Welcome to the Savannah Book Festival!
The Savannah Book Festival 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 our free Festival Saturday.
Save the Date!
February 15 – 18, 2024
Our 4-Day Festival takes place over the course of a sunny Presidents’ Day Weekend, against the 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, which features over 40 authors appearing at unique venues around three historic squares in Downtown Savannah.
Festival Saturday presentations take place in museums, churches, and theaters in and around the historic Telfair, Wright, and Chippewa Squares in the heart of Downtown Savannah. Over 40 nationally-recognized authors from a wide range of genres give 30-minute solo presentations on their creative process, followed by a Q&A and book signing.
The Opening, Keynote, and Closing 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 received guaranteed access to Headliner Addresses.
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Links for Live-Streaming
Click here to access individual recordings of the 2023 Savannah Book Festival author presentations. You can also access the all-day, unedited livestreams of each venue below.
- Jespson-Neises Auditorium
- Lutheran Church Sanctuary
- Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
- Baptist Church Sanctuary
- Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
- The Savannah Theatre
News & Updates
Join Us for an Evening with Harrison Scott Key – Sunday, June 11 at 6:30 PM
The Savannah Book Festival and E. Shaver Booksellers invite you to an evening with Harrison Scott Key, in conversation with Amy Paige Condon and a guest appearance by Lauren Key at 6:30 PM at Service Brewing Company. "How to Stay Married: The Most Insane Love Story...
Pre-register now for Union Mission’s Keynote, Reception, and Book Signing with David Ambroz
On Sunday, June 4th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Union Mission will host a keynote, reception, and book signing with David Ambroz at Messiah Lutheran Church (1 West Ridge Road, Skidaway Island). A national poverty and child welfare expert and advocate, David Ambroz tells a...
SBF congratulates Katie Gutierrez on her nomination for Best First Novel by an American Author!
The Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Awards nominates Katie's debut novel, More Than You'll Ever Know. Katie spoke to a capacity crowd at the 2023 Savannah Book Festival. SBF celebrates Katie and all of our women authors during Women's History Month.