The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State


Bookish Texas • Events Around the State

The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State


FOR 06.25.2022 - 07.03.2022


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Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life


While we rebuild our 2022 calendars, you can always find events at your local Texas bookstores, all found on our Texas bookstores page, or visit the Book Clubs in Texas and Texas Writers’ Groups pages to find where bookish people are gathering.


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Temple, Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, Lonesome Dove exhibition, (Humanities Texas), through June 25, 2022

*Denton, Denton Public Library, Telling a People's Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibit, June 1-30, 2022

*Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson Historical Museum, Shakespeare exhibition, (Humanities Texas), through July 9, 2022

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Women and the Making of Joyce's Ulysses, through July 17, 2022

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Stories to Tell, through August 15, 2022

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth and the Green Book, through August 31, 2022


SATURDAY, JUNE 25 (*Denotes In-person Events)

African American Book Festival, Austin, June 25, 2022
Kaotic Freedom Celebration Comic Con, Lake Jackson, June 25-26, 2022
Writespace, Reading Like a Writer, 9:30AM ONLINE
*Austin, Austin African American Book Festival, 10AM,
*Austin, Austin Parks Foundation, Playdates in the Park, Reading by Author Nicholas Solis, 10AM
*North Richland Hills, SCBWI North Texas, Humor Me with Author Lori Scott, 10AM
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Rachel Teichman - Author Reading/Storytime, 10:30AM,
The Dock Bookstore, 2022 Summer Reading Kickoff with authors Leah Henderson and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, , 12PM ONLINE,
*Houston, Writespace, Midyear Writer Check Up and Check In, 1PM,
*San Antonio, Pan American Library, Storyteller Sue Kuentz, 1:30PM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Author signing - Michael Earney, 2PM
Tumblewords Project, Kris Kaila - What’s Love Got To Do With it?, 2PM ONLINE,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author Visit - Shahla Ala'i-Rosales & Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, 2PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, #FortWorthReads Author Series featuring Lance Scott Walker (DJ Screw), 2PM
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Kate Khavari will sign and discuss A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons, 3:30PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Amy Weinland Daughters - DEAR DANA, 4PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Lydia Schrandt and Biju Sukumaran | Oldest Houston, 4PM


SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups - Prose & Poetry, 10AM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Steve Burney (Purty Dang Good: From Bartender to Barbecue Tender), 11AM
*Houston, Houston Sisters In Crime (SinC), Alicia Richardson: Audio for Authors, 2PM, HYBRID
Writespace, Poetry: Members-Only First Page Feedback Session, 3PM ONLINE
*Austin, BookPeople, Ottessa Moshfegh - Lapvona, 7PM,


MONDAY, JUNE 27 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Write About Now, WAN Academy: A Voice Comes from Somewhere w/ Rooster (Writer's Suite)
*Arlington, Arlington Public Library, Last Writes, 5:30PM
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Altered Book Art, 6PM,
Gemini Ink, Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen, 6:30PM, ONLINE
Blue Willow Bookstore, Tomi Obaro | Dele Weds Destiny, 7PM ONLINE,


TUESDAY, JUNE 28 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Bryan, Whimsy & Wild Emporium, Story Time with B.W. Van Alstyne, 10:30AM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Michael Lane, Psychic for Hire, 5PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
*San Angelo, Old Town Books, Book Launch with Shannon Doleski (Gabe in the After), 6PM
*Dallas, Interbang Books, In-Store Book Discussion and Signing - Joe Pappalardo, 6PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Alex Kiester - The Truth about Ben and June, 7PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookstore, Beat the Heat 2022: Recommendations from our Publisher Reps, 7PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, FREE Writing Workshop and & Open Mic Will be hosted by Akeem Olaj, 7:30PM


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Arlington, Arlington Public Library, Teen Book Swap 4PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Joe Pappalardo reads Red Sky Morning, 5PM
Blue Willow Bookstore, Bob Shea | I am a Baby, 5PM ONLINE
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Carlos Allende discusses Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love, 6PM,
*Dallas, First Draughts @ Wild Detectives, Writing Workshop, 6PM,
*Houston, Librotraficante TX Tri-City Tour of Banned Books featuring poet Claudia Castro Luna (Cipota Under the Moon) at The Alta Arts, 6PM
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink presents City Songs with Reggie Scott Young , 1st of 6-week workshop, 6:30PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Zachary Levi - author of Radical Love, 7PM,
*Houston, Write about Now Poetry, Open Mic featuring Jovan McKoy, 7:30PM,


