Festival Info

Parking & Map

Getting to the San Antonio Book Festival 

The Book Festival takes place at the Central Library and Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio (600 Soledad, San Antonio 78205). Construction is currently in effect for the surrounding streets for the city’s roundabout project. If you are driving to the Book Festival, please be aware of street closures, detours, and alternate bus routes. We encourage you to use VIA or rideshare options to get to the Book Festival.

Coming from Southbound I-35

Please be advised that Interstate 35 at NE Loop 410 will be closed in both directions beginning at 9:00 PM on Friday, April 7. All lanes between George Beach Avenue and Rittiman Road will be closed until 5:00 AM on Monday, April 10.*

Please plan accordingly; give yourself enough time for traffic delays if you are traveling to the Festival from the Austin area. We encourage you to use Google Maps to find alternative routes.

See Express-News and The Current coverage on the closures.

*Between 6:00 – 11:00 PM on Saturday, the lanes will reopen for Book Festival Spurs traffic.


Construction Near the Festival

  • Lane closures and detours
    • San Pedro Ave. is being rerouted to Main Ave
    • Navarro St. has become 2-way traffic
  • Temporary bus stop at Richmond Ave. and Augusta St.; to replace the Navarro St. bus stop
  • Temporary stop sign at Augusta St. and Giraud St.
  • Caution for cars exiting parking garage on Giraud St.
  • Sidewalk between Main and Soledad will be closed.

The Central Library is posting updates here

Parking Options


  • PVA (Peripheral Vascular Associates) lot on 615 Soledad St. 51 spaces—first come; first served!


  • Central Library garage ($5 all day event parking; enter from Soledad)
  • Parking lot at Convent Street and Augusta Street (rates starting at $5)
  • Parking lot on Lexington between N. St. Mary’s & Augusta (across from Redeemer Presbyterian Church) (all day Sat & Sun rates $5)
  • LAZ Parking, Augusta and Baltimore ($2 all day)
  • LAZ lot at Pecan and Soledad ($10 for 12 hours)
  • Lot on Augusta between Baltimore and Lexington ($.75 all day)
  • M&S Towers Garage at Main and Seymour

Meters or Pay to Park:

  • Seymour Street in front of Baptist Hospital
  • Camden Street east of Main
  • Soledad Street across from Weston Center
  • Lexington Street, north and south of Augusta
  • Augusta St. between Baltimore and Lexington
  • Dallas Street, both sides of 200 block
  • Richmond Street, both sides, north and south of Augusta
  • Convent Street, both sides between Soledad and St. Mary’s
  • Main Street, 500 block

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