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

Due to COVID-19 cancellations and closings,

most events in this week’s calendar are online.

(* Denotes nonvirtual, on-location events)

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

Don't see your book or literary event here? Email with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.

Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life

FOR THE WEEK OF 06.06.2021


Please scroll down for the story time section


SPECIAL EVENTS *denotes in-person events

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, The Wurst Vendor Event, June 6th, 12-4PM

*Abilene, CALF (Children’s Art & Literary Festival), Thursday 6/10- Saturday 6/12

Houston Writers Guild Annual Conference, Friday 6/11 – Saturday 6/12, Eventbrite


EXHIBITIONS *denotes in-person events

*Irving, Lonesome Dove, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, March 6–July 11


Sunday June 6 *denotes in-person events

The Writers Garret, Stone Soup Prose, A Writers Critique Group, 9AM

Malvern Books, Virtual Open Mic The Lion & The Pirate (Captioned), 1PM Zoom. Sign-up to Perform by noon June 5th.

BookWoman, EXTRA BOLD: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers: A Panel Discussion, 3PM ZOOM


Monday, June 7 *denotes in-person events

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Ken Gerhard (Monsters of Texas), 1PM

World Affairs Council Dallas-Fort Worth, The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush’s Post-Presidency by Jean Becker (President George H.W. Bush’s Chief of Staff) in conversation with Jon Meacham & Chris Buckley, 6PM

Blue Willow Books, Lisa Napoli Presents Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR, 7PM Zoom [Registration Required]

Book People,  Casey McQuiston Presents One Last Stop, in conversation with Abby Jimenez, 6PM Zoom.

The Dock Bookshop, Dock Power Hour Conversations with Author Caseen Gaines (Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote The Rules of the Great White Way), 7PM Eventbrite & Facebook Live


Tuesday, June 8

Book People, James Wade Presents River, Sing Out in Conversation with Owen Egerton, 6PM Zoom.

Brazos Bookstore, Not YA Mama’s Book Club with Author June Hur (The Forest of Stolen Girls) in Conversation with Laura G, 7PM Zoom

Dallas Museum of Art, Hilary Mantel Presents The Mirror & the Light in Conversation with Kate Mosse, 7PM

LOGOS, Presents Heidi Seaborn + Diane Seuss, With EcoTheo, 7PM Zoom


Wednesday, June 9

Blue Willow Books, Kristan Higgins Presents Pack Up the Moon In conversation with Jamie Brenner, 7PM Zoom

Tombolo Books, Music Critic & Author Kim Ruehl in Conversation with Amy Ray, 6PM

Harris County Public Library, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton: Live Writing Workshop Series (Adults & Teens), 7PM TEAMS

Fresh Fiction, Book Club with Author Addie Woolridge (The Check List), 7PM Eventbrite

The Writing Barn – Perfecting the Picture Book III with Hannah Barnaby, 7PM 


Thursday, June 10 *denotes in-person events

*Kerrville, The Center for Fitness, Book Signing and Reading by Author Joanne Easley, 11AM

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Author Kelly Starling Lyons Presents a Workshop on “Writing Chapter Books and Chapter Book Series”, 1PM PDT Zoom, [Registration Required]

Book People & Brazos Bookstore, John Paul Brammer Presents Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons, in Conversation with Shea Serrano, 6PM Zoom [Ticketed]

Book People, Daniel Oppenheimer Presents Far From Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art, in Conversation with Sarah Bird, 6PM Zoom

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Series: Nicholas McIntire (The Hunter's Gambit), 6:30 PM

Blue Willow Books, Jamie Pacton Presents Lucky Girl in conversation with Becky Albertalli, 7PM Zoom

Murder Books, David Klass (Out of Time) in Conversation with David Baldacci (The Gambling Man), 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube

Austin Bat Cave, Summer Series: Modern Love, or The Great Existential Actuality at the End of Your Universe with Timothy Braun, 7PM Crowdcast

Book Woman, Poetry Reading and Open Mic with Author Christine H. Boldt (For Every Tatter), 7:15PM Eventbrite [Ticketed]

