MEET OUR 2018 FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE EXHIBITORS!
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Stop by the Festival Marketplace on April 7th to meet the fabulous writers, nonprofits, independent and university presses, and artists and craftmakers exhibiting and selling their products. We think the Marketplace adds a special touch to our SABookFest and we’re proud to feature the work of all the exhibitors below.
Some housekeeping, if you’re an exhibitor:
An exhibitor booth package includes: one individual, 10’x10′ tented booth within the large exhibitors’ space located off Augusta Street at the Book Festival–designated the Festival Marketplace–equipped with two (2) 36-inch-high side rails, a draped 6’x 24” table with two chairs, and a 7”x 44” name identification sign. Electricity is not included.
Questions, comments, concerns? Please review our Marketplace FAQs. If you do not find a satisfactory explanation, please contact Maritza Quiroz, Production Director. Don’t forget to review our updated Exhibitor Contract Terms. We have posted some of the contract terms that most frequently arise below.
- All cancellations must be made in writing to SABF.
- 50% refund for cancellations received prior to 5:00 pm Friday, March 23, 2018.
- No refund for any cancellations received after March 23, 2018.
- SABF will take place rain or shine: no refunds will be given for inclement weather.
Book Sales Policy
Regarding book sales: Barnes & Noble is our designated Festival bookseller. Sales of titles by authors represented at the Festival benefit SABF. Therefore, we ask that bookseller exhibitors do not discount any books by or promote signings by these authors until after their signing time with Barnes & Noble.
Booth Sharing Policy
Booth sharing is no longer permitted.
Operating and Vacating Hours
The 6th annual SABF will be open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on April 7, 2018. Exhibitors must be show ready by 8:30 a.m. and must operate their booths between 9 am and 5 pm on April 7, 2018. For the safety of attendees and the general public, any exhibitor that arrives to the Festival after 9:00 a.m. will not be granted drive up load-in privileges. Barricades will be enforced and cars will not be allowed entry after 9:00 a.m. If an exhibitor has not occupied the booth space by 9:30 am, SABF may decide that use of the space has been forfeited, with no refund available. Exhibitors may tear down and depart the Festival no earlier than 5:00 p.m. and no later than 6 p.m. on April 7, 2018.
C. Cimmone is a North American published author and comic, specializing in blue and observational comedy, short fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Her prose is featured in a menagerie of literary journals, including: The Fiction Pool, The Penmen Review, GNU Journal, Embodied Effigies, and Belle Reve Literary Journal. Her creative non-fiction piece, “Chip” was recognized as the Judge’s Choice in Heart and Mind Zine literary magazine in 2016. Print publications showcasing her narrative nonfiction include the 2015 Story Shelter anthology and Jokes Review inaugural issue, both based on her stand-up comedy and currently available on Amazon for purchase. Cimmone’s chapbook publication, “When I Was Alive,” was released in August 2016 via Underground Voices and is available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her newest print publication, “Apple Juice: With Other Manifestations” is featured in Crux literary journal.
BCFS HHS – Foster Care and Adoption Agency: Right now there are thousands of children who are in need of a good home, who are in need of a stable and safe environment, and who are in need of the most important gift that we can give them: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
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BarbacoApparel is a lifestyle brand that celebrates the color and iconic imagery of Hispanic & Texan pop culture while helping to foster a sense of pride in the Alamo City. We offer unique T-shirts, totes, stickers, art prints, and postcards. Each design, which highlights SA folklore and different aspects of Hispanic culture, is developed and drawn by local artist Nydia Huizar. All T-shirts and totes are printed here locally.
Caroline Dancel-Garcia started writing poems about life, love, tragedy, and family since 1997. She was a featured poet by Poetry Guild; A Celebration of Poets in 1998. Although she works as a full time social worker, writing remains one of her great passion. She begun writing short stories in 2005. In 2017, she self-published three novelettes about falling in love, love, betrayal, heartache, forgiveness, hope, trust, and family. She resides in San Antonio Texas with her son.
Open shop with used and rare books.
