Magazine article Texas Library Journal

22nd Annual Texas Book Festival: November 4-5

Magazine article Texas Library Journal

22nd Annual Texas Book Festival: November 4-5

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Margarita Engle, Javaka Steptoe, Jennifer Egan, Dan Rather, and the Bush sisters are just a few of the more than 280 authors scheduled to appear at the 22nd annual Texas Book Festival (TBF) November 4 and 5 in and around the Capitol grounds and surrounding venues. The Book Festival is free and fun for all ages.

The 2017 First Edition Literary Gala will be emceed by Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor and author at Texas Monthly and will feature acclaimed authors Walter Isaacson, Min Jin Lee, Attica Locke, and Kevin Young. Tickets can be purchased online at www. texasbookfestival.org.

In addition to all of the great authors, the Texas Book Festival is the official launching forum for TLA's Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. This year the announcement takes place on November 4 at 10:00 am in the Texas Tent (8th & Congress). The TBA Master List titles will be available for purchase from BookPeople, the Book Festival's new partner and Austin's favorite independent bookstore.

Additionally, TLA will be stationed in booth #313, where visitors can pick up the TLA reading lists, snag a Texans Love Libraries button, and support libraries recovering from Harvey by donating to the Texas Library Disaster Relief Fund or by purchasing copies of the TLA Coloring Book. …

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