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
Focus: “a unique blend of African and African American art, culture and history”
Registration Fee: $200–$1,000
Deadline to Register: Rolling
Website: https://tampablackheritage.org/vendors/

 

FEBRUARY

Amelia Island Book Festival
Fernandina Beach, FL
Deadline to Submit to Author Expo: July 15–October 31
Website: https://www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org/

 

MARCH

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference and Bookfair
Registration Fee: $60-160
Website: https://www.awpwriter.org/

Tucson Festival of Books
Tucson, AZ
Website: https://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/
Registration opens: September
To receive exhibitor information, visit https://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/index.php?action=form&form=waitlist&type=exhibitor

 

APRIL

Alabama Book Festival
Montgomery, AL
Postponed
Website: https://www.alabamabookfestival.org/welcome.html

Kensington Day of the Book Festival
Kensington, MD
Postponed
Registration Fee: $100
Website: https://dayofthebook.com/

LATFOB
Los Angeles, CA
Registration Fee: $1,250–$7,800
Registration Form: https://s4.goeshow.com/cstreet/book_festival/2020/exhibitor_sales.cfm
Website: https://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair at Mission Creek Festival
Iowa City, IA
Website: https://missioncreekfestival.com/

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

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

 

MAY

Bay Area Book Festival
Berkeley, CA
Registration Fee: $450–$1,000
Website: https://www.baybookfest.org/

Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg, MD
Registration Fee: $125–$200
Deadline to Register: March 23
Website: https://gaithersburgbookfestival.org/

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

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

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

Winnsboro Book Festival
Winnsboro, TX
Postponed
Focus: Texas Authors
Registration Fee: $10
Website: http://winnsboro.bookfestival.network/

Wordplay Festival
Minneapolis, MN
Postponed
Deadline to Register: December 31
Website: https://loft.org/festival/about-wordplay

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

 

JUNE

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

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

 

JULY

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

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

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

 

AUGUST

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

ONYXCON
Atlanta, GA
Focus: African American Authors and Creators
Website: http://www.onyxcon.com/vending

 

SEPTEMBER

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

Brooklyn Book Fest
Brooklyn, NY
Registration Fee: $425–$1,000
Deadline to Register: June 14; Late Registration Deadline: August 2
Website: https://brooklynbookfestival.org/

Decatur Book Festival September
Decatur/Atlanta, GA
Registration Fee: $675–$825
Website: https://decaturbookfestival.com/

Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, IL
Registration Fee: $375–$2,850
Deadline to Register: June 30
Website: https://printersrowlitfest.org/

Sacramento Black Book Fair
Sacramento, California
Registration Fee: $50–$600
Deadline to Register: May 18
Website: Facebook

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

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

 

OCTOBER

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

Boston Book Festival
Boston, MA
Registration Fee: $450–$900
Website: https://bostonbookfest.org/

Bucks County Book Festival
Doylestown, PA
Registration Fee: $150
Deadline to Register: July 31
Website: https://www.bucksbookfest.org/

Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ
Registration Fee: $25–$50
Deadline to Register: September 2
Website: http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/exhibitors_sign_up/exhibitors.php

Hawai’i Book and Music Festival
Honolulu, HI
Registration Fee: $450–$850, or $50/hour for Indie Publishers
Deadline to Register: March 15
Website: https://hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com/booths

Iowa City Book Festival
Iowa City, IA
To apply for a booth, visit http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/submissions/
Website: http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/

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

National Black Book Festival
Houston, TX
Registration Fee: $300–$350
Deadline to Register: July 31; Late Registration Deadline: August 31
Website: http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/exhibitors.htm

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
New York, NY
Registration Deadline: May 3, 2022
Website: https://printedmatterartbookfairs.org/

Rainbow Book Fair
New York, NY
Postponed
Focus: LGBT
Registration Fee: $60–$135
Website: https://rainbowbookfair.org/

Southern Festival of Books
Nashville, TN
Postponed
Deadline to Register: September 1
Website: https://www.humanitiestennessee.org/sfb2019-main/

Twin Cities Book Festival
Minneapolis, MN
For registration information, visit https://twincitiesbookfestival.com/exhibitors/
Website: https://twincitiesbookfestival.com/

Queen City Book Festival
Charlotte, NC
Registration Fee: $80–$200
Deadline to Register: May 3
Website: http://www.qcbookfair.com/431529109

West Virginia Book Festival
Charleston, WV
Registration Fee: Starting at $150
Deadline to Register: July 1
Website: http://wvbookfestival.org/

 

NOVEMBER

Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore, MD
Postponed
Website: https://brilliantbaltimore.com/

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

Galveston Island Book Festival
Galveston, TX
Registration Fee: $65
Website: http://galveston.bookfestival.network/index.php

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

Texas Book Festival
Austin, TX
Deadline to Submit Books: June 17
Deadline to Register: September 18; Late Registration Deadline: October 9
Website: https://www.texasbookfestival.org/

The Miami International Book Fair International
Miami, FL
Deadline to Submit Books: May 30
Website: https://www.miamibookfair.com/exhibitor-application/