About NBCC

National Book Club Conference is a literary organization founded by journalist and author Curtis Bunn that executes one of the premier annual literary events-referred to as Literary Bliss—featuring Black authors and readers from around the country. Hundreds of book lovers receive unprecedented, intimate access to the talent that creates the work they enjoy and appreciate . . .  and discover new authors with compelling books as well.

Our logo captures the essence of the NBCC. The image that resembles a butterfly is an African symbol that represents power, abundance, togetherness and unity. Those elements sum up the spirit of the National Book Club Conference. As for the colors, in the Motherland, gold represents the richness found in the land and black symbolizes us and the power we have inherited from our ancestors.

The NBCC celebrates its 20th anniversary event at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta, August 2 through August 4, 2024. Since its inception, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of what the NBCC calls “Literary Bliss,” including the legendary Alice Walker, Walter Mosley, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, Susan L. Taylor, Bryan Stevenson, Pearl Cleage, Michael Eric Dyson, Hill Harper, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Roland S. Martin, Terrie M. Williams, Tyrese Gibson, Zane, Hill Harper, Eric Jerome Dickey, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Judge Glenda Hatchette, R&B star KEM, actress Victoria Rowell and Stephen L. Carter, among others, including the late E. Lynn Harris, Walter Dean Myers, Bebe Moore Campbell, Francis Ray and J. California Cooper.

Nowhere else will you find an author roster as talented as at the NBCC.

Important to the NBCC, however, is to introduce new or lesser-known authors that have created stories that are entertaining, information and important. 
The annual weekend, which is almost a spiritual occasion, consists of numerous book club meetings, panel discussions and other events that give readers face time with authors that rivals any literary occasion anywhere, in a fun, relaxed and intimate setting. The NBCC is where readers from across the country come together and depart friends.