2017 Exhibitor Registration is CLOSED.
We are no longer accepting exhibitor applications for the Festival Marketplace at the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival to be held on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beautiful downtown Central Library and Southwest School of Art. We have limited exhibitor space in our Marketplace and are at capacity. We regret we are unable to accommodate the increasing number of interested vendors.
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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.
5th Annual SABF Pricing
- Standard exhibitor booth $275
- Nonprofit exhibitor booth $125
- Additional booth all categories) $200
- Electricity $100 per booth
Be sure to review and download the full Exhibitor Contract Terms & Conditions here. We have posted some of the contract terms that most frequently arise below. Additionally, check out our Marketplace FAQs. For any questions, please email Festival Marketplace co-chairs Tisha Cortines and Kevan Gunter.
- All cancellations must be made in writing to SABF.
- 50% refund for cancellations received prior to 5:00 pm Friday, March 31, 2017.
- No refund for any cancellations received after March 31, 2017.
- 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.
Operating and Vacating Hours
The 5th annual SABF will be open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on April 8, 2017. Exhibitors must be show ready by 8:30 a.m. and must operate their booths between 9 am and 5 pm on April 8, 2017. 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 8, 2017.
AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership. The AFS San Antonio Team is a certified charter member of AFS-USA Intercultural Programs (formerly known as American Field Service). We are registered volunteers who embrace the diversity of our membership and constituents. Our team is a volunteer-driven organization with regional and national staff support.
Ernie Lee is published by Aim-Hi Publishing of Canyon Lake, Texas. His books Aquasaurus and Where the Wild Rice Grows are popular books that have a wide following. Ernie has been interviewed on WOAI radio, and DEAR Texas. He is a member of the Texas Association of Authors, the Academy of American Poets, and several local groups. Ernie is an award winning poet, and will be offering his book of poetry and his novel. Ernie’s new novel entitled HIM will be released this summer.
I am a Texas author, retired dermatologist who writes and sells his own books. Three of the books have received outstanding awards.
Group of local authors whose books feature adventure, heart, and hope.
BarbacoApparel is a lifestyle brand that celebrates the color and iconic imagery of Hispanic & Texan pop culture while helping to foster a sense of pride in the Alamo City. We offer unique T-shirts, totes, stickers, art prints, and postcards. Each design, which highlights SA folklore and different aspects of Hispanic culture, is developed and drawn by local artist Nydia Huizar. All T-shirts and totes are printed here locally.
Black Rose Writing is an independent publishing house that strongly believes in developing a personal relationship with their authors. The Texas-based publishing company doesn’t see authors as clients or just another number on a page, but rather as individual people—people who deserve an honest review of their material and to be paid traditional royalties without ever paying any fees to be published.
The Eckankar Center of San Antonio opened its doors to the community in 1972, providing an open environment for the people of all faiths to come and share their spiritual experiences.
The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) is a regional water management agency that regulates the use of the aquifer through integrity, transparency, and respect for the resource and the people that use it. Furthermore, the agency manages, enhances, and protects the Edwards Aquifer for the approximately 2 million South Texans who rely on the aquifer as their primary source of water.
The Edwards Aquifer Conservancy (EAC) is a non-profit organization, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is committed to raising money for support of the mission and programs of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The Edwards Aquifer Authority is a regional water management agency that regulates the use of the aquifer through integrity, transparency, and respect for the resource and the people that use it, and the EAC is dedicated to assisting this mission to protect our most valuable resource, our water.
A San Antonio-based independent publishing studio founded in 2015 by creative design professionals with more than thirty years advertising and marketing experience who are also published authors. We have a worldwide author base, with writers and artists from Europe, Canada and New Zealand as well as all over the United States. Unlike many “indie” publishers, we are not limited by genre and offer books in all areas of interest, both fiction and nonfiction. Subjects include history and historical reference, biography, travel, military, nature photography, sport, cooking, humor, children’s and young adult books.
Author of 55 Years on Campus
Gemini Ink provides creative writing workshops led by published writers at our offices and in diverse community settings. We also host free public readings by nationally and internationally recognized authors, great books seminars and open-mic nights. Our work honors and springs from the human story and is dedicated to building language skills, self-esteem and a strong sense of human connectedness in citizens of all ages.
