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Our volunteers are the heart and soul of the Festival. Since its inception, nearly 3,500 devoted Festival fans have volunteered their time and talent to make the San Antonio Book Festival a huge success!


Thank you to everyone who vounteered for the 2020 Book Festival. Unfortunatley, this year’s festival has been CANCELED due to concerns about COVID-19. However, we will need your continued support for next year’s festival, so mark your calendars for April 10, 2021! 

Our Volunteers

A volunteer’s job can be as varied as: author escort, “gofer,” greeter, parking coordinator, book signing guide, and supply manager. Each position is equally important and we are very grateful to all of our volunteers. Without you there is no Book Festival! Making a difference in the local community while having a great time—what could be better?

Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and access to the volunteer lounge for refreshments. Volunteers are encouraged to partake in the Festival fun after their shift has been completed.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Dempsey Warren.

2020 Event Planning Committee Chairpersons

  • Adult Tent Book Signing
    Caren Creech-Berlenga and Maria Salinas
  • Author Breakfast
    Ty Edwards, Barbara Lau, Shannon Stephens, and K.T. Whitehead
  • Author Cocktail Party
    Mo Morehead and Libby Morris
  • Author Venue Coordinators
    Celina Montoya and Maggie Thompson
  • Book Appetit Literary Feast Event Committee
    Cynthia & Taylor Collins, Catherine & Craig Comeaux, Georgia Erck, Liecie & Nick Hollis, Sherry & Ed Layman, Belinda & Will Nixon, Angela & Trey Rabke, Josie & Frates Seeligson, Amy Stieren Smiley, Shannon and Dave Stephens, Burgin Streetman, and Laura Morris Walls
  • Book Appetit Literary Feast Honorary Co-Chairs
    Connie & Sandy McNab and Lyn & Pete Selig
  • Book It Luncheons
    Barbara Lau, Shannon Stephens, and K.T. Whitehead
  • Book Sales
    Helen Huff
  • Children & Middle Grade Book Signing
    Jenny Puls and Jasmin Salinas
  • Children's Author Venue Coordinators
    Susan Bowen, Allan Jones, Kelsey Menzel
  • Children’s Activity Tent
    Carla Gilbert and Kaitlin Sirakos
  • Coates Chapel Venue Leads
    Paula Miles and Melissa Monroe-Young
  • EY Tent Venue Coordinators
    Mae Escobar and Eileen Kret
  • Festival Set Up
    Biju Chandu
  • Food Trucks & Marketplace
    Patty Carrillo
  • Geektown & Coates Chapel Book Signing
    Shandelle Girdley, Kevan Gunter, Katrina Simmons
  • Geektown Activity Coordiantors
    Leissa Kimball and Laura Sisson
  • Information Booths
    Alma Beghtol and Maria Spencer-Etienne
  • SABF Merchandise
    Larry Hernandez and Tara Hernandez
  • VIP Room
    Mary Flanagan, Carmen Goldberg, and Jill Van Horn
  • VIP Room Catering
    Tracey Bennett and Tisha Cortines
  • Volunteer Check-In
    Bill Miller and Pat Miller
  • Volunteer Lounge
    Dinorah Sanchez
  • Wayfinders
    Jaime Randolph and Dwight Randolph
  • Whataburger Geektown Venue Leads
    Edra Bush and Tara Sutton
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