If you’re a book lover, you are interested in all things books. You probably have hundreds of books sitting at home (half still on your TBR pile), you probably have book-themed clothing or dishes, and you probably want to attend book-themed events and book conferences for book bloggers.
But even with the massive power of the Internet, sometimes it can be difficult to hear about these events. Last year, I missed several book conferences by a hair because I didn’t hear about them until they had started.
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To help my future self out (and hopefully you too), I’ve created a list of some of the most popular book conferences for bookbloggers, writers, and book lovers.
Book Conferences for Book Bloggers, Writers, and Book Lovers
If you can take the time, these book conferences for book bloggers are perfect for all book lovers!
This is one of the biggest book conferences for book bloggers. Every year in a different city, book lovers, authors, and bloggers gather together to talk books. One day, I may make this trip. Fingers crossed it comes to Dallas.
This amazing book conference travels around the world like the Olympics and celebrates all things science fiction. Definitely on my list of things to do one day!
If you happen to live in the UK, or are visiting, definitely stop by the London Book Fair! Over 25,000 people from around the world visit here each year. The focus is specifically on promoting classic media like books and newspapers.
Texas Book Festival/Texas Teen Book Festival
If you live in Texas, these are the bookish events you want to attend. I want to both of these last year and the year before, and both were tons of fun. Texas Teen Book Festival had a “cooler” vibe, but at the real deal we got to hear some amazing authors speak about their writing and read from their books. My favorite part about Texas Book Festival? Definitely the Lit Crawl!
There is a book festival hosted right in Dallas (most big cities have one). This year, the city is trying to boost attendance by bringing big-name authors. The Dallas book festival is just starting its journey, but in a few years it will be massive.
BookCon is a book festival done right. It’s programmed similarly to comic conventions with the opportunity to engage in panel discussions, meet authors, buy book stuff, and browse books!
If you’re a fan of Book Riot, you’ve probably heard about the new book conference they started. Since Book Riot itself is so fun and out-of-the-box, I bet their conference will be as well. This year it is in New York, so my hopes of attending were dashed. Maybe one year it will be held a lot closer to me!
Love romances? Then you won’t want to miss RomCom! Over two days you will get to experience the best of steamy romance authors, books, and fun!
I have a soft spot in my heart for kid books, and the Hudson Children’s Book Festival is all about kids! The best thing about this festival is that they give away free books to all attendees. How amazing is that?
How to Find Bookish Events in Your City
A lot of book conferences for book bloggers and book-themed events are put on by local libraries and indie bookstores. These events are not as well-advertised as the book events listed above. I’ve found that by searching the city name plus author event/book festival/book event helps me find local events. Stalking your favorite authors is another good way to find out if they are coming to a city near you.
I also always check Book People in Austin, because they host tons of events.
What are your favorite book conferences for book bloggers?
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