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

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 10.24.2021


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SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Angelo, Best Little Book Sale in Texas, Adult Literacy Council of the Concho Valley, through October 25

DFWCon: The Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Conference, through October 24

Texas Teen Book Festival, through October 24

Texas Book Festival, October 25-31

Virtual South Texas Book Festival – Booktacular, October 27-31


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*SouthlakeFact, Fiction, and the New World: The Role of Books in the Making of America, A Humanities Texas Traveling Exhibition, through October 29

*Ranger, Texas Writers, A Humanities Texas Traveling Exhibition, through October 31

*KyleVoces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States, A Humanities Texas Traveling Exhibition, through November 6

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, GOLDEN LEGACY: 80 YEARS OF ORIGINAL ART FROM GOLDEN BOOKS, through December 24


SUNDAY, October 24 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

 *San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Gil Dominguez, author of "This Used To Be San Antonio", 11AM

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Author visit/Book Signing with Hal Evans, 12PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Amber Ybarra, Thriving Into Thirty, 12PM

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Andrew Porwancher with The Jewish World Of Alexander Hamilton, 2PM

Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas Chapter, The Yellow Brick Road to Publishing, 2PM

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Borderlands Issue 53 Final Reading, 4:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Christ Church Cathedral Writing Workshop with Cameron Dezen Hammon, 6PM


MONDAY, October 25 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Blue Willow Bookshop, Shelf Stuff with Harper Collins – Middle grade authors Caela Carter, Janae Marks, Cammie McGovern and Chris Negron will join us to talk about their books, 5PM

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Tamron Hall - Virtual Event, 6PM

*Round Top, The Halles, Book Signing with Jasmine Roth, 6:30PM

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

Granbury Writer’s Bloc, Carol Heizer will present “A Surprise Evening of Entertainment and Energy.”, 6:30PM


JCC Dallas, BookFest In Your Living Room Presents: Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray, The Personal Librarian Zoom Author Talk & Q & A, 7PM

Writers Guild of Texas, The Bogeyman Unveiled: Writing Un-horrible Horror by THE GHOST SCRIBES, 7PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Live Event: Margaret Verble in conversation with Dr. Theresa Gaul, 7:30PM

TUESDAY, October 26 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Café, Kat Armstrong Discusses The In-Between Place, 7PM

JCC Dallas, BookFest In Your Living Room Present: Laura Arnold Leibman In conversation with Deb Silverthorn, The Word Artist, longtime journalist of the Texas Jewish Post, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Kimi Cunningham Grant and Wiley Cash in conversation - Virtual Event, 7PM

National Black Book Festival, Black Authors Matter TV, 7PM

Write Art Out Inc., Words and Sh*t, LIVE @ SIPS Fest, featuring iCon, 7PM

*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, SPOOKY MONEY SLAM! Hosted by Joe B! 8PM

BookPeople, VIRTUAL EVENT: SHEA SERRANO - Hip-Hop (And Other Things), 8PM

*El Paso, BorderSenses, The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series (A BorderSenses Event), Open Mic Night at Mona Bar of Modern Art, 9PM

*San Antonio, PuroSlam ft. DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM
Austin Book Arts Center
, Making Book Cloth, last day to Register


WEDNESDAY, October 27 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

The Printing Museum, Whose History?: A Reinvestigation into the World of Print, 12PM

*Austin, Latino Studies at UT Austin, Blake Sanz Book Talk, 3PM


Fresh Fiction, Video Book Club with Author Lana Harper, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Colleen Cambridge - Virtual Event, 7PM

*Houston, Write About Now, Poetry Open Mic ft. Houston Poet Laureate Outspoken Bean, 7:30PM


THURSDAY, October 28 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Katy, Katy Budget Books, Munch Bunch Cookbook Club: More Veggies Please, 4:30PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Alex Salinas and Harold Whit Williams, City Lights From the Upside Down and Mel Bay's Book of the Dead, 5PM

*Alpine, Museum of the Big Bend, Karla K. Morton, Alan Birkelbach and singer-songwriter, Lisa Carver, all performing music and poetry that celebrate our National Parks, 5PM

*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Café, Junior League of Waco Launches New Children's Book – Goodnight Waco, 5:30PM

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Rektok Ross with SKI WEEKEND, 6PM

Katy Budget Books, KBB Mystery Matters and Macmillan's Book + Author: Gregg Hurwitz & Mark Greaney, 6PM

Gemini Ink, Zoom Out & Dig It All! Finding Poetry in Our On- and Offline Lives with Award-winning Poet Urayoán Noel, 6:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Ed Tarkington | The Fortunate Ones, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Mary Gaitskill - THE DEVIL’S TREASURE – in conversation with  Leslie Jamison, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Cherie Priest in conversation with Gwenda Bond - Virtual Event, 7PM

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop and The Write Side of the Road, Last Thursday WINE & WRITE, 7PM

The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: Creating Characters Who Bite with A.S. King, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Lee Child and Andrew Child in conversation with Jake Tapper - Ticketed Virtual Event, 7:30PM

Texas Book Festival, Virtual Lit Crawl, 8PM

*Houston, Poison Pen Reading Series, October Poison Pen Reading Featuring: Tomás Q. Morín, Miah Arnold, and Nick Almeida, 8:30PM

FRIDAY, October 29 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Dallas Public Library, The Texas Revolution and Erastus "Deaf" Smith, 2PM

Austin Book Arts Center, Sewn Boards Binding, 5PM – Last day to register

Front Street Books, Book signing event with Karla K. Morton & Alan Birkelbach, 6PM

*Dallas, The Dallas Poetry Slam, 8PM

SATURDAY, October 30  (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Brazos Valley SCBWI, The Craft of Journaling w Brighton Rose, 9:30AM

Writespace Houston, Nature Writing with Dana De Greff, 9:30AM

Writers’ League of Texas, “It’s All in the Details: Tapping into Visceral Imagery” with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, 10AM

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL STORY TIME - Rebecca Evans - IF YOU EVER MEET A SKELETON, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Bruce McCandless III, Wonders All Around, 11AM

ACFW The Woodlands Chapter, Sharon Hinck—Health of a Writer’s Heart, 12PM

*Spring, Copperfield's Books, Spooktacular Author Meet and Greet! 12PM

*Fort Hood, Words Unite Bookstore, Book-Signing with Author Dr. Earnest Pugh, 12PM

Tumblewords Project, Raquel Mejia: Día de los Muertos: Letters from Last Responders, 2PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, David Sedaris at The Tobin! 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Kate Pentecost | That Dark Infinity, 3PM

*Katy, Courtyard by Marriott, Dear Women Book Signing Event, 3:30PM

*Austin, Texas Book Festival, In-Person Lit Crawl, 5PM

Red Salmon Arts & Resistencia Books, Southern Road Trip: An Evening of Poesía, 6PM

SUNDAY, October 31 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Boo! Books & Treats, 2PM

*Denton, Spiderweb Salon, spiderdead 2021, 2PM

STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Austin Public Library, 一緒に読みましょう: Japanese/English Virtual Storytime, 11AM October 27

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

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

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

*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

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

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