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2017 Marketplace Exhibitors

  • AFS-San Antonio

    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.

  • Aim-Hi Publishing

    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.

    Twitter: @ErnieLeePoetry

  • David Alkek, M.D., author

    I am a Texas author, retired dermatologist who writes and sells his own books. Three of the books have received outstanding awards.

  • Authors of Promise and Purpose

    Group of local authors whose books feature adventure, heart, and hope.

  • BarbacoApparel

    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.

    Twitter: @BarbacoApparel
    Instagram: @BarbacoApparel
    Facebook: BarbacoApparel

  • Richard Bennett

    Author of Have I Got a Story to Tell You

  • Black Rose Writing

    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.

    Twitter: @brwpublisher
    Instagram: @BlackRoseWriting
    Facebook: BlackRoseWriting

  • Eckankar — The Road to Spiritual Freedom

    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.

    Facebook: Eckankar.Texas

  • Edwards Aquifer Authority

    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.

    Twitter: @EdwardsAquifer
    Instagram: @EdwardsAquiferAuthority
    Facebook: TheEdwardsAquifer

  • Edwards Aquifer Conservancy

    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.

    Twitter: @eaconservancy
    Facebook: EAConservancy

  • Elm Grove Publishing

    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.

    Facebook: Elm.Grove.Publishing

  • Detra Enman

    Author of 55 Years on Campus

  • Gemini Ink

    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.

    Twitter: @GeminiInk
    Instagram: @SA_GeminiInk
    Facebook: GeminiInk

  • Katharine E. Hamilton

    Author of the Adult Fiction The Unfading Lands Series
    Amazon Top 100 Best Seller 2015/2016

    Twitter: @AuthorKatharine
    Facebook: Katherine-E-Hamilton

  • Karma Candle Makers

    Karma Candle Makers is a small, family owned business located in San Antonio, Texas. Our mission is to find the highest quality materials and create a premium handcrafted product. We are praised for our vibrant colors, spot on, lasting fragrances and amazing burn times. If you’re ready for a new {soy} candle experience, we hope you’ll give us a try. We are Karma Candle Makers and we hope to make you smile. 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarmaCandlesSA
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/KarmaCandleMakers/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarmaCandleMakers

  • KIPP San Antonio

    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

    Material Media is a local, independent publisher of books on spirituality, art, literary fiction and poetry.

    Facebook: MaterialMediaPublishing

  • 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, LLC

    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!

    Facebook: BuckleyandBogey

  • New Atlantic Industries

    Facebook: New-Atlantic-Industries

  • Barbie O’Connor

    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

    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.

    Twitter: @PMMPublishing
    Facebook: PerpetualPublishing

  • Pigsey Art

    I design and make lasercut wood journals and home goods based on literary and geeky themes.

    Twitter: @PigseyArt
    Instagram: @PigseyArt
    Facebook: PigseyArt

  • Pulqueríos

    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.

    Facebook: Pulquerios

  • Retrovert Books

    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.

    Twitter: @RetrovertBooks
    Instagram: @RetrovertBooks
    Facebook: RetrovertBooks

  • River City Dead

    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)

    Twitter: @NancyGWest_
    Facebook: AuthorNancyG.West

  • River City FCU

    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.

    Twitter: @RCityFCU
    Facebook: RCityFCU

  • Rix Cafe Texican

    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.

    Facebook: SASciFiFantasy

  • Santa Lucia Art

  • Southwest School of 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.

  • Stillpoint Media Services

    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

    TCU Press was founded in 1947 and publishes the history and literature of Texas, the South, and the American West.

    Twitter: @TCUPress
    Instagram: @TCUPress
    Facebook: TCUPress

  • Texas A&M University Press

    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.

    Facebook: TAMUPress

  • Texas State Historical Association

    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.

