News & Updates

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

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) […]

Announcing the 2019 BookFest St. Louis Schedule

Start planning now! BookFest St. Louis returns to the Central West End on Saturday, September 21, and with more than two dozen authors and 15 different panels, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Now in its third year, BookFest St. Louis will host a diverse mix of locally and internationally renowned writers. All are welcome at this family-friendly […]

BookFest St. Louis returns with award-winning actress Sally Field

From the September 21st segment on Fox2Now: A great event for book lovers this weekend in St. Louis. BookFest St. Louis is a celebration of the literary arts that will bring dozens of regional and national authors together for this one day festival in the Central West End. Book lovers will be able to enjoy ten different panels highlighting […]

Kathleen Finneran, who will talk to Sally Field for BookFest St. Louis, shares what’s remarkable about the actor’s new memoir

From the September 20th article on St. Louis Magazine: When Kathleen Finneran floated the idea of interviewing Sally Field about the actress’ new memoir In Pieces for BookFest St. Louis past organizer Kris Kleindienst, she says it was “partly in jest.” Well, maybe it wasn’t so much in jest, Finneran, the senior writer in residence at Washington […]

BookFest St. Louis will feature more than 40 authors

From the September 14th article on St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The second year of BookFest St. Louis features more authors, a larger street footprint and about two dozen vendors. But Kris Kleindienst says organization seems easier. “In many respects, it’s less work because we didn’t have to invent it,” she says. “We’re building on general public […]