Largest African-American Book Event in the South

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC FOR AUTHOR EXHIBITS/SEMINARS
October 24-26, 2019, 12th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Venue:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014

 


 

Special Event Tickets
The 2019 National Black Book Festival special events are open to the public. Advance ticket purchase is required. Attendance at the general admission portion of Festival is not required to attend any of these events.  All events will be held at Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014.

NOTE:  Ticket purchases are nonrefundable, unless the event is cancelled.  If an event is cancelled, monies will be refunded; however, after 12 years no NBBF special event has ever been cancelled.

HOTELS: The host hotel is the Sheraton North Houston and rooms are $89.00/night. NBBF will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the Sheraton daily. A list of hotels close to the venue are online here.

The Festival schedule includes the following ticketed events which require ticket purchase in advance:

BUY THE FULL FESTIVAL PACKAGE AND SAVE!!
Purchase tickets to the Welcome to Houston Reception (Thursday), Get Acquainted Breakfast (Friday), Power Lunch (Friday) and Networking Breakfast (Saturday), for the discounted price of only $85.00 per person.  To securely order tickets to all four public eating events online via credit card or Paypal, click "Add to Cart" here:

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
"Welcome to Houston" Reception
Cost:  $40.00 per person

Caterer:  Pappa's Catering

This reception welcomes the out-of-town authors, book clubs and other Festival attendees to the City of Houston. An appetizing buffet will be served, along with beverages and dessert. Participating authors who attend will experience a red carpet moment. Door prizes will be awarded. Attire:  Business casual

Special guest: Larry Dodson, former lead singer of the '70s and '80s R&B Band, The Bar-Kays. He will sign his memoir: And The Band Plays On: The Life Story of Larry Dodson of The Bar-Kays.

To securely order reception tickets online via credit card or Paypal, click "Add to Cart" here:

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Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
"Get Acquainted" Breakfast
Cost:  $30.00 per person
Caterer:  Pappa's Catering

This breakfast affords authors and readers an early opportunity to meet new friends and exchange ideas, as well as provide tips on how authors can best promote their books at the Festival. A full breakfast buffet will be served. Attire:  Casual

To securely order Get Acquainted Breakfast ticket(s) online via credit card or Paypal, click "Add to Cart" here:

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 12:00 Noon
Power Lunch
Cost: $30.00 per person
Caterer:  Pappa's Catering

This year's luncheon will feature a keynote speaker within the book industry who will highlight ways in which authors can increase their power in terms of audience and sales, and readers can increase their access to established and up-and-coming authors in the wake of the large number of bookstore closures across the country. Full lunch buffet will be served. Attire: Casual

Power Lunch Speaker: Norma Jarrett, award-winning author of nine successful books, including Sunday Brunch

To securely order Power Lunch ticket(s) online via credit card or Paypal, click "Add to Cart" here:

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
Cost:  $30.00 per person
Caterer:  Pappa's Catering

This breakfast is designed specifically to enhance networking opportunities on the last day of the Festival. Specific activities will be conducted to encourage and promote networking among the attendees. A full breakfast buffet will be served.  Attire:  Casual

To securely order Saturday Networking Breakfast ticket(s) online via credit card or Paypal, click "Add to Cart" here:

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Advance ticket purchase is recommended because there will be a minimal amount of tickets available at the door. Tickets may be ordered securely online by using the "Add to Cart" options above. To pay by check or money order, use the following form (no checks accepted after Sept. 30th):
http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/eventtickets.pdf

Payment must accompany the request for event tickets. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Festival office at 1-800-340-5454.  The form may be faxed to the Festival office at (281) 583-9534, or mailed to the Festival office (along with payment) to:  National Black Book Festival, 14300 Cornerstone Village Drive, Suite 370, Houston, TX  77014.

For more information, please contact us via e-mail at:  info@nationalblackbookfestival.com


 

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