Established in 1987, the Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) seeks to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy, and libraries, while celebrating the written word and literary heritage of Texas. Our commitment is to see every Texan develop an appreciation for books and the bridges they create. 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 at the Lorenzo De Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin, Texas. View the Austin premiere event.
Many of the projects administered by the Texas Center for the Book are supported in part by the Texas Library and Archives Foundation. To learn more about the organization, go to www.txlaf.org.
2023 Texas Great Read: Nell Plants a Tree by Anne Wynter, illustrated by Daniel Miyares
and West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
Read Across Texas - using books to open dialogue and explore what “empathy” could mean within your communities.
Letters About Literature - a reading and writing contest for 4th-12th graders. In 2023, winners and their libraries will receive cash prizes. They are honored at the Texas Library Association Conference.
#TXBookChat - Join us for informal 30 minute Zoom chats about all things literary and view videos of previous chats.
Literacy award for a qualified 501(c)(3) organization that has made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas.
Read with Your children and Discover Bookjoy every day with Lone Star Dia!
Texas Literary Landmarks are special places that attract tourists, book lovers, and history buffs.
Annual event celebrating local Texas authors.
Visit the Little Free Library website to steward your own little free library.
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- Special exhibits
- Literary programs
- Creative writing contests
- Lectures and symposia
- The educational and cultural role of the book
- The history of books and printing
- Authorship and writing
- Publishing and preservation of books
- Reading and literacy
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) 936-2505
- Email: email@example.com [Texas Center for the Book]
- Address: 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701
The nomination period for the annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award is June 1 - September 1. This award is made possible by the Texas Library and Archives Foundation, Inc. and was inspired by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards.