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The Texas Book Festival/San Antonio Edition takes place this Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown San Antonio at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. Click here for the schedule and here for more information about the Festival.
The vibrant lineup of more than 50 authors includes María Antonietta Berriozábal, Esmeralda Santiago, Bob Thompson and Joe Nick Patoski. The author lineup features novelists, poets, biographers, politicians, chefs, journalists, environmentalists and more.

Book-lovers of every age and interest will have a chance for up-close encounters with favorite Texas and national authors at presentations, panel discussions, and signings at this free day of literary happenings. Special areas will also feature live music, cooking demonstrations, and children’s authors and activities.

“We are so pleased to be a part of this partnership with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation to expand Texas Book Festival to the Alamo City,” says Heidi Marquez Smith, executive director, Texas Book Festival. “The mission of Texas Book Festival is to celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination by bringing authors and readers together at events that are open to all. Through the annual Texas Book Festival held at the State Capitol every October, our Reading Rock Stars literacy program held at low-income schools around Texas, grants to Texas public libraries and other literary events around the state, Texas Book Festival reaches more than 100,000 Texans every year. And now with the San Antonio Book Festival, we celebrate its unique literary flavor. We appreciate everyone who has helped make this vision a reality.”

With its location at the Central Library and its selection of authors, activities and entertainment, the San Antonio Festival will reflect the city’s rich cultural heritage while also creating a fun family day for all. We hope to see you there on Saturday!