Celebrate the Wondrous Written Word at the Savannah Book Festival

Get ready for the return of the Savannah Book Festival, taking place February 16-19 at venues across the city! Now in its 16th year, this annual Festival is one of the most highly regarded book festivals in the Country. The Festival presents an exciting opportunity to engage in civil conversation; interact with local, regional and national authors; and discover your next great read.

During the four-day weekend, attendees can look forward to addresses from wildly acclaimed headlining authors such as New York Times bestseller and former Navy Seal Sniper, Jack Carr, thriller writers Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer, David Maraniss.

Festival Saturday on February 18th from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM takes place in Telfair, Wright and Chippewa squares and is free and open to the public. Booklovers and aspiring authors alike  can explore author presentations in seven different venues around the three squares. The diverse lineup covers a vast variety of genres and topics. The day is replete with author discussions featuring Q&A sessions and book signings with over 40 gifted authors, some of whom are local celebrities such as Johnathan Scott Barrett, a seventh-generation Georgian who penned a new book on Southern culinary traditions, and Stacy Willingham, author of “All the Dangerous Things”, is UGA and SCAD graduate.

History buffs won’t want to miss Stacy Schiff’s Saturday talk on her latest book “The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams.” Festival Saturday also includes a scheduled conversation with Shelby Van Pelt, whose debut novel “Remarkably Bright Creatures,” is one of 2022’s biggest debut success stories. It is on many Best of Lists including Amazon’s Best Books of the Year.

The Savannah Book Festival has something for everyone, so if you’re a lover of literature, make a plan to attend the Festival this year. Books will be on sale, and patrons can have books purchased at the Festival signed. Tickets for the headlining authors are currently on sale online at the Savannah Box Office. For more information, visit savannahbookfestival.org/.