The Festival takes place downtown at the Central Library (600 Soledad Street) and the neighboring Southwest School of Art.
The Festival is a day-long event that unites readers and writers alike. Authors talk about their books in lively conversations encouraging audience participation. Outdoors the Festival grounds are active with book sales, signings, children’s story time and learning projects, family activities, and a technology area. Food trucks offer a variety of eats.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Festival is FREE and OPEN to ALL!!
The number of authors coming to the Festival changes every year, ranging from 75 to 100.
The San Antonio Book Festival accepts submissions of books published within the past 12 months in various genres. These submissions are then looked over by our Literary Director and Selection Committee and combed through for final selections. For further details on what is accepted and how to submit a book for consideration, go to our Submit a Book page.
Authors hold signing sessions in the Book Sales & Signing tent located in the Festival Marketplace immediately following their scheduled presentations. Books must be purchased at the Nowhere Bookshop tent, the Festival’s official bookseller, in order to be signed.
In light of the ongoing pandemic and space considerations, we have not made a decision on the Festival Marketplace. Should we decide to include the Marketplace, we will give priority to our year-round partners. Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest updates.
We rely on volunteers to put the Festival together. Please consider volunteering with us! Learn more about volunteering and registration here.
The San Antonio Book Festival runs on your donations! Donations also assist in our many educational outreach programs. Click here for information on how to donate.
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