“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
― William Styron
Right outside the front door of the Lomography Gallery Store Austin, The Texas Book Festival is waiting to rain books down on me! This past October, I got see the greatness of The Texas Book Festival for the first time. Loving the analogue lifestyle, I have a huge appreciation for the Texas Book Festival and it’s mission to encourage reading for all ages!
The Texas Book Festival is more exciting then it may seem at first thought. Besides the plethora of books, true to the Austin-style, live music is trumpeting all day long! Central Market is there providing live cooking class performances for anyone interested in spicing up their cooking skills! Even the quintessential fair foods had a presence at the festival. Jumbo corn dog, anyone? Or how about a fresh squeezed lemonade?
Now for the main attraction- THE BOOKS! There are tents filled with tons of books- One book, two books, red books, blue books, black books, blue books, old books, new books. Authors are even present for book signings and are available to answer any questions you may have. Part of the weekend festivities included author readings, panel discussions, and presentations.
I snagged two autographed Dan Winter books, The Last Launch and Icons and Ingenuity. Both are amazing photography books filled with some important and beautiful images of American history. I highly recommend checking them out sometime!
Thank you Texas for hosting such a great festival and for keeping the imagination and love for reading alive!
Check out all of Lomography photos from The Texas Book Festival HERE!
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 3 pm / 4 pm – 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm
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