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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.

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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 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.

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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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2014 San Antonio Book Festival

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San Antonio Book Festival Featured Events


Literary Death Match

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 5:30-7:30pm

”...the most entertaining reading series ever.”—LA Times
After a fantastic day at the San Antonio Book Festival, head to The Empire Theater for this celebratory conclusion to SABF, a must-attend evening of lit, libations and laughter.  Straight from Reykjavik, Edinburgh and LA, “Literary Death Match” makes its first-ever appearance in San Antonio! 


SABF Fiction Contest Winners To Be Recognized on April 5

11:00 am - Central Library - Swartz Room (2nd Floor)

​The San Antonio Book Festival High School Fiction Contest Award Presentation will take place during the San Antonio Book Festival on April 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the Swartz Room on the 2nd floor of the Central Library. San Antonio Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla will emcee, while local poet and Trinity creative writing professor Jenny Browne will read first place stories to the audience. King Antonio will also be there to present checks to winners on behalf of the Texas Cavaliers, the contest’s sponsor.


The 2nd Annual San Antonio Book Festival

10AM – 5PM - Central Library

Our annual, free, day-long event at the Central Library and Southwest School of Art, unites readers and writers in a celebration of ideas, books, libraries and literary culture.

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