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Science City Applications Are Open!

Science City Neighborhood and Open House / Tours applications are now available! More »

The Hacienda at the Canyon Hosts Author Events for the Festival

A sponsor that is bringing you extra festival content to their fellow festival supporters! More »

2020 Author Spotlight: Luis Alberto Urrea

Our 2020 author announcements will not be made until Black Friday, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to hear about some of your favorites! Check back every couple of weeks to see who we're featuring. More »

Reflections from a Festival Moderator

Ever consider volunteering to moderate a festival session? Hear experiences from seasoned moderator Jay Rochlin. More »

Seeking Science City Participants!

Science City applications are open and available until October 15th! Apply today and join them for an information session to learn what's new for 2020. More »

Where Do Your Donations to the Festival Go?

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2020 Exhibitor Applications Are Open!

To learn more, and complete an application for, exhibiting at the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books, follow this link! More »

Book Nominations Now Being Accepted for Indie Author Pavilions

The Tucson Festival of Books is accepting nominations for books to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Festival in one of four Indie Author Pavilions (open until all Pavilion spaces are filled). More »

2020 Entertainment Applications

Learn more about performing at one of our many entertainment venues during the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books! More »

About the Festival

Now in its 12th year, the Tucson Festival of Books is the third largest festival of its kind. More »

Teen Audio Interviews with Festival Authors!!

Teens involved with the Pima County Public Library conducted a number of interviews with TFOB authors in 2019! More »

Volunteer for the 2020 Festival

If you are interested to volunteer for the 2020 TFOB, please add your name to our volunteer list. Registration will open in January 2020, first for Friends of the Festival. More »

Why Our Sponsors Love Us

Festival of Books Sponsors fuel the event and literacy in the community! They also get VIP access to special events, company exposure to festival goers, and did we mention dinner? More »

Who Will It Be?

Lots of mystery will be at the 2020 festival, but the big mystery right now is: Who Will The Authors Be? More »

FREE Marketing Materials!

We are happy to provide Arizona schools with bookmarks, family flyers (English/Spanish) and other materials to promote festival attendance. Orders placed by December 13, 2019 will be filled in February; we will make every attempt to fill later orders, however, quantities are not guaranteed. More »

Your Gifts to the Festival in 2018

Donations to the Tucson Festival of Books make a big impact on literacy! In 2018 programs through Literacy Connects and the University of Arizona were able to serve thousands! More »

Literary Awards Competition is Now Open

The eighth Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the 2020 competitions. Deadline: October 31, 2019. More »

Author Spotlight!

We haven't released our list yet...but this author just may be attending the 2020 festival. More »

Sponsor Spotlight: Marshall Foundation

Enhancing the lives of area residents by supporting education, health and youth projects and services. More »

Author Nominations Open!

Self Nominations for Authors Interested in Presenting at the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books More »

Young Author and Young Artist Contest Information

Pre-school through 12th graders residing in Southern Arizona may submit their writing and art contest entries online for the Young Author and / or Young Artist Contests! Learn more about submitting an entry. Deadline is 4:30pm on Thursday, December 19th. More »

Hotel Partners

Looking for a place to stay during the Festival? Try one of our partner hotels where special rates are offered for book-loving Festival-goers! Additional properties will be added as new hotel partners join us. More »

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation
Arizona Party Rental Companies

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