35th Annual Southern Festival of Books
October 21 - October 22
The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word is among the oldest literary festivals in the country, annually welcoming approximately 150 authors and 25,000 visitors each October. The Festival is free, and includes performance stages, food trucks, and more than 60 publishers and booksellers.
In 2023, we’re launching new community events to be held with local partners at locations around the Nashville area. We hope these events help introduce the festival to new audiences and welcome long-time fans. These events will be held Sunday, October 15 through Thursday, October 19.