Welcome to the Savannah Book Festival!

February 6-9, 2025

What is SBF?

The Savannah Book Festival (SBF) is an annual event, free and open to the public, in celebration of the written word and its role in improving the human experience. Our mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation.

Since the first Savannah Book Festival in 2008, SBF has presented an array of nationally-acclaimed authors to crowds of book-loving attendees through our ticketed Headline Addresses and free Festival Saturday.

When and Where is SBF?

For the past several years, SBF has taken place on Presidents’ Day Weekend. In 2025, the Festival will be held on February 6-9 to accommodate our SBF@Schools program. A full schedule of events will be released closer to the Festival.

Our four-day Festival takes place in Savannah’s Historic District against a backdrop of stunning historic buildings, cascading Spanish moss, and blooming Azaleas. Each year, over 9,000 people join us for three ticketed Headliner Address events and for our free Festival Saturday.

Festival Saturday presentations take place in museums, churches, and theaters in and around the historic Telfair and Chippewa Squares in the heart of Downtown Savannah. Our lineup of nationally-recognized authors from wide-ranging genres give 30-minute solo presentations on their creative process, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Headliner Addresses are ticketed events presented in the Historic Trustees Theater in Downtown Savannah. Headliners give a 45-minute presentation on their creative process and life as a writer, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Sponsors and Literati members receive guaranteed access to Headliner Addresses.

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News & Updates

Headliner Addresses Live on SBF YouTube

Relive the magic of SBF 2024 — Click below to watch Opening, Keynote, and Closing Address from the 17th Annual Savannah Book Festival! Ruth Ware — Opening Address Jeannette Walls — Keynote Address David Grann — Closing Address Access even more Headliner recordings by...

Spring Simon & Schuster’s 2024 AuthorFest!

Join TJ Alexander, Kaliane Bradley, & Jackie Lau in conversation with Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the duo behind the romance power-house Christina Lauren.   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24th at 7PM ET/ 6 PM CT / 4 PM PT VIA ZOOM   From fake relationships to...

Submissions for the 2025 Festival Are Open

The Savannah Book Festival is one of the finest invitation only literary events in the country. Whether you are a published author, a publicist, or simply an avid book reader, you can fill out the digital form linked below to nominate yourself or your favorite author...

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From fake relationships to star-crossed time travelers to queer throuples, these authors are not your mother’s romance writers... Ahead of their upcoming releases, Jackie Lau, Kaliane Bradley, and TJ Alexander will discuss what makes a great romance, and how the genre can go far beyond a simple love story. ✨

Join us this Wednesday, April 24, for a #AuthorFest to remember, hosted by Simon & Schuster and moderated by Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. Visit the link below to RSVP! 📚

www.savannahbookfestival.org/simon-schusters-2024-authorfest/

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From fake relationships to star-crossed time travelers to queer throuples, these authors are not your mother’s romance writers... Ahead of their upcoming releases, Jackie Lau, Kaliane Bradley, and TJ Alexander will discuss what makes a great romance, and how the genre can go far beyond a simple love story. ✨

Join us this Wednesday, April 24, for a #AuthorFest to remember, hosted by Simon & Schuster and moderated by Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. Visit the link below to RSVP! 📚

https://www.savannahbookfestival.org/simon-schusters-2024-authorfest/

#SimonandSchuster #Books #Author #SavannahBookFestival #AuthorEvent #LGBTQ #Romance #Bookstagram #BookTok #VirtualEvent #AuthorFest2024
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Join The Book Lady Bookstore and Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home in celebrating 2024 Local Author Day and the 99th Birthday of Flannery O'Connor! 🦚📚

On Sunday, March 24, Lafayette Square will host peacock crafts with Live Oak Public Libraries, a Flannery look-alike contest, a Panhandle Slim exhibition & silent auction, chicken-cornhole, a Moon River Opera sing-along, Starlandia craft and sign-making table, Sweet Thunder Band at the peacock bandshell, and so much more.

Oh, and over 40 AUTHORS selling their latest books and sharing their writing process. You won't want to miss it. For more information, visit thebookladybookstore.com/events. ✨

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Join The Book Lady Bookstore and Flannery OConnor Childhood Home in celebrating 2024 Local Author Day and the 99th Birthday of Flannery OConnor! 🦚📚

On Sunday, March 24, Lafayette Square will host peacock crafts with Live Oak Public Libraries, a Flannery look-alike contest, a Panhandle Slim exhibition & silent auction, chicken-cornhole, a Moon River Opera sing-along, Starlandia craft and sign-making table, Sweet Thunder Band at the peacock bandshell, and so much more.

Oh, and over 40 AUTHORS selling their latest books and sharing their writing process. You wont want to miss it. For more information, visit thebookladybookstore.com/events. ✨

#FlanneryOconnor #SavannahGA #SavannahBookFestival #LocalAuthors #LocalAuthorDay #Event #SavannahMasterCalendar #LafayetteSquare

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Oh, how I wish I could. Love Miss Flannery!

We appreciate the support of our Chairperson’s Circle:

The Philip E. and Nancy B. Beekman Foundation

David & Nancy Cintron

Robert Faircloth

Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation

Betsy Lancaster

Drs. Mickey and Kristin Ott

Gerald D. & Helen M. Stephens Foundation

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