DSM Book Festival

The DSM Book Festival connects people who love books with people who create them. The Festival features nationally acclaimed authors, hands-on workshops, children’s activities and more. The story will begin on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Get Involved

Are you a local author, illustrator, publisher or merchant looking for ways to reach new audiences? The DSM Book Festival has opened its applications for Festival authors, illustrators, publishers, nonprofits and merchants.

Learn more about how to apply on the Festival's Get Involved page.

DSM Book Club

Dec. 2021: "The Bridges of Madison County" by Robert James Waller

Club Meeting: Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.  |  Register Now

For more information, visit the DSM Book Club page.

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Festival Sponsors

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