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25 BOOK FESTIVALS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

Nashville is one of the BEST places to attend very fun festivals; from bacon to of course music, Nashville has never steered me wrong with the amount of summer festivals that they have each year. I was super happy to find out that we also have an annual book festival that promotes authors, book signings and also book readings.   One of my 2018 goals is to attend more than one book festival this year! I know that all my readers aren’t from Nashville so below are a list of popular festivals from around the US that you may enjoy!

NOTE: Because it is so early in the year, some festivals don’t have definite 2018 dates, therefore I have provided websites for each festival if available! In addition, these dates may be subject to change. 

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March

Southwest FL Reading Festival Fort Myers, FL: March 3, 2018

Literary Women Festival of Authors Long Beach, CA: March 10, 2018

New York Antiquarian Book Fair New York, NY: March 8-11, 2018

April

Bayou City Book Festival Houston, TX: April 2018

Ohioana Book Festival Columbia, OH: April 14, 2018

Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock, AR: April 26-29, 2018

May

Chicago Zine Fest Chicago, IL: May 18-19, 2018

Literary Hill BookFest Washington, DC: May 6, 2018

Gaithersburg Book Festival Gaithersburg, MD: May 19, 2018  

June

Printers Row Lit Fest Chicago, IL: June 10-11, 2018

African American Book Festival Austin, TX: June 23, 2018

August

Escape Into Books Atlanta, GA: August 2018

AJC Decatur Book Festival Decatur, GA- August 2018

North FL Literacy Festival Tallahassee, FL: August 24-25, 2018

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September

Library of Congress National Book Festival Washington, DC: September 1, 2018

Winston- Salem Festival of Books Winston- Salem, NC: September 6-9, 2018

Kansas Book Festival Topeka, KS: September 8, 2018

Baltimore Book Festival Baltimore, MD: September 28-30, 2018

October

Morristown Festival of Books Morristown, NJ: October 12-13, 2018

The Southern Festival of Books Nashville, TN: October 12-14, 2018 (whoop, whoop HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!)

Wisconsin Book Festival Madison,WI: October 11-14, 2018

November

Miami Book Fair International Miami, FL: November 16-18, 2018

Festival of Reading Tampa Bay, FL: November 2018

December

Words and Music Festival New Orleans, LA: December 2018

New York Pitch Conference New York, NY: December 21, 2018

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#happy reading!

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4 thoughts on “25 BOOK FESTIVALS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!”

  1. Oh wow! I didn’t know there were so many book festivals, I’m gonna have to start planning my travels around them! I’ve been trying to go to my local book festival for the last five years but something always came up; this year I’m determined to go no matter what. Thank you for the list!

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  2. I live in D.C., so three of these are in my area! I missed the Library of Congress one last year – I went on vacation the wrong week! – but I’ll definitely make a point to go this year. Thanks for sharing!

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