*Abilene, CALF (Children’s Art & Literary Festival) – Thursday 6/10- Saturday 6/12


Friday, June 11 *denotes in-person events

*Abilene, National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Enjoy a West Texas Welcome Dinner with CALF Artist Loren Long, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Poetry Reading, Robin Reagler’s New Book Into The The with readings from Tonya M. Foster & Timothy Liu, 7PM Zoom

Murder Books, Don Bentley (Tom Clancy Target Acquired) in Conversation with Bill Schweigart (The Beast of Barcroft), 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube

*Abilene CALF (Children’s Art & Literary Festival) – Thursday 6/10- Saturday 6/12

Houston Writers Guild Annual Conference – Friday 6/11 – Saturday 6/12, Eventbrite


Saturday, June 12 *denotes in-person events

Gemini Ink, Perfectly Irresistible: Creating Sympathetic Characters with Award Winning Author Nan Cuba, 9AM

Writers League of Texas, “On Writing Grief” with Diane Zinna, 10AM Zoom [Registration Required]

The Writers Garret, Stone Soup Prose & Poetry, A Writers Critique Group, 10AM

ACFW DFW, Tina Radcliffe “The Romantic ARC”, 10:30AM Zoom [Ticketed]

Austin Allies & BookPeople Summer Book Fair Kickoff Event, 11am, Zoom

Brazos Bookstore, Author Shelley Johannes Reads Her New Book More Than Sunny, 11AM Facebook Live.

Writespace Houston, Journaling Through Difficult Times, Instructor: Joyce Boatright, 1PM Zoom

Tumblewords Project, Steve Brown Presents Bluish-Green and Foaming Pink: Eroded Poems on the Suburban Frontier, 1PM Zoom

Saturday In-Person Events by City


CALF (Children’s Art & Literary Festival) – Thursday 6/10- Saturday 6/12


The Boerne Bookshop, Kady Hinojose (#HuntedLives) Book Signing, 1PM


Pan African Connection Bookstore, Creative Writing, Creative Connections Workshop: Xklipse & Poetic Soul Ages 10-18, 10AM

Interabang Books, Instore Pop-up: Thinker’s Notebook – 11AM

*Fort Worth

World Blend Coffee, Book Signing with Children’s Author Stefanie McNeely presenting Ready or Not Truth I Come!, 1PM

*San Angelo

Old Town Books, James Wade (River, Sing Out) Book Signing and Discussion, 3PM

Houston Writers Guild Annual Conference – Friday 6/11 – Saturday 6/12, Eventbrite

*San Antonio

The Twig Bookshop, Rob Greebon, Mike Jones & Cynthia Leal Massey (San Antonio: A Photographic Journey) Author Signing, 11AM

Dead Tree Books, Book Reading Dreamt-Or The Lingering Phantoms of Equinox by Author Alex Z. Salinas, 2PM

Barnes and Noble (Garden Ridge), The Adventures of Troy Art Exhibit and Book Signing, 2PM


Sunday, June 13 *denotes in-person events

Writing Barn, Nonfiction Kidlit Confab, 9AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, John C. Payne Presents Three and Out: Murder in a San Antonio Psych Hospital Book Signing, 12PM

Imprint Book Club, Viet Thanh Nguyen Presents The Committed, 4PM Zoom


Story Times: *denotes in-person events

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

*Seguin, Seguin Public Library – Toddler & Preschool Storytime via Zoom on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10AM, or for the Whole Family Tuesdays at 11:15AM outside

Allen Public Library – Monday thru Thursdays at 10:15 via Facebook Live

Fort Worth Public Library – Toddler Story Time – Live! June 8th, 10:30AM ZOOM

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

Longview Public Library – Every Tuesday via Facebook Live at 10:30AM

*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, weekly story time, T, F, Sa, 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

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

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

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

Brazos Bookstore, virtual story time, Sat, 11AM FACEBOOK LIVE

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

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


Don't see your book or literary event here? Email with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.