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Ace Atkins has been named the 2018 recipient of Troy University's Hall-Waters Prize for his distinguished career in Southern writing. Ace has been a longtime friend of the book festival and we're delighted to welcome him back to celebrate his amazing body of work. Click here to visit Ace's website!

Hotel and Lodging 

Whether you're an author, an exhibitor, or an attendee, we can help you find a comfortable stay in downtown Montgomery! We have rooms blocked at the following locations:

1. The DoubleTree – located downtown, $124.00 plus tax

Includes breakfast & parking


2. Embassy Suites - located downtown, $115.00 plus tax

Includes breakfast - parking is an additional $14.00 a day


Call 334-567-5453 to make a reservation for the DoubleTree or Embassy Suites hotels or to inquire about “ABF” discounted hotel rates at any hotel in the Montgomery area.

The reservation line is open daily from 8 am–10 pm CST. Cutoff date to make a reservation at the discounted rate is March 30, 2018. After that date  rates are subject to an increase and based on availability.

Vendors & Exhibitors:  We're taking book submittals and vendor/exhibitor applications for the 2018 Festival.  Download the vendor/exhibitor contract and application here.

Welcome to the Alabama Book Festival

With author readings, workshops, vendors and exhibitors, author signings, and a lively activity area for children, this free public event is Alabama's premier literary event. Thousands of people from around the state and the Southeast gather at the festival each year to meet their favorite authors and scholars. It's a day of fun for book lovers of all ages! This year the Alabama Book Festival will continue our tradition of promoting reading and literacy to Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Register for a vendor/exhibitor space
We're taking applications now for vendors and exhibitors. Click here for information and to download the contract and application form.

Thank you
Thank you to all the authors, book lovers, comics creators, editors, families, kids of all ages, poetry enthusiasts, publishers, and volunteers who have joined us at the Alabama Book Festival since 2006! You always make it a great day to celebrate books, literacy, and the love of reading.

We are so grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who generously give their time to make the Alabama Book Festival a memorable highlight of the spring season for thousands of visitors from around the region! If you volunteered with us this year --thank you! We literally couldn't do it without you, and we hope to see you again for the 2018 Alabama Book Festival.

Thank you to all our generous Sponsors,  Partners, and Friends, without whom there would not be an Alabama Book Festival.