Humanities Texas staff pose outside the Byrne-Reed House to celebrate the completion of another successful Holiday Book Fair. (From l to r:) Brian Macias, Kelsey Morgan, Eric Lupfer, Mike Gillette, Brandi Carnes, Marissa Kessenich, Lydia Chao, Melissa Huber, Liz James, Sam Moore, Mary Kemp Thornberry, and Elizabeth Frye.

The tenth annual Holiday Book Fair took place at the historic Byrne-Reed House.

Humanities Texas staff members baked homemade treats.

Anne R. Keene, author of The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II, visits with Holiday Book Fair guests.

(From l to r:) H. W. Brands, author of Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants; Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State; Elizabeth Crook, author of The Which Way Tree; and Michael Barnes, author of Indelible Austin: More Selected Histories.

(From l to r:) Jennifer Ziegler, author of Revenge of the Teacher's Pets; Chris Barton, author of What Do You Do With a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan; Xelena González, author of All Around Us; and Samantha Clark, author of The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast.

(From l to r:) Leslie A. Blair and Virginia A. Cumberbatch, editors of As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin, with Joe Holley, author of Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City.

Lawrence Wright greets a Holiday Book Fair guest.

(From l to r:) Carrie Fountain, author of I’m Not Missing, and Bethany Hegedus, author of Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Bronson Dorsey, author of Lost, Texas: Photographs of Forgotten Buildings, and Austin Bay, author of Cocktails from Hell: Five Complex Wars Shaping the 21st Century.

Holiday Book Fair shoppers chat with participating authors.

(From l to r:) Anne R. Keene; Paul Woodruff, author of The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy; and Kyle Longley, author of LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval.

(From l to r:) Bill Wittliff, author of The Devil's Fork; Bill Wright, author of The Whole Damn Cheese: Maggie Smith, Border Legend; and Mimi Swartz, author of Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart.

Lawrence Wright signs copies of God Save Texas for Humanities Texas Board Member Michael L. Klein.

Leslie A. Blair and Virginia A. Cumberbatch sign copies of visitors' books.

(From l to r:) Kyle Longley, Humanities Texas Executive Director Michael L. Gillette, and H. W. Brands.

Bronson Dorsey discusses his book with a Holiday Book Fair visitor.

(From l to r:) Joe Holley; Don Graham, author of Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film; and Sarah Bird, author of Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen.

Humanities Texas Board Member Ellen K. Ramsey and her husband Scott chat with participating authors.

(From l to r:) Jennifer Ziegler, Sarah Bird, and Chris Barton.