Come for the authors – stay for the fun!

Celebrating a Community of Book Lovers

Saturday & Sunday
JULY 15-16, 2023

The Columbus Book Festival is in the heart of the city’s downtown Discovery District.

The two-day event featuring national and local authors, exhibitors, entertainment and more will showcase Columbus Metropolitan Library’s historic Main Library, the adjacent Kaufman Plaza and Topiary Garden Park.

Call for authors, exhibitors and entertainers is now open!

Meet National & Local Authors

Get your books signed too!

Shop New & Used Books

Indie book sellers unite!

Find Lit Gifts for Readers

Shop ’til you drop.

Local Food Trucks

Tasty treats!

Activities for Kids

Fun make & takes.

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