By the Kent Redding Group
Fall is a great time of year to live in Austin Texas especially thanks to events like the Texas Book Festival, this weekend, November 4th and 5th.
The 2017 Texas Book Festival is annual festival that’s free to the public and takes place at the State Capital in Austin Texas on Saturday 11-4 from 10:00 am to 5:00 p and Sunday 11-5 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
About the Texas Book Festival
Started by former first lady Laura Bush in 1995, the Texas Book Festival is an annual event that celebrates literacy and literature. Like South by Southwest, the Texas book festival brings readers and writers together for one weekend and over the years it’s grown into one of the top literary events in the United States thanks to having over 200+ authors and more than 50,000 people who love books to Austin every year.
Held each fall in and around the majestic State Capitol in downtown Austin, the Festival features a rich variety of literary readings and panels, book signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food trucks, a YA HQ, children’s activities, and exhibiting vendors from across the state and country. While remaining an important showcase for Texas authors, the Texas Book Festival hosts writers from all over the world and is honored to have a national reputation as one of the most prestigious and longest running book festivals in the country.
More than 50 volunteer committee chairs and 1000 volunteers help run the annual Festival, the First Edition Literary Gala, and our literary and literacy events throughout the year and across the state. The TBF partners with other nonprofits, cultural organizations, corporations, schools and individuals to present quality programming to Texans. The Texas Book Festival, a Texas nonprofit corporation, is a 501(c) (3) organization. Since its founding, the TBF has donated nearly $3 million to Texas public libraries and donated more than 81,000 books to students in Title I schools through our Reading Rock Stars program.
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