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Ace Atkins has been named the 2018 recipient of Troy University's Hall-Waters Prize for his distinguished career in Southern writing. Ace has been a longtime friend of the book festival and we're delighted to welcome him back to celebrate his amazing body of work. Click here to visit Ace's website!

Hotel and Lodging 

Whether you're an author, an exhibitor, or an attendee, we can help you find a comfortable stay in downtown Montgomery! We have rooms blocked at the following locations:

1. The DoubleTree – located downtown, $124.00 plus tax

Includes breakfast & parking


2. Embassy Suites - located downtown, $115.00 plus tax

Includes breakfast - parking is an additional $14.00 a day


Call 334-567-5453 to make a reservation for the DoubleTree or Embassy Suites hotels or to inquire about “ABF” discounted hotel rates at any hotel in the Montgomery area.

The reservation line is open daily from 8 am–10 pm CST. Cutoff date to make a reservation at the discounted rate is March 30, 2018. After that date  rates are subject to an increase and based on availability.

Vendors & Exhibitors:  We're taking book submittals and vendor/exhibitor applications for the 2018 Festival.  Download the vendor/exhibitor contract and application here.

What's New in 2019:

The 2019 Alabama Book Festival has exciting plans for April 2019.  We're expanding to a three-day event with the book festival on Saturday, April 13 in Old Alabama Town!  Workshops, special events and more are on the way.  Stay tuned for details!