Largest African-American Book Event in the South

October 25-27, 2018 - 11th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014
Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                        Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

AUTHORS: A $100.00 deposit for standard registration holds table for the 2018 NBBF and includes your name/website link posted w/in 48 hours of payment. Final payment due by 07/31/18.  As of 03/16/18, 62% of tables are sold. Click Exhibitors to register.

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Small Business Vendors
A God Inspired Boutique


Participating Publishers
1 Love Publishing LLC

Participating Authors
(Click author name for web site)

W. C. Rose

Tyriek Murphy


Towannia Bonaparte
Myran Jones

Doreen E. Allen
Shelita M. Anderson
Ameikah Black
LaTonya Brooks
Sandra Campbell-Notice
Tonya Ellis
Mary E. Evans
Portia McGowan Green
Josalyn Holiday
Pamela Jarmon-Wade
"The Truth" Jones
Sonia Lawson Lycett
Wanda McKinzy
Bailey C. Moore

Christian Fiction
L. D. Collins

Bonnie Hopkins
Danielle Nicole
Gayle Phillips-Roberson




Gracie Bradford
Ashley Moore
Donald Thomas Jr

Marcus Haynes

Historical Fiction



Malcolm Solomon

Mainstream Fiction

Lydia Brew
Karen Brown
Cicely Rue
Brenda A. White


Motivation/Self Help
William Byrd

Dr. Terrence D. Duncan
Jessica Glover
Justin Ruffin
D. M. Saddler
Keishan Scott
Nora Shariff
Drenda Williams

Shawn Rich

Kandice Green

Victor B. Johnson Sr.
Kayla Oye
Sharon Session-Thomas
Brenda Stanley

Politics/Social Sciences
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Lakesha Bradford
Avalon Brown
Arlene Dowdy
Jimmy Freeman
Melinda Merritt
Peggy Ratliff

W. Parks Brigham

Sydni Brown
Rhonda Jackson Joseph

Science Fiction
Malena Crawford

Adrian Petty

V. B. James

Wyjuana Montgomery

Urban Fiction
D. D. Bridges
Tiera Jones
Kyshaa Sand
Jamal Shakur

Timia Carruthers
Collette Conner
Robin Munro
Daralynn Walker

National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]




This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

NBBF Salutes Authors for
Black History Month

2018 Featured Authors
(More featured authors to be announced)
Kim Coles


Steven Barnes

Tananarive Due

Stephanie Powell Watts


Pamela Samuels Young


Michelle Stimpson


Tiffany L. Warren

2018 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 26 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27 - 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 *)

Festival M/C
Author/Radio Host, G. L. Henderson


Thursday, Oct. 25 @ 7:00 p.m.
Welcome to Houston Reception*

MC/Hostess Pamela Jarmon-Wade


Friday, Oct. 26 @ 8:00 a.m.
Get Acquainted Breakfast*

M/C - Author Brenda A. White

Marketing Experts Show Authors How to Maximize Their Festival Experience

12:00 Noon
Power Lunch*

"Master Marketer" Author Contest Award
Sponsored by NBBF

Power Lunch Speaker
Victor McGlothin, Author/Film Producer

Gospel/Jazz Violinist Daniel D
(Power Lunch Entertainment)

Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*

MC/Hostess Shelita M. Anderson


Saturday, Oct. 27 - 10 a.m. to Noon
Children's Festival
Within NBBF

Children's Festival Featured Author

Derrick D. Barnes


Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

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

Saturday, October 27 @ 5:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Victor B. Johnson Sr.
a/k/a Birdman 313
Author of seven poetry books and 4 poetry chap books

Festival's Official Book Seller

2018 Festival Partners


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ONLY $15.00 each


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Non-Profit Partner

Fallbrook Church (Gymnasium)
Site for 2018 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
2017 NBBF Newspaper here

2018 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Karen Brown

      Mary E. Evans     Shelita M. Anderson

Pamela Jarmon-Wade  Victor Johnson

Brenda A. White     Bonnie Hopkins

McGowan-Green      Oswald Scott


     "The Truth" Jones    Nora Shariff      

     Lydia Brew      Doreen E. Allen

   Arlene Dowdy     Melinda Merritt

Tonya Ellis            Tiera Jones

Josalyn Holiday      Marcus Haynes

Myran Jones            Keishan Scott

   Jamal Shakur       Malcolm Solomon

LaTanya Brooks       Tyriek Murphy

Kandice Green             W. C. Rose   

Gracie Bradford    Lakesha Bradford

Bailey C. Moore       Sydni Brown

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

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Social Media 101


Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Bringing Out the Book In You

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

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2018 Participating Book Clubs
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
Diamond Diva Book Club
Baton Rouge, LA
Fallbrook Church Reading Group
Houston, TX
Go On Girls Book Club Texas 1
Houston, TX
Page Turners, Too Book Club
Houston, TX
PEARLS Book Club
Houston, TX
Phenomenal Divas Book Club
Houston, TX
R.E.A.D. Book Club
Houston, TX
Regal Sisterhood Book Club
Dallas, TX
Sister-Friends Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read
Austin, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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