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The 3rd Annual San Antonio Book Festival
April 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 11th, 2015 is set to be “one for the books” as the Library Foundation presents its third annual San Antonio Book Festival. This all-day, free event is held downtown at the Central Library, Southwest School of Art and the Empire Theater, where book lovers of all ages and interests have a chance to get up close to their favorite authors at engaging readings, panel discussions, sales and signings. There are topics for everyone, from politics and fiction to poetry and cookbooks. The lineup of nearly 90 authors showcases acclaimed national and regional writers who reflect the best books that American publishers are currently offering, while local talent adds a unique sense of place and reflects South Texas’ rich cultural heritage.
The San Antonio Book Festival makes the literary world more accessible to all of San Antonio. Over 4,000 people visited the first festival and we doubled that in 2014. Adults, families and students from all areas of the city take part while partnerships with community groups and SABF’s educational outreach also encourage attendance. In addition to the author programming, there is plenty of entertainment: Food trucks offer a variety of eats, special tents feature live music, recipe demonstrations by cookbook authors and a wi-fi technology area. For families and younger festival-goers, there are interactive bilingual areas with story time, art projects and learning activities. Small presses and non-profit organizations focused on literacy, culture and education promote their wares and work at booths in the Exhibitor Tent. The festival’s location at the library builds awareness and excitement for the citywide system and the resources libraries offer. The downtown venue also helps to develop a more magnetic, vibrant and creative urban core. With its special focus on authors, ideas and imagination, the Book Festival positions San Antonio as a focal point for the literary arts.
Join us: You won’t want to miss out on this new chapter for San Antonio!