Welcome to the Savannah Book Festival!
February 15 – 18, 2024
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.
Our four-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 30 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. 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.
The Ruth Ware will give the Opening Address. Jeannette Walls will provide the Keynote, and David Grann, Barnes & Noble’s Author of the Year will deliver the Closing Address. 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 received guaranteed access to Headliner Addresses. Tickets to Headliner Addresses are $30. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 11 at the Savannah Theater Box Office.
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We’ll see you February 15-18, 2024!
News & Updates
Plans for the 2024 Savannah Book Festival are complete! We are pleased to announce that general admission tickets to the Opening, Keynote and Closing Address events go on sale Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. To buy tickets, please visit our homepage on...
Silver Literati members are able to purchase tickets to the 2024 Headliner Events beginning Thursday, January 4, 2024 through Wednesday, January 10, 2024. Gold and Platinum Literati members, whose membership includes 2 tickets to each Headliner Event, have the...
Registration is now open to volunteer at the 2024 Savannah Book Festival! New volunteers can find the application here or visit our Volunteer page for more information. Returning volunteers can log in here to sign up for a shift, as well as update any contact...