Texas will expose a literary aspect of itself rarely mentioned this October as Austin gears up to host its annual book festival.
Much is said of the nationally acclaimed “live music capital,” but Austin aims to expose another side of the city that differs from its recognized background.
Laura Bush started the Texas Book Festival in 1995. Her aim was to promote Texas authors and enjoyable reading. A former librarian, Mrs. Bush was very specific about the cause of the festival, emphasizing philanthropic funding toward Texas public libraries. According to www.texasbookfestival.org, the festival is non-profit and has generated more than $2.6 million in donations to public libraries since its opening.