2014 Featured



Mary Monroe
Mary Monroe

Ilyasah Shabaz
Ilyasah Shabazz


Are you interested in volunteering

to help with next year's Bookfest?



The Best Southwest Bookfest - an organization focusing on bringing authors, writers and speakers to Southwest Dallas County to celebrate the written and spoken word. In mid 2003, librarians from the public libraries in Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Lancaster, and the University of North Texas at Dallas Library came together to begin planning for the first Best Southwest Bookfest. The first Bookfest was held on March 26-27, 2004 at UNT Dallas. Fifteen authors and illustrators appeared at the first Fest including Paula LaRocque, Carlton Stowers, Jane Roberts Wood, Nina Foxx, Francis Ray and illustrator, Betsy Lewin. Bookfest planners received favorable comments about the 2004 event and that gave them the courage to make this an annual event. Some years have been larger and some years smaller.

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