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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.

2018 Marketplace Exhibitors

  • Author C. Cimmone

    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. 

    Twitter: @diefunnier

    Facebook: c.cimmone

    Website: https://ccimmone.com/
  • BCFS HHS Foster Care and Adoption

    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.

    Facebook: BCFS Health and Human Services

    Twitter: @BCFS_

    Website: https://discoverbcfs.net/FosterCare
  • BarbacoApparel

    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.

    Twitter: @BarbacoApparel

    Instagram: @BarbacoApparel

    Facebook: BarbacoApparel

    Website: http://www.barbacoapparel.com/
  • Caroline Dancel-Garcia

    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.

    Website: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/caroline0609
  • Cheever Books

    Open shop with used and rare books.

  • Con Brio Beads & Glass Jewelry

    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!

    Facebook: ConBrio Beads

    Etsy: ConBrio Beads

    Website: http://www.conbriobeads.com/
  • 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

    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.

    Website: https://deltappsa.org/
  • Dreamer and Achiever

    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…

    Twitter: @benamorauthor 

    Facebook: benamorauthor 

    Website: http://urbanshepherd.us/
  • Elm Grove Publishing

    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.

    Facebook: Elm.Grove.Publishing

    Website: https://www.elmgrovepublishing.com/
  • Friends of the Library

    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.

    Facebook: Friends of the San Antonio Public Library

    Website: http://www.friendsofsapl.org/
  • Gemini Ink

    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.

    Twitter: @GeminiInk

    Instagram: @SA_GeminiInk

    Facebook: GeminiInk

    Website: http://geminiink.org/
  • Harrison House Publishing

    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.

    Website: https://theharrisonhousepublishing.com/
  • Karma Candle Makers

    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.

    Facebook: Karma Candle Makers 

    Instagram: karmacandlemakers 

    Twitter: KarmaCandlesSA 

    Pinterest: KarmaCandles 

    Website: https://www.karmacandlemakers.com/
  • Katharine E. Hamilton

    Author of the Adult Fiction The Unfading Lands Series
    Amazon Top 100 Best Seller 2015/2016

    Twitter: @AuthorKatharine

    Facebook: Katherine-E-Hamilton

    Website: https://www.katharinehamilton.com/
  • McNay Art Museum

    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.

    Twitter: @McNayart

    Facebook: McNayart

    Instagram: @McNayart

    Website: http://www.mcnayart.org/
  • 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.

  • Mystery on the River Walk

    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.

    Website: http://nancygwest.com/
  • Penny-Farthing Productions

    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.

    Website: http://www.pfproductions.com/
  • Pigsey Art

    I design and make lasercut wood journals and home goods based on literary and geeky themes.

    Twitter: @PigseyArt

    Instagram: @PigseyArt

    Facebook: PigseyArt

    Website: http://pigseyart.com/
  • Pulqueríos

    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.

    Facebook: Pulquerios

  • The Rivard Report

    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.

    Facebook: The Rivard Report

    Instagram: @rivardreport

    Twitter: Rivard Report

    Website: https://therivardreport.com/
  • Romantic Suspense Books

    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.

    Goodreads: Debbie K Lum

    Facebook: Author Debbie Lum

    Website: https://www.debbielum.com/

    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.

    Facebook: San Antonio ISD

    Twitter: @saisd

    Website: http://www.saisd.net/main/
  • SA Speak Up


    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.

    Facebook: SASpeakUp

    Instagram: @saspeakup

    Twitter: @SASpeakUp

    Website: https://www.saspeakup.com/
  • 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.

    Facebook: SASciFiFantasy

  • San Antonio Conservation Society

    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.

    Facebook: SA Conservation

    Instagram: SA Conservation

    Website: https://www.saconservation.org/
  • Shawn Settle Books

    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. 

    Website: https://www.shawnsettle.com/
  • Single Seed Enrichment School

    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.

    Facebook: SingleSeedEdu 

    Twitter: @SingleSeedEdu

    Instagram: @SingleSeedEdu 

    Website: https://singleseededu.org/
  • Southwest School of Art

    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.

    Website: https://www.swschool.org/
  • 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.

    Instagram: @stevenson_x

  • TCU Press

    TCU Press was founded in 1947 and publishes the history and literature of Texas, the South, and the American West.

    Twitter: @TCUPress

    Instagram: @TCUPress

    Facebook: TCUPress

    Website: http://www.prs.tcu.edu/
  • Terri L. Braun

    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.

    Facebook :Good Morning Sunshine

    Website: https://terrilbraun.wordpress.com/
  • Texas A&M University Press

    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.

    Facebook: TAMUPress

    Website: http://www.tamupress.com/catalog/CategoryInfo.aspx?cid=152
  • Texas Observer

    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.

    Facebook: The Texas Observer

    Twitter: @TexasObserver

    Website: https://www.texasobserver.org/
  • Texas State Historical Association

    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.

