Upcoming Book Events

Book Riot’s Weekend Giveaway:



by C. J. Frick with drawings by Liza Donnelly

A humorous and heartfelt book that shows us that even when we’re at our worst, our dog thinks we’re the best!  Includes full-color illustrations by The New Yorker’s Liza Donnelly.

We have 10 copies of the book by C. J. Frick with drawings by Liza Donnelly to give away to 10 Riot readers! Entries accepted until the evening of November 2, 2018.

For the entry form:  GO HERE

Book Reception and Exhibit: Rolling Stones Magazine Photog Book- Greenwich, Connecticut


Rolling Stone magazine photographer Baron Wolman will appear at an opening reception of his work at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Wolman is known for his images of music icons, including the likes of Jimi Hendrix, his neighbor Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, The Who, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Santana, and Bob Dylan. His photos appeared in the first issue of Rolling Stone in October 1967, and his work appeared on 22 covers. Wolman will also meet the public in appearances at the gallery on Friday, Nov. 2, and Nov. 3. In addition to his famous photographs, he will debut his new limited edition, deluxe-signed book featuring photos the late Jimi Hendrix taken at the Fillmore West in February 1968. Wolman’s work will be on exhibit through Nov. 18 at the gallery. The exhibit is free, and all works are available for purchase. For more info, go to www.cparkergallery.com or call 203-661-0205.


Book Expo:  York, Pennsylvania


York Book Expo: Wisehaven Event Center, York, Pennsylvania

Hosted by: Demi Stevens
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Website: York Book Expo
Email: demi@yotbpress.com


There’s something for all ages to experience at York Book Expo. You will be able to buy books from more than 100 authors, and have them personalized and autographed, too! Kids can read to the Happy Tails Therapy Dogs, and enjoy awesome crafts and activities all day. Aspiring writers can sign up for free writing workshops.

Learn more about York Book Expo on AALBC.com

Book sale: Greenwich, Connecticut

adult books business commerce

The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library will hold their huge semi-annual Book and Media Sale from Thursday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 4, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 55 William St. W., Byram. More than 40,000 items – including bestsellers, volumes on gardening, history, art, design, business, and more – are available for purchase at wonderful prices. There is a special room set aside for children’s books. Thursday’s preview from 5 to 8 p.m., with $20 entry fee, offers the first chance to choose from the collection. There is no entry fee on the following days: from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, with the bag and box sale when shoppers can fill bags or a box at significantly reduced prices. The sale is the Friends only fundraising event, and all the proceeds go to fund the many programs and events supported by the Friends. For more information, call the library at 203.531.0426.

Book Festival: Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: Louisiana Book Festival
Phone: 225.219.9503
Email: lbf@state.lib.la.us

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s annual book festival will celebrate 15 years when it’s held in mid-November.  The free celebration of readers and writers is set for Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Louisiana State Capitol, state library, Capitol Park Museum and surrounding grounds.

More than 250 authors and presenters will discuss books during the day and sign their books in a nearby tent. Among the writers scheduled to attend include Pulitzer Prize winner Jack E. Davis, legendary local author Ernest Gaines and New Orleans chef and Top Chef contestant Isaac Toups. The festival also includes storytelling for children, live musical performances and cooking demonstrations.

A full schedule is available online at louisianabookfestival.org


Book Festival: Portland, Oregon


Portland’s Book Festival: Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

Hosted by: Literary Arts
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Website: Portland’s Book Festival
Phone: 503.227.2583
Email: la@literary-arts.org
Price: $15

Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) includes author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden, and local food trucks.


National Book Awards: New York City

Cipriani Wall Street, New York, New York

Hosted by: National Book Foundation
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Website: National Book Awards

Learn more about National Book Awards on AALBC.com

Attendance by invitation only.


Book Fair: Miami, Florida


Miami Book Fair International
Miami, Florida, 

Hosted by: Miami Dade College
Dates: Friday, November 16, 2018 to Sunday, November 18, 2018

Website: Miami Book Fair International
Phone: 305-237-3258


Book Fair: Kentucky


Kentucky Book Fair Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Frankfort, Kentucky


Hosted by: The Kentucky Humanities Council and The Kentucky Book Fair
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Website: Kentucky Book Fair
Email: kybookfair@ky.gov

Outside the US: LitFest–Mumbai India


Notable literary names to participate in Mumbai LitFest this November

The four-day long Mumbai LitFest is scheduled to open on November 15 with participation of over 100 top writers, intellectuals and performers.

Booker Prize winning author Alan Hollinghurst; Stephen Daldry, Director of ‘The Crown’ on Netflix; Sri Lankan writer Ashok Ferrey; along with prominent names from Indian literary circles including Shashi Tharoor, Upamanyu Chatterjee (writer of the iconic ‘English, August’), RTI activist Aruna Roy and poet Jayanta Mahapatra, will participate in the 9th Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest in November.

The four-day long festival is scheduled to open on November 15 with participation of over a 100 top writers, intellectuals and performers spanning a multitude of genres from around the world, an official said on Monday…

Among the other prominent international names announced are: David Ebershoff (author of the award-winning ‘The Danish Girl’), Mexican author Albert Ruy-Sanchez, former BBC India chief Mark Tully, British art historian and ex-director of National Gallery and British Musuem Neil MacGregor, and science-economics writer Matt Ridley.



Outside the US: Book Festival, Soweto South Africa



Abantu Book Festival
Eyethu Lifestyle Centre & Soweto Theatre, Soweto, South Africa


Dates: Thursday, December 6, 2018 to Sunday, December 9, 2018

Website: Abantu Book Festival
Email: molweni@abantubookfestival.co.za


Abantu Book Festival is an annual literary event held in Soweto, South African’s artistic heartland, featuring authors from South Africa, Africa, and the diaspora. Abantu is the Nguni word for people, which makes this the people’s festival.


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