top of page
  • Black Amazon Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • book-bub-icon

Sat, Apr 13


2019 Alabama Book Festival

MONTGOMERY, AL The 2019 Alabama Book Festival April 13

Patti Callahan Henry Guest Author at The 2019 Alabama Book Festival. We're expanding to a three-day event with the book festival on Saturday, April 13 in Old Alabama Town! Workshops, special events and more are on the way. View all the details:

Registration is Closed
See other events
MONTGOMERY, AL The 2019 Alabama Book Festival April 13
MONTGOMERY, AL The 2019 Alabama Book Festival April 13

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2019, 9:00 AM

2019 Alabama Book Festival , 301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA

About The Event

2019 Festival Authors and Workshop Leaders

Hello! Here are the authors we've begun booking for the 2019 Festival! The schedule for panels will be unveiled right around March 1, 2019! Read More. For Hotel Reservations

Thus far:

Emma Bolden

William Boyle

Tina Mozelle Braziel

Mike Burrell

Olivia Cole

Foster Dickson

Marlena Frank

Frye Gaillard

Judge Debra H. Goldstein

Jeremy Gray

Bethany Hegedus

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels, including the historical fiction, Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. Patti’s other books include Losing the Moon, Between the Tides; Where the River Runs; When Light Breaks; Between the Tides; The Art of Keeping Secrets; Driftwood Summer; The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story; Coming Up for Air; And Then I Found You; The Stories We Tell; The Idea of Love, The Bookshop at Water’s End, and the forthcoming The Favorite Daughter (June 2019). A finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year, Patti is published in numerous languages. Her articles and essays have appeared in Southern Living, PINK, Writer’s Digest, Portico Magazine, Birmingham Magazine and more.

S. F. Henson

Laura Hunter

Caleb Johnson

Ashley M. Jones

Sarah Lampkin

Irene Latham

Kerry Madden-Lunsford

Kwoya Fagin Maples

Robert McCammon

Amy McDonald

Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr.

Jim Noles

Dewey Lindon

James Pate

Dan Penn

Imani Perry

Katherine D. Perry

Philip Shirley

T. K. Thorne

Charles Waters

Lila Quintero Weaver

Festival Activities

Author Presentations

Some 50+ writers, poets, scholars and industry professionals read from and discuss their works, literacy, and reading throughout the day in buildings and tents scattered across Old Alabama Town’s historic grounds.


Books by every featured author are available for purchase from the festival bookseller. Vendors and exhibitors sell other books.

Book Signings

Authors sign their books, which visitors may purchase at the festival or bring from home.

Children’s Activities

A host of activities are available in our Children's Activities area.Meeting a “real life” author is a formative experience for children and adolescents. In addition to meeting some of their favorite authors, children enjoy an activity area that features educational games, arts and crafts, and appearances by costumed literary characters such as the Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big fred Dog, Skippyjon Jones, Froggy, and Corduroy Bear. Adjacent Kiwanis Park also offers a large playground where kids can burn off energy

Exhibitors & Vendors

A number of exhibitors promote their book and literary organizations at the event. Vendors are also on hand to sell books and other items of interest to booklovers of all ages.

A centrally-located "Open Mic" area allows authors to read from their works.

All-Day Activities

There are a host of activities for the entire family throughout the Alabama Book Festival. Plan to spend the day with us!


Food vendors offer items for purchase, and some guests bring their own picnic fare and enjoy blanket picnicking in Kiwanis Park.


bottom of page