The Byrne-Reed House, Humanities Texas's headquarters in downtown Austin, on the morning of our seventh annual Holiday Book Fair. Sarah Cortez, editor of Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance, returns a signed book to a reader. Author H. W. Brands signs a copy of his book for a Holiday Book Fair guest. Former Humanities Texas board member Catherine Robb shares a laugh with authors Ray Benson and David Gaines. Katherine Howe signs a copy of her book The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen. Kirk Lynn, author of Rules for Werewolves, visits with a Holiday Book Fair guest. Jan Jarboe Russell, author of The Train to Crystal City, visits with a book fair guest. David Gaines, author of In Dylan Town: A Fan's Life, and a group of Holiday Book Fair guests trade stories. A reader is thrilled to have Jacqueline Kelly sign her copy of The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate. Book fair guests and Humanities Texas staff mingle in the gallery of the Byrne-Reed House. Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, author of Barefoot Dogs: Stories, enjoys treats from the bake sale. Humanities Texas staff assist book fair guests at checkout. Chris Barton, author of The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition, writes a note to a reader. Humanities Texas offered the authors’ books for purchase at a discounted price. Available titles included works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, with selections for both adult and youth audiences. Authors Chuck Bailey and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho sign copies of their books and converse with Holiday Book Fair guests and staff. Holiday Book Fair guests read descriptions of the authors’ books. Don Tate inscribes a copy of his book, Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. Chris Barton signs a copy of his book for Holiday Book Fair guest Bob Heath. Authors H. W. Brands (left) and Andrew Torget sign copies of their books. Michael Barnes signs a copy of his book Indelible Austin: Selected Histories. Chuck Bailey, author of Picturing Texas Politics: A Photographic History from Sam Houston to Rick Perry, signs copies of his book. Author Elizabeth Harris (far left) and her husband Warwick Wadlington (second from left) visit with Holiday Book Fair guests. Humanities Texas staff assist book fair guests at checkout.