University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Reserve Tickets

TICKETED VENUES (anticipated locations for 2017):

  1. Student Union North Ballroom (seats 600)
  2. Student Union Gallagher Theater (seats 340)
  3. Koffler Room 204 (seats 304)
  4. Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (seats 300)
  5. Modern Languages Room 350 (seats 318)

All other venues will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis as in previous years.


  • All tickets are reserved through the Tucson Festival of Books website
  • Friend of the Festival members may access tickets on Wednesday, March 1 at noon - ticket availability is based on giving level
  • The general public may access tickets beginning at 12 noon on Monday, March 6 - only two tickets may reserved per 24-hour period (Monday through Friday)
  • A maximum of two tickets per person per event are available
  • Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Electronic ticketing ends on Friday, March 10 at noon
  • Festival volunteers will assist guests with information; signage will be placed at each ticketed venue
  • Those holding tickets must show an electronic or printed copy of the ticket to access the venue
  • Ticket-holders who are at the venue 20 minutes in advance of the presentation will be guaranteed entry
  • Tickets are not returnable; however, you may transfer tickets to other patrons
  • When all tickets for an event have been distributed, no additional tickets will be released
  • Any tickets not distributed on-line will become part of the stand-by distribution the day of the presentation
  • 25% of the seats in each venue will be withheld for stand-by patrons arriving the day of the presentation
  • Free tickets have no cash value and may not be sold
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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