Mission & History

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 consistently presented nationally-recognized, regional and local authors to thousands of book-loving attendees. Growing from the first venue at Trinity United Methodist Church, Festival Saturday now features over 30 authors appearing at seven venues around three historic squares in beautiful downtown Savannah. Over 600 authors have appeared over the last decade to include James Patterson, Stephen King, Diana Gabaldon, George Saunders, Anne Rice, Colson Whitehead, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult and Walter Isaacson. Attendees come from all over the United States to experience the curiosity and conversation of SBF.


To learn more about the SBF experience, please click on the video below:

Thank You to Our SBF Sponsors