Every year this wonderful event draws the people of Texas to the Capitol grounds for the last weekend in October where book lovers, music lovers, children who enjoy storytelling, history buffs, foodies, and the simply curious visit our beautiful state Capitol building and the surrounding grounds and streets. Popular authors, some 225 this year, come to Austin to share their latest work with book enthusiasts.
The Paramount Theatre also lends its lovely auditorium for a guest speaker of famous or infamous reputation. Streets are pedestrian friendly and lined with tents that hold a book store and authors who sit for book signings by their interested public. Speaker tents provide an outdoor shaded expansion of the book festival where cooking demonstrations, music and fun for kids of all ages make for a great time.
Business as usual in the Capitol is put aside on this weekend to allow the general public into the Senate and House Chambers where questions from the audience are entertained by the guest author and noteworthy discussion provides stimulating thought and a personal experience of the author’s insights. Many small meeting rooms in the basement of the Capitol building host authors from every genre of reading to discuss their work.
Find information about this special event Texas Book Festival 2013
See you there! – Laura Howard.
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