THURSDAY, JUNE 30 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, June 30 - July 31, 2022
*Houston, Houston Public Library, Summer Reading with Jerry Craft 10:30AM
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Signing - Sandy Loker, 1PM,
*North Richland Hills, North Richland Hills Public Library, Storytelling with Oba William King, 3PM,
*North Richland Hills, North Richland Hills Public Library, Poetry Slam 5:30PM,
*San Antonio, Twig Bookshop, Author Anne Elise Urrutia author signing and talk, 5:30PM,
*Austin, Librotraficante TX Tri-City Tour of Banned Books featuring poet Claudia Castro Luna (Cipota Under the Moon) at La Peña, 6PM
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Barbara Kennard, (DRAGONS IN MY CLASSROOM: A TEACHER'S MEMOIR) in conversation with Nancy Lippincott Ashley , 6PM,
*San Antonio, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, Queer Voices PRIDE Edition with poetry by Aminah Dece, jo reyes-boitel, and Space Dragn, 6PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Noir At The Bar, 7PM,
Murder By The Book, Ashley Weaver in conversation with Rachel McMillan, 7PM ONLINE,


FRIDAY, JULY 1 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, e.E. Charlton Trujillo & Pat Zietlow Miller join Miss Anastasia's Wild and Wacky Storytime and read from their book Lupe Lopez Rock Star Rules!, 9:30am & 10:30am
*San Antonio, The DoSeum, Author Series Adult Special Event: Naomi Shihab Nye (Cast Away), 6PM,
*San Antonio, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Librotraficante TX Tri-City Tour of Banned Books featuring poet Claudia Castro Luna (Cipota Under the Moon) and Ire’ne Lara Silva, 6PM,
*Lubbock, First Friday Art Trail, Meet the Authors & Book Signing with James Stoddard and Patrick Hanford, 6PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Joe Pappalardo - author of Red Sky Morning, 7PM,


SATURDAY, JULY 2 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The DoSeum, Naomi Shihab Nye Reading Cast Away Poems of our Time, 11AM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Vanessa Lopez signs Curiosity Makes the Engineer, 11AM
*Alvin, Ba-Con Anime Convention, 12PM,
*San Antonio, Half Price Books, North Central, Book Signing with Author BK Greenwood (The Last Roman), 1PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Patrice Barton - BRAVE EVERY DAY, 3PM,


SUNDAY, JULY 3 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Dennis Blocker, Sr. signs The Dogs I've Known in Two Wars, 11AM Dennis Blocker Sr., The Dogs I've Known in Two Wars | The Twig Book Shop
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups - Prose, 2PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, TOM SEGURA - I'd Like to Play Alone, Please, 2:30PM,
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups - Mixed Genre, 3PM,


RECURRING STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Taylor, Libros Bookmobile, Family Storytime at The Loose Screw, M, 12:30PM

Lark & Owl Booksellers, Super Silly Story Time, M, W & F, 9:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Allen Public Library – M-TH at 10:15 via Facebook Live

Leaves Books & Tea, read-aloud story time, T-Th, 2PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Seguin Public Library – Toddler & Preschool Storytime via Zoom, T & W, 10AM, or for the Whole Family, T at 11:15AM outside 

*Bryan, Whimsy & Wild Emporium, children's story time, T & Th, 10:30AM

Dallas Public Library, children’s story time, T & Th, 10:30AM ZOOM

*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, Story Time, T & F at 10:30AM

Old Town Books, children’s story time, T & F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, Toddler Story Time, 10AM & 11AM

Longview Public Library – T, Facebook Live at 10:30AM

North Richland Hills Library, virtual story time, T, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, musical story time, T, 10:30AM

*Bridgeport, Bridgeport Public Library, story time, T, 4:30PM; W, 11AM

*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Library, baby time, W, 9AM; story time, W, 10AM

*Midland, Centennial Library, story time, W, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

*Midland, Downtown Library, story time, TH, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

Texian Books, tiny Texians story time, F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, story time, TH, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Miss Anastasia online story time, F, 10:30AM INSTAGRAM LIVE

*Sachse, Sachse Public Library, Baby Bounce Story Time, F, 10:30AM

Boerne Radio, Early Bird story time, Sat., 7:45AM

Brazos Bookstore, virtual story time, Sat., 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, story time, Sat. 10:30AM & 4PM

*San Angelo, Old Time Books, Children's Story Time on the Patio, Sat., 11AM

*Longview, Books & Barrels, Children's Story Time, 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sat., 10:30AM

Harris County Public Libraries - Fairbanks Branch: a variety of story times throughout the week

San Antonio Public Library, children’s story times throughout the week

El Paso Public Library, a variety of children’s programming throughout the week FACEBOOK LIVE

Houston Public Library, virtual story time, daily, times vary.

Laredo Public Libraries, story time live, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

Irving Public Library, online story time, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

The Doseum, virtual story time, days & times vary.