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 11.28.2021


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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 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


MONDAY, November 29 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Hayley Krischer - Virtual Event, 6PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Daniel Shumski will appear in conversation with Valerie and Greg to celebrate his new cookbook How to Sous Vide, 7PM

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Wanda M. Morris - Virtual Event, 7PM

JCC Dallas, MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents The Sharon V. Fagin Joy of Reading Program Given in Loving Memory by the Fagin/Danz Families, Jodi Picoult: Wish You Were Here in conversation with Emily Henry, NYT Bestselling Author, 7PM

*Lubbock, Jake's Sports Cafe & Backroom, Lubbock Poetry Movement Presents- Banquet of Barditry/Eat Your Words, 7PM


TUESDAY, November 30 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Murder By The Book, Patricia Cornwell in conversation with Harlan Coben - Ticketed Virtual Event, 6PM

LOGOS Collective, Jericho Brown + Marilyn Nelson: A Liturgically Inflected Poetry Reading, 6PM

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Kerry Rea will appear in conversation with Kerry Winfrey for the release of Kerry Rea's new book The Wedding Ringer, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Darcie Wilde - Virtual Event, 7PM

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

*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, APS Presents... 310 Brown Street takeover OPEN Slam Hosted by Sunni Soper, 8PM

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


WEDNESDAY, December 1 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Austin, The Tree Garden, Bookwoman, World AIDS Day Celebration + Book Launch: Karma Chávez + María Limón: The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine, and Resistance, 6PM

Writers’ League of Texas, “Writing the Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel” with Samantha M. Clark, 6:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Lily Anderson will appear in conversation with Julie Murphy for the release of Lily's new book The Throwback List, 7PM

JCC Dallas, BookFest In Your Living Room Present: Tracy Walder, The Unexpected Spy Q + A Session via Zoom, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Amanda Flower and M.V. Byrne in Conversation - Virtual Event, 7PM

*Houston, Write About Now, Write About Now Poetry Open Mic, 7:30PM


THURSDAY, December 2 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Matthew Dowd, Revelations on the River: Healing a Nation, Healing Ourselves, 5PM

Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature & Arts Magazine, Elements of Poetry Workshop with Dario, 6PM

Murder By The Book, Hannah Morrissey in conversation with Layne Fargo - Virtual Event, 7PM

Random House, VIRTUAL EVENT: BRENÉ BROWN - Atlas of the Heart, 7PM

Writers’ League of Texas, WLT On the Writing Life: “Mindfulness for Writers: How Attention is the Beginning of Devotion”, 8PM


FRIDAY, December 3 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, The Write Stuff Writers Workshop, 10:30AM

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Book Stack Craft Workshop, 6PM

*Longview, Books & Barrels, Peace by Piece: Unlearning Racial Bias by Querida Duncalfe book launch, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Sarah Strohmeyer - Virtual Event, 7PM


SATURDAY, December 4  (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Gemini Ink, Writing Gifts – A Workshop with Naomi Shihab Nye, 10AM

Writers’ League of Texas, “It’s All Been Done Before: Finding Inspiration in Mythology, Fairy Tales, and Other Famous Stories” with P.J. Hoover, 10AM

*Cisco, Waverly's, >Double Book Release Block Party, 10AM

*Friona, Milk House Market, Author book signing with Natalie Bright along with author & poet Teddy Jones, 11AM

*Rowlett, Rowlett Public Library, Krampusnacht Book Signing with author Larry Yoakum III, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Norma Garcia, In Spite of My Disability, 11AM

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, HK Jacobs signing her Alex Wilde series books, 1PM

*Nacogdoches, The Bosslight, Author Kathleen Kent Book Signing, 1PM

Tumblewords, Project, Honora Spicer & Tatiana Rodríguez: Documentary Poetry and Carceral Geography in El Paso: Part 2, 1PM

The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: The ABCs of the Novel in Verse with Nikki Grimes, 1PM

*Abilene, Texas Star Trading Co, Author Book Signing with Jami Moss, author of "The Tree of Life", Sue Harris, author of "Nana's Christmas Snowflakes", Stephanie Ellison, author of "Always Forever", Cindy Mims, author of "Chase That Puppy", 1:30PM

*Dallas, Interabang Books & North Texas Food Bank, present author Jeremy Gregg with his new release HUNGER BUGS ME, 2PM

*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Meet Author Joanne R. Easley as she presents her books "Just One Look" and "Sweet Jane", 2PM

The Writer’s Garret, Archetypes in Poetry with Joan Canby, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Scarlett St. Clair will appear in conversation with Katee Robert for the release of Scarlett's new book King of Battle and Blood, 3PM

*Amarillo, The Burrowing Owl, Jodi Thomas book signing event, 4PM

Resistencia Books, Red Salmon Art, Las Criaturas: A Reading and Book Launch with Leticia Urieta, 6PM

Writers’ League of Texas, WLT Presents One Page Salon – Live Webinar, 8PM


SUNDAY, December 5 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Writing Workshops, Carving Out Space In The Literary World 1-Day Zoom Seminar, 10AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Gil Dominguez, This Used to Be San Antonio, 12PM

Malvern Books, The Lion & The Pirate Virtual Open Mic, 1PM

*Spring Branch, Rebecca Creek Bed & Breakfast, Book Signing with Kady Hinojosa, 2PM

*Elgin, The Owl Wine Bar & Home Goods Store, Conversation & Book Signing with Author Deborah Cole, 2PM

The Writing Barn, Misbelief: The Foundation of Story with Joanna Cooke (ONLINE), 3PM


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.