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Beaverdale Books to Host DSM Book Festival in 2024

January 17, 2024

Beaverdale Books is excited to announce that it will be the host of the 2024 DSM Book Festival. The Festival was started by the Greater Des Moines Partnership in 2018, and The Partnership has transitioned it to Beaverdale Books beginning with the 2024 event. Beaverdale Books has proudly been part of the event since its inception because it believes strongly in what The Festival brings to our community. Beaverdale Books plans to ensure the festival continues the important mission of connecting readers in central Iowa with writers from near and far.

The DSM Book Festival connects people who love books with people who create them. The Festival features nationally acclaimed authors, book club-style discussions led by featured commentators, hands-on activities, children’s programming, food, drink, and more.

"Beaverdale Books is excited to host the DSM Book Festival, an event that we have proudly participated in since its inception,” said owners Hunter Gillum and Alice Meyer.  “We believe it fits well with our mission of making the community a better place by promoting the value and pleasure of reading and we look forward to this opportunity by continuing to connect readers in central Iowa with writers from far and near. As we look forward to the 2024 DSM Book Festival, we are aware it’s a big undertaking, and we are up to the task.”

Some elements of the Festival will be updated, such as date and location, but Beaverdale Books is committed to delivering the fun-filled festival, dedicated to books and booklovers, that our community has come to expect.

“This Festival is a perfect fit for Beaverdale Books’ mission, and we’re pleased this placemaking event will continue for our region,” said Tiffany Tauscheck, President & CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “We are excited to see how The Festival will evolve under the leadership of Beaverdale Books.”

Planning for the Festival has already begun, and we will be announcing more information soon. In the short term, