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Texas Center for the Book

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About the Texas Center for the Book

The Texas Center for the Book at Dallas Public Library was established in 1987 to stimulate public interest in books, reading and libraries and to encourage the study of books and the printed word.

One of more than thirty state centers affiliated with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Texas Center is a nonprofit organization funded by private donations. The Texas Center operates under the auspices of the Dallas Public Library and is guided by an Advisory Council composed of librarians, educators, authors, publishers and booksellers who provide leadership and support.


What the Texas Center for the Book Does

The Texas Center sponsors:

  • Special exhibits
  • Literary programs
  • Creative writing contests
  • Lectures and symposia
  • Publications

The Texas Center promotes:

  • The educational and cultural role of the book
  • The history of books and printing
  • Authorship and writing
  • Libraries
  • Publishing and preservation of books
  • Reading and literacy

Contact Information

The Texas Center for the Book at Dallas Public Library invites you to join in its mission of working with organizations and individuals across the state to develop and increase public appreciation of, and support for books, reading and libraries.


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