. . .Dozens of Authors
. . .Thousands of Readers
. . .All Under One Roof

May 17-18, 2008
Houston, Texas
George R. Brown Convention Center




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Local Information
Where to Stay
Official Expo Hotel
Other Hotels and Resorts
Where to Eat

Where to Play
Attractions and Nightlife


Book Club Central
List your book club as a participant at the Festival and win prizes for your club members who attend!
Participating book clubs
Amina Book Club
Baltimore, MD

Cover2Cover Book Club
Houston, TX

Cover2Cover Book Club
Fort Worth, TX

Cushcity Book Club
Houston, TX

Ladies of Expression Book Club
Houston, TX
Ladies of Literacy Book Club
Houston, TX
Minds-n-Motion Book Club
Brenham, TX

Mocha Divas Book Club
Houston, TX
Pearls of Wisdom Book Club
Houston, TX
Reading Beauties Book Club
Charlotte, NC
Sistahs’ Bookclubbing
Shreveport, LA

Participating Authors
Visit these authors’ tables at the
National Black Book Festival:
Willie J. Alexander

Vincent Alexandria
Zeda Amaya
James Arthur
Janie P. Bess
Andrew Billingsley
Tangelika Bolen
Beverly Boone
William E. Boswell
Arlene Brathwaite

Cheryl Bronson
Lisa Brown
Sai Browne
Anita Bunkley
Destiny Carter
Portia Cosby

W. Eric Croomes
DeMonica D. Gladney

Glendora Glover
Theresa Gonsalves
Garland Gregory
Vanessa Davis Griggs
Daniel B. Henderson Sr.

Renay Jackson
T. L. James
Richard Jeanty
Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders
James A. Jimason

Featured Authors

Reshonda Tate Billingsley


Victor McGlothin


Dr. Melvin L. Johnson
Rashun Jones
Rhonda Jackson Joseph
Diane King
Chaz Kyser
Whitney J. LeBlanc

Erica N. Martin

K. Lowery Moore
M. W. Moore
Horace Mungin
Valorie N. Parker
Recha G. Peay
Adam L. Perkins
Ti Kendrick Randall
James Reedom
Gwen Richardson

Jonathan Richardson
Robert T. Sells
Jennifer N. Shannon
K. Mitchell Thomas

Sheilah Vance
Brenda L. Washington
Debra Williamson
Arlether Wilson

Supporting Authors
Authors who are unable to attend the Festival, but want to make you aware of their latest book(s):
Kevin M. Weeks

Mary B. Morrison

Sister-Friends Book Club
Houston, TX

Sisterhood of Literacy Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Sippin’ Tea
Houston, TX
Stolen Moments Book Club
Houston, TX

The Tea Rose Book Club
Houston, TX
Women of Wisdom Book Club
Shreveport, LA

Register your book club via e-mail:



Big Boom


  • Taking Economic Empowerment to the Next Level

  • Bringing Out the Book In You

  • Marketing Your Book On a Limited Budget

  • Presentation Is Everything:  Packaging Your Book for Maximum Sales

Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Author poets with tables at the Festival can register for the Spoken Word Poetry Slam on Sunday, May 18!



Building A New Generation
of Readers

Parents can bring their children and teachers can bring their students to story reading sessions.  Authors of children’s books will entertain and educate a new generation of readers.




Victoria Christopher Murray

Festival’s Official Book Sellers
Shrine Book Store




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