Posted Apr 14, 2020
While many book festivals have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, some are soldiering on and offering free virtual book festivals with book signings, panel discussions, giveaways and more starting next week!
Here's a list of the ones we've found and it looks like there's something for everyone! Feel free to share any others you come across in the comments.
NOVL Couch Fest, April 20 - 24, 2020 (adult books)
"Coming April 20–24, enjoy five days of author events, giveaways, and of course, team NOVL! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for CouchFest content, daily NOVLbox giveaways, ARC giveaways, and special password promotions from your favorite authors and NOVL HQ team members. Basically, enjoy all the joys of a book festival without the need to go anywhere!"
WB Reader Fest, April 20 - 25, 2020 (adult and young adult books)
"A week-long celebration of books, authors, and readers! Join us on Instagram and Twitter starting Monday, April 20, for exclusive author chats, chances to win books, and a peek behind the scenes with Wednesday Book’s editorial and marketing teams. See you there!"
Social Distance Book Fest, April 25, 2020 (adult, young adult and youth books)
A full day of panels featuring authors and booktubers, as well as exciting giveaways and more!
Yall Stay Home Book Festival, April 25 - 26, 2020 (young adult books)
A virtual young adult literature festival featuring giveaways, contests, special events and two full days of panels with 70 bestselling and award-winning authors.
Newbury Port Literary Festival, April 25 & May 3, 2020 (adult books)
"A celebration of literature, readers and writers," featuring readings and discussions of both fiction and non-fiction adult titles.
Festival of Literary Diversity, April 30 - May 3, 2020 (adult and young adult books)
"The Festival of Literary Diversity is Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers, held in historic downtown Brampton. The FOLD provides one-of-a-kind programs and events that engage readers, inspire writers, and empower educators by highlighting important and underrepresented voices."