Blue and white Texas Center for the Book logoThe mission of the Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) is to celebrate the written word and literary heritage of Texas, while highlighting the importance of books, reading, literacy, and libraries. Established in 1987, the Center builds partnerships with library professionals, educators, authors, publishers, and booksellers who provide support to our shared mission of promoting a love of literature throughout the Lone Star State.

One of 50 state centers affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Texas Center for the Book is under the direction of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The TCFB is supported in part by the Texas Library and Archives Foundation,

TX Book Chat - Informal "coffee chats" offering a quick look into aspects of the state's literary world

#TXBookChat - Join us for informal 30 minute Zoom chats about all things literary and view videos of previous chats.

Blog header image, photo of the top of a book with multi-colored bookmark ribbons interspersed in the pages

The Texas Bookshelf Chronicles blog celebrates librarians, libraries, literacy, and a love of books.

Literary Landmark Roundup - Working to increase the number of Texas Literary Landmarks

Texas Literary Landmarks are special places that attract tourists, book lovers, and history buffs.

Recovery - Read Across Texas - 2023 Statewide Community Read

Read Across Texas - using books to open dialogue and explore what “empathy” could mean within your communities.

TCFB Sponsors:

  • Special exhibits
  • Literary programs
  • Creative writing contests
  • Lectures and symposia
  • Publications

TCFB Promotes:

  • The educational and cultural role of the book
  • The history of books and printing
  • Authorship and writing
  • Libraries
  • Publishing and preservation of books
  • Reading and literacy

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The Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites you to join in its mission of working with organizations and individuals across the state to develop and increase public appreciation of, and support for books, reading and libraries.

  • Telephone: (512) 463-5460
  • Email:
  • Address: 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701


Page last modified: July 8, 2024