Save the date! September 24,25,26, 2015 Save the date! September 24,25,26, 2015

Now buy your Pat Conroy tickets online!

The Florida Heritage Book Festival has a special treat for book lovers on Thursday, January 8, 2015, when New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy headlines an evening of author presentations at the Flagler College Lewis Auditorium. This unique fundraising event features two South Carolina authors, Conroy and Bernie Schein, and two Florida authors, Janis Owens and Mark Powell, who will be discussing their work and the state of Southern literature.

Purchase discounted tickets online for only $20 each today!

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2014 Florida Heritage Book Festival Events

Special Literary Legends Banquet Corporate and Non-Profit Rate

A special rate will be applied to groups of eight or more with advance reservations at the discounted rate of $76.50 per person.  One person shall make the reservation for the group, providing all names and payment.  For non-profit groups, all checks from the group must be turned in at the same time.

Please contact Margo Pope at

Outdoor Vendors

Saturday, Sept 27

Flagler College's West Lawn will feature outdoor vendors with food, crafts, and art.

Lion's Club Free Eye Exams

Saturday, Sept. 27    Crisp-Ellert Museum

Literary Legend Banquet with Robin Cook

John D. MacDonald Archives Exhibit

John D. MacDonald Exhibit of archive material from the UF Smathers Libraries
Flagler College Proctor Library

44 Sevilla St.
St Augustine, FL

Sept 23-26:      3 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, Sept 27:          
10 am – 5 pm

Bookmobile Children's Activities

Saturday, Sept 27

St. Johns County Library Children’s Bookmobile next to Proctor Library with children’s activities

VeloFest Bike Parking

Thurs-Sat, Sept 25-27

on Valencia Street in front of the Crisp-Ellert Museum.

Writing Conference Critique Sessions

Thursday, Sept. 25

Improve your craft with face-to-face guidance by writing professionals, Elizabeth Sims, Laura Lee Smith, and Arliss Ryan.

Writers Workshops

Friday, Sept. 26

A full day of one-hour writers workshops covering both the craft and business of writing. Take your writing to the next level with practical advice, solid instruction and a chance to network with your fellow writers. Registration includes the keynote luncheon with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black.

Civil Rights Presentation

Saturday, Sept 27

The Florida Heritage Book Festival will honor the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act with a special panel on north Florida’s place in that history. The panel will feature Dr. R.B. Hayling, Rodney L. Hurst, Sr., Dr. David Colburn, and Charles E. Cobb, Jr.

Parking Shuttles

Saturday, Sept 27

Old Town Trolley will offer free trolley rides from the parking garage to Ringhaver Student Center.  It will run from 8:30 to 5:30.  The trolley will be identified with a banner.

Festival Marketplace

Saturday, Sept 27

The Festival Marketplace offers opportunities for published authors and other vendors to interact with readers and buyers throughout Saturday’s Book Festival. Hourly drawings and signings by the Featured Authors!

Visit these vendors and nonprofits!

The BookMark

Mark Wayne Adams

Andrea Barringer, Barringer Books

Shannon Bell

Christina Benjamin, The Geneva Project

Nancy Blanton, Nancy Blanton Communications

Susan Calfee, Wordwhittler Books

R.D. Campbell

Marilyn Collins, Tangles Books and More

Aileen Cook

Beth Copeland

Lucille R. D'Armi-Riggio, My Matchless Mother Enterprises

Maggie De Vries

Stephanie Erickson, Erickson Enterprises

José Fernández

Lucia Fishburne, FL Book Awards

Florida Historical Society

Friends of the Library, Main Branch

J.C. Gatlin

John Gillgren

Heather Hamel

Nicole Hammer, Union of Concerned Scientists

Derek Boyd Hankerson

Diane Harper, HayMarBooks

DL Havlin

Rob Hicks, Island Media Publishing

Neil Howard

James Huber Books

Timothy Jacobs, Jacobs Writing Consultants

Louise Jaques, Novel Words

Howard Johnson, Senesis Word Publishing

William A. Keefe

D. B. Landy

Jean Lane, JLB Creatives Publishing

Tami Lynne

E. T. Malone, Jr., Literary Lantern Press

Connie Miller, Soul Safe

Nancy H. Murray

Dianna Narciso, Wayward Cat Publishing

Sandra Parks, Anastasia Books

Rosamond Parrish

R. H. Rauschenberger,  author of Tide

Clint Smith

J. Perry Smith, Padre Nuestro Books

St. Augustine Historical Society

Antony Vitale

Penny Wagner, author of Karl the Grateful Dog

What We Support

Newspaper Media in Education

Friends of the Library

Our Sponsors

St. Augustine Record

Flagler College

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