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St. Augustine Book Festival

Join us at the Ximenez Fatio House Museum when we host the St. Augustine Book Festival. Featuring literary events that include … historic house tours, author meet and greets, author presentations, book signings, as well as local attractions and vendors.

Dates|Time: Saturday … September 2, 9 and 16, 2023 | 10:00am-4:00pm

Festival Schedule

Literary Tour  – Advance RSVP for the tour is greatly encouraged. Cost: $20.00

The 225-year-old Ximenez-Fatio House was once a vibrant boarding house that hosted a fascinating mix of guests. That includes the trailblazing author Constance Fenimore Woolson! Take the Beyond the Pages: Constance Fenimore Woolson – Literary Tour and uncover the inspiration behind her celebrated work,
“The Ancient City”, born during her stay in St. Augustine. Experience 1870s guest life through the eyes of Constance, led by one of the dedicated house servants.

Tour Times: 10:00am and 3:15pm

RSVP by clicking the link for your preferred tour time.


Book Festival

The Book Festival itself is 11:00am until 4:00pm. There will be book signings, author ‘meet and greets’, vendors, the St. Johns County Book Mobile as well as displays from St. Augustine attractions. Those include Fort Mose Historic State Park, the St. Augustine True Crime Book Club, and The Menorcan Experience.

Authors & Presenters Schedule

September 2
11:00am — Randy Cribbs – Presentation
2:00pm — Darian Andreu – Presentation

September 9
11:00am — Marta Magellan – Presentation
2:00pm — Marisa Carbon – Presentation

September 16
11:00am — Matt Frick – Presentation
2:00pm — Gigi Best-Richardson – Presentation

Elizabeth Randall – Author of eight books, including “Murder in St. Augustine”
Ann Master Browning – St. Augustine Poetry
Linda Brandt – Author of Children’s series “Henry the Tulip Bulb”
Uli Shackmann – author of “Uli’s Journey – Angels Along the Way”
Gigi M. Miller – Author of “Riley the Right Whale”
J.E. Mooney – Author of “Throwaway Boy”
Sarah D. Younger — Author of “Windstill Night” and “Cry Whippoorwill” (stories of old Florida)
Ester Pereira – Author of “Adventures of a Suitcase”
Kathleen Clark – Author of stories of rescue dogs
Madison Hernandez – Owner of Agatha’s Alley Used Book Store

Admission is Free to the festival!  Donations are graciously accepted to continue historic preservation of the 225-year-old coquina house.

Sponsored by St. Johns Cultural Council and the St. Johns County Tourism Development Council.


Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
20 Aviles Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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