2nd Annual San Antonio Book Festival
Located at Central Library and Southwest School of Art (Between 600 Soledad St and 300 Augusta St.) San Antonio, TX 78205
The 2nd Annual San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio’s focal point for the literary arts, is a free, daylong family-friendly event held in downtown San Antonio. Over 80 acclaimed national and regional authors, representing some of the best new books that publishers have to offer, will entertain, educate and inspire book lovers of all ages and interests while discussing their latest work and signing books. Headliners include: television news icon Jane Pauley, promoting her new book “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life” about the Boomer generation and the prospect of living longer, healthier lives and fiction writer Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of “American Rust.” He will be presenting his latest book “The Son,” the “…brilliant…epic” multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the oil booms of the 20th century.
In addition to author presentations, participants will enjoy book sales and signings, a literary marketplace, recipe demonstrations from cookbook authors, food truck fare, live music, and a technology area with the Geek Bus and a tent with Wi-Fi access with instruction in online learning.
Kids and families will find fun interactive educational/art activities by My Story, the San Antonio Children’s Museum, Say Si´ and Spare Parts; and exciting entertainment from the Magik Theatre. The Literacy Caravan will offer free books and the VIA Classroom On Wheels Bus—a specially designed ‘green’ hybrid bus—will highlight the benefits of public transportation.
Student winners of the inaugural San Antonio Book Festival Fiction Writing Contest, sponsored by the Texas Cavaliers, will also be recognized and their winning essays on the theme “A River Runs Through It…” will be presented during the programming at the Book Festival.
Educational non-profits, book sellers, publishers and community groups are encouraged to get a booth in the Exhibitor Tent to promote their services.