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September 21-23, 2017 (Festival Preview on September 17)

Don't miss this celebration of authors & books in Abilene in the annual festival that connects the community with a host of literary activities.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Abilene Reporter-News, browse the festival pages to view this year's events and activities.

Most events are FREE, with the exception of the Boots & Books Culinary Luncheon and the Texas Cookbook Gala.

Festival Events
Schedule

7 - 2016-09-22 Shopping for Wonderful Cookbooks During the Culinary Cuisine Luncheon

2017's Featured
Authors

Jeff Guinn
Boots & Books Culinary Luncheon
16 - 2016-09-22 Serving Up Sweet Desserts to Help Close Out the Culinary Cuisine Luncheon
Texas Cookbook
Gala
Photo: Cookbook Gala Table

A.C. Greene Award
Information

46 - 2016-09-24 APL Children's Librarian Alyssa Crow Receives the 2016 Ricki Brown Librarian of the Year Award from Eddy Smith
Ricki Brown Librarian of
the Year Award
63 - 2016-09-20 Callie Metler, Steven Moore & D Grant Smith at Local Author Reception
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Galleries
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Did you know Abilene was ranked No. 4 on the Top Ten Bookish Destinations in Texas for 2015?  The Lone Star Literary Life listed this festival as one of the many unique Abilene treasures.  Come discover why in September.

Goals of the Festival
Photo: Glenn Dromgoole
Festival Chairman
Glenn Dromgoole
Promote Abilene as a tourist destination.
Attract and recognize authors, publishers and readers from around Texas.
Highlight the importance of reading and literacy throughout the community.
Recognize local and area authors.
Raise funds to benefit the Abilene Public Library.
Increase awareness and support for library programs.

 
Financial Support Provided By:

Abilene Reporter-News | Dodge Jones Foundation | Greathouse Foundation | H-E-B
Shelton Family Foundation | Abilene Cultural Affairs Council


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Abilene, TX 79601
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Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

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Abilene, TX 79606
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Abilene, TX 79603
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