Click here for the 2022 Savannah Book Festival Safety Protocols

The Savannah Book Festival will have the following

COVID-19 safety protocols in place

during our 2022 festival

Thursday, February 17, – Sunday, February 20, 2022.

2022 Savannah Book Festival Safety Protocols

To ensure the well-being of our patrons, authors, volunteers, and staff, Savannah Book Festival has implemented the following safety measures:

  • Mask Policy: Patrons must wear a mask while inside any SBF venues during the festival, regardless of vaccination status. Masks should cover the nose and mouth and should be worn at all times while inside the SBF venue. Masks are encouraged outside whenever social distancing is not possible.
  • Vaccination Policy: Festival attendees are required to show (1) proof of being fully vaccinated† or a negative COVID-19 test result* taken within 72 hours of arrival AND (2) a photo ID.
  • Pre-show Verification: Patrons will have the option to provide vaccination confirmation electronically via the My Bindle app.  Click here for information on how to use the My Bindle app:  My Bindle.  Please note SBF will only be using My Bindle for vaccination verification, not negative test verification.  Negative test verification will have to be done on site.  
  • On-site verification: Stations will be available to provide verification on the day of the event, beginning 1 hour prior to the event. Headliner stations will be outside the Lucas Theatre. On Festival Saturday, three (3) stations will be available, one in Telfair Square, one in front of The Savannah Theatre, and one in front of The Lutheran Church of the Ascension.

For those who are uncomfortable or unable to meet the safety protocols in effect during the festival, SBF will be live streaming the author presentations on Festival Saturday, February 19. Links to each live presentation will be provided on our website.

† According to the CDC, individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks (14 days) after receiving their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines. Booster shots are not required when providing proof of vaccination at SBF venues.
*A negative COVID-19 test result may be printed or shown electronically. At home tests will not be accepted. To be valid, a negative test result must have been performed by a licensed healthcare provider or laboratory. The test must also include the date that the test was performed, your name, and your date of birth.

Children: Children 5-12 years of age are required to follow SBF’s mask policy and provide proof of vaccination or negative test. Children under age 5 are not allowed at indoor SBF events at this time.

Attendance is voluntary and carries some risk of exposure to COVID-19. By attending SBF events and entering an SBF venue you voluntarily assume all risk and liability for any damage or injury to person or property, including exposure to or infection with COVID-19.

Please stay home if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, or had contact with a person who has or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the past fourteen (14) days.

SBF reserves the right to revise its safety policies and protocols.


Free COVID-19 Testing Through Chatham County Public Health Department

  • Anyone who would like to be tested for COVID-19 can get free testing through the Coastal Health District. Even individuals who do not have symptoms can be tested.
  • You will not have to pay for a COVID-19 test through the health department. If you have health insurance, they will bill your insurance policy, but you will not receive a bill.
  • Pre-registration is required.  Once you are pre-registered, you can go to the testing site any time it is open for your test. Just bring your booking ID with you, or take a screen shot of your QR code when you pre-register.
  • Click here for more information from the Chatham County Health Department regarding their free COVID testing:  CCHD


This year’s Savannah Book Festival will be held February 17 – 20, 2022
an in-person event.

2022 SBF Events

Headliner Author Events

The Savannah Book Festival will present three headliner events in February:

Opening Address

Opening Address – Thursday, February 17 at 6:30 pm, Lucas Theater

Featuring David Baldacci

Tickets:  $30

Keynote Address

Keynote Address – Friday, February 18 at 6 pm, Lucas Theater

Featuring William Kent Krueger

Tickets:  $30

Closing Address

Closing Address – Sunday, February 20 at 2 pm, Lucas Theater

Featuring Friends & Fiction

Mary Kay Andrews

Kristin Harmel

Kristy Woodson Harvey

Patti Callahan Henry

Tickets:  $25



Tickets for 2022 SBF Headlining Authors go on sale:  Thursday, January 27, 2022

  • Silver LITERATI members can purchase tickets during the week of pre-sale, beginning Thursday, January 20 – 26, 2022
  • Gold LITERATI members and Sponsors will have tickets mailed to them in late January.

General Admission Tickets may be purchased from the Savannah Box Office beginning Thursday, January 27, 2022

  • Online
    • “Tickets” button on SBF home page, beginning Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 10:00am
    • Please note:  all online orders will be immediately confirmed via e-mail.  If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail with your order number, please call 912-525-5050 for assistance.
  • In Person
    • Savannah Box Office 216 E. Broughton Street, Savannah, GA 31401
    • Located just outside the Trustees Theater
    • Monday through Friday
      10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
  • By Phone
    • Speak with a Savannah Box Office ticket agent to assist with your purchase Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
    • 912-525-5050
  • Ticket Prices
    • Opening Address with David Baldacci:  $30
    • Keynote Address with William Kent Krueger:  $30
    • Closing Address with Friends and Fiction:  $25 



Festival Saturday

February 19, 2022 is Festival Saturday, when over 30 authors speak in venues around Telfair, Wright, and Chippewa squares.  It is free and open to the public.  For more information, please click here.



Our Tips & FAQ page makes viewing virtual events much easier.


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for more information. 

Up Next:

There are no upcoming virtual events at this time. Check back later and follow us on social media for updates!



In Case You Missed It…

In case you missed any of our virtual author events, you can now access recordings of the events through the registration links below. If the link takes you to the event page instead of the recording, click on the Save my spot! button to access the recording.  For those who previously registered, you can also click on the View Event button in your confirmation email to access the recording at any time.


Behind the Scenes with Savannah Book Festival

A behind the scenes peek at the production room for our recent Savannah Book Festival (SBF) virtual event with Dave Barry, hosted by Harrison Scott Key.  While we are disappointed that current circumstances will not allow us to come together face-to-face for the 2021 SBF, we are enjoying the opportunity to bring you award winning authors virtually.  Keeping our mission alive, one author at a time.




Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Bloodless


Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Bloodless Registration Link:  Preston & Child


   Kyle Mills Registration Link: REGISTRATION




Jack Carr Registration Link: REGISTRATION



S. C. Gwynne Registration Link: REGISTRATION



Wright Thompson Registration Link:  REGISTRATION


   Larry Loftis Registration Link:  REGISTRATION


Brit Bennett Registration Link:  REGISTRATION


Jane Smiley Registration Link:  REGISTRATION


Michael Connelly Registration LinkREGISTRATION 


  James Lee Burke and John Connolly Registration Link: REGISTRATION 


  Dave Barry Registration LinkREGISTRATION 


Sandra Brown Registration Link: REGISTRATION 


   Brad Thor Registration Link: REGISTRATION

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