Top Shelf in August: Austin Teen Book Festival Preview



~post by Meghan Dietsche Goel, BookPeople’s Children’s Book Buyer and The Austin Teen Book Festival’s Program Director

In partnership with the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, this year BookPeople is delighted to help present the fifth annual Austin Teen Book Festival. After welcoming 3500 young adult literature readers last year, we are moving to the Austin Convention Center to accommodate more authors (40!) and even more fans at this year’s event on Saturday, September 28th from 9-5.

This festival is truly shaping up to be the best one yet featuring:

  • A keynote from the preternaturally talented Maggie Stiefvater to present Dream Thieves, sequel to her wildly original fantasy, Raven Boys
  • Six repeating panels featuring 40 different authors from around the country
  • A not-to-be-missed game show pitching the frighteningly fierce authors from Macmillan’s Fierce Reads Tour against the deliciously dark authors of HarperCollins’s Dark Days Tour
  • A special…

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