Largest African-American Book Event in the South

October 22-24, 2020 - 13th Anniversary - Houston, Texas


The 2020 National Black Book Festival will be a virtual event. Details coming soon!

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Corporate Sponsors


Small Business Vendors
A God Inspired Boutique

Participating Publishers
Amazon KDP Publishing
BK Royston Publishing

Participating Authors
(Click author name for web site)

African Diaspora


LaWanda Burrell
Dr. Cynthia J. Lewis-Hickman
Ty Pinkins
Charles U. Smith

Charity Spears
Dr. Sheila D. Williams

Susanne Tedrick


Shelita M. Anderson
Julia Belle
Mary E. Evans
Josalyn Holiday
Pamela Jarmon-Wade
Curtis Lee Jr.
Belinda Mays
T'Keyah Nichols
Jessica Reede
Renee Winters
Quinn Woodard

Christian Fiction
Bonnie Hopkins
Curley West


Veda Green
Audrey and Larry Jones
Charlee King

A'Driana LaFaye

Denna Davis
Brenda Hardwick

S. T. Rucker

Historical Fiction

Dennis DeLoach

Norman John McCullough


Mainstream Fiction

Brenda A. White


Motivation/Self Help
Ben Amor
Anntricia Bray
Keila Harris
Dr. Yvonne Henderson
Tiffany Young

Sir Wolfdogg Lanier-French
MJ Simms-Maddox

Ersula K. Odom

Francee Bouvenir
Rosy Perez
Fernando Rover
D. Chauncey Taylor


Politics/Social Sciences

Judy Howard
Rosita Hunter
Kevin Wayne Johnson

Kahla LaPlante
Lourdes Lewin
Christy Ogbeide
Joey Perry

Yalonda Benford

Natalie L. Gamble
Danesha Little

Science Fiction
Carla Lawson

Mikal Williams

Urban Fiction
Michelle Jackson
Tiera Jones

Talva Talva


National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]





















Featured Book

Kidz Biz
by Gwen Richardson


Featured Video of the Week

Support These African-American Authors

2020 Featured Authors
(Confirmed -- More to be added)

Dondre Whitfield


Ed Gordon


Karyn Parsons


Brenda Jackson


Mathew Knowles


Trisha Thomas


Victoria Christopher Murray and
ReShonda Tate Billingsley


B. M. Hardin


Marita Kinney

2020 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 23 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Official Festival Events
All events will be at
Fallbrook Church
(Tickets must be purchased for events with *)

Thursday, Oct. 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
Welcome to Houston Reception*

MC/Hostess Pamela Jarmon-Wade


Friday, Oct. 23 @ 8:30 a.m.
Get Acquainted Breakfast*

M/C - Author Brenda A. White

Marketing Expert Shows Authors How to Maximize Their Festival Experience

Up Your Game!
For Authors Who Want to Take Their Books to the Next Level

Pam Perry, Marketing/PR Expert

Saturday, Oct. 24 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*

Houston Author, Shelita M. Anderson


Saturday, Oct. 24 - 10 a.m. to Noon
Children's Festival
Within NBBF


Saturday, Oct. 24 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

Participating authors meet book clubs
to pitch their books
[Advance registration required]

Festival's Official Book Seller

2020 Festival Partners


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Fallbrook Church (Brook Sports)
Site for 2021 NBBF

For NBBF attendees who are staying the entire weekend, feel free to worship with Fallbrook
on Sunday @ 8 or 11 a.m.

Host Hotel - Sheraton North Houston


Download the
2019 NBBF Newspaper here

2020 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Mary E. Evans

   Shelita M. Anderson  Bonnie Hopkins

Pamela Jarmon-Wade  Brenda A. White

A'Driana LaFaye   D. Chauncey Taylor

 Fernando Rover         Tiera Jones    

Kevin Wayne Johnson       Joey Perry        

Renee Winters       Danesha Little

Dr. Yvonne Henderson      Julia Belle         

Tiffany Young           Belinda Mays

Dr. Cynthia J.                               
Lewis-Hickman            Talva Talva     

   Ty Pinkins            Curley West

    Veda Green       Michelle Jackson

Francee Bouvenir         Rosy Perez     

Charity Spears

Workshops/Seminars, Etc.
(Free admission to all seminars)

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
Up Your Game!

Author Enhancement Sessions

11:00 a.m.
Taking the "Look of Your Book "
to the Next Level

1:00 p.m.
Getting Started with
Amazon KDP


3:00 p.m.
Social Media 101

4:00 p.m.
The Key to Your Book's Success

5:00 p.m.

Expand Your Audience
With Audiobooks


Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Bringing Out the Book In You

11:00 a.m.
Debt-Free College
Financed With Scholarships

12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Book to Film: Flipping the Script

1:00 p.m.
Turning ADHD
From Stigma to Stability

2:00 p.m.
The How-Tos of
Self-Publishing Your Book

4:00 p.m.
Black Enterprise After the
Civil War

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
Participating Book Clubs
African-American Book Worms
Beaumont, TX
Afrikanah Book Club
Houston, TX

Black Peeps Who Read
Houston, TX

Brownstone Book Club
Houston, TX

Chronicles Book Club @
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Houston, TX
Coffee, Tea and Read Book Club
Houston, TX
Cushcity Book Club
Houston, TX
(The) Elite Reading Group
Los Angeles, CA
Fallbrook Church Reading Group
Houston, TX

Go On Girls Book Club Texas 1
Houston, TX
God's Fine China Book Club @
Friendship Community Bible Church
Sugar Land, TX
Kinsmen Lutheran Church Book Club
Houston, TX
Ladies of Color Turning Pages
Los Angeles, CA
(The) Ladies Who Read Book Club
Houston, TX
M&M Read-A-Roos
Houston, TX

Mind, Body & Soul Book Club
Austin, TX
Mommy Network
Houston, TX
Not-Your-Average Book Club
Pineville, LA
Our Voices Book Club
Alexandria, LA
Sistahs of the Written Word Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read Book Club
Austin, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read Too Book Club
Austin, TX
Zora Neale Hurston Book Club
Houston, TX

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