If you are a literary fanatic and want an interesting way to visit the United States, one way to travel is by deciding to visit all the cities with some unique bookfairs. Book Festivals are popping up all over and offer families one – three days of wordy wonder. Most times there are activities for children of all ages, music and an unusual idea or two promotional idea that is truly a thrill. Guest speaking authors are always available to rub elbows with and listen to as they frequently orate passages from books available for purchase. Below you will find a small list with dates, so plan your itinerary. However, a quick internet search will bring up hundreds more.
Morristown Festival of Books, October 11& 12
Virginia Festival of the Book, March 20-24, 2019
UJAMMA Book Festival, March 31, 2019
Texas Book Festival, October 17-18 – what makes this massive festival unique is engaging authors in activities like biking and kayaking.
Cincinnati Books By the Banks Festival, Oct. 17
Wordstock: Portland, Oregon Book Festival in Nov. is ready for readers with concerts, pop-up reading by authors and a beer tent included.
New Orleans Book Festival – Nov. – Every child receives a free book
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Mid April – all kinds of demos and artists working including chef demonstrations.
Ann Arbor Book Festival , – day and night venues throughout the city including a pub book crawl.
Bay Area Book Festival, Early June – everything one expects plus its organic beer garden and wine garden.