    Twitter: @TxStHistAssoc
    Facebook: TexasStateHistoricalAssociation

  • Texas State Library and Archives Commission

    State agency dedicated to providing access to the state archives and promoting literacy and supporting libraries, home of the Texas Center for the Book.

  • Texas Sweethearts and Scoundrels

    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!

    Twitter: @TxSweethearts

  • Texas Writers of Teen Fiction

    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!

    Twitter: @EvaPohler

  • Trinity University Press

    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.”

    Twitter: @TUPress
    Instagram: @TUPress
    Facebook: TrinityUniversityPress

  • University of Texas Press

    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.

  • Usborne Books & More

    Educational books for children and young adults covering subjects of math, reading, art, science, fiction and nonfiction.

  • White Bird Publications, LLC

    We are a traditional, independent book publisher.  We have both fiction and nonfiction books.

    Twitter: @WBPublications
    Facebook: WhiteBirdPublications

  • 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.

    Facebook: GeneAmesJrAuthor

  • Writers’ League of Texas

    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.

    Twitter: @WritersLeague
    Facebook: WritersLeagueofTexas

  • Yondering Journals

    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.

Children's Area Exhibitors

  • Art & Books by Momo & Pompa

    Animal ABC books, coloring books, and related art, games and products from artist couple’s original Animal artwork. Maureen “Momo” Brown & Charles Harrison Pompa are local San Antonio artists who do paintings, massive public light sculptures, photography, books, related products and hands-on games. Our mission is to inspire, promote, and educate children of all ages about our local environmental & cultural heritage through our contemporary art with local  partners.

    Instagram: @PompArt 
    Instagram: @Momo4Design

  • Aunt Boo’s Books

    Catch a Winner Publishing is a women-owned book business that began in 2010 in San Antonio Texas. Its focus is on publishing children’s books for ages 2-8 years old. The books are in full color, large print for children to read easily, using best paper and binding in the business. These children’s books are both in paper and hardback. All the hardbacks are bilingual—English and Spanish text found on same page.

  • BFF Publishing

    Publishing interactive Friendship Books right here in San Antonio. Each book features colorful pages to be completed, filled with fun questions and spaces for photos and drawings. In the end, the owner of the book will have a unique, personalized keepsake to cherish for a lifetime! Best suited for elementary age children.

    Facebook: BFFPublishing

  • Children’s Coloring

    Children’s coloring books by Charles J. Harrison

  • City of San Antonio Head Start

    A nonprofit organization serving children from six weeks to five years old with Early Head Start and Head Start services

    Twitter: @HeadStartSA
    Facebook: SanAntonioHeadStart

  • Friends of Alamo City Reach Out and Read

    Friends of Alamo City Reach Out and Read (FACROR) is a nonprofit organization that provides support to the Reach Out and Read programs of San Antonio. Reach Out and Read is a national, nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. During regular pediatric checkups, Reach Out and Read health care providers give new, developmentally appropriate books to children, ages 6 months through 5 years, and advise parents about the importance of reading aloud. Through Reach Out and Read, parents learn new ways to stimulate their children’s literacy development, have more books in their home, and read to their children more often. FACROR provides book grants and other support to Reach Out and Read programs in San Antonio.

  • Paintedpassions Art

    Larissa Pryor is a published illustrator and multi-media artist. She loves to sculpt, sketch, color, paint, wood burn and draw digitally.

    Facebook: PaintedPassionsArt

  • Papa’s Boots

    Within the pages of Papa’s Boots, young readers will meet Jack on a very special day – his grandfather, Papa, is taking him to buy his first pair of cowboy boots. But when Papa shares the story of his own first pair, Jack begins to realize why this day is even more special. What Jack learns about Papa’s childhood not only surprises but also educates him, along with readers, about the life-changing disease of polio that will forever remain part of our nation’s culture. The book is perfect for ages 4-8.

    Facebook: PapasBoots

  • Starks Academy Children’s Books

    Starks Academy provides early educational children’s books and resources.

    Twitter: @StarksAcademy

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