My name is Susan Butler, and I’ve been making jewelry for over 25 years now! I handcraft lampwork or flamework, glass jewelry and beads for you. I embellish my work with high quality crystals and silver, in most cases, weaving it all together with fibers into a wearable piece of art!
I make colorful necklaces, bracelets, and earrings using both flamework and fused glass methods. I specialize in handmade glass flowers, circles, spirals, and other unexpected shapes. Be prepared to be noticed when you are wearing my pieces!
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Dare to Persevere
New Author – Inspirational and Motivational, Part Memoir FBO Youth and Parents of Youth who may have self-esteem, self-confidence, “I can’t, I don’t know and whatever” issues that slow or hinder their motivation for success. A change of attitude yields “I can and I will”.
Delta Pet Partners of San Antonio shares the comfort of companion animals with people in need in medical facilities, schools, extended care facilities, military bases, shelters, children’s advocacy centers and other various settings in the greater San Antonio area. Our reading program, PAWSitive Reading, is a literacy program that matches Pet Partner teams with elementary students who need a little extra assistance with improving their reading skills, self-esteem, and confidence.
The Dreamer & Achiever (D&A), writes his first biographical book, sharing the struggles of immigrants chasing the American Dream and how he overcame obstacles to achieve it himself. If he did it, so can you…
A San Antonio-based independent publishing studio founded in 2015 by creative design professionals with more than thirty years advertising and marketing experience who are also published authors. We have a worldwide author base, with writers and artists from Europe, Canada and New Zealand as well as all over the United States. Unlike many “indie” publishers, we are not limited by genre and offer books in all areas of interest, both fiction and nonfiction. Subjects include history and historical reference, biography, travel, military, nature photography, sport, cooking, humor, children’s and young adult books.
The Friends, inaugurated March 23, 1964, promote public use of the San Antonio Public Library and appreciation of its value as a cultural and educational asset to the community and encourage the extension and improvement of its services.
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Gemini Ink provides creative writing workshops led by published writers at our offices and in diverse community settings. We also host free public readings by nationally and internationally recognized authors, great books seminars and open-mic nights. Our work honors and springs from the human story and is dedicated to building language skills, self-esteem and a strong sense of human connectedness in citizens of all ages.
Harrison House Publishing is a six-year old print, on-demand publishing company located in San Antonio, TX. HHP considers itself to be a respectable alternative to mainstream publishing and erasing the trauma of the old-fashioned vanity publishing company. We give authors control over the design, editing, and publicity along with a larger share of the profits. If your dream is to picked up by one of the large publishing houses, HHP can be the launching pad to that writing career you have been looking for. HHP specializes in working with local authors who want a publisher they can meet with face to face instead of an email or phone call. We would love to talk to you and see if this is a service you have been looking for to get your first book published.
Bold, distinct, and long-lasting, Karma Candles capture the vibrant culture and character of southern Texas, infusing your room with delightfully unique scents.
Liven your living space with the festive aromas and bold colors of our carefully handcrafted candles. Karma’s fragrances evoke springtime strolls through the Hill Country and breezy afternoons by the river, a refreshing cocktail in hand.
Karma Candles are sustainably-sourced using all natural soy wax, 100% lead free cotton wicks, and cosmetic grade fragrances to produce an amazingly clean burn. Every candle is mixed, dyed, and poured right here in San Antonio, Texas.
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Author of the Adult Fiction The Unfading Lands Series
Amazon Top 100 Best Seller 2015/2016
The McNay Art Museum engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts. Established 1954, the McNay was the first modern art museum in Texas.
Michele Parlee Art
Michele Parlee is a musician and self-taught artist. Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, her style reflects the rich diversity, vibrant colors and cultural motifs of traditional Mexican folk-art combined with a contemporary pop-art flair. Working in a variety of mediums, she combines glass, polymer clay, Mexican tinwork, wood, and found and recycled objects to create elaborate mosaics and embossed metal shrines and nichos. Michele also hand sculpts and fabricates one of a kind jewelry art pieces out of precious metal clays and mixed metals also focusing on Mexican folk art themes, including sacred hearts, happy Calaveras, and tiny, wearable jewelry art shrines.
