Texas Book Festival Information for Librarians!

The Texas Book Festival is happening at the Texas Capitol Oct. 27-28! This is an annual event that attracts people of from all over the country and is of natural interest to librarians.

Because of the natural link between libraries and the Texas Book Festival, we wanted to put together some information to help you navigate the event.

Free Shuttles at Libraries

Capital Metro and the Austin Public Library are teaming up to provide free shuttles to the event on Saturday, Oct. 27. Go to the front desk of any of the following branch libraries between noon and 5 p.m. to receive a free Capital Metro Day Pass and Travel Guide:

  • Recycled Reads | 5335 Burnet Road | Routes 3, 803
  • Pleasant Hill | 211 East William Cannon Drive | Routes 1, 801
  • Little Walnut Creek | 835 West Rundberg Lane | Routes 1, 801
  • Ruiz | 1600 Grove Boulevard | Route 20
  • Carver | 1161 Angelina Street | Routes 2, 6
  • Southeast | 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd | Route 7

Panel of Interest

The full schedule for the Texas Book Festival can be found at https://www.texasbookfestival.org/schedule/.

One panel that may be of particular interest is the following panel from Susan Orlean, a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992.

A Love Letter to Libraries with Susan Orlean (Friends Pass Session)

When: Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Where: Capitol Auditorium E1.004 (1100 Congress Avenue)

The full description: This is a Friends Pass session! Libraries are one of society’s most valuable resources. Susan Orlean, bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin, sits down with bestselling author and former librarian, Elizabeth McCracken, for a discussion of Orleans’s latest, The Library Book, her life-long love of books and the fascinating history of libraries in this special conversation about the crucial role that libraries play in our lives. Moderated by Elizabeth McCracken

Want more information?

Information on attending the festival can be found at https://www.texasbookfestival.org/attend_festival/.

You can also email the festival organizers at bookfest@texasbookfestival.org for more information.