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 by Lone Star Literary Life

FOR THE WEEK OF 06.27.2021


Please scroll down for story times


SPECIAL EVENTS *denotes in-person events

*Kilgore, Texas Shakespeare Festival, July 1–August 1

*Laredo, Book Drive For Bethany House of Laredo, Book Warehouse, through July 3

Writers’ League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat, July 3-July 29, VIRTUAL


EXHIBITIONS *denotes in-person events

*Irving, Lonesome Dove, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, through July 11

*Huntsville, Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas, A Humanities Texas traveling Exhibition, through August 7

*Kerrville, Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State, A Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, through July 14


Sunday, June 27 *denotes in-person events

Literati Bookstore & University of Texas Press, Daniel Oppenheimer (Far From Respectable) in Conversation with Benjamin Moser, 12PM Zoom

*Laredo, The Phoenix Bookstore, Harry Potter Makers Market, 12PM

*Fort Worth, Leaves Book and Tea Shop, Marsha R. West Presents Tainted, 2PM

Sisters In Crime Houston, Presents Mark Pryor and “The Importance of Being There: Why I have to go to Paris to research my books”, 3PM via Facebook Live & YouTube

Inprint Houston, Inprint Readings for Young People presents Cool Brains! Jacqueline Woodson Livestream Event, 4PM Online

*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Melancholy Hour, Pensive Prose + Live Music, 7PM 

Borderland Rainbow Center Pride Virtual Open Mic, with Tumblewords Project's Donna Snyder as MC, 7PM Zoom


Monday, June 28 *denotes in-person events

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Webinar: Writing Memoir for MG & YA Readers, 8AM Zoom

Houston Public Library, Summer Reads Spotlight: Jason Reynolds (Stamped), 11AM Zoom

Gemini Ink, Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez & Robert Allen, 6:30PM Zoom

Murder By The Book, Christine Feehan in Conversation with Librarian Meena Jain, 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube


Tuesday, June 29 *denotes in-person events

The Writing Barn, Mini-Retreats for the Weekend Warrior with Claire Campbell ONLINE, 10AM

Austin Public Library & Asian American Resource Center, Summer Storytime: Celebrating APA Families & Stories, 10AM Eventbrite

Murder By The Book, Mystery and Thriller Mavens Presents Taylor Adams, 2PM Facebook Live & YouTube

Murder By The Book, Mystery and Thriller Mavens Presents Emily Richards, 3PM Facebook Live & YouTube

BookPeople, Virtual Event: Turk Pipkin Presents Willie Nelson’s Letters To America in Conversation with John Spong, 6PM Zoom

*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Kids Book Giveaway! 6PM

Brazos Books, Virtual: Yehudi Mercado Chunky in Conversation with Terri Libenson, 7PM Zoom

Murder By The Book, Riley Sager In Conversation with Crime by the Book’s Abby Endler, 7PM [Ticketed] Zoom

Nowhere Bookshop, Adam Serwer (The Cruelty is the Point) in Conversation with Shea Serrano, 7PM Eventbrite

Austin Bat Cave, Real Talk: Embodying Character through Dialogue with Rickey Fayne, 7PM Crowdcast

*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Hosted by Jomar Valentine – OPEN SLAM RSVP Recommended, 8PM


Wednesday, June 30 *denotes in-person events

Patrick Heath Public Library, Kay Finch Discusses Her Mysteries! 10AM Zoom

Inprint, Celebrating The Stories of Our Elders: A Reading, 12PM Zoom

Murder By The Book, Mystery and Thriller Maven Presents Tracy Clark, 1PM Facebook Live & YouTube

Blue Willow Books, Jennifer L. Holm Turtle In Paradise: The Graphic Novel in Conversation with Stephanie Cooke, 5PM Zoom

BookPeople, Virtual Event: Kalynn Bayron This Poison Heart in Conversation with Adam Silvera & Julian Winters, 6PM Zoom

Murder By The Book, Steven Saylor (Dominus) in Conversation with “Miranda” James (What The Cat Dragged In), 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube

Brazos Books, Virtual: Daniel Oppenheimer in conversation Austin Kleon, 7PM Zoom

Fresh Fiction, Video Book Club with Author Wendy Wax, 7PM Eventbrite


Thursday, July 1 *denotes in-person events

Murder By The Book, Clare Whitfield, Bradley Harper, and Laura Joh Rowland – Virtual Event, 1PM Facebook Live & YouTube

Harris County Public Library, Camp NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program Virtual Write-IN, 4PM Facebook Live

BookPeople, Virtual Event: Daisy Hernandez The Kissing Bug in Conversation with Stephanie Elizondo Griest, 6PM Zoom

Voices De La Luna: A Quarterly Literature & Arts Magazine, Elements Of Poetry Workshop With Dario, 6PM Online

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop & The Write Side of The Road: 1st Thursday Creative Writing Prompt Night, 6PM

Blue Willow Books, Karen Dionne The Wicked Sister Author Appearance, 7PM Zoom

Writers’ League of Texas, On the Craft of Writing: ReWriting History, 8PM Zoom


Friday, July 2 

Murder By The Book, Kate Carlisle and Ellie Alexander in Conversation, 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube


Saturday, July 3 *denotes in-person events

*Houston, The Printing Museum, Intro to Paper Making, 10AM
*San Antonio, The Twig,
Demetrye Isoldi Son of a Whore: Forging My Path To Freedom, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig, Amber Jo Ann Gambler’s Choice, 1PM

Writers’ League of Texas, Write-In, 2PM Zoom

Malvern Books, The Lion & The Pirate Virtual Open Mic, 7PM Zoom


Sunday, July 4 

The Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup Prose, 9AM


Story Times *denotes in-person events

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

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

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

Longview Public Library – Every Tuesday via 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

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, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

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

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

*Waco, Fabled Storytime, Wednesdays at 10:30AM

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.