Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of January 14-20, 2019: 

Special Events:

"Say it Loud" The John Silverstein Collection of African American Social History Sale, Dallas, January 15

2019 Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend, Jefferson, January 17-19


Ongoing Exhibits:

Finding Sophie Blackall Exhibition, Abilene, October 11-February 1, 2019


30 Poems for the Tricentennial: A Poetic Legacy, San Antonio, December 3-April 25, 2019


Women of Flatbed: A Retrospective, Austin, January 17-April 28


Monday, January 14:


B&N - Lincoln Park, You Are A Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable book signing with Jen Sincero, 7PM



Murder By the Book, Lyndsay Faye will sign and discuss The Paragon Hotel, 6:30PM


Stude Concert Hall, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: Claudia Rankine will read from her work and actors from The Ensemble Theatre will perform an excerpt of her play, The White Card, followed by an interview conducted by Houston-based artist and community organizer/MacArthur Fellow/Project Row Houses founder Rick Lowe, plus a book sale and signing, 7:30PM 

Tuesday, January 15:


B&N - Arboretum, Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth-and How You Can Too book signing with Chris Hogan, 6PM


BookPeople, KIERSTEN WHITE speaking & signing Slayer, 7PM


Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam Hosted by Jomar Valentin, 7:15PM



Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live: Brad Meltzer discussing The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington and the Birth of American Counterintelligence, 7:30PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, New York Times bestselling author A.G. Howard and special guests Krissi Dallas, Kimberly Willis Holt, and Samantha Mabry will discuss their books before signing copies, 7PM


Interabang Books, Harry Hunsicker release party for TEXAS SICARIO, 7PM


Times Ten Cellars, WORD hosts "Igniting Incidents" for literary leaders, 7PM


Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry and Open Mic, 8PM



Blue Willow Bookshop, Gordon Korman will discuss and sign his newest book for children, THE UNTEACHABLES, 5PM


Brazos Bookstore, William Dylan Powell & ER Bills discussing and signing 100 THINGS TO DO IN HOUSTON / TEXAS BEFORE YOU DIE, 7PM


Murder By the Book, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen will sign and discuss An Anonymous Girl, 6:30PM


San Antonio

Gemini Ink, Workshop: "Toward a Cartography of Writing" with Jo Reyes-Boitel, 6:30PM

The Mix, PuroSlam featuring DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM


Pure Juice - Stone Oak, Reasonable Insanity reading and conversation with Cynthia Freeman Gibbs, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Laurie McDonald (writing as Eva Rome) discussing and signing Travel for STOICs: Empowering the Solo Traveler Who is Obsessive, Introverted, and Compulsive, 5PM


Wednesday, January 16:


BookPeople, TERRENCE MOORE speaking & signing 66 On 66: A Photographer's Journey, 7PM


BookWoman, Soul Notes: an evening of sound meditation, poetry, and short stories with g’beda Tonya Lyles, 7:30PM



B&N - Lincoln Park, Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle book signing with Natasha Newton, 7PM


Deep Vellum Books, All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings From The Oulipo with Daniel Levin Becker, in conversation with Deep Vellum founder and publisher, Will Evans, 7PM


Interabang Books, Writer’s League of Texas PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Start (or Restart) a Writing Project, 7PM



Amegy Bank Tower, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston: Joel Simon discussing and signing We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom, 6:30PM

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam featuring Wayne Henry, 7:30PM


Murder By the Book, Kiersten White will sign and discuss Slayer, 6:30PM


River Oaks Bookstore, Bill Karelis discussing and signing Like a Snow Lion in Its Prime: The Path of Basic Goodness, 5PM


San Antonio

B&N - La Cantera, Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth-and How You Can Too book signing with Chris Hogan, 6PM


Dead Tree Books, Meet the Author: County Judge Nelson Wolff, 5PM


Our Lady of the Lake, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: a conversation and book signing with the Lacks family, 6PM


The Twig Book Shop, Camaron Brooks discussing and signing Studio Baby, 5PM


Thursday, January 17:


BookPeople, TAYLOR STEVENS speaking & signing Liars' Paradox, 7PM


BookPeople, WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS presents "Tips for Starting or Restarting a Writing Project," 7PM


BookWoman, Austin Interfaces: Reading & Open Mic with fields magazine, 7PM



Half Price Books Mother Ship, New York Times bestselling author Diane Sanfilippo will discuss and sign copies of her newest book, Keto Quick Start, 7PM


Interabang Books, Robert W. Turner II discussing and signing NOT FOR LONG: THE LIFE AND CAREER OF A NFL ATHLETE, 7PM


The Wild Detectives, Make Art with Purpose (MAP) and editor Janeil Engelstad launch a new zine, Let’s Talk, 7PM



