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Get Involved - DSM Book Festival

Thank you for attending the 2022 DSM Book Festival!

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Authors, Illustrators, Publishers, Merchants & Nonprofits

2022 Authors, Illustrators, Publishers, Merchants and Nonprofits applications are now closed.

The DSM Book Festival takes place at Capital Square, 400 Locust Street, in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

Interested in volunteering?

The DSM Book Festival couldn't happen without the support of our volunteers. Learn more about the volunteer opportunities for the 2023 Festival.


The DSM Book Festival wouldn't be possible without the generosity of its sponsors. For more information about how you can support this engaging community celebration, contact: 

Tiffany Tauscheck  |  Chief Operations Officer, President of Downtown DSM, Inc.
(515) 286-4954

Amelia Klatt  |  Special Events and Project Manager
(515) 286-4917

Media Inquiries

Courtney Shaw  |  Senior Vice President of Communications, Greater Des Moines Partnership
(515) 286-4919

Festival Sponsors

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BookPress Publishing  |  DMACC  |  Ethan Allen


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