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Join us for the 30th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, October 12-14, 2018 at the Main Nashville Public Library and War Memorial 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 will take place in the main Nashville Public Library (entrance on Church St) and in War Memorial Auditorium.

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 30th annual Southern Festival of Books dates and hours are: 
Friday, October 12, 2018: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2018: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.


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 Hotel Accommodations

Click here to find a variety of hotel options. Book early, as this time in Nashville is a very busy one and accommodations sell out quickly.