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San Antonio Book Festival
April 2, 2016

Celebrate all that is wonderful about the printed word!

SABF unites readers and writers in a celebration of ideas, books, libraries and literary culture. Presented by the Library Foundation, the Festival is a free, daylong event at the Central Library and Southwest School of Art that presents more than 80 acclaimed national and regional authors at engaging readings, panel discussions, book sales and signings.

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We need your time and talent to make this festival a success. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow book-lovers in jobs varying from escorting writers to checking-in vendors.

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This major event needs your support. Donations at any level help produce exceptionally high-quality, high-performing programming that is free, making the literary world accessible to all of San Antonio.

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Register for a booth to tantalize the literary shopper or to promote your local non-profit. The Festival’s marketplace offers exhibitors a great opportunity to showcase products and/or services and to promote organizations to a large audience of book lovers.

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Video Highlights

My Story at the SABF 2015: Young Women's Leadership Academy

My Story at the SABF 2015: Young Women's Leadership Academy

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2015 San Antonio Book Festival

2015 San Antonio Book Festival

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San Antonio Book Festival Featured Events

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An Evening with Azar Nafisi

Oct 18, 2015

5:00 pm McCombs Center Sky Room (5th Floor). University of the Incarnate Word

Please join the San Antonio Book Festival and Sister Kathleen Coughlin for an evening with New York Times–bestselling author Azar Nafisi. The reading portion of the event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

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Latest News

3rd Annual SABF Fiction Contest is Now Live!

Sep 23, 2015

Get involved in the 3rd annual San Antonio Book Festival’s Fiction Contest.

The San Antonio Book Festival Made Waves This Year!

Aug 11, 2015

Several local news media outlets got caught up in the excitement at this year’s San Antonio Book Festival and shared their experiences in these articles.

The 2015 SABF Highlights and a Look Ahead

Jul 23,

Highlights, photos, and more from the unforgettable 2015 San Antonio Book Festival.

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