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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Upcoming Book Fairs and Festivals

  •   2011 Dayton Book Expo, Christian Writers Marketplace, April 30, 2011, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio A great opportunity for authors of books on Christian topics.  
  • South Carolina Book Festival, May 14-15, 2011, Colombia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC, more than 6,000 book lovers attend
  • American Library Association Annual Conference June 23-28, 2011, New Orleans, LA, some 2,000 seminars and events plus a huge trade show.
  • The Atlanta Black Book Expo, August 6, 2011 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA. 
  • Fall For the Book Festival, Sept. 18-23, 2011, George Mason University's Fairfax Campus, Fairfax, VA., sponsored by George Mason University, Fairfax County Public Library and Barnes & Noble. Attended by more than 150 authors.
  • Sonoma County Book Festival, September 24, 2011, Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA. attended by thousands of book lovers.
  • Frankfurt Book Fair, October 12-16, 2011 in Frankfort, Germany. Considered the biggest book show in the world.
  • Texas Book Fair, October 22-23, 2011, State Capitol Building, Austin, TX, established in 1995 by First     Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian, more than 45,000 attend. 
Kentucky Book Fair, Saturday, November 12, 2011, Frankfort Convention Center, attended by up to 5,000 people including 150 authors
  • Miami Book Fair International, November 13-20, 2011 held in Miami. www.miamibookfair. Miami Book Fair International, November 13-20, 2011 held in Miami. 


  1. Good information to pass along, Lena! Thanks!!

  2. Trade expos like this provide people with the books they need and are key to unearthing lesser-known authors of great potential.

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  3. I hope you post something like this for the year 2012 because I love book fairs.
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