Courtesy Abilene CVB

Courtesy Abilene CVB

Designated the “Storybook Capital of Texas” by the Texas Legislature, Abilene is home to a robust literary culture and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature. September 21–26, the West Texas Book Festival fetes local and regional writers with author luncheons and presentations, a publishing workshop, a fundraising gala, and book signings at the Abilene Public Library and Abilene Civic Center. On September 26, the Boots and Books Luncheon honors Bill O’Neal, a Western historian from Carthage, as this year’s recipient of the A.C. Greene Award for lifetime achievement.

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