Come for the authors – stay for the fun!

Celebrating a Community of Book Lovers

Saturday

JULY 13, 2024
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday

JULY 14, 2024
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

The two-day event featuring 200+ national and local authors, dozens of exhibitors, an entertainment lineup and more will showcase Columbus Metropolitan Library’s historic Main Library, the adjacent Kaufman Plaza and Topiary Park.

Author lineup will be announced in mid-April.

FREE TWO-DAY BOOK FEST IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS

Book Lovers Unite!

We’re back for year two and the 2024 Columbus Book Festival will feature a whole new lineup of 200+ national and Columbus-based authors, panel discussions author talks, book signings and more!

The Festival Marketplace will brim with dozens of bookish retailers, community exhibitors, an entertainment lineup, local food court and the popular Indie Author Alley pavilion and Friends of the Library Big Book Sale tent.

As always, this event is free and open to all book lovers.

Applications are open for exhibitors, entertainers and food/beverage vendors.

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.

Entertainment

Programming and Activities for Kids.

Local Food Trucks

Tasty treats!

VOLUNTEER

Get a free t-shirt!

Stay in touch!

Sign up for author announcements and information about how to participate as an exhibitor or festival volunteer.

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