Now Accepting Exhibitor Applications!
Thank you for your interest in being an exhibitor in our 2018 Festival Marketplace. We appreciate your wish to be a part of the 6th annual San Antonio Book Festival. Due to increasing demand, we are implementing some changes to the Marketplace application process.
Interested exhibitors should complete the form below in its entirety. After the application deadline has passed, our Marketplace Committee will review each application submitted. The committee will select a limited number of exhibitors in each of the following categories:
- University and/or independent presses
- Writers group and/or individual authors
- Artists and/or art vendors
This will help us ensure that the Festival Marketplace remains a dynamic, vibrant, engaging place for the 20,000+ Festival goers that descend upon the Southwest School of Art and Central Library to attend the Book Festival—something for everyone, with food trucks lining the perimeter of the Marketplace to help draw traffic.
Decisions will be e-mailed no later than February 13 to all applicants. Exhibitors who have been selected to join the SABF Marketplace will receive an invoice at that time.
An exhibitor booth package includes: one individual, 10’x10′ tented booth within the large exhibitors’ space located off Augusta Street at the Book Festival–designated the Festival Marketplace–equipped with two (2) 36-inch-high side rails, a draped 6’x 24” table with two chairs, and a 7”x 44” name identification sign. Electricity is not included.
Questions, comments, concerns? Please review our Marketplace FAQs. If you do not find a satisfactory explanation, please contact Maritza Quiroz, Production Director. Don’t forget to review our updated Exhibitor Contract Terms. We have posted some of the contract terms that most frequently arise below.
We thank you in advance for your interest and support of the Book Festival!
- All cancellations must be made in writing to SABF.
- 50% refund for cancellations received prior to 5:00 pm Friday, March 23, 2018.
- No refund for any cancellations received after March 23, 2018.
- SABF will take place rain or shine: no refunds will be given for inclement weather.
Book Sales Policy
Regarding book sales: Barnes & Noble is our designated Festival bookseller. Sales of titles by authors represented at the Festival benefit SABF. Therefore, we ask that bookseller exhibitors do not discount any books by or promote signings by these authors until after their signing time with Barnes & Noble.
Booth Sharing Policy
Booth sharing is no longer permitted.
Operating and Vacating Hours
The 6th annual SABF will be open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on April 7, 2018. Exhibitors must be show ready by 8:30 a.m. and must operate their booths between 9 am and 5 pm on April 7, 2018. For the safety of attendees and the general public, any exhibitor that arrives to the Festival after 9:00 a.m. will not be granted drive up load-in privileges. Barricades will be enforced and cars will not be allowed entry after 9:00 a.m. If an exhibitor has not occupied the booth space by 9:30 am, SABF may decide that use of the space has been forfeited, with no refund available. Exhibitors may tear down and depart the Festival no earlier than 5:00 p.m. and no later than 6 p.m. on April 7, 2018.