San Antonio Book Festival

We are excited to once again attend the San Antonio Book Festival, a program of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, which will be held on April 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at San Antonio Central Library and the Southwest School of Art.

This year the San Antonio Book Festival welcomes more than 90 acclaimed national and regional authors, including 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.


Personally, there is a long list of authors’ work I’m eager to find at the festival.  From bilingual / bi-cultural children’s authors like Lupe Ruiz-Flores, Duncan Tonatiuh, and Samantha R. Vamos to poets like Sandra Cisneros and Natalia Trevino as well as first novelist like Mario Zambrano there are just a vast number of books for my family that I look forward to experiencing.  Click here to find a full list of participating authors.

In addition to author presentations, participants will enjoy book sales and signings, a literary marketplace, recipe demonstrations from cookbook authors at the H-E-B Central Market cooking tent, food truck fare, live music, and a technology area with the Geek Bus and a Connect Tent with instruction in online learning will also be hosted at these two campuses.

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Also, new this year to the San Antonio Book Festival is the debut of San Antonio’s Literary Death Match, a show described by the Los Angeles Times as the “most entertaining reading series ever.” The event, the final session of the 2nd annual San Antonio Book Festival, takes place April 5 at The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre at 6:30 p.m. with a special cocktail reception with Festival authors from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Tickets for the show and reception are available on the Foundation website.

There is something for everyone at the San Antonio Book Festival so don’t miss it!  We look forward to seeing you all there.

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