The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation presents A Celebration of Reading

News, Shelby, UNICEF gala, Nov. 2015, Neil Bush, Maria Bush
Neil and Maria Bush © Michelle Watson/

Join Maria and Neil Bush, other members of the Bush family, national best-selling authors and notable entertainers for A Celebration of Reading. Now in its 22nd year, this annual fundraiser benefits the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Guests will enjoy the program as the authors bring their best-selling books to life and notable entertainers perform. After the program, guests will enjoy a delightful light supper and time to mix and mingle before going home with a book written by one of the authors. This year’s outstanding lineup of authors includes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, New York Times Bestselling author Brad Meltzer and others.

Phillips 66 is the title sponsor of A Celebration of Reading for the second year in a row. Tables and sponsorships are available now, and individual tickets will be made available in January. 

Event Details


4.21.16 | 6:30 pm


Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


Box Office Hours

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm

Ticket Info

$100-$250, Tables start at $5,000