The 24th annual Texas Book Festival (TBF) will return to the Texas State Capitol and surrounds on October 26 and 27, 2019.

The 24th annual Texas Book Festival (TBF) will return to the Texas State Capitol and surrounds on October 26 and 27, 2019.

In a press release, the TBF announced that the 2018 festival was the most successful on record, with 50,000 attendees and 300 authors. The annual First Edition Literary Gala raised more than $675,000 in funds for the nonprofit organization and its literary programs.

In 2018, the TBF gave more than $100,000 in grants to Texas public libraries. Through its Reading Rock Stars literacy program, TBF provided 10,635 books to students in Title I schools across Texas.

TBF also produced the 10th annual Texas Teen Book Festival on the campus of St. Edward’s University in Austin. “We are always actively exploring ways to deepen the community’s engagement with the festival,” says Executive Director Lois Kim. “We know that meaningful experiences with authors impact students’ interest in and desire to read.”

Submissions to participate in the 2019 festival will open on January 14. For book submission guidelines, please visit www.texasbookfestival.org/submit-a-book/ Visit www.texasbookfestival.org for more information.