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Although the 2020 festival has been canceled, we urge the public to support our 2020 Exhibitors and patronize all the Festival partners who will lose business because of this cancelation. We are so grateful to the fabulous nonprofits, presses, artists and craftmakers that make up the SABF Marketplace. Our Festival partners add a special touch to our SABookFest, and we’re proud to feature their work.

For our exhibitors, we thank you for your support of the San Antonio Book Festival. Should you have any questions regarding this cancelation, please refer to our FAQs.

For those inquiring how to be an exhibitor at the annual Book Festival, due to our limited footprint, we had to make significant changes to our Marketplace and are no longer accepting exhibitor requests or applications. You can read more about the decision here.

2020 Marketplace Exhibitors

  • Aztlan Libre Press

    Aztlan Libre Press is a San Antonio-based independent publishing company, co-owned by Juan Tejeda and Anisa Onofre, specializing in Native American/XicanX literature and art. Operating since 2009, Aztlan Libre Press has published ten books including the award-winning “A Crown for Gumecindo” by former San Antonio and Texas State Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero, and award-winning authors, Reyes Cardenas, Amalia Leticia Ortiz, Alurista, Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, Juan Gomez-Quinones, and others. We have also published 7 XicanX Art Note Cards with envelopes from top XicanX artists.

    Website: https://aztlanlibrepress.com/
  • BarbacoApparel

    BarbacoApparel, San Antonio’s officially unofficial T-shirt company, has been celebrating the color and iconic imagery of Tex-Mex culture and fostering a sense of pride in the Alamo City since 2014.

    Twitter: @BarbacoApparel

    Instagram: @BarbacoApparel

    Facebook: BarbacoApparel

    Website: http://www.barbacoapparel.com/
  • Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

    Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review is a literary journal based in Austin, Texas that publishes poetry along with a visual art series, reviews and essays. The journal’s mission is to publish work of merit that shows an awareness of connection – historical, social, political and spiritual. Borderlands is a national publication with a special interest in supporting Texas and other southwestern poets and artists through publication and public readings.

    Facebook: Borderlands Texas Poetry Review 


    Website: http://www.borderlands.org/
  • Carver Community Cultural Center

    The mission of the Carver Community Cultural Center is to celebrate the diverse cultures of our world, nation and community, with emphasis on its African and African-American heritage, by providing premier artistic presentations, community outreach activities and educational programs.

    Website: https://thecarver.org/
  • Cheever Books

    CHEEVER BOOKS offers an eclectic selection of top quality used and rare books, including first editions and out-of-print titles. Visit us at our booth for a sampling of what the store has to offer. Cash only during the festival. Our most poplular book categories: Art, Children’s Books, Cookbooks, Foreign Language, Literature, Mystery, Philosophy, Texas and General History. We’re easy to find located at 3613 Broadway, San Antonio TX 78209, we’re near the Witte Museum, The DoSeum and Brakenridge Park. Free parking in front and back (off Avenue B). Store Hours: Open 7 days-Mon through Sat 10am to 7pm and Sun 12 Noon to 7pm. CHEEVER BOOKS, ECLECTIC. Since 1986.

    Facebook: CheeverUsedBooks

    Instagram: @cheeverbooks

    Website: http://cheeverbooks.com/
  • Codeup

    Codeup is a 20-week career accelerator that launches careers in software development. Our mission is to empower life change through an immersive, project-based, full-stack program.

    Facebook: Codeup

    Twitter: @codeup

    Instagram: @gocodeup

    Website: http://www.codeup.com
  • Karma Candle Makers

    Bold, distinct, and long-lasting, Karma Candles capture the vibrant culture and character of southern Texas, infusing your room with delightfully unique scents. Liven your living space with the festive aromas and bold colors of our carefully handcrafted candles. Karma’s fragrances evoke springtime strolls through the Hill Country and breezy afternoons by the river, a refreshing cocktail in hand. Karma Candles are sustainably-sourced using all natural soy wax, 100% lead free cotton wicks, and cosmetic grade fragrances to produce an amazingly clean burn. Every candle is mixed, dyed, and poured right here in San Antonio, Texas.

    Facebook: Karma Candle Makers

    Instagram: karmacandlemakers

    Twitter: KarmaCandlesSA

    Pinterest: KarmaCandles

    Website: http://www.karmacandlemakers.com/
  • Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

    Luminaria’s Contemporary Arts Festival has become the premier showcase event for artists of all genres. We inspire the City of San Antonio with weekend celebration of the arts. From 7 PM to Midnight in Hemisfair, Luminaria is a free after-dark Contemporary Arts Festival. Artistic partners include Artist Foundation of San Antonio, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, Contemporary Arts Month and the Consulate General of Mexico. Also in Hemisfair, Community Arts Day is a family-friendly day with artist-led demonstrations, workshops, and brunches that will spark creativity while an Artist Market provides a chance to purchase artworks and memorabilia.

