Jekyll Island Book Festival

Date: April 11, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Village Green in Beach Village

Jekyll Island is pleased to announce its third annual book festival. Designed for all book-lovers, the festival line-up will include a mix of author presentations, meet-and-greets & signings, book and retail sales, and family-friendly fun.

Event Details

Turtle Stage | Village Green Pavilion | Ocean WayCharacter Appearances | Presenting AuthorsApplications | Volunteers

Turtle Stage

The main event of the Jekyll Island Book Festival, the Turtle Stage will feature presentations from several esteemed authors. Emceed by Bryan Thompson, the Turtle Stage presenting authors will give readings from their books, share insights from the writing process, and answer questions from the audience. Between author presentations, enjoy live music.

Village Green Pavilion

Taking over the Village Green, the Village Green Pavilion will host a myriad of book festival fun. From author meet-and-greets to book signings, to festival merchandise, there’s something for book lovers of all ages. You might even catch a glimpse of your favorite book characters!

Festival Gifts & Books

Swing by the Festival Gifts & Books area to pick up a memento from your visit to the Book Festival. It will be stocked with goodies for all bibliophiles.

This area will showcase authors whose works benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and other sea turtle and marine life initiatives. We’ll also have coloring books and other activities set up for your little book lovers.

Book Signing

Presenting Authors from the Turtle Stage will be on-hand in the west end of the Village Green Pavilion (near the fire pit) for book signings and meet-and-greets.

Games Tent

Between author presentations and book signings, challenge your friends and family to a brain game!

Ocean Way

Ocean Way, across from the Jekyll Island Convention Center and nestled between Ameris Bank and Sunrise Grill, will feature authors, vendors, and even more activities for book lovers of all ages.

Character Appearances

For kids of all ages, meet & greet favorite literary characters.





Volunteering is the perfect way to get involved in your community. We are always looking for spirited volunteers for the Jekyll Island Book Festival as well as other Jekyll Island events. Signup to be notified once the Jekyll Island Book Festival Volunteer positions are available as well as get updates on other volunteer opportunities at Jekyll Island events.


For questions regarding volunteering for the Jekyll Island Book Festival, please contact Erin Evors.

Erin Evors, Jekyll Island Authority Events Coordinator

Presented by the Beach Village Merchants

Ameris Bank, Brittney’s Closet, Caroline’s Flower & Gifts, Fuse Frozen Yogurt, Jekyll Beverage Center, Jekyll Island Seafood Company, Jekyll Market, Jekyll Realty, Judy Kay’s Salon, Life is Good, Maxwell’s General Store, Ocean Oaks Preview Center, Parker-Kaufman, Realtors, Seaside Sunglasses, Snappy Turtle, Splash Resort Wear, Sunrise Grille, The Collection Boutique, The Salt Table, Tonya’s Treasures, Wee Pub Beach, and Whittle’s Gift Shop

Date: April 11, 2020

Location: The Village Green in Beach Village