The 2015 SCBook Festival takes place May 15–17 in Columbia.

In 2014, more than 90 authors, poets, and presenters took the stage on Saturday and Sunday; and hundreds of attendees waited in line to have books signed by beloved authors and presenters, from Nikki Giovanni to Lee Smith to Christopher Paul Curtis. Overall, close to 6,500 people participated in the 2014 festival, a record attendance for the event.

Save the Date

2015/05/15 18:00:00

Author Submissions Guidelines Now Online!

We are now accepting author submissions for the 2015 SC Book Festival

You may fill out your submission form online or download a PDF to mail.

Something for Everyone!



The SC Book Festival presents a diverse group of over 80 national, regional, and local authors in solo and panel presentations over the festival weekend.



During the SC Book Festival, the Exhibit Hall will be packed with exhibitors representing the best of local, regional, and national book dealers, antiquarians, publishers, independent presses, writers’ collectives, educational groups, individual writers, and non-profit organizations.

Book Signings

Book Signings

Authors featured at the SC Book Festival in solo and panel presentations will also be available to autograph books following their sessions.

Children's Pavillion

Children's Area

The SC Book Festival features a Children’s Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday of the festival with storytelling, performances, music, crafts, and more!

Special Events

Special Events

The SC Book Festival and its partners host a variety of special events over the festival weekend, including an Opening Night Reception, Writing Workshops, and more.

Writing Workshops

Writing Classes

The Writing Workshops offered by the SC Book Festival bring writers together with authors, publicists, publishers, and other industry professionals to learn about best practices in writing and publishing.

Get Involved

It’s easy to be a part of one of South Carolina’s premier annual events!