A day for bibliophiles

Newly-renovated Central Library hosts San Antonio Book Festival

Laynie Clark, Managing Editor

On April 15, the Central Library hosted the 11th annual San Antonio Book Festival. The festival served as a place for book signings, author meet-ups and food truck fun. 

Festivities began at 10 a.m. and ran until 5 p.m., with guests coming and going as pleased. Consistent workshops took place in the background, like the “Power of Poetry” and the “Outdoor Public Art of San Antonio,” giving guests an opportunity to actively participate if they wanted to do more than just stroll around. 

Local participation was noticeably strong during the event, with organizations such as Texas Monthly and Texas Public Radio seen tabling alongside other vendors. San Antonio independent bookstore Nowhere was the official book vendor for the festival, offering books for sale aligning with author signings. 

The list of attending authors was long, with there being over 100 present. There were some standouts, Adam

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Silveria — a New York Times Bestselling author — seemed to attract the largest crowd, which is unsurprising since he wrote the famous young adult fiction novel “They Both Die at the End.” 

After a long day of attending author talks and chatting with the vendors, guests were able to venture over to the food trucks to indulge in many different options. Ranging from casual American food to authentic Asian, there was a little something for everybody. Near the food truck area was an H-E-B “recharge station,” meaning parents could bring their kids there and let them play for a bit to exhaust energy. 

The annual book festival was a hit, yet again, and guests are already anticipating the next one. For up-to-date information on more events like this, be sure to check out sabookfestival.org.