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The DSM Book Festival will host several virtual and socially distanced in-person sessions, including hybrid hands-on workshops, book-themed happy hours, virtual children's activities and a virtual nationally acclaimed author speaker series. Check out the full schedule for the 2021 DSM Book Festival below.

2021 Summer Ready Contest

The DSM Book Festival wants to help your book club get ready for summer with a special prize package featuring a beachy book, cups, bookmarks and gift certificates to purchase this summer's hottest releases. Enter your book club for the drawing by 2 p.m. (CST) on April 17 for a chance to win!

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Add To Your Reading List!

While you’re at The Festival, check out the selection curated by our partner Beaverdale Books. Books will be available for purchase at the Festival Information Office in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) at Capital Square, 400 Locust Street, Des Moines.

March 27

April 3

April 10

April 17