Monday, October 24, 2011

Texas Book Festival 2011 - A Personal Tour

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Texas State Capitol Building (Site of Texas Book Festival)


"Lone Star Tent" Session
C-Span's Book TV Tent During a Session
C-Span's Campaign 2012 Tour Bus
Barnes & Noble Tent and Book Signing Tent
Book Signing Tent
Free Eye Examinations for Children
Technology Tent with Hands-On E-readers on Display
Music Tent and Children's Tents

Tent Events
Chad Harbach and Justin Torres Discuss Their Debut Novels
Amy Waldman in Book Signing Tent
Juan Williams Interviewed by Glenn Frankel in Book TV Tent
Michael Ventura Reads from "If I Was a Highway" (Butch Hancock in background)
Butch Hancock & Jimmie Dale Gilmore in Music Tent

Capitol Grounds
Portion of Capitol Building as Seen from Tent Area
Interesting Twisted Tree
Book Lovers in Serious Discussion on Their Favorite Authors
One of the Reconstruction Era Cannons Still on the Grounds
One of the Many Monuments on the Grounds 
And Another
Monument to Confederate Soldiers

One of Two Indoor Events I Attended
Russell Banks Interviewed by Bob Edwards
Inside Texas Senate Chamber


  1. Hi Sam-

    Sorry to miss you at TBF. I was there on Saturday.

    Sent you an email today about a book for review consideration. Did you get it?

    Stephanie Barko

  2. Stephanie, I always wonder if I'm crossing paths with someone I know from the internet book far, it's never happened that I've actually run into anyone, though. I'm pretty sure I sat next to a man who sent me an email about a book but I didn't get to talk with him because he left the session before me.

    I did get your email...still trying to catch-up at the office from losing a whole week to meetings in San Antonio. I hope to get back to you soon.