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Authors:  We will begin taking submittals for the 2017 Festival in late summer or early fall of 2016.


Vendors & Exhibitors: We will begin taking applications for the 2017 Festival in early fall of 2016.


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! The 2016 Alabama Book Festival continued our tradition of promoting reading and literacy to Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds on a beautiful Saturday in April.



Thank you
Thank you to all the authors, book lovers, comics creators, editors, families, kids of all ages, poetry enthusiasts, publishers, and volunteers who joined us at the 2016 Alabama Book Festival! You made 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 next year, for the 2017 Alabama Book Festival.

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