Texas Mystery – Humor – Romance. Keepsakes for San Antonio and FIESTA! Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series. by Nancy G. West I’m the author of the Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series published by Henery Press. The four mysteries set in Texas (primarily in San Antonio) include mystery. humor and romance and are suitable for ages 14-90. Every book in the series has won or been nominated for an award: FIT TO BE DEAD – San Antonio Health Club Fiasco DANG NEAR DEAD – Hill Country Dude Ranch Caper SMART, BUT DEAD – Murder is academic. RIVER CITY DEAD – NEW! Sleuthing on the San Antonio River Walk during Fiesta. I’m a Life Member of Friends of the Library, recipient of the Arts & Letters Award, and speak to readers at various branches. I love being part of the San Antonio Book Festival.
Penny-Farthing Productions was formed in 1998 as boutique publishing press, our reputation for excellence is supported by our numerous awards in the graphic novel and fine arts industries, distinguishing the Penny-Farthing brand as a purveyor of high quality storytelling, artwork, and printing.
I design and make lasercut wood journals and home goods based on literary and geeky themes.
We are a cultural business featuring clothing, purses, decor, and jewelry from Mexico, Tibet, Nepal and handmade local. We search for items that are one of a kind and unique.
The Rivard Report is San Antonio’s leading local online news source. We are nonprofit and nonpartisan and we do not have a paywall. Our content is available at no cost to everyone in the city and beyond. We publish without fear or favor, or any obligation to outside owners or interests. We cover all that is best about San Antonio: its personalities, neighborhoods, businesses, culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment. We tackle the city’s problems and challenges, too, and spotlight innovative solutions, many to be found in other cities competing for the next generation of talented workers and their families.
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Debbie K. Lum is a San Antonio-based romantic suspense author of five novels. She’s an unlikely author, a non-reader who was inspired by a self-esteem ad campaign encouraging little girls to dream big. Her novels feature fun, flawed characters with steamy and complicated relationships (and plenty of surprises!) In Spring 2018, Lum will release I CAN HANDLE HIM, a romantic suspense story set in San Antonio, a city celebrating its Tricentennial. Her 2017 novel, THE DOCTOR, THE CHEF OR THE FIREMAN, was called “A quick, satisfying romantic mystery.” by Kirkus Reviews. Her novels are currently available in paperback and eBook and in 2018, audiobook.
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SAISD ranks third in student population among the 15 Bexar County-area school districts and is the 13th largest of Texas’ 1,057 school districts. The District encompasses 79 square miles with a total population of 306,943 (2010 U.S. Census). Most of SAISD is within San Antonio, but also serves parts of the cities of Olmos Park and Balcones Heights and a small unincorporated area of east Bexar County.
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IT’S TIME TO SPEAK UP FOR FY 2019, SAN ANTONIO!
The City of San Antonio’s budget is a reflection of your priorities. Your feedback is critical to balancing the budget and determining where funds should be allocated.
San Antonio Sci-Fi & Fantasy Authors
This is a group of local and area indie award-winning sci-fi & fantasy authors promoting & selling our own books. We will have the following authors at our booth: C.M. Bratton, Kevin Looney, Patrick Neal, John Payne, A Katie Rose, Andrea Stehle.
The San Antonio Conservation Society was formed to preserve and encourage the preservation of historic buildings, objects, places, and customs relating to the history of Texas, its natural beauty and all that is admirably distinctive to our State; and by such physical and cultural preservation to keep the history of Texas legible and intact to educate the public, especially the youth of today and tomorrow with knowledge of our inherited regional values.
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Shawn Settle is a realistic fiction writer who writes contemporary and historical fiction for ages 15 and up, due to violence and sexual content. She spent most of her childhood in the coastal town of Wilmington, NC; and graduated from Wake Forest University. Shawn has been writing since she was in third grade; and is currently an elementary teacher in San Antonio, Texas, teaching underprivileged children. In 2007, her kitchen renovation was featured in the Better Homes and Garden “I Did It.” column. Her summers are spent traveling around the U.S. with her family. Her goal of visiting all 50 states was accomplished on June 15, 2017. It’s not uncommon for places she has visited to show up in her stories. A sneak peak of each of her books can be found at www.shawnsettle.com.
