The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State


Bookish Texas • Events Around the State

The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State

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Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life

FOR THE WEEK OF 12.19.2021


Please scroll down for story times



EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Abilene, National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, GOLDEN LEGACY: 80 YEARS OF ORIGINAL ART FROM GOLDEN BOOKS, through December 24

*Fort Worth, Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition, Fort Worth Public Library – Central, through January 31, 2022


SUNDAY, December 19 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Jessica Thompson, A Caterer's Guide to Holidays and Homicide, 12PM

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Christmas Book Fair, 12PM

*Austin, University of North Texas Press, Kathy Valentine "All I Ever Wanted" Book Signing at B&N Sunset Valley, 1PM

The Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup Prose, 2PM

Tumblewords Project, Donna Snyder: Writing for the Dark Time, 2PM

*San Antonio, JCC, JCC Author Speaker Series: An Evening with Linda Kaufman, author of Mishugas: Musings on Things Jewish, 6PM


MONDAY, December 20 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Amita Murray - Virtual Event, 2PM

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Karen Odden - Virtual Event, 6PM


TUESDAY, December 21 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

The Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup Mixed Genre, 7PM

National Black Book Festival, Black Authors Matter TV, 7PM

*Austin, Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam New Year IN, Old Year OUT: part 2 performance & writing workshop & Open mic Hosted by Tova Charels, 8PM

*San Antonio, PuroSlam ft. DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM


WEDNESDAY, December 22 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Kerrville, Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Book SALE, 1PM

*Houston, Write About Now, Last Poetry Slam of the Year, 7:30PM


THURSDAY, December 23- SUNDAY, December 26: 

No reported bookish events. Happy holidays & merry Christmas!


STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Lark & Owl Booksellers, Super Silly Story Time, M, W & F, 9:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Allen Public Library – M-TH at 10:15 via Facebook Live

Leaves Books & Tea, read-aloud story time, T-Th, 2PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Seguin Public Library – Toddler & Preschool Storytime via Zoom, T & W, 10AM, or for the Whole Family, T at 11:15AM outside

Dallas Public Library, children’s story time, T & Th, 10:30AM ZOOM

*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, Story Time, T & F at 10:30AM

Old Town Books, children’s story time, T & F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Longview Public Library – T, Facebook Live at 10:30AM

North Richland Hills Library, virtual story time, T, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, musical story time, T, 10:30AM

*Midland, Centennial Library, story time, W, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

*Midland, Downtown Library, story time, TH, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

Texian Books, tiny Texians story time, F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

The Twig Book Shop, Miss Anastasia online story time, F, 10:30AM INSTAGRAM LIVE

Brazos Bookstore, virtual story time, Sat, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Harris County Public Libraries - Fairbanks Branch: a variety of story times throughout the week

San Antonio Public Library, children’s story times throughout the week

El Paso Public Library, a variety of children’s programming throughout the week FACEBOOK LIVE

Houston Public Library, virtual story time, daily, times vary.

Laredo Public Libraries, story time live, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

Irving Public Library, online story time, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

The Doseum, virtual story time, days & times vary.