Attend the 2016 Fest

Here you can find all the basic information about the festival. Look for regular updates throughout the summer.


You may bring 3 personal books from home to be signed for every 1 book purchased at the festival. Cash, checks (made out to BookPeople), and credit cards will be accepted. Books sales are managed by our partner and proud sponsor BookPeople. All book sales will be in the Alumni Gym and will begin at 8:00am and continue all day.


You can have your books signed by authors during the author signing times taking place in the Signing Tent and Alumni Gym (end of day signing, only). Check out the one page schedule for signing times!

Update: We are so excited to have added Red Salmon Arts to our #TTBF Featured Friends list this year! Feeling creative? Stop by the Red Salmon Arts Tent to make an original zine!!

Make a zine at the Red Salmon Tent  and bring it to the Signing Tent to get it autographed by your favorite authors! They will also be selling Red Salmon Zines!


Access our 2016 Schedule HERE!


Want to help out the festival? Head to our Volunteer Page for more information.


St. Edward’s South Congress Market of Ragsdale will be open all day for attendees to dine and purchase food and drinks.

Writing Workshop Sign Ups

This year we have the privilege of welcoming a new writing partner, BarrioWriters, as well as APL’s very own Badgerdog. Find out more at our 2016 Writing Workshops Page.

Writing Contest

Our 2016 Fiction Contest winners have been announced! Congrats to Lily S. for Glory and Metal, Layla P. for The Rose Alliance, and Sabrina H. for King of Monsters!

Media Passes

For information regarding press releases, media badges, and interviews, please visit the Press Room.

St. Edward’s Admission & Tours

Visit the St. Edward’s Admissions Tent outside of the Main Building for more information and campus tours.  The Admissions Office will also have a booth in the Exhibitor Hall.


Have fun!
Connect teen readers to local and award-winning authors
Encourage interaction between aspiring writers and established authors
Bring together teens who enjoy reading and to encourage struggling readers
Support, promote, and celebrate recreational teen reading
Promote life-long reading

2016 Event & Parking Map

TTBF 2016 Map

Click the image to open this year’s festival map.