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Join us for the 28th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, October 14-16, 2016 at Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville. We hope you'll be a part of it!

The Festival is a free event with no registration or tickets required. Author sessions take place in the hearing rooms of the Tennessee Legislature, located beneath Legislative Plaza (main entrance at 6th and Union) and in the Nashville Public Library (entrance on Church St). 

All author signings take place in the Author Signing Colonnade, located at the top of the steps leading from Legislative Plaza to War Memorial Auditorium.

View a map of area parking options.

The 27th annual Southern Festival of Books dates and hours are: 
Friday, October 14, 2016: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, 2016: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16, 2016: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

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 Hotel Accommodations

Room blocks will be reserved at area hotels with discounted rates for Festival attendees. When making hotel reservations, make sure to let them know you are reserving in the Southern Festival of Books block in order to get discounted room rates. These blocks do have cut-off dates, so be sure to reserve early.

Book early, as this time in Nashville is a very busy one and accommodations sell out quickly. Don't forget to mention the Southern Festival of Books to get these discounted rates!





Cut-Off Date

Distance from Festival

The Capitol Hotel

711 Union Street, 37219



Aug. 14, 2016

0.2 mi

Homewood Suites

706 Church Street, 37203

$269, $309


Sept. 1, 2016

0.3 mi

Hampton Inn & Suites

310 4th Ave S, 37201 $279 615-277-5000 Sept. 13, 2016 1.0 mi

Hilton Garden Inn

305 Korean Veterans Blvd, 37201 $269 615-251-3013 Sept. 13, 2016 1.3 mi

Hutton Hotel

1808 West End Ave, 37203 $259 615-340-9333 Sept. 13, 2016 1.4 mi

Hotel Preston

733 Briley Parkway, 37217 $135 615-324-9829 Sept. 21, 2016 6.4 mi