The festival serves as the centerpiece for what has become South Carolina's premier annual literary weekend. Nearly 60 nationally-known authors for readings and signings; loads of booksellers and exhibitors; special ticketed events and master classes; and thousands upon thousands of readers. This year celebrates our 16th anniversary of this wonderful event. Check out our official website for author listings and the schedule of events. Masterclasses and other special ticketed events are held on Friday and throughout the weekend. General festival events on Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public and will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center downtown Columbia, SC, on 1101 Lincoln Street.
Browse through the site for bios of authors appearing, a schedule of events, festival vendors and lists of the folks and organizations who make this event possible. And be sure to check back often for updates or join our email list for the latest Book Festival news and happenings.