Our thanks to Nashville artist Bryce McCloud, creator of the 2011 Southern Festival of Books image!
The 2010 Festival art was created by Nashville artist Julian Baker.
This image is a poster made from the original artwork, created for the 2007 Southern Festival of Books by renowned author and illustrator, Graeme Base.
This original painting by Paul O. Zelinsky was the basis for the official Southern Festival of Books poster -- held in Memphis for the first time in 2004.
Readers browse in the Festival book sales area, where proceeds benefit the event.
Former Gov. Phil Bredesen meets a young reader at the Festival.
Bestselling author Kate DiCamillo greets young fans before her Young Reader Day event at the 2009 Festival.
The wide steps leading up to sales, signing, and War Memorial Auditorium are a favorite spot for chatting and dipping into newly purchased books.
Students gathered at the Downtown Presbyterian Church to hear from and meet beloved children's author Jon Scieszka.
Taken from the Tennessee Capitol Building, this photo shows the main Festival plaza.
You never know who you might meet enjoying the Southern Festival of Books.
Celebrating great children's books, and encouraging young readers, is a big part of the Festival mission.
Thank you to local artist Lucie Rice for her beautiful work for the 2012 Festival!