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Join us for the 27th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, October 9-11, 2015 at Legislative 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 take place in the hearing rooms of the Tennessee Legislature, located beneath Legislative Plaza (main entrance at 6th and Union) and in the Nashville Public Library (entrance on Church St). 

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 27th annual Southern Festival of Books dates and hours are: 
Friday, October 9, 2015: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 10, 2015: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 11, 2015: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

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 Hotel Accommodations

Room blocks will be reserved at area hotels with discounted rates for Festival attendees. When making hotel reservations, make sure to let them know you are reserving in the Southern Festival of Books block in order to get discounted room rates. These blocks do have cut-off dates, so be sure to reserve early.

Book early, as this time in Nashville is a very busy one and accommodations sell out quickly. Don't forget to mention the Southern Festival of Books to get these discounted rates!





Cut-Off Date

Distance from Festival

Courtyard Nashville Downtown

170 4th Ave. N, 37219


1(800) 321-2211 or 1(800) 331-3131 

Sept. 10, 2015

0.3 mi

Renaissance Nashville

611 Commerce St., 37203



Sept. 17, 2015

0.3 mi

Hotel Preston

733 Briley Pkwy, 37217



Sept. 25, 2015

6.0 mi

Holiday Inn Express & Suites @ Opryland 2461 McGavock Pike $169 615-829-7777 Sept. 11, 2015

10.2 mi


Gaylord Opyrland Resort & Convention Center 2500 Opyrland Drive $229


Sept. 17, 2015 10.6 mi