UPDATE: Laura Bush + Jenna Bush Hager

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We’re honored to welcome Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager to the 2016 Texas Book Festival!

Former First Lady and Texas Book Festival founder Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager will speak about and sign their new children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard, at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 5 at 10:00AM. After the talk, they will sign books.


Please be aware of important new guidelines regarding this event:


The speaking portion of this session is free and open to the public. This is a Friends Pass session. Priority seating will be reserved for Friends Pass holders.

In order to join the signing line after the talk, you must purchase a Book Ticket. Each book ticket is the equivalent of purchasing one copy of Our Great Big Backyard.

Book Tickets will ONLY be available at First United Methodist Church. We will begin selling Book Tickets at 9:00AM on Saturday, November 5. There is a limit of 2 Book Tickets per person.

Book Tickets will be exchanged for signed copies of Our Great Big Backyard in the signing room AFTER you meet Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager.

Bags will not be permitted in the signing room. This includes purses. Please leave all bags at home or in your car.

We hope you can join us for this special event!

We’ll welcome 300 authors to the State Capitol grounds in Austin on November 5 + 6!  View the entire Texas Book Festival schedule on our website.