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The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by then First Lady Laura Bush and Mary Margaret Farabee to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading, and serve to benefit the state’s public libraries. This annual celebration is one of the premier literary events in the country, takes place in and around the State Capitol in Austin, and hosts hundreds of authors each year. Participants enjoy author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, and exhibiting vendors from across the state. Moreover, the festival, a nonprofit corporation, is a 501(c) (3) organization that has partnered with others to present quality programming to Texans and has donated more than $2 million to Texas libraries over the years.
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