Largest African-American Book Event in the South


October 24-26, 2019 - 12th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014
Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                        Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Authors: Early bird registration for the 2019 NBBF is now open. A $50.00 deposit holds your table, includes name and link on the NBBF website, w/final payment due by July 31.  Price increases after Feb. 28. Click "Exhibitors" to register.

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Corporate Sponsors
Woodforest National Bank


Small Business Vendors
A God-Inspired Boutique


Non-Profit Partners
Speak Your Victory Ministries, Inc


Participating Authors
(Click author name for web site)

African Diaspora
Dr. LaShonda Jackson-Dean


Darius Pettway
Katrina Vantassell


Myran Jones


Shelita M. Anderson
Ameikah Black
Mary E. Evans
Josalyn Holiday
Portia McGowan Green
Pamela Jarmon-Wade
April Spotsville

Christian Fiction
L. D. Collins

Sherron Elise
Bonnie Hopkins
LaToya Geter Shockley


J. D. Parks

L. M. Bennett
Michelle Nicole
Harold Phifer


Historical Fiction


Rhonda Jackson Joseph

Mainstream Fiction

Lydia Brew
Brenda A. White


Motivation/Self Help
Peggy Ferguson

Mecheline Muhammad
Latanza Warren



Brenda Stanley


Politics/Social Sciences

Desolyn Hicks
Latanya M. Hughes

Angela Monay

Science Fiction


Urban Fiction
Tiera Jones

Mandi Rain



National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]




Featured Book

The Genesis Files
by Gwen Richardson

Featured Video of the Week

The Cancer Game
by Chidi Asika Enahoro

2019 Featured Authors
(Additional authors will be added)

Victoria Christopher Murray and
ReShonda Tate Billingsley


Tiffany L. Warren


Joylynn Ross a/k/a E. N. Joy


Brandon Massey


Christina C. Jones


Etan Thomas
Former NBA Player

2019 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 25 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26 - 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. 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
Welcome to Houston Reception*

MC/Hostess Pamela Jarmon-Wade


Friday, Oct. 25 @ 8:00 a.m.
Get Acquainted Breakfast*

M/C - Author Brenda A. White

Marketing Expert Shows Authors How to Maximize Their Festival Experience

12:00 Noon
Power Lunch*

Power Lunch Speaker
Author Norma Jarrett


Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*

Houston Author, Shelita M. Anderson


Saturday, Oct. 26 - 10 a.m. to Noon
Children's Festival
Within NBBF


Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

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

Festival's Official Book Seller

2019 Festival Partners


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Non-Profit Partner

Fallbrook Church (Brook Sports)
Site for 2019 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
2018 NBBF Newspaper here

2019 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Mary E. Evans

   Shelita M. Anderson  Bonnie Hopkins

Pamela Jarmon-Wade  Brenda A. White

McGowan-Green      Ameikah Black


  Myran Jones              Brenda Stanley

   Dr. LaShonda                                     
         Jackson-Dean     Katrina Vantassell     

   Tiera Jones        Darius Pettway

L. D. Collins             J. D. Parks

 Desolyn Hicks      Peggy Ferguson

  Sherron Elise       Josalyn Holiday

        Lydia Brew         Latanya M. Hughes

    Mandi Rain              Harold Phifer

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

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Social Media 101


Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
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)
The How-Tos of
Self-Publishing Your Book

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
Fallbrook Church Reading Group
Houston, TX

Go On Girls Book Club Texas 1
Houston, TX
Mommy Network
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read Book Club
Austin, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read Too Book Club
Austin, TX

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