Overview

The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is an annual event, sponsored by Cushcity.com, one of the largest online sources for African-American authors and literature.  The event attracts a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers from the Southwest U.S. and nationwide.

NOTE: Due to the uncertainty of the course of the Covid-19 virus over the next several months and the hesitancy of our target demographic to travel to book events in 2021, the 2021 NBBF will be virtual again this year. We will return to our in-person event in 2022. All registered 2021 authors and vendors will be included in the virtual, live-streamed event according to the following criteria:

  • Authors that pay ONLY a deposit ($100) will be included in the virtual 2021 NBBF in a group interview with other authors in their genre(s). The deposit will be retained on the books for the 2022 NBBF and the final balance ($200) will not be due until Aug. 31, 2022.
  • Authors that pay their balances in full by Aug. 31, 2021 for this year's NBBF will be included in the virtual event with a one-on-one interview, as well as receive individual social media marketing. For those that pay in full, their entire payment will be carried over to 2022 and they will owe nothing for their author table for next year's in-person event.
  • Because the event is virtual, there are limitations on the number of authors we can include. Therefore, we will be unable to accept any registrations (deposits or new registrations paid in full) after June 30, 2021.

A detailed, complete schedule of the 2021 NBBF will be posted on this website no later than June 30, 2021.

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Following is a description of our usual in-person event for next year.

The 15th annual National Black Book Festival is scheduled for Oct. 20-22, 2022, at Fallbrook Church Brook Sports Facility, 12512 Walters Rd., in Northwest Houston and is sponsored by Cushcity.com, one of the leading Web sites promoting African-American literature.  This 15th annual event will feature the following:

● Author and publisher exhibits                                         ●  Featured author discussions and signings
● Children's Festival                                                          ● An evening reception and two breakfasts
●  FREE workshops and seminars                                     ● Networking and door prizes 
●  Book Club Meet and Greet                                             ● Food court where food can be purchased all day
Up Your Game! Author Enhancement Sessions
                                      
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.

All events will be held at Fallbrook Church.  The Festival schedule includes the following events (ticket purchase in advance is required for those with asterisk [*]):

Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m.
"Welcome to Houston" Reception*

Friday, October 21, 2022 @ 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
"Get Acquainted" Breakfast*

Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*

Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Children's Festival
[Free and open to the public]

Saturday, October 22, 2021 @ Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet
[Open only to pre-registered participating authors and book clubs]

No tickets will be available for 2022 until March 2022.

Get driving directions to the Fallbrook Church

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


 

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