All donation of $25 or more will be acknowledged in the San Antonio Public Library Foundation's Annual Report and Newsletter.

Make a Donation

donate button
Donate to SAPLF

San Antonio Book Festival April 11, 2015

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 90 acclaimed national and regional authors at engaging readings, panel discussions, book sales and signings.

Learn More
volunteer image


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.

Sign up now!


This new, 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.

Learn More sponsor image
exhibitor image

Be an


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.

Register now!

Video Highlights

Book Festival Video

2014 San Antonio Book Festival

Click to watch video.

San Antonio Book Festival Featured Events


Conversation with Sarah Bird & Jan Jarboe Russell

Oct 08, 2014

5:30 - 7:00 PM Central Library

The San Antonio Book Festival presents a reading with Sarah Bird on October 8th at the Central Library.  Sarah Bird will read from her latest book, Above the East China Sea and engage in a lively conversation with The Train to Crystal City author Jan Jarboe Russell.  The Twig will have books by both authors for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Book Festival.  This event is FREE to the public and we hope you will join us!  Please click the link above to RSVP!

Fiction reader 600w

2015 San Antonio Book Festival Fiction Contest

Oct 10, 2014

January 12, 2015

Submit to the 2015 SABF Fiction Contest! This year’s theme is: “A Chest in the Attic…”


An Evening With David Sedaris

Nov 09, 2014

3:00 pm Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205

The San Antonio Book Festival is calling all David Sedaris’ fans in the San Antonio area!  Click the link above and respond correctly to these extremely difficult questions and be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to “An Evening with David Sedaris” and a copy of his latest book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. Contest winners will be contacted on October 15th!

View More Events

Presented By: