Whether you are looking to find your next read or just a fun activity for another gorgeous weekend in Austin, Texas look no further than the Texas Book Festival. Annually, it celebrates Texas authors’ contributions to the culture of the state and nation — and it is a fantastic way to contribute to the state’s libraries. The festival boasts more than 200 authors attending each year, many from The University of Texas at Austin. It regularly draws crowds of more than 40,000 visitors that come to hear their favorite Texas writers read their work, sign their books and participate in panel discussions. While most events are at the Capitol, some will be held in surrounding locations. Check out the official book festival website for a complete schedule of Oct. 16-17 happenings.