Book and Literary Magazine Fairs


Browse this list to learn more about annual book fairs and festivals. When available, we have included registration and submission deadlines, fees, and other information, but please confirm these on the fair or festival’s website as details are subject to change. 

 

JANUARY

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Tampa, FL
2023: January 14-15
Focus: “a unique blend of African and African American art, culture and history”
Exhibitor Fee: $200–$1,000
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: Rolling
Website: tampablackheritage.org/vendors

 

FEBRUARY

Amelia Island Book Festival
Fernandina Beach, FL
2023: February 18
Deadline to Submit to Author Expo: July 1–November 30
Website: www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org/

Small Press Book Fair
Culver City, CA
Registration Fee: $25
Website: Facebook

 

MARCH

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair
2023: March 8-11
Registration Fee: $60-160
Website: www.awpwriter.org

Tucson Festival of Books
Tucson, AZ
2023: March 4-5
Website: tucsonfestivalofbooks.org
Registration: September-December
To receive exhibitor information, visit tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/index.php?action=form&form=waitlist&type=exhibitor

 

APRIL

Alabama Book Festival
Montgomery, AL
Website: alabamabookfestival.org

Los Angelos Times Festival of the Book 
Los Angeles, CA
2023: April 22-23Registration Fee: $1,250–$7,800
Registration Form: s4.goeshow.com/cstreet/book_festival/2020/exhibitor_sales.cfm
Website: events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks

Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair at Mission Creek Festival
Iowa City, IA
2023: April 7-8
Website: missioncreekfestival.com

Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair
Los Angeles, CA
Website: www.printedmatter.org

Wimberley Book Festival
Wimberley, TX
Registration Fee: $50
Website: wimberley.bookfestival.network/index.php

 

MAY

Bay Area Book Festival
Berkeley, CA
2023: May 6-7
Registration Fee: $450–$1,000
Website: www.baybookfest.org

Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg, MD
2023: May 20
Exhibitor Fee: $125–$200
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: March 23
Website: gaithersburgbookfestival.org

Lone Star Book Festival
Seguin, TX
2023: May 27-28
Focus: Texas Authors
Registration Fee: $40–$80
Website: lonestar.bookfestival.network/index.php

San Antonio Book Festival
San Antonio, TX
Website: sabookfestival.org

Santa Fe Literary Festival
Santa Fe, NM
Website: www.sfliteraryfestival.org

Wordplay Festival
Minneapolis, MN
Website: loft.org/festival/about-wordplay

U.S. Book Show
Virtual
Website: usbookshow.com

 

JUNE

African American Book Festival
Austin, TX
Website: www.aaabookfest.org

Schomburg Center Literary Festival
New York, NY
Focus: Authors of African Descent
Exhibitor Fee: $150–$550
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: June 6; Late Registration Deadline: June 13
Website: www.nypl.org/spotlight/schomburg/literary-festival

 

JULY

Harlem Book Fair
Harlem, NY
Focus: African American Authors
Exhibitor Fee: $750–$1,150
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: June 28
Website: www.harlembookfair.com

Litlit
Los Angeles, CA
Registration Fee: free
Website: litlitfair.com

Payson Book Festival
Payson, AZ
Focus: Arizona Authors
Exhibitor Fee: $90
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: April 30
For an application, visit paysonbookfestival.org/vendors/vendor-application
Website: paysonbookfestival.org

 

AUGUST

Mississippi Book Festival
Jackson, MS
2023: August 19
For vendor inquiries and information, contact [email protected]
Website: msbookfestival.com

Missouri Book Festival
Washington, MO
Focus: Missouri Authors
Website: missouribookfestival.com

SEPTEMBER

Bookmarks Festival of Books
Winston-Salem, NC
2022: September 24
For registration and fee information, email [email protected]
Website: www.bookmarksnc.org/festival

Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2022: October 1-2
Exhibitor Fee: $425–$1,000
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: June 14; Late Registration Deadline: August 2
Website: brooklynbookfestival.org

Bucks County Book Festival
Doylestown, PA
2022: September 23-24
Exhibitor Fee: $150
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: July 31
Website: www.bucksbookfest.org

Decatur Book Festival September
Decatur/Atlanta, GA
2022: September 30-October 1
Registration Fee: $675–$825
Website: decaturbookfestival.com

Iowa City Book Festival
Iowa City, IA
2022: September 28-October 31
To apply for a booth, visit www.iowacitybookfestival.org/submissions
Website: www.iowacitybookfestival.org

Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, IL
2022: September 10-11
Exhibitor Fee: $375–$2,850
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: June 30
Website: printersrowlitfest.org

Sacramento Black Book Fair
Sacramento, California
2022: No information
Exhibitor Fee: $50–$600
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: May 18
Website: Facebook

South Dakota Festival of Books
2022: September 23-25
Brookings & Sioux Falls, SD
For exhibitor information, contact [email protected].
Website: sdhumanities.org/festival-of-books

 

OCTOBER

Boston Book Festival
Boston, MA
2022: October 29
Registration Fee: $450–$900
Website: bostonbookfest.org

Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ
2022: October 1
Exhibitor Fee: $25–$50
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: September 2
Website: www.collingswoodbookfestival.com

Hawai’i Book and Music Festival
Honolulu, HI
2022: October 1-31 (via Zoom)
Exhibitor Fee: $450–$850, or $50/hour for Indie Publishers
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: March 15
Website: hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com

Louisiana Book Festival
Baton Rouge, LA
2022: October 29
Exhibitor Fee: $100–$450
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: October 11
Website: louisianabookfestival.org/index.html

National Black Book Festival
Houston, TX
2022: October 20-22
Exhibitor Fee: $300–$350
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: July 31; Late Registration Deadline: August 31
Website: www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/exhibitors.htm

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
New York, NY
2022: October 13-16
Exhibitor Deadline: May 3, 2022
Website: printedmatterartbookfairs.org

Rainbow Book Fair
New York, NY
Focus: LGBT
Website: rainbowbookfair.org

Southern Festival of Books
Nashville, TN
2022: October 14-16
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: September 1
Website: sofestofbooks.org

Twin Cities Book Festival
Minneapolis, MN
2022: October 15
For exhibitor information, visit twincitiesbookfestival.com/exhibitors
Website: twincitiesbookfestival.com

West Virginia Book Festival
Charleston, WV
2022: October 21-22
Exhibitor Fee: Starting at $150
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: July 1
Website: wvbookfestival.org

 

NOVEMBER

Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore, MD
2022: No information
Website: brilliantbaltimore.com

Books by the Banks Cincinnati Book Fest
Cincinnati, OH
2022: November 19
For exhibitor information, email [email protected]
Website: booksbythebanks.org

Buckeye Book Festival
Wooster, OH
2022: November 5
Focus: “works by Ohio Authors, Illustrators, or books that are on Ohio topics”
Exhibitor Fee: Free to Submit
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: August 15
Website: buckeyebookfair.org

Galveston Island Book Festival
Galveston, TX
2022: No information
Exhibitor Fee: $65
Website: galveston.bookfestival.network/index.php

Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock)
Portland, OR
2022: November 5
Deadline to Submit Books: June 17
Website: literary-arts.org/about/programs/portland-book-festival

Texas Book Festival
Austin, TX
2022: November 5-6
Deadline to Submit Books: June 17
Exhibitor Registration Deadline: September 18; Late Registration Deadline: October 7
Website: www.texasbookfestival.org

The Miami International Book Fair International
Miami, FL
2022: November 13-20
Deadline to Submit Books: May 30
Website: www.miamibookfair.com