Things to Do in San Antonio This Week (11/8-11/14)

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Fri 11/10 - Sat 11/11
San Antonio’s Historic Market Square

Locals and tourists alike are likely to have colorful memories of San Antonio’s historic Market Square in central downtown. South Texas native Edna Campos Gravenhorst has released a book delving into the history and significance of the 210’s “El Mercado,” titled San Antonio’s Historic Market Square. She’s an established author and certified San Antonio tourism ambassador (so basically, she knows her stuff). As the book informs the reader, San Antonio’s founding in 1718 prompted a demand for plazas with businesses and parks. The city’s growth meant relocating the established markets, eventually giving way to a farmers market that developed into the Market Square we now know for its shops, tourist stops and late-night bites at Mi Tierra. Gravenhorst will be signing copies of her book and giving presentations this week at The Twig Book Shop (free, 5-7pm Fri, 306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 106) and Dead Tree Bookstore (free, 2-4pm Sat, 5645 S. Flores St., Suite 105). — Kelsey Valadez

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