Everything You Need to Know About the Bluffton Book Festival

Whether you’re a bookworm or a casual purveyor of literature, the Bluffton Book Festival provides plenty of food for the reader’s soul. The three-day festival is full of lecture series, workshops, and plenty of featured authors. In addition to showcasing new literature, the mission of the of the Bluffton Book Festival is to raise funds for The Literacy Center of Bluffton and Book Industry Charitable Foundation. After you explore the festival, be sure to request our free Vacation Guide for more local recommendations!

Your Guide to the Bluffton Book Festival

The Bluffton Book Festival takes place around Calhoun Street in the center of Historic Old Town Bluffton, presenting an excellent opportunity to enjoy the festival and everything that Bluffton has the offer.


With 50 available author spots, you never know who will be featured at the festival. A mix of up-and-coming authors and well-known novelists gather to sell and sign their books.


Sit down in the Bluffton Library for an informative and interesting lecture series into the minds of literary geniuses. The free Lecture Series gives visitors a chance to learn about famous authors and the influences behind their some of their works. In the past, the festival’s lecture series included partnerships with The Pat Conroy Literary Center.


These workshops cover a wide variety of literary topics and styles. Experience everything from the essence of Haiku to a South Carolina storyboard writing class. You can tap into your creative writing genius and learn book marketing essentials for both adult and child literature.

VIP Event and Fundraiser

Unlimited hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer plus author readings and discussions highlight the VIP Event and Fundraiser. There are also raffles, sweepstakes, and more as you enjoy a night of fun and giving. All of the proceeds go to The Literary Center and The Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

Street Festival

The Street Festival is free to the public! Rain or shine, there is live music, food and beverages, and raffles on Calhoun Street. Featured authors sell their books and hold readings and signings. There are plenty of activities and surprises for everyone at the festival!lodging near the Bluffton Book Festival

Old Town Bluffton Inn Is Steps Away from the Bluffton Book Festival!

After a day spent exploring the Bluffton Book Festival, walk back to your cozy room at Old Town Bluffton Inn. We are steps away from some of the best historical sights, restaurants, and activities in the area. Grab a coffee at The Corner Perk before a walk to the historic Heyward House or The Church of the Cross and then stop by Old Town Dispensary for some excellent food and drinks. You and yours will love our top-notch service and our intricately designed rooms accented by elegant French Eclectic style. There is no better place to spend your nights resting for your days full of exploring everything that the Lowcountry has to offer. Whether you visit Old Town Bluffton Inn for a wedding, romantic getaway, or a relaxing retreat, your stay will be one to remember.

Be sure to enter to win a two-night stay with us on our grand opening weekend! We can’t wait to have you as our guest.