Attend the 2018 Fest

The Basics

The Texas Teen Book Festival is FREE and open to the public. No, you don’t have to be a teen to attend. We welcome all ages. The Festival will feature nationally and critically recognized authors, writing workshops, and workshops for educators.

Book sales at the Festival support the one-day event. Thank you for your support!


October 6, 2018
St. Edward’s University
3001 S Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

Map & Parking

Check out our interactive Google Map for Attendees here.

Important Note: Parking is $5 for each vehicle, and we strongly recommend you pay in advance using this link. School buses will not have to register or pay a parking fee. Because parking is extremely limited, we encourage the use of carpools, drop-offs, and CapMetro.

Authors & Schedule

Keynotes: Nic Stone, Neal Shusterman, and Jarrod Shusterman

Check out the full author list that includes Marissa Meyer, Patrick Ness, Ellen Hopkins, David Levithan, Laini Taylor, Nova Ren Suma, and More!

Check out the full schedule here.

Book Sales & Signings

Check out the full list of books being sold at #TTBF.

You may bring 3 personal books from home to be signed for every 1 book purchased at the festival. Cash, checks (made out to BookPeople), and credit cards will be accepted. Books sales are managed by our partner and proud sponsor BookPeople. All book sales will be in the Alumni Gym and will begin at 9 am and continue all day.

You can have your books signed by authors during the author signing times taking place in the Signing Tent and Alumni Gym. Stay tuned for author signing times.

Poster & Images

Check out the 10th birthday poster and feel free to share.

Download author photos and book covers.

Download author social schedules.


We can’t pull off a full day of YA without the amazing help of our teen and adult volunteers! Volunteer spots are now open for BookPeople help, signing lines, and more.