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The South Texas Book Festival (STBF) is an annual celebration of literature and storytelling, dedicated to fostering a love of reading and learning within our vibrant community. With a diverse lineup of authors and a range of captivating events, the festival aims to create a welcoming space for individuals of all ages to engage with the magic of books.

Join us from Thursday, October 26th to Tuesday, October 31st at McAllen Public Library, where literacy and entertainment dance hand in hand. The 2023 South Texas Book Festival is more than an event—it's a celebration of words, a gathering of minds, and a place where the enchantment of reading takes center stage.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and bring your family and friends for an experience like no other. Let's celebrate the magic of reading together at the STBF 2023!

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Experience the power of words and imagination as the STBF takes you on an unforgettable journey through the realms of literature. From cherished local authors to celebrated national wordsmiths, our festival brings together a diverse array of talents to captivate and inspire readers of all ages.

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STBF is now a literacy event for all ages!

Imagine strolling through an atmosphere alive with creativity, laughter, and the joy of discovery. From book signings that create lasting memories to interactive zones that spark curiosity, every facet of the STBF is carefully crafted to inspire a lifelong habit of reading purely for the love of it.

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Step into a world where innovation meets celebration, where the magic of literature and entertainment converge—welcome to STBF. Renowned for its groundbreaking approach, STBF stands tall among the ranks of the world's most innovative events. As of 2019, this exceptional festival proudly carries the esteemed title of an international award-winning sensation.

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Admission is FREE, so bring your friends, your family, and your love for books to this unmissable event.


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Kate P. Horan, MLS
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