Monday, July 30, 2007

Fall Book Festivals Coming Soon

Publisher’s Weekly just published their fall book festival schedule saying, “Fall’s coming, and so are book festivals around the country which will celebrate authors, community, creativity and literacy.” They’re a great time to see what’s new in books and speak with some of the authors. The article includes a list of 42 locations including city, dates, website information, and contacts for publishers and booksellers. Here are just a few of the earliest sites:

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival
Atlanta, Georgia – Aug. 31 to Sept. 2

Central Coast Book and Author Festival
San Luis Obispo, California – Sept. 8

Montana Festival of the Book
Missoula, Montana – Sept. 13 to 15

Wyoming Book Festival
Cheyenne, Wyoming – Sept. 15

Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn, New York – Sept. 16

Fall for the Book Literary Festival
Fairfax, Virginia – Sept. 23 to 28

West Texas Book & Music Festival
Abilene, Texas – Sept. 25 to 29

Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore, Maryland – Sept. 28 to 30

Georgia Literary Festival
Blue Ridge, Georgia – Sept. 28 to 30

South Dakota Festival of Books
Deadwood, South Dakota – Sept. 28 to 30

National Book Festival
Washington, D.C. – Sept. 29

Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival
Santa Barbara, California – Sept. 29

The Latino Book & Family Festivals
Houston, Texas – Sept. 29 to 20
Los Angeles, California – Oct. 12 to 14
Chicago, Illinois – Nov. 10 to 11

Orange County Children's Book Festival
Costa Mesa, California – Sept. 29 to 30

West Hollywood Book Fair
Los Angeles, California – Sept. 30

See the Publishers Weekly article for the rest of the locations and festival details.

2 comments:

omninaïf said...

Bummer! None here in my area!

wordsworth said...

None in my area, either. I guess we're lucky to have bookstores! I often interact with authors via the e-mail addresses they publish in their bios on the back jacket leafs or on their websites. Most will write back.