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 11.21.2021


Please scroll down for story times


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Houston, Bayou City Comic Con, November 19 – 21

*Conroe, Village Books, Riding + Writing Day Camp with Lone Star Horsemanship and Village Books, November 22 & 23


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

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

Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition, Fort Worth Public Library – Central, through January 31, 2022


SUNDAY, November 21(*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Vanessa Zoltan, Praying with Jane Eyre: Reflections on Reading as a Sacred Practice, 12PM

Houston Sisters In Crime, “From Lab to Investigative Lead” by Mary Hall and Maiya Griffin, 2PM

Writespace Houston, Phoenix Fire with instructor Debbie Burns, 3PM

JCC Dallas, Laughter is the Best Medicine! Two  Comics one program – Wayne Federman and Annabelle Gurwitch, 6:30PM


MONDAY, November 22 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Angelo, Old Town Books, Book Signing and Discussion with Matthew Dowd, 12PM

*Keller, Landscape System Garden Center, Luke & Lily's Christmas Wish Book Launch Party, 6PM

*San Antonio, Oblate School of Theology, The Rev. Michael Battle, PhD | Book Signing "Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography", 6PM

The Dock Bookshop, Systematic Land Theft with Author Jillian Hishaw, Esq, 7PM


TUESDAY, November 23 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Blue Willow Books, Huda Fahmy | Huda F Are You? 7PM

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

*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, APS Open Mic hosted by SC Says, 8PM

*San Antonio, Bentley’s Bar, PuroSlam ft. DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM


WEDNESDAY, November 24 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

No events reported


THURSDAY, November 25 (*Denotes In-person Events.)



FRIDAY, November 26 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Dallas, The Dallas Poetry Slam, Floetic Open Mic, 8PM


SATURDAY, November 27 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Antonio, Travis Park, Pop-up book reading and signing of "Camila la Magica Makes Tamales", 9AM

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Book Signing with Poet Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, 10AM

The Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup Prose & Poetry, 10AM

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, #HuntedLives, and the newly released sequel, #JusticePrevails book signing by Kady Hinojosa, 1PM

*Houston, Warren's Inn, MJ's New Book Happy Hour Party, 6PM


SUNDAY, November 28 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Houston, Murder By The Book, MBTB Recommends - In Store, 11AM

*Houston, Chabad of Uptown, Chanukah Book Trail - Post Oak Menorah Lighting, 4PM

*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Reading Wonderland, 1PM


STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events.)

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.