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The Texas Book Festival’s annual storming of the State Capitol and grounds took place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27.

Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival

The 2013 Texas Book Festival takes place Oct. 26-27 at the Texas State Capitol and surrounding venues. The complete lineup can be found at


Texas Book Fest alumni dominate the winner's circle

Monica Riese, Fri., Nov. 22, 2013

Street Style, Festival Edition

Sartorial snapshots from Congress during AFF and TBF

Amy Gentry, Mon., Oct. 28, 2013

The Beekman Boys are Back!

Reality TV lifestyle mavens have a new dessert cookbook

Virginia B. Wood, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

The Most Personal of Cookbooks

Author chronicles discovery of Mexican cuisine through travel

Virginia B. Wood, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Fine Print

Texas Book Festival brings some of the best and brightest literary minds to the Capitol

Monica Riese, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Person of Interest

Meg Wolitzer's latest book tracks six characters through three decades of friendship

Amy Gentry, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

In the Thicket of It

Prolific Texan author Joe R. Lansdale is back with a hellish and hilarious new novel

Marc Savlov, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Brain Teaser

Author and legendary 'Jeopardy!' champ Ken Jennings comes to the Texas Book Festival

Wayne Alan Brenner, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Nonfiction and Memoir

Justin St. Germain, Stephen Harrigan, and more delight with these true tomes

Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Fiction Favorites

From postapocalyptic islands to mining camps in Nevada, these novels will rock your world

Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Kids' Corner

Lit picks for the younger set

Jessi Cape, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Breaking into a cabinet of blues.

Doug Freeman, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons

From fanzine to book.

Tim Stegall, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

Jazz maestro in detail.

Jay Trachtenberg, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Let Me Clear My Throat

Singing takes many forms.

Jim Caligiuri, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Open Your Heart

Yoga murders part two.

Chase Hoffberger, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Even in the face of truth ...

Michael Toland, Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Late October Food Event-Palooza

Calendar packed with worthwhile food, wine, beer, film events

Virginia B. Wood, Wed., Oct. 23, 2013

Texas Book Festival Panel Picks

Can't-miss events at this weekend's festival

Monica Riese, Wed., Oct. 23, 2013

Crawl With the Authors of Your Favorite Books

The Texas Book Festival's Lit Crawl gets weird & boozy with 'em

Wayne Alan Brenner, Tue., Oct. 22, 2013

These Bitches Know Their Brew

The ladies of explore the history of Austin craft beer

Anna Toon, Tue., Oct. 22, 2013


Texas Book Festival is leaking out into other fine events

Monica Riese, Tue., Oct. 22, 2013

Pregame the Texas Book Festival With These 50 Classics

We haven't crammed this hard since senior lit

Anne Harris, Mon., Oct. 21, 2013


Book Fest shorts, upcoming readings, and more

Monica Riese, Thu., Oct. 3, 2013

Texas Book Festival Announces Full Lineup

From R.L. Stine to Reza Aslan, 225-plus converge on the Capitol

Monica Riese, Tue., Sept. 10, 2013

Windmill State of Mind

A new book on the story behind Texas wind power

Nora Ankrum, Thu., Aug. 22, 2013

New in Print

Kenny Pailes, Thu., Aug. 22, 2013

New in Print: 'Austin Breakfast Tacos'

Blog Taco Journalism leaps to print with this ode to the best meal of the day

Virginia B. Wood, Thu., July 18, 2013

Lucinda Hutson's Colorful Love Letter to Mexico

Two decades of new research make her latest book shine

Claudia Alarcón, Wed., July 3, 2013

His Cup Runneth Over

Tipsy Texan David Alan is having the time of his life

Virginia B. Wood, Wed., July 3, 2013

¡Viva Tequila!

Hutson and her publisher pull out all the stops

Wes Marshall, Wed., July 3, 2013

Tipsy Texan

Love Texas? Love cocktails? This is your book.

Wes Marshall, Wed., July 3, 2013

Range War at the Dobie Ranch

A bulldozer's intrusion onto 'enchanted' property uncovers the struggles of UT's historic retreat for writers

Amy Gentry, Thu., June 20, 2013

Cloudy With a Chance of Winik

Marion Winik navigates the single life in 'Highs in the Low Fifties'

Monica Riese, Thu., June 20, 2013

A Strange Object in the Fourth Dimension

Tesseract marries literature, film, music, and interactivity

Amy Gentry, Thu., June 13, 2013

The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cookbook

Truly a community cookbook for the ages

Virginia B. Wood, Thu., June 13, 2013

The Write Way

Texas Book Fest launches kids' fiction contest

Monica Riese, Thu., May 2, 2013

Texas Is 'Big, Hot, Cheap and Right'

Erica Grieder's ode to the Lone Star State

Monica Riese, Wed., May 1, 2013

Face to Face With Fiction

Five notable authors come to New Fiction Confab

Amy Gentry, Thu., April 11, 2013

BookPeople Hosts Stephen Harrigan

Acclaimed author's anthology collects four decades of work

Monica Riese, Wed., April 10, 2013

Everyone Says That at the End of the World

It's wacky and wise, this apocalyptic riot

Wayne Alan Brenner, Thu., April 4, 2013

Mary Margaret Farabee: In Memoriam

Remembering the Texas Book Festival co-founder and Austin Arts Hall of Famer

Robert Faires, Thu., March 7, 2013

Mary Margaret Farabee: In Memoriam

Philanthropist and Texas Book Festival co-founder has died

Robert Faires, Tue., March 5, 2013

Domenica Ruta to Speak at BookPeople

She's going 'With or Without You'

Jaime deBlanc-Knowles, Tue., March 5, 2013

Searching for Cynthia Ann

Glenn Frankel's new book untangles the true story behind 'The Searchers'

Amy Gentry, Thu., Feb. 14, 2013

New in Print

Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright explores the origins and alleged abuses of the Church of Scientology

Kimberley Jones, Thu., Jan. 24, 2013

Two Sides to His Story

Manuel Gonzales leads the nonprofit Austin Bat Cave into uncharted territory while readying for a rapid literary ascent of his own

Shawn Badgley, Thu., Jan. 10, 2013

Previous Texas Book Festival coverage: 2012