Wisconsin Book Festival

Event date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
WI Book Festival Logo

A Room of One's Own will once again be everywhere during the Book Festival! You can find dozens of excellent Book Fest events in our store, at Madison Central Library, and at other locations around the city! Check out the WI Book Festival Schedule to plan your highlights!

The Wisconsin Book Festival is Wisconsin's premier literary event. Every October we draw a local and regional audience of 12,000-15,000 people for four days of author events. Our year-round series of events has drawn more than 15,000 people to an additional 75 events over the past two years. Madison's proximity to Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Iowa City makes it an easy addition to any tour through the Midwest. As the State Capitol and home to the University of Wisconsin, Madison boasts an engaged and active literary community who have shown a dedication to supporting great author programming.

Building on our annual four-day celebration in October, Madison Public Library hosts the Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series throughout the year as a way of generating awareness about the festival and solidifying author programming in the community. This year-long series of events leading up to and out of the annual festival keeps the public engaged with book programming, and gives authors an incredible venue here in Madison. The Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series is held in our state-of-the-art auditorium at Central Library. Since creating the series in 2013, we have hosted more than 100 events for 15,000 audience members, including evenings with Atul Gawande, Ruth Reichl, Lois Lowry, Sarah Vowell, and John Scalzi.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218