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Please bookmark your calendar for our next chapter — March 27, 2021.

Attend The DSM Book Festival

See nationally-acclaimed authors, engage in exciting discussions, discover new flavors and activities, hear local singers/songwriters and celebrate your favorite stories in a vibrant community celebration.

Festival admission is FREE thanks to the DSM Book Festival sponsors. Fees apply for select premium workshops and VIP experiences. Additional enhanced workshops with limited seating are also available for purchase with a VIP pass.

Event Details


Capital Square, Downtown Des Moines (DSM)

Book Club Giveaways

Book Clubs rejoice! We want to make your DSM Book Festival an exciting experience. All registered book clubs have the chance to win prize packages at the Festival. All prizes must be claimed by a book club member at the Festival Information Booth.


  • Read a Latte Package: Ten gift certificates to Mars Cafe and Mars Sidebar, each valued at $5 and ten Mars coffee mugs.
  • Chapters and Cupcakes Package: Ten gift certificates to Beaverdale Books, each certificate valued at $10 and space to host one meeting at Beaverdale Books with wine provided. One $20 gift certificate to Crème Cupcake.
  • Sip and Flip Package: Ten copies of the book "Beach Read" by Emily Henry and a $200 gift certificate to Lua Brewing.

Little Library Raffle

Enter for a chance to win a Little Library Book Bench! Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at The Festival Information Booth. Proceeds will support the DSM Book Festival.