San Antonio African American Book Festival
A Community that Reads Together, Succeeds Together!
The San Antonio African American Book Festival is held every year, on the Last Saturday of February at Second Baptist Community Center (3310 E. Commerce Street) right next door to the historic G.W. Carver Branch Library in San Antonio, Texas. This Annual Black History Month event was created to celebrate the Power of Black Literature, reinforce the fact that Representation Matters and to proudly Encourage Black Economics. Literacy improves our lives by expanding the capabilities that reduce poverty by increasing the likelihood of success in educational and career endeavors, which have proven to have positive effects on a community's health and overall quality of life. Literacy empowers and liberates people.
Did you know that Enslaved Africans in Texas were finally freed on June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth) just 158 years ago? Prior to that, it was ILLEGAL for African Americans to read or write and was punishable up to death! Now, African American Book Festivals can be found in every major city throughout Texas. Celebrate our Progress and Join the Movement by becoming a Participant, Sponsor, Vendor or Supporter of San Antonio's very own African American Book Festival.
The San Antonio African American Book Festival will always unapologetically strive to provide an exclusive platform for the voices of the African Diaspora.
Power of Black Literature
Black Literature has shaped our history, culture and who we are as a people
Studies show people are more likely to read when they have access to books written by authors they can identify with, about subjects and characters in a voice that resonates with them
Buying Black is more than a trend - it's a necessary way of life! Circulating Black dollars is one of the single most important things we can do to improve the economic health of the Black Community
If you are interested in being a Participating Author, please select "Become a SAAABF Author" from the menu to learn how you can promote your book(s) with us. The San Antonio African American Book Festival is one of the largest Book Festivals in South Texas. This is an opportunity you don't want to miss!
If you or your Business/ Organization are interested in being an Official Sponsor of the San Antonio African American Book Festival, please select "Become a SAAABF Sponsor" from the menu to learn how you can invest in promoting Black Literacy. We have Individual & Business/ Organization Sponsorship Packages that are sure to fit any budget!
If you are interested in being a Vendor for the San Antonio African American Book Festival, please select "Become a SAAABF Vendor" from the menu to review our current RFQs. Because of our commitment to encouraging Black Economics, we are anticipating fulfilling our needs with local Black-Owned Business Owners.
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