The 28th Southern Festival of Books hit Nashville to the joy of thousands of book lovers.
Each year, 25,000 shoppers come to meet their favorite authors and get their favorite books.
Saturday, one author there has been known more for a movie based on a book he wrote.
Winston Groom, the author of Forrest Gump, said after the success of that book, he took a break, but now he's back to his roots with a new book titled "El Paso.”
The festival was being hosted by Humanities Tennessee, a non-profit that has promoted education across Tennessee.
Events were scheduled to be held again Sunday. For more information, click here.