Sept. 2-16: St. Augustine Book Festival at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

The Ximenez Fatio House Museum will host the St. Augustine Book Festival on the first three Saturdays of September 2023 — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2, Sept. 9 and Sept. 16. The event will feature literary events that include historic house tours, author meet and greets, author presentations, book signings, local attractions and vendors at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles St., historic St. Augustine, Florida. Admission is free to the festival, with donations accepted to continue historic preservation of the 225-year-old coquina house. Literary tour fee and advance RSVP is encouraged. See details below …


Beyond the Pages: Constance Fenimore Woolson – Specialty Tour during the St. Augustine Book Festival
Sept. 2, Sept. 9, and September 16: — Step back in time at the 225-year-old Ximenez-Fatio House, once a vibrant Boarding House that hosted a fascinating mix of guests, including the trailblazing Constance Fenimore Woolson! She defied norms to leave her mark on literary history. Uncover the inspiration behind her celebrated work “The Ancient City,” born during her stay in St. Augustine. Embark on this exclusive tour, where you’ll experience 1870s guest life through the eyes of Constance, led by one of the dedicated house servants! This specialty tour will be held during the St. Augustine Book Festival on three Saturdays in September — September 2, September 9 and September 16. RSVP here:


The Book Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 2, Sept. 9 and Sept. 16 with book signings, author meet and greets, vendor, 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 (each will give a presentation and Q&A)

  • 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”
  • Madison Hernandez – Owner of Agatha’s Alley Used Book Store
  • Elizabeth Randall – Author of eight books, including “Murder in St. Augustine”
  • Gigi M. Miller – Author of “Riley the Right Whale”
  • J.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.


— Randy Cribbs, author of ghost stories and legends of St. Augustine
— Gigi Richardson, owner of the African Diaspora Literature & Culture Museum (30A St. George Street, St. Augustine)
— Marla Magellan, author of non-fiction nature books for children
— Marisa Carbone, author of Paintbrushes and Arrows, a children’s story of Native Americans imprisoned at Fort Marion
— Matt Fritt, Curator of the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and author (in pirate attire)
— Darian Andreu, Professor of English, Flagler College
— Ryan Saxon, author of Menorcan Tour of St. Augustine, and Menorcan Children’s Book (in Spanish Militia Attire)
— Tina Verduzco, author of the “Storm” Series, mythological fiction for young adults
— Doug Dillon, author of the St. Augustine Trilogy, paranormal fiction for young adults
— Marisella Veiga, Famous Florida Recipes
— The St. Augustine True Crime Book Club
— The St. Johns County Public Library Book Mobile
— Fort Mose, authors of a new book on The Courageous Women of Fort Mose
— The Menorcan Experience
— The St. Augustine Art Association
— The Ximenez Fatio House Fig Tree Gift Shop


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