We are a 100% volunteer-run organization committed to supporting students as they develop better confidence in learning. We work to accomplish this through our free, high quality tutoring program. Additionally, Single Seed is proposing a PK-12 public charter school to open in August 2019.
The Southwest School of Art is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, currently offering studio programs for more than 4,000 adults, children and teens annually on its campus.
Stevenson Hudson, Jr.
The African American Equality Committee is an organization founded in Atlanta, Georgia in order to fight for equality in america. Our founder Stevenson Hudson Jr, has just published his first book entitled “The Chosen Warrior.” The book shows his journey from becoming a trouble making child into a activist at the young age of 25.
TCU Press was founded in 1947 and publishes the history and literature of Texas, the South, and the American West.
Good Morning Sunshine! is a book of inspirational reflections about how I found hope and strength after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. The second book is Preparing your heart for Christmas which is a series of advent reflections. The video trailer links for each book from the publicity department are attached.
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Established in 1974 to support the university’s goals of stimulating scholarly discourse, we are today counted among the top public university presses in America. We publish more than 60 titles a year, which are available in print, on-demand, and electronic editions. Our publications consistently win competitive grants and prestigious awards.
The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan. The nonprofit Texas Democracy Foundation publishes the Texas Observer bimonthly magazine and texasobserver.org. Since its founding in 1954, the Observer has covered issues that are often ignored or underreported by other media. We strive to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that changes people’s lives for the better. Our thoughtful arts and culture coverage recognizes the diversity and talent of Texas’ creative community.
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Organized in Austin on March 2, 1897, the Texas State Historical Association is the oldest learned society in the state. Its mission is to “foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas and, by example and through programs and activities, encourage and promote research, preservation, and publication of historical material affecting the state of Texas.” The association’s publications include the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, more than 150 scholarly books, the Texas Almanac, and the well-known Handbook of Texas Online. The online Handbook, the nation’s preeminent state history encyclopedia, attracts 400,000 visitors per month from more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Through its varied education programs, the Association directly serves more than 50,000 elementary through college-aged students each year, while indirectly reaching an additional 86,000 through its teacher training opportunities.
Adventure awaits for young and old alike in these page-turning books by Texas writers of teen fiction. A few thrillers and cozy mysteries for adults can be found here as well. Our featured author this year is Amazon bestselling author Eva Pohler, whose books include The Gatekeeper’s Saga, The Vampires of Athens, The Purgatorium Series, and The Mystery Book Collection. Come by for your free buttons and adult coloring bookmarks!
The Tobin Center for the Performing Art’s Mission is to provide a world class venue that promotes a diverse range of cultural, educational, and artistic experiences that improve the quality of life in San Antonio through educational and entertainment opportunities.
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The press is dedicated to publishing original, compelling, and imaginative work that furthers Trinity University’s commitment to educate for “the personal, lifelong quest for understanding of oneself and one’s place in the world.”
The Twig Book Shop began its evolution in San Antonio in 1972. Currently located at the former Pearl Brewery on the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk, The Twig provides newly released books for children and adults as well as award-winning classics. The space at Pearl has become a venue for local and national poets and authors. The Twig makes books available for book clubs, schools, and conferences. The Texana collection makes The Twig a destination for history lovers near and far.
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The University of Texas Press is a book and journal publisher—a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in both print and digital formats.
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Educational books for children and young adults covering subjects of math, reading, art, science, fiction and nonfiction.
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Celebrating San Antonio & Bordlerlands culture, Cristina of Very That, pours pride into her work by honoring icons and words of her childhood. in item like mugs, coasters, tote bags, planner stickers, onesies and kids’ tees, all handcrafted in her home studio on the South Side of San Antonio.
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We are a traditional, independent book publisher. We have both fiction and nonfiction books.
The Writers’ League of Texas, the largest statewide literary arts organization in Texas, has been supporting writers for more than thirty-five years. Programs and services include half day and full day classes on the craft of writing and the business side of publishing (both in classroom and online), a monthly panel discussion on writerly topics that is available as a podcast, an annual conference, an annual writing retreat, author school and library visits, and an assortment of member benefits.