Author of the Adult Fiction The Unfading Lands Series
Amazon Top 100 Best Seller 2015/2016
KIPP San Antonio is part of the national KIPP network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. KIPP is a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. Everyone at KIPP is united around the same goal: college graduation.
Material Media is a local, independent publisher of books on spirituality, art, literary fiction and poetry.
Michele Parlee Art
Michele Parlee is a musician and self-taught artist. Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, her style reflects the rich diversity, vibrant colors and cultural motifs of traditional Mexican folk-art combined with a contemporary pop-art flair. Working in a variety of mediums, she combines glass, polymer clay, Mexican tinwork, wood, and found and recycled objects to create elaborate mosaics and embossed metal shrines and nichos. Michele also hand sculpts and fabricates one of a kind jewelry art pieces out of precious metal clays and mixed metals also focusing on Mexican folk art themes, including sacred hearts, happy Calaveras, and tiny, wearable jewelry art shrines.
Mysteries by Vincent has proudly participated in the San Antonio Texas Book Festival since its inception. We offer Murder Mystery Party Games and mystery novels, including the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers series, and the first in a new series, The Tracy Truworth, Apprentice P.I., 1940s Homefront Mysteries. For our feline-loving friends, we will also have cat-ear headbands and small stuffed cats available at low prices. Holy Catnip!
Barbie O’Connor is an author and financial consultant who authored the book, MoneySmarts4U: The Basics, available on Amazon. In addition she has hosted an online radio show about everyday financial issues which is available on her website, www.moneysmarts4u.com, ITunes and Blogtalkradio. She has given numerous presentations and classes on money management at the university level and for groups and organizations. Additionally The New York Times, Autoweek, The Indianapolis Star, the San Antonio Express News, ESPN, WOAI-TV, KENS-TV, Cafe Mom, and others have interviewed her about financial issues, women’s issues, and auto racing. Barbie O’Connor lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs. Reading, gardening, knitting, walking and writing are her favorite avocations.
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing is a small press established in San Antonio, TX. We have published books by Vincenzo Bilof, Jessica McHugh, Rafael Alvarez, John C. Foster, and T. Fox Dunham, to name a few. Our anthologies have included authors like Bentley Little, Josh Malerman, Damien Angelica Walters, Joe McKinney, and William Nolan, among many others we couldn’t possibly all name here. PMMP also publishes the quarterly horror magazine, Dark Moon Digest, featuring the best new names in the genre.
I design and make lasercut wood journals and home goods based on literary and geeky themes.
We are a cultural business featuring clothing, purses, decor, and jewelry from Mexico, Tibet, Nepal and handmade local. We search for items that are one of a kind and unique.
Retrovert Books is the place to go for epic, fantasy novels.
In the same vein as Lord of the Rings, Retrovert Books seeks to give fantasy lovers a new world to explore and get lost in. This is the third year Retrovert Books has been a part of the San Antonio book festival. Come and talk with author, Ronald Long, and discuss books and writing.
Award-winning cozy mysteries by Nancy G. West set in San Antonio and the Hill Country: River City Dead (murder, mayhem, and romance on the San Antonio River Walk); Fit to Be Dead (San Antonio health club fiasco); Dang Near Dead (Hill Country dude ranch caper); and Smart, but Dead (genetics, DNA and danger at a San Antonio university)
River City was first chartered by ten telephone company employees under the name San Antonio Telephone Employees Federal Credit Union. The founding co-op members volunteered their time to foster a common dream of financial success and security. Since its inception in 1936, River City has grown to seven strategically placed branches throughout the city of San Antonio, and with shared branches nationwide. Our members are just like you; they live, work, worship or attend school in the great Bexar County.
Rix Cafe Texican is an independent small publisher that publishes only one writer, Gretchen Rix. Gretchen has just published her 11th book, a humorous horror short story collection, Met by Moonlight. She has written and published two science fiction novels, one weird western (which falls into the horror genre), one steamy jungle safari romance that borders on fantasy the same way the Tarzan books do, two romantic comedy fairytale-related romance novels, two Lockhart-based cozy mystery novels written about her family dog Boo Radley, and two more short story collections, mostly in the fantasy genre. Many of these novels are audio books as well.