    Facebook: Luminaria: Contemporary Arts Festival

    Twitter:  @LuminariaSA

    Instagram: @luminariasa

    YouTube: Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

    Website: http://www.LuminariaSA.org
  • Michele Parlee Art

    Michele Parlee is a mosaic artist currently residing in New Mexico. Although she works in many mediums, her current work consists of mixed media glass mosaics with handmade ceramic focal pieces. Her roots are in San Antonio and the themes and subject matter of her work reflects the diversity and cultural traditions of art most commonly found along the desert and border regions. These themes are often those found in what has come to be known as Mexican folk art and most subject matter is based on traditional and pop culture religious iconography, Dia de Los Muertos, flaming and sacred hearts, The tree of life and Frida Kahlo. In addition to mosaics she also hand makes copper pendants and jewelry.
    Website: https://www.instagram.com/michele_parlee_art/
  • Pigsey Art

    Book Nerds and Science Geeks, Pigsey Art specializes in original ink illustrations laser-etched into leather journals and other bookish accessories. Turn your house and accessories into the bookish paradise it should be.

    Twitter: @PigseyArt

    Instagram: @PigseyArt

    Facebook: PigseyArt

    Website: http://pigseyart.com/
  • Pulquerios

    Pulquerios is a cultural, handmade and local business. Catering to the unique!

    Facebook: Pulquerios



    SAISD is Bexar County’s third-largest school district, serving approximately 50,000 students. Becasue SAISD recognizes that education is not a “one size fits all” package, we offer more choices than other Bexar County-area school district for students to pursue special interests and career goals, as well as learning environments that best meet their individual needs. We offer a wide variety of programs, including dual-languge and bilingual, career exploration and college-preparation. Along with traditional school models, we also offer academics comprising non-tradtional grade ranges such as PK-8.

    Website: https://www.saisd.net/
  • San Antonio School Finder

    San Antonio School Finder is a website that helps families to easily understand all of their options for schools, equipping them to make the best decisions for their children. It is inclusive of all public school options, providing up-to-date information on nearly 600 San Antonio public schools, including district, charter and magnet school options. It is also authentically translated to Spanish.

    Facebook: San Antonio School Finder

    Twitter: @saschoolfinder

    Instagram: @saschoolfinder

    Website: https://sanantonioschoolfinder.org/
  • Texas Observer

    The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan. The nonprofit Texas Democracy Foundation publishes the Texas Observer bimonthly magazine and texasobserver.org. Since its founding in 1954, the Observer has covered issues that are often ignored or underreported by other media. We strive to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that changes people’s lives for the better. Our thoughtful arts and culture coverage recognizes the diversity and talent of Texas’ creative community.

    Facebook: The Texas Observer

    Twitter: @TexasObserver

    Website: https://www.texasobserver.org/
  • Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

    The Tobin Center for the Performing Art’s Mission is to provide a world class venue that promotes a diverse range of cultural, educational, and artistic experiences that improve the quality of life in San Antonio.

    Facebook: Tobin Center SA

    Twitter: Tobin Center SA

    Instagram: Tobin Center SA

    Website: www.tobincenter.org
  • Trinity University Press

    Trinity University Press is a mission-driven publisher committed to civic engagement with timely ideas facilitated by the publication of print/digital books and related media, creative and educational programs, and other activities helping us all better understand our place in a crowded world. For more than fifty years, we have published more than 225 titles and staged thousands of events all focused on having impact and broadening understanding in the following areas: human relationships to the physical environment, social equity and justice, interdependence of animal and human life, culture of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, and bilingual early childhood literacy.

    Twitter: @TUPress

    Instagram: @TUPress

    Facebook: TrinityUniversityPress

    Website: http://www.tupress.org
  • 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 forms.

    Facebook: University of Texas Press

    Instagram: @utexaspress

    Twitter: @UTexasPress

    Website: http://www.utexaspress.com
  • Very That

    Very That is a locally owned online and pop up boutique that specializes in Latinx/Chicanx pop culture art. Featured in Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, San Antonio Magazine and more!

    Instagram: @verythat

    Facebook: Very That

    Website: http://www.verythat.com
  • Writers’ League of Texas

    The Writers’ League of Texas provides education, support, and community for writers in Texas and beyond through a variety of year-round programs.

    Twitter: @WritersLeague

    Facebook: WritersLeagueofTexas

    Website: http://www.writersleague.org/

Children's Area Exhibitors

  • KIPP Texas

    Across the state of Texas, millions of children live in educationally underserved communities, struggling in poor-performing schools. For more than 24 years, KIPP has demonstrated the powerful impact a high-quality education has on improving graduation rates and college attainment, enabling students and communities to command their futures. Through the network of schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, KIPP has been the driving force in raising expectations for academic success with students, families, communities, cities, states, and the nation by proving what is possible.

    Facebook: KIPP Texas Public Schools

    Twitter: @kipptexas

    Instagram: @kipptexas

    Website: http://www.kipptexas.org/
  • Pre-K for SA

    Pre-K 4 SA is San Antonio’s voter-funded initiative to change San Antonio’s educational and workforce trajectory in one generation through high-quality early learning. Through our comprehensive approach, which includes educating 2,000 4-year-olds annually, providing over 10,000 hours of professional learning for educators, developing parents as educational advocates, and providing over $4.2 million in grants to early learning programs across the city, Pre-K 4 SA benefits all of San Antonio’s young children and their families.

    Facebook: PreK 4 SA 

    Twitter: @PreK4SA

    Instagram: @prek4sa

    Website: http://www.prek4sa.com/
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