B&N - Stonebriar, Slayer (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Slayer Series #1) book signing with Kiersten White, 7PM



Blue Willow Bookshop, Mac Barnett discusses and signs THE TERRIBLE TWO'S LAST LAUGH, 5PM


Brazos Bookstore, Edward Burger discussing and signing Making Up Your Own Mind, 7PM


Murder By the Book, Marie Benedict will sign and discuss The Only Woman In The Room, and Jess Montgomery will sign and discuss The Widows, 6:30PM


River Oaks Bookstore, David Romanelli discussing and signing Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest: Inspiration, Wisdom, and Humor for All Generations, 6PM


The Woodlands

Apergy, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston: Joel Simon discussing and signing We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom, 6:30PM


Friday, January 18:


BookPeople, MINETTE LAUREN signing Race for the Sun and ZOE TASIA (ZARI REEDE) signing Sins of the Sister, 7PM



Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam, 7:30PM



Brazos Bookstore, Daniel Levin Becker discussing and signing ALL THAT IS EVIDENT IS SUSPECT, 7PM


Lawndale Art Center, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Josh Wheeler, Sonia Hamer, Nicholas Rattner, and Kristjan Meikop, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Nicholas Petrie will sign and discuss his new Peter Ash thriller, Tear It Down, 6:30PM


San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Poetry at The Twig: Natalia Trevino and Steven Kellman, 5:30PM


The Woodlands

B&N - Woodlands Mall, Keto Quick Start book signing with Diane Sanfilippo, 7PM


Saturday, January 19:


Front Street Books, Book discussion and signing: Ben English, author of Yonderings: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend, and Carl Williams, author of More Than a Badge: Rough Country, the Law and Me, 2PM





ACC - Riverside, "The Craft + Business of Writing" with Writers' League of Texas, 2:15PM


B&N - Arboretum, E.B. Staples signing What Is the Truth?, 2PM

BookPeople, Austin SCBWI Monthly Meeting: Author Tara Dairman on Banishing Anxiety From The Writing Process: Teach yourself to write faster (or slower!), but with more joy, 10AM 

BookPeople, Author Guest Story Time: Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright present Too Much Today!, 10:30AM


St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Whose Story Is It? Playing with Point of View" with Stephanie Noll, 10AM

Windsor Park Library, Austin Poetry Society meeting featuring Tony Burnett, 12PM



Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas-native author and HPB employee Tiffany Lowe will sell and sign Dear Danger, 5PM


Interabang Books, Lori Ann Stephens reading and signing NOVALEE AND THE SPIDER SECRET, 1PM


Interabang Books, Kurt Eichenwald discussing and signing A MIND UNRAVELED, 7PM


El Paso

Literarity Book Shop, award-winning playwright/director Octavio Solis will read, discuss, and sign his new memoir RETABLOS: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border, 5PM


Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "The Earth Within: Body Stories,"  with Rios de la Luz, 12:45PM


Fort Worth

Monkey & Dog Books, Anna LeBaron signing The Polygamist's Daughter, 1PM 




B&N - River Oaks, Crystal Duffy signing Twin to Twin, 11:30AM

Brazos Bookstore, Chigozie Obioma reading and signing AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES, 7PM


Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last


River Oaks Bookstore, poet John Milkereit reading and signing Drive the World in a Taxicab, 3PM


Writespace, "Worldbuilding Writing Workshop" with Cassandra Rose Clarke, 9:30AM



South Irving Library, an afternoon with Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright, creators of the Lola Dutch picture book series, 5PM

B&N, Summoned to Thirteenth Grave book signing with Darynda Jones, 2PM


Port Neches

Fleur Fine Books, Author Larry Farmer Meet & Greet, 3PM


San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Dale Walsh signing Wesley's Adventures, 11AM

South Padre Island

Paragraphs on Padre, former mayor of Weslaco Joe V. Sánchez signing Odyssey to El Wes, preceded by a presentation by editor Jose Sánchez, 2PM



The Storybook Garden, Art & Story Workshop: Aztec Warrior with David Bowles, 12PM, followed  by an Author Meet & Greet, 2PM

Sunday, January 20:

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas-native author Carlos Harleaux will sell and sign his newest collection of poetry, Commissioned To Love, 1PM


Brazos Bookstore, Weasel reading and signing WE LIVE FOR HALF-MOONS, 5PM


Writespace, Workshop: "Copywriting 101: Supplement Your Income through Writing for Businesses" with Andreana Binder, 3PM


The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Survive Rejection & Forge a Path to Publication" with Blake Kimzey, 3PM

Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Theatreworks USA presents their newest musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books, Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories, 2:30PM

San Antonio
Landa Library, Meet the Author: Gil Dominguez, 3PM