San Antonio African American Book Festival

San Antonio African American Book Festival
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Second Baptist Church Banquet Hall
3310 E Commerce St

The 5th Annual San Antonio African American Book Festival (SAAABF) will be held on Saturday from Noon - 5:00pm. This year's Author Lineup will include over 40 Talented African American Authors from all over the nation who have chosen to share their narratives here in San Antonio, Texas. There will be books available in every genre, including Children's, Adult Fiction, Religious/ Inspirational and more! We will also feature a discussion by our local Keynote Author and delicious food from our local Food Trucks.

The San Antonio African American Book Festival is held every year, on the Last Saturday of February at Second Baptist Community Center (3310 E. Commerce Street) right next door to the historic G.W. Carver Branch Library in San Antonio, Texas. This Annual Black History Month event was created to celebrate the Power of Black Literature, reinforce the fact that Representation Matters and to proudly Encourage Black Economics. Literacy improves our lives by expanding the capabilities that reduce poverty by increasing the likelihood of success in educational and career endeavors, which have proven to have positive effects on a community's health and overall quality of life. Literacy empowers and liberates people.

The San Antonio African American Book Festival will always unapologetically strive to provide an exclusive platform for the voices of the African Diaspora.

Power of Black Literature
Black Literature has shaped our history, culture and who we are as a people

Representation Matters
Studies show people are more likely to read when they have access to books written by authors they can identify with, about subjects and characters in a voice that resonates with them

Black Economics
Buying Black is more than a trend - it's a necessary way of life! Circulating Black dollars is one of the single most important things we can do to improve the economic health of the Black Community

Event Schedule

Authors & VIPs Mixer

Friday February 23, 2024 6:30pm - 9:00pm (RSVP Required)

Second Baptist Community Center Banquet Hall (Upstairs)

3310 E. Commerce Street San Antonio, TX 78220

5th Annual San Antonio African American Book Festival

Saturday Noon - 5:00pm

Second Baptist Community Center Gym