BookFest St. Louis Festival Zone to Feature 30+ Artists & Vendors

All are welcome at this family-friendly event — enjoy panels, purchase books from participating authors and booksellers, listen to live music, and visit booths hosted by St. Louis artisans and literary-focused institutions.

St. Louisans can celebrate literature and literary arts at BookFest St. Louis on Saturday, September 21. Now in its third year, BookFest will host a diverse mix of locally and internationally renowned writers, including two-time National Book Award nominee Elizabeth McCracken, internationally known (and St. Louis’ own!) illustrator Mary Engelbreit, beloved children’s book author Daniel Wiseman, and acclaimed Bollywood-style romance writer Sonali Dev, among many others!

In between BookFest St. Louis author events, be sure to check out our robust McPherson/Euclid Avenue festival zone, featuring live music, demonstrations, book sellers, local artisans and more!

Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, our festival zone is free and open to the public.

Participating Artists

  • Geoffrey Parker (Woodblock Prints)
  • Latonja Flowers (Jewelry)
  • Jeremy Gagnon (Woodcarving)
  • Mattt Rulo (3D Painting)
  • Katie O’Malley (Illustrator)
  • Tucker Pierce (Sewn Portraits)
  • Jeff Kapfer (Acrylic Painting)
  • Colleen Thayer (Notecards)
  • Alpona Stamboldjiev (Jewelry)
  • Lauren Tracy (Fiber Art/Clothing)
  • Isaac Ludwig (Woodworking)
  • Mike Murphy (Mosaic Glass Artwork)

Participating Vendors

Click here for more information about exhibitors, activities and food options within the BookFest St. Louis festival zone.

Featured Members: Left Bank Books ,