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October 20 & 21, 2017

Young Adult Southern Book Con

A fun, free literary event for fans of young adult and middle grade literature.

Learn from authors at exciting, interactive panels!

Meet your favorite authors, buy books, have fun!

Educators, register students for Friday events!

Family-friendly activities! Food trucks and more!

Meet Jay Asher, best-selling author of
Thirteen Reasons Why

Author Hop Locations

Saturday, October 21st ONLY

Find authors stationed throughout the following downtown locations. Full schedules coming soon.


At Yellowberri, we are a group of individuals doing things a little differently, always willing to shake things up a bit to make sizable opportunities happen. We are a team who believes in more than one way of doing things, and if you tell us we can’t, we will prove to you that we can.

Spencer's Coffee

Cozy coffeehouse with a contemporary-vibe offering coffee drinks, pastries & sandwiches, plus beers.

United Furniture

Zest Juice

Fountain Square Park

Art Matters

  • Art Matters Community Studio & Gallery
  • Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce
  • Roam Sandwich Company
  • Spencer’s Coffee
  • The Spot
  • Starbucks
  • Yellowberri
  • Zest! Juice for Life

Want to know where your favorite author will be? Check out our interactive map!


See more information about sponsorship and how you can contribute.

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What’s YAS Book Con?

The Young Adult Southern (YAS) Book Con is a book festival just for readers of Young Adult and Middle Grade literature! The first YAS Book Con is October 20-21, 2017 from 9am-2pm (special evening events still TBD) at multiple locations in downtown Bowling Green. All programming is free and open to the public.

What’s SOKY Book Fest?

YAS Book Con is a project of the SOKY Book Fest partnership. The mission of SOKY Book Fest is to encourage literacy and the love of books. Check out for more information about our other events.


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