    Twitter: @TxStHistAssoc

    Facebook: TexasStateHistoricalAssociation

    Website: http://www.tshaonline.org
  • Texas Writers of Teen Fiction

    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!

    Twitter: @EvaPohler

    Website: http://www.evapohler.com/
  • Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

    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.

    Facebook: Tobin Center SA

    Twitter: Tobin Center SA

    Instagram: Tobin Center SA

    Website: www.tobincenter.org
  • Trinity University Press

    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.”

    Twitter: @TUPress

    Instagram: @TUPress

    Facebook: TrinityUniversityPress

    Website: http://www.tupress.org
  • The Twig Bookshop

    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.

    Facebook: The Twig Book Shop

    Instagram: @thetwigbookshop

    Twitter: The Twig Book Shop

    Website: https://www.thetwig.com/
  • University of Texas Press

    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.

    Facebook: University of Texas Press

    Instagram: @utexaspress

    Twitter: @UTexasPress

    Website: http://www.utexaspress.com
  • Usborne Books & More

    Educational books for children and young adults covering subjects of math, reading, art, science, fiction and nonfiction.

    Facebook: Usborne Books & More

    Website: https://z2225.myubam.com/
  • Very That

    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.

    Instagram: @verythat

    Facebook: Very That

    Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/verythat
  • White Bird Publications, LLC

    We are a traditional, independent book publisher.  We have both fiction and nonfiction books.

    Twitter: @WBPublications

    Facebook: WhiteBirdPublications

    Website: http://www.whitebirdpublications.com/index.html
  • Writers’ League of Texas

    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.

    Twitter: @WritersLeague

    Facebook: WritersLeagueofTexas

    Website: http://www.writersleague.org/

Children's Area Exhibitors

  • City of San Antonio Head Start

    A nonprofit organization serving children from six weeks to five years old with Early Head Start and Head Start services.

    Facebook: @sanantonioheadstart 

    Twitter: @HeadStartSA

    Website: http://saheadstart.org/en/city-san-antonio-head-start/
  • Friends of Alamo City Reach Out and Read

    Friends of Alamo City Reach Out and Read (FACROR) is a nonprofit organization that provides support to the Reach Out and Read programs of San Antonio. Reach Out and Read is a national, nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. During regular pediatric checkups, Reach Out and Read health care providers give new, developmentally appropriate books to children, ages 6 months through 5 years, and advise parents about the importance of reading aloud. Through Reach Out and Read, parents learn new ways to stimulate their children’s literacy development, have more books in their home, and read to their children more often. FACROR provides book grants and other support to Reach Out and Read programs in San Antonio.

    Facebook: ReachOutandRead

    Instagram: @reachoutandread

    Twitter: @reachoutandread

    Website: http://www.reachoutandread.org/
  • Jason's Imagination

    Children’s book series based on a little boy’s imagination and the adventures it takes him on throughout his life as a child. In this series Jason learns how to use his imagination to overcome fear and adversity in positive, creative ways that are fun and exciting for readers of all ages.

    Instagram: Official Jase Edwards

    Twitter: @JasImagination

    Website: https://www.jasonsimagination.com/
  • Mysteries by Vincent

    Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers novels for kids and cat-lovers alike, The Tracy Truworth, Apprentice P.I., 1940s Homefront Mysteries series, set in Houston during WWII, other middle-grade mystery novels, cat-ear headbands, stuffed animals, and a new Christmas novella spoof of the Christmas Carol, set in Austin.

    Facebook: Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers

    Website: http://www.buckleyandbogey.com/
  • Tonya Duncan Ellis Books

    Author of Sophie Washington children’s chapter books. The five book series is geared the children ages 8-12 and includes Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee, Sophie Washington: The Snitch, Sophie Washington: Things You Didn’t Know About Sophie, Sophie Washington: The Gamer, and Sophie Washington: Hurricane.

    Facebook: Tonya Ellis Books

    Twitter: Tonya D Ellis

  • Yunes Educational Services

    Yunes Educational Services, LLC (Y.E.S.) is a company dedicated to promoting cultural diversity for children through academic and literary resources. With 11 books published in the last 2 years, Y.E.S. is leading the way in quality Spanish and bilingual resources for elementary teachers and students. The new bilingual children’s book, “All Our Colors Shine,” has been featured throughout South Texas in the news and in the newspaper. From vibrant children’s books to their accompanying academic tools, families in 8 countries have fallen in love with the company and its main character, Mondo the hippo. Authors and illustrators Alexa and Claudia Yunes are Mexican immigrants to the U.S. and they will be at the book festival promoting the 11 books they have written. The company’s goal is to use the power of books to spread this important message for children: no matter where we’re from or how we look, we all shine through kindness! Check out our #WeShine campaign on Facebook.

    Facebook: Yunes Educational Services

    Instagram: @yuneseducation 

    Twitter: @yuneseducation

    Website: https://yuneseducationalservices.com/
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