St. Augustine Book Festival set for Sept. 2, 9, 16


The Ximenez Fatio House Museum will host the St. Augustine Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2, 9 and 16. The event will feature literary events that include historic house tours, author meet-and-greets, author presentations, book signings, local attractions and vendors.

The museum is located at 20 Aviles St., St. Augustine.

Festival admission is free, with donations accepted to continue historic preservation of the 225-year-old coquina house. Advance RSVP for the tours is encouraged. More details can be found at

Beyond the Pages: Constance Fenimore Woolson Literary Tour 

The Ximenez-Fatio House, once a vibrant boarding house that hosted a fascinating mix of guests, including the trailblazing author Constance Fenimore Woolson. Uncover the inspiration behind her celebrated work, “The Ancient City,” born during her stay in St. Augustine. Experience 1870s guest life through her eyes, led by one of the dedicated house servants. This specialty tour will be held during the St. Augustine Book Festival. Tours are available at 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sept. 2, 9 and 16.

RSVP here:

  • 10 a.m. tour —
  • 3:15 p.m. tour —


The St. Augustine Book Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2, 9 and 16 with book signings, author meet-and-greets, vendors, the St. Johns County Book Mobile and displays from St. Augustine attractions, including Fort Mose, the St. Augustine True Crime Book Club and The Menorcan Experience.

Authors and Presenters

  • Randy Cribbs: Presentation at 11 a.m. Sept. 2
  • Darian Andreu: Presentation at 2 p.m. Sept. 2
  • Marta Magellan: Presentation at 11 a.m. Sept. 9
  • Marisa Carbon: Presentation at 2 p.m. Sept. 9
  • Matt Frick: Presentation at 11 a.m. Sept. 16
  • Gigi Best-Richardson: Presentation at 2 p.m. Sept. 16
  • Elizabeth Randall: Author of eight books, including “Murder in St. Augustine”
  • Ann Master Browning: St. Augustine Poetry
  • Linda Brandt : Author of children’s series, “Henry the Tulip Bulb”
  • Uli Shackmann: Author of “Uli’s Journey – Angels Along the Way”
  • Gigi M. Miller: Author of “Riley the Right Whale”
  • E. Mooney: Author of “Throwaway Boy”
  • Sarah D. Younger: Author of “Windstill Night” and “Cry Whippoorwill” (stories of old Florida)
  • Ester Pereira: Author of “Adventures of a Suitcase”
  • Kathleen Clark: Author of stories of rescue dogs.
  • Madison Hernandez: Owner of Agatha’s Alley Used Book Store

The St. Augustine Book Festival is sponsored by St. Johns Cultural Council and the St. Johns County Tourism Development Council. The Ximenez-Fatio House is on the National Register of Historic Places and a Florida Heritage Landmark. The property is owned by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida, since 1939.