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Join us in supporting local merchants, literary programs and community nonprofit organizations. The following partners were selected to collaborate with the 2023 DSM Book Festival through an application process.


  • AViD
  • CultureALL  
  • Des Moines Public Library  
  • Everybody Wins! Iowa  
  • Iowa Jewish Historical Society  
  • Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled  
  • Poetry &  
  • Raising Readers in the Heartland  
  • Sisters in Crime - Iowa 
  • Word Weavers Des Moines 


  • Bookpress Publishing
  • Ice Cube Press 
  • Meadowlark Press  


  • A Novel Type  
  • Erika Baty  
  • Glo Rose Books  
  • Ladie Lex Scented Candles  
  • McCabe Artistry  
  • Paper Pie 
  • Papercake Creations  
  • Shay Design Studio 

P & M Apparel will be on site printing 2023 Festival merchandise. 

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