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Summer Book Festival | Day 1

  • The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Drive Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)

Join us for our 2016 Summer Book Festival where we have over 30,000 books to choose from. All books, LPs, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks are $3 or less!

Categories will include:

  • History & Politics
  • Hobbies & How To
  • Kids Easy Readers
  • Kids Fiction
  • Kids Foreign Language
  • Kids Nonfiction
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Music, Film & Performing Arts
  • Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Nature & Science
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Texana
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Vinyls/Records
  • African American Studies
  • Art, Photography & Architecture
  • Audiobooks
  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • Board Books
  • CDs
  • Classics, Literature & Poetry
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Cookbooks
  • Diets & Healthy Living
  • DVDs
  • Education
  • Encyclopedias & Collections*
  • Family Learning
  • Fiction
  • Foreign Language

Saturday's Special Guests

Free Appraisals by Langdon Manor Books

Adam Schachter is a full time antiquarian bookseller with over 15 years of experience buying and selling collectible books and ephemera.  Adam will be doing free appraisals on Saturday, June 11 of up to 2 items per guest.  You may bring books, photographs, journals, practically anything made of paper except artwork.  

Book Art & Creations by Domestic Papers

Domestic Papers mixes Lee Steiner's lifelong love of books, papers, and anything vintage into a unique and fun 'mash-up' of handmade books that she is thrilled to share with you! Lee will have an array of book art and journals available for purchase both Saturday and Sunday.

See her creations at:

Experience HPL's Mobile Express

Houston Public Library's own "computer classroom on wheels," is an innovative solution that delivers library services. The Mobile Express has brought access to technology and a number of programs to high-need neighborhoods. 

Experience the Mobile Express in person on Saturday and Sunday at Summer Book Fest. Did you know funds raised at our book sales made programs and projects like this one possible? Your shopping dollars make a difference!Learn more about the Mobile Express and be sure to drop by before you shop! 

Moon Rooster Food Truck

Enjoy stellar tacos, quesadillas and hot dogs from 11 AM - 2 PM on Saturday!

Members: Friends members get $1 off every book, get to shop an hour earlier each day. If you're not a member already you can buy a membership online or at the door! 

All our book sales are over 99% volunteer powered! It's an effort by the community for the community, and we need you, your friends, your family, neighbors, coworkers and colleagues to help us make this the best event Houston's ever seen. 

Earlier Event: March 6
Spring Book Sale | Day 2
Later Event: June 12
Summer Book Festival | Day 2