2016 Holiday Book Fair authors gather on the grand staircase of the Byrne-Reed House. Sarah Bird, author of A Love Letter to Texas Women, signs a book for a Holiday Book Fair visitor. Lawrence Wright, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, signs a copy of his latest publication, The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State. Chase Untermeyer chats with a Holiday Book Fair guest about his book, Zenith: In the White House with George H. W. Bush. H. W. Brands signs a copy of his latest book, The General Vs. The President. Humanities Texas board member Susie Shields makes her Holiday Book Fair selections. David Oshinsky discusses his newest publication, Bellvue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital with a Holiday Book Fair guest. Fran Vick, author of Tales of Texas Cooking: Stories and Recipes from the Trans Pecos to the Piney Woods and High Plains to the Gulf Prairies, signs her book for a Holiday Book Fair guest. Sarah Cortez, editor of Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials, visits with a Holiday Book Fair guest. Stephen Harrigan, author of A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, chats with a Holiday Book Fair guest. S. C. Gwynne discusses his latest book, The Perfect Pass, with a visitor. Holiday Book Fair authors visit with guests and Humanities Texas staff. Bill Wittliff, author of The Devil's Backbone, The Devil's Sinkhole, and A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove, visits with Holiday Book Fair guests. John Montford signs a copy of Board Games: Straight Talk for New Directors and Good Governance for a reader. Author Sarah Bird chats with a guest at the 2016 Holiday Book Fair. A reader asks author John Pipkin to inscribe her copy of his book, The Blind Astronomer's Daughter. Chase Untermeyer visits with Holiday Book Fair guests. Andrea Valdez, author of How to Be a Texan, and Lawrence Wright visit with Holiday Book Fair guests.