San Antonio Book Festival

Month: May 2017

  • San Antonio Book Festival - It’s a Wrap!

    It’s a Wrap!

    On April 8, 2017, an estimated 20,000 people descended upon the Central Library and Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio for the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival. It was, by all accounts, the biggest Festival yet. We had 95 authors (after a handful of flight cancellations) from all over the country participating in…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Educational Outreach Reaches New Heights in 2017

    Educational Outreach Reaches New Heights in 2017

    The Book Festival has always strived to reach a large number of students. In a city with a 25% illiteracy rate, turning youth into readers is essential for San Antonio’s future. This year, Festival staff focused on expanding these outreach efforts, which resulted in the highest number of students ever impacted by the Book Festival….

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Book Festival Brings More Than $1 Million to SA Economy

    Book Festival Brings More Than $1 Million to SA Economy

    During Book Festival weekend, the 5th annual SABF generated more than $1 million for San Antonio’s economy. A study by Trinity University revealed that the estimated 20,000 Festival attendees spent an average of $54 per person as a direct result of the Book Festival, for a total of $1,089,000 generated in revenue for the City…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - View Our 5th Anniversary Commemorative Video

    View Our 5th Anniversary Commemorative Video

    To commemorate the Book Festival turning FIVE, we created an overview video highlighting the Festival’s impact and success. We premiered the video at this year’s Book Appétit luncheon featuring Ann Patchett. Special thanks to the incredible team at Key Ideas for producing the video and to Martin Acevedo, a member of our Governing Board, and…

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