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South Texas Book Festival (STBF), an annual event hosted by McAllen Public Library, is dedicated to the celebrating culture and imagination with our community through a lineup of diverse authors and engaging events.

You're invited to join us from Tuesday, October 29th to Saturday, November 2nd at McAllen Public Library. STBF 2024 promises to be more than just an event—it's an opportunity to “Celebrate Vida!”

Save the dates, spread the word, and gather your loved ones for an unforgettable experience. Let's come together to experience the magic of arts, culture, community, and literature at STBF 2024!

This is a FREE festival with events for all ages.



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Main Library
4001 N. 23rd St.
McAllen, TX 78504
(p) 956.681.3000
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2024 STBF Call for Local Authors

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STBF Call for Authors Application




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