San Antonio Sci-Fi & Fantasy Authors (SASFA)
This is a group of local and area indie award-winning sci-fi & fantasy authors promoting & selling our own books. We will have the following authors at our booth: C.M. Bratton, Kevin Looney, Patrick Neal, John Payne, A Katie Rose, Andrea Stehle.
Santa Lucia Art
The Southwest School of Art is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, currently offering studio programs for more than 4,000 adults, children and teens annually on its campus.
Our books, eBooks, audiobooks, videos and downloads have helped authors and speakers reach their desired audience with the professional assistance of our editors, artists and other creative people. Our fee-based structure allows each author to retain their own copyright and profits from sales of their publications. Stillpoint Media Services has been part of the San Antonio community since 1991.
TCU Press was founded in 1947 and publishes the history and literature of Texas, the South, and the American West.
Established in 1974 to support the university’s goals of stimulating scholarly discourse, we are today counted among the top public university presses in America. We publish more than 60 titles a year, which are available in print, on-demand, and electronic editions. Our publications consistently win competitive grants and prestigious awards.
Organized in Austin on March 2, 1897, the Texas State Historical Association is the oldest learned society in the state. Its mission is to “foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas and, by example and through programs and activities, encourage and promote research, preservation, and publication of historical material affecting the state of Texas.” The association’s publications include the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, more than 150 scholarly books, the Texas Almanac, and the well-known Handbook of Texas Online. The online Handbook, the nation’s preeminent state history encyclopedia, attracts 400,000 visitors per month from more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Through its varied education programs, the Association directly serves more than 50,000 elementary through college-aged students each year, while indirectly reaching an additional 86,000 through its teacher training opportunities.
State agency dedicated to providing access to the state archives and promoting literacy and supporting libraries, home of the Texas Center for the Book.
The Texas Sweethearts and Scoundrels is a group made up of 11 children’s and young adult book authors who live and write in central Texas. We love talking to kids, teens, adults, librarians, teachers, and writers about reading, writing and anything else to do with books. Our stories target all ages, from award-winning picture books to YA novels. We’d love to share our experiences and creativity with readers – young, old, or in between!
Adventure awaits for young and old alike in these page-turning books by Texas writers of teen fiction. A few thrillers and cozy mysteries for adults can be found here as well. Our featured author this year is Amazon bestselling author Eva Pohler, whose books include The Gatekeeper’s Saga, The Vampires of Athens, The Purgatorium Series, and The Mystery Book Collection. Come by for your free buttons and adult coloring bookmarks!
The press is dedicated to publishing original, compelling, and imaginative work that furthers Trinity University’s commitment to educate for “the personal, lifelong quest for understanding of oneself and one’s place in the world.”
The University of Texas Press is a book and journal publisher—a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in both print and digital formats.
Educational books for children and young adults covering subjects of math, reading, art, science, fiction and nonfiction.
We are a traditional, independent book publisher. We have both fiction and nonfiction books.
A Wildcatter's Trek: Love, Money and Oil
Author Gene Ames, Jr. has devoted his entire life to being a Wildcatter, always drilling for oil. But his latest wildcat was not drilling an oil well. It was writing a tale, “A Wildcatter’s Trek: Love, Money and Oil,” about the life of a fictional driller named Jordan Phillips who became a Wildcatter and accidentally discovered the largest oil field in the world. He looks forward to showing everyone who stops by his booth a Texas story.
The Writers’ League of Texas, the largest statewide literary arts organization in Texas, has been supporting writers for more than thirty-five years. Programs and services include half day and full day classes on the craft of writing and the business side of publishing (both in classroom and online), a monthly panel discussion on writerly topics that is available as a podcast, an annual conference, an annual writing retreat, author school and library visits, and an assortment of member benefits.
Yondering Journals is an artesian book bindery based in San Antonio, TX. I make leather bound journals, sketchbooks, and stationary. I began bookbinding one year ago when a friend offered to teach me this unique art form. After working as an assistant in his studio for a year, he moved from Texas. I’ve now begun my own book bindery and I’m thrilled to be sharing with others.