CA: YALLWest
Dates: May
Website: https://www.yallwest.com/

Kansas City, MO: Lit Up Teen Book Festival
Dates: May
Website: http://litupfestival.org/

Twin Cities, MN: Twin Cities Teen Lit Con
Dates: Unannounced, but usually occurs mid-May
Website: https://teenlitcon.com/

Rochester, NY: Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
Dates: May
Website: https://www.teenbookfest.org/

 

June 2019

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

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