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CBLR In-Person Retreat – October 3-6, 2024

Faith, Fun, Fellowship and Books

Don't Miss This Retreat An Experience Like No Other




About Christian Book Lover's Retreat

At The Christian Book Lover's Retreat We Inspire God's People To Live Their Best Life NOW!

Join us for the 2024 Christian Book Lover's Retreat - October 3-6, 2024

The Christian Book Lover's Retreat is an ALL-INCLUSIVE retreat. Simply put, there is no extra charge for any of the events we provide at the retreat... and we plan a lot of events just for YOU! Don't miss the 2024 CBLR because we have events that will uplift your spirit while pushing you forward towards your God given destiny.This retreat is designed to help our attendees de-stress, relax and rejuvenate... while hanging out with some of your favorite Christian authors. It's the most fun you can have this side of heaven. Guaranteed!

Why you should attend the CBLR...

The Christian Book Lover's Retreat is built on the principles of Faith. Fun. Fellowship... and a whole lot of books. With this in mind we bring our attendees faithfilled events such as the Prayer Journey, Morning Glory and praise and worship. For fun we have a craft party, pajama party, book release parties, gameshows, a pampering session and so much more... You will have the time of your life at the 2024 CBLR as you enjoy our many events and fellowship with other attendees.

We do everything with the EXPERIENCE in mind. So, you won't just get a regular party out of us... we like to theme it up. In 2018 we did the White Party, in 2019 we did the 70s Party (check out the photos to see some of the 70s gear). At the 2021 retreat we went back a hundred years and did a Roaring 20s party. In 2022 we did a Kingdom party and dressed in African attire. In 2023 we did an 80s party. And in 2024 we are doing a centennial party to celebrate Jacquelin Thomas' 100th book. It will be a fabulous celebration that you won't soon forget. So join us for Faith. Fun. Fellowship... and a whole lot of books!

~For the reader in you, we also have a huge book fair on Saturday afternoon

~ Special guest speakers: TBA.

The CBLR keeps on growing and it's all because of YOU!

There's a lot to do at the Christian Book Lover's Retreat. You don't want to miss a moment of it. This retreat is not just the most fun you can have this side of heaven, it's a move of God that will lift your spirit! Join us and discover why the Christian Book Lover's Retreat has been rated as Amazing! Awesome! Wonderful! and Inspirational! and in 2024 we are taking this retreat to another level, don't believe that's possible... join us, and discover the difference. 

We also offer writing workshops and sessions on the business of writing that are designed to help Christian, inspirational and clean writing authors build their brand, grow their audience and increase their writing skills.

Christian Book Lover's Retreat - October 3 - 6, 2024 in Charlotte, NC

Bring your husband, your mom, your best friend, book club or church group members... you will all have the time of your life at the Christian Book Lover's Retreat. The place for Faith. Fun. Felllowship... and a whole lot of books!

2024 CBLR and COVID19 Safety Precaution

The COVID 19 pandemic has afflicted our nation and this a very real issue that we must contend with. Therefore, we suggest that all CBLR attendees to get vaccinated before attending the retreat. Other precautions that we are taking for the safety of our attendees include, but not limited to:

- Masks are suggested

- We will have hand sanitizer, lysol, and clorox wipes for attendee use

- We will sanitize rooms

- We wil have gloves at the buffet station and require attendees to use gloves before touching utensils

Please note: We will do everything within our power to ensure a safe environment but we cannot guarantee complete safety. It is each persons responsibility to ensure that masks are worn when neccessary and that you keep your distance and allow others their own personal space. 



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Hilton Airport Suites Hotel


In 2024 the CBLR will be held October 3-6, 2024 at the Hilton Airport Suites Hotel in Charlotte, NC. The hotel fee is just $162 with breakfast included. You will receive all necessary information needed to complete your hotel reservation after registering for the 2024 Christian Book Lover's Retreat. This info will be included in the WELCOME Email.

Hilton Airport Suites Hotel
 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive,Charlotte, North Carolina 28217 USA   +1 704-357-1414


When you stay at Hilton in Charlotte, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute drive of Charlotte Convention Center and Bank of America Stadium. This hotel is 6.8 mi (11 km) from Spectrum Center and 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from EpiCentre.

Make yourself at home in one of the 275 newly renovated, air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and Smart televisions. All suites hotel with pillowtop bed that comes with luxurious bedding, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Satellite programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 3 miles.

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Buffet breakfasts are served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee. However, as a CBLR attendee (staying at the hotel) you will receive a buffet breakfast each morning at no extra fee.

Check in:  4pm

Check out:  12pm


If you are attending with the CBLR you are entitled to:

*Free Parking
*Free Wifi
*Free Airport Shuttle

Other Amenities Include:

All Public Areas non-smoking
concierge Desk
Fitness Center
Indoor Pool
Onsite Restaurant
Room Service




Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner Dress code: Casual



We are excited that you have decided to attend the CBLR. The first 50 authors can participate in our bookfair. After you register for the CBLR, please complete the Book Fair Submission Form. Please list the books you intend to sell at the book fair and certify that the books adhere to Christian standards because that is the expectation of the CBLR attendees (no profanity, no explicit sex scenes, no glorification of sin).

Authors are expected to donate 5 books to CBLR when sigining up.

Please Email for the Book Fair Attendance Form and the Workshop Attendance Form.

Please remember:

  • -We are looking for fun events that will engage a group.
  • -Multi-author proposals are welcome.
  • -Please include in your proposal any special requirements like audio visual needs.
  • -Hosts of parties & socials must agree to provide food for attendees if needed. The hotel menu will be provided in order to pick food items for party.

You must be registered for the Christian Book Lover's Retreat BEFORE submitting the Book Fair Submission form or the Workshop/Party Proposal form.


We also have a limited number of sponsor opportunities for authors:

All registered authors have the opportunity to sponsor any of the following:

  •   Color Advertisements in the Retreat Souvenir Booklet
  •   Ad spaces on the Promotional Goodie Bag
  •   And other opportunities.

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2024 Reader Registration (In-Person)
  • Unlimited Workshops/Parties
  • Book Fair
  • Craft Party
  • Special Party
  • Prayer Breakfast
  • Reader Appreciation Banquet Included
  • You can add a Banquet Ticket for your Spouse or Guest(s)
  • You can add a Man Cave Pass for your Husband or Male Guest(s)
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2024 Author (In-Person) Registration

Book Fair Has Limited Spots Available. (Authors must Apply with books that comply with CBLR Book Policy.)

  • Unlimited Workshops/Parties
  • Book Fair
  • Craft Party
  • Roaring 20s Party
  • Prayer Breakfast
  • Reader Appreciation Banquet Included
  • You can add a Banquet Ticket for your Spouse or Guest(s)
  • You can add a Man Cave Pass for your Husband or Male Guest(s)
2024 Bookclub Large Group Registration

This is $289 per person.

  • Unlimited Workshops/Parties
  • Book Fair
  • Craft Party
  • Special Party
  • Prayer Breakfast
  • Reader Appreciation Banquet Included
  • At Least 7 Reservations must be completed at One Time
  • You can add Banquet Ticket(s) for Guest(s)
  • You can add a Man Cave Pass for your Husband or Male Guest(s)
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Limited Package for Men Only
  • Man Cave with Food Provided - Men Only
  • Straight Talk Event for Men Only
  • Welcome Reception
  • Special Party
  • You can add a Banquet Ticket for your Spouse
  • Can only be Purchased with a Full Registration
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What People are Saying about CBLR:

The fellowship is unbelievable.
Vanessa Riley
I have never felt the presence of God so much at a single event outside of church and I have attended a lot of Christian conferences within the area I live.
CBLR Attendee 2018
I saw an advertisement for the Christian Book Lover's Retreat on Facebook and immediately paid the full registration fee before I could change my mind. Not only did I enjoy the retreat. But I have learned so much about myself good and bad. Also, within this week I have had God move in BiG ways.
CBLR Attendee 2018
After attending CBLR, I had a sense of peace that I had not felt prior. I needed those few days of just communing with God and with other Christians. I want to encourage you to continue this work that God has given you. I will be there next year!
CBLR Attendee 2017
I am in awe of this retreat and I felt very honored to be among so many beautiful and talented authors
Author 2017 CBLR
Excellent event, great people! I loved worshipping with others.
Stephanie 2016 CBLR Attendee
I cannot give this retreat a # from 1-10. I will say INFINITY... the goodie bags, the structure of author appearances, the workshops and parties... everything was a blessing.
Laverne 2016 CBLR Attendee
Great event; well attended; lots to do. Yippee! Woohoo! Kudos! Amazing presenters.
Valerie 2016 CBLR Attendee
There were a lot of great things that were planned. All of the speakers were DYNAMIC! This was my first time, but I will definitely be back!
Monica 2017 CBLR
It was not just one "event" that touched my mind and my soul at the retreat. It was the love, friendliness, compassion, togetherness, camaraderie-- I could go on and on. Don't stop! Keep this retreat going. It is truly a blessing.
Felicia 2017 CBLR Attendee



Join us October 3-6, 2024 for the Christian Book Lover's Retreat! This is an event for readers, writers and people who love God and want to be around like minded people. Pre-Registration is open now until November 30th. Get registered now at the lowest rate you'll see all year long.



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