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April 2017

5th Annual Book Festival

April 8, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Library & Southwest School of Art, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, 78205 United States

It's our 5th anniversary, and we are working hard on the 2017 Book Festival--bigger, better and more bookish than ever! Central Library & Southwest School of Art 600 Soledad St San Antonio, TX 78205

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Book It! Luncheons

April 8, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Club Giraud, 707 N. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

Book It! Luncheons are an opportunity to sit down to an intimate lunch with a Festival author and eight companions. They’re based on the premise that everyone needs to eat while they’re at the Book Festival, so why not dine with a Festival author?  For the 5th annual SABF, we are offering four Book It! Luncheons at the nearby Club Giraud. All funds raised from Book It! luncheons will benefit the San Antonio Book Festival.  Read about our Book It! authors;…

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Barrio Writers Workshop

April 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Central Library – Teen Services Center (3rd fl), 600 Soledad Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

Writing workshop for teens ages 13-18! The San Antonio Book Festival is proud to partner with Barrio Writers, a creative writing program founded in Santa Ana, California, to offer a college-level writing seminar for teens during the 5th annual SABF on April 8.  The workshop is free and open to teens ages 13-18. Space is limited to 25 people and advance registration is required. The one-hour workshop will be hosted by writer and BW Program Director Leticia Urieta and is aimed at…

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September 2017

Free

Get Lit with Stephanie Elizondo Griest

September 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Central Library – Auditorium, 600 Soledad
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

The San Antonio Book Festival is proud to present “Get Lit with Stephanie Elizondo Griest,” author of All the Angels and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands. Elizondo Griest will be joined in conversation by Raúl Lomeli-Azoubel, SABEResPODER Chairman. After audience Q&A, there will be book sales and signing courtesy of The Twig Book Shop. Join us for an evening of stimulating conversation! REGISTER BELOW About the author: Stephanie Elizondo Griest is the award-winning author of three travel memoirs: Around the Bloc: My Life…

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November 2017

Get Lit with Mark Bittman

November 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The San Antonio Book Festival is proud to present “Get Lit with Mark Bittman,” author of How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Bittman will be joined in conversation by Emily Spicer, features editor and "The Spice of Life" columnist at the San Antonio Express-News. After audience Q&A, there will be book sales and signing courtesy of The Twig Book Shop. Join us for an evening of scrumptious conversation! FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; TICKET REQUIRED AS SEATING IS LIMITED CLICK HERE FOR…

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April 2018

Jason Reynolds at Bibliotech East

April 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bibliotech East, 1203 N. Walters St.
San Antonio, TX 78202 United States

SABF is partnering with Bibliotech to bring award-winning children's and YA author JASON REYNOLDS to the new Bibliotech East branch for a FREE, community-wide event on Thursday, April 5. Don't miss this special opportunity to bring your kids (ages 10 and up) to meet this New York Times bestselling writer, NAACP Image Award winner, Kirkus Prize winner, National Book Award finalist, Newberry and Printz honoree, and recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. Bibliotech will be providing sneak-peek tours of…

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Book Appétit Literary Feast

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am
The Witte Museum Mays Family Center, 3801 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States

The Book Festival is proud to present its annual Literary Feast: the Book Appétit luncheon, featuring comedian PAULA POUNDSTONE. Don’t miss this special opportunity—our 2017 event sold out. The singular fundraiser for the Book Festival, the 2018 Book Appétit luncheon will be held at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center. Special thanks Honorary Chair: Erika Prosper, First Lady of San Antonio Event Co-Chairs: Patricia Tobin, Liecie Hollis, and Susan Hausser Event Committee: Logan Ames, Wendy Atwell, Liz Boldrick, Catherine Comeaux, Nicole…

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THE MOTH Mainstage 2018

April 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

Tickets available via Ticketmaster! SABF is proud to bring The Moth Mainstage back to San Antonio on Friday, April 6. Stories are important—whether they're told in books, like those presented at the Book Festival, or in the age-old tradition of true stories told live. Stories are what unite us. Come join us at the Majestic Theatre for a memorable night of storytelling. The theme of the night will be "Standoff." Tickets available via Ticketmaster and the Majestic Theatre box office on…

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6th annual San Antonio Book Festival

April 7, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Library & Southwest School of Art, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, 78205 United States

It's our 6th anniversary, and we are working hard on the 2018 Book Festival—bigger, better and more bookish than ever! Central Library & Southwest School of Art 600 Soledad St San Antonio, TX 78205

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Book It! Luncheons

April 7, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Club Giraud, 707 N. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

Our four Book It! authors have been revealed! Book It! Luncheons are an opportunity to sit down to an intimate lunch with a Festival author and eight companions. They’re based on the premise that everyone needs to eat while they’re at the Book Festival, so why not dine with a Festival author?  For the 6th annual SABF on April 7, we will once again offer four Book It! Luncheons at the nearby Club Giraud. All funds raised from Book It! luncheons…

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September 2018

Get Lit with Mimi Swartz

September 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Central Library – Auditorium, 600 Soledad
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

The San Antonio Book Festival proudly presents Get Lit with Mimi Swartz, author of Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart. Swartz will be joined in conversation by Bonnie Petrie, bioscience and medicine reporter at Texas Public Radio. After audience Q&A, there will be book sales and signing, courtesy of The Twig Book Shop. Join us for an evening of lively conversation! 5:30 PM - Book sales & wine reception 6:00 PM - Presentation 6:45 PM - Audience Q&A 7:00…

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October 2018

Free

Get Lit with Julián Castro

October 30, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States

UPDATE 10/10: This event will be live streamed.  The San-Antonio Express-News will be at GET LIT with Julián Castro to live stream the event, which will be hosted on their Facebook page. Texas Public Radio will also be in attendance recording the event, and will available on their website following the event. UPDATE 9/25: This event is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, sign up below.  The San Antonio Book Festival proudly presents GET LIT with Julián Castro,…

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