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

by Texas Book Lover

FOR THE WEEK OF 11.22.2020

Please scroll down for the story time section!


48th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Festival, through November 22, ONLINE

Margot Rosenberg Pulitzer Dallas Jewish Bookfest, through December 7, ONLINE

Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) Houston, through November 22, ONLINE



*National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, “What Might You Do?: Christian Robinson”, through January 21, 2021

*College Station, Texas A&M, “The Eternal Passion: Nicholas A. Basbanes and the Making of A Gentle Madness,” through November 30

Ransom Center, Gabriel García Márquez: The Making of a Global Writer, through January 3, 2021 ONLINE

*Canyon, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Amarillo Flights: Aerial Views of Llano Estacado Country, through January 23, 2021



Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live: Laura Morelli discussing The Night Portrait, 2PM ONLINE

Barshop JCC, Esther Safran Foer discussing I Want You to Know We're Still Here, 7PM ONLINE

San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, Mary Carolyn George discussing and signing Pearl Sets the Pace, 12PM OUTDOOR EVENT



Austin Book Arts Center, workshop: case bookbinding, 6PM ZOOM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Holly Black discussing How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (in conversation with fan account Incorrect Cruel Prince), 7PM ONLINE

Murder By the Book, Nev March and Susan Cox, both winners of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award, in conversation with Joanna Schaffhausen, 7PM YOUTUBE

Interfaces, zine release party, 7PM ZOOM

Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home open mic, 8PM ZOOM (YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM)



BookPeople, Ernest Cline discussing Ready Player Two, 7PM ZOOM

National Black Book Festival, Black Authors Matter TV with Annie Brown, Malaika Adero, Tacha Braxton, and Olive Swan, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Writers’ League of Texas, On the Craft of Writing: Writing Our Family Stories with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Stacey Swann, and Kris Spisak, 7PM ONLINE

Poetry Workshop, Unearthing to Rebuild Memory: A generative writing workshop with Jo Reyes-Boitel and Leticia Urieta, 7PM ONLINE

Austin Poetry Slam, virtual open mic, 8PM INSTAGRAM LIVE

The Dock Bookshop, virtual poetry open mic, 8PM INSTAGRAM LIVE, ZOOM

Puroslam, virtual poetry slam, 10PM ZOOM

San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, Lindsay K. Bandy discussing and signing The Nemesis and the Swan, 5PM OUTDOOR EVENT



Austin Book Arts Center, bookbinding workshop, 6PM ZOOM

Sun Poet's Society, Open-Mic Poetry Readings, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Write About Now, online poetry open mic, 8PM FACEBOOK LIVE



Happy Thanksgiving!



Happy recovery from Thanksgiving!




*Boerne Bookshop, Jolene Navarro book signing, 3PM

San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, Tana Holmes reading and signing The Alamo Tree, 11AM OUTDOOR EVENT



San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, David Quanstrom discussing and signing Mesa, Texas, 12PM OUTDOOR EVENT



Texian Books, tiny Texians story time, F, 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

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

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

The Doseum, virtual story time, days & times vary

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

North Richland Hills Library, virtual story time, T, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

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

Laredo Public Libraries, story time live, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

Irving Public Library, online story time, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

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

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



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.