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September 21-26, 2015

Don't miss the weeklong celebration of authors and books in Abilene in the annual festival that connects the community with a host of literary events.

Sponsored by the Friends fo the Abilene Public Library and the Abilene Reporter-News, browse the festival pages to view this year's events and activities.

Most events are FREE to attend, with the exception of the Cookbook Gala, Culinary Cuisine Luncheon, and the Boots & Books Luncheon.

Festival Events
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Featured Authors
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Culinary Cuisine Luncheon
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Texas Cookbook Gala
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Boots & Books Luncheon
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A.C. Greene Award
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Librarian of the Year Award
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Did you know Abilene was ranked No. 5 on the Top Ten Bookish Destinations in Texas for 2015?
The Lone Star Literary Life listed this festival as one of the many unique Abilene treasures.
Come discover why for yourselves.

Goals of the Festival

Promote Abilene as a tourist destination.

Attract and recognize authors, publishers and readers from around Texas.

Highlight the importance of reading and literacy throughout the community.

Recognize local and area authors.

Raise Funds to benefit the Abilene Public Library.

Increase awareness and support for library programs.

Glenn Dromgoole, Book Festival Chair
Festival Chairman

Financial Support Provided By:

Abilene Reporter-News

Dodge Jones Foundation

Greathouse Foundation

Scripps Howard Foundation

Shelton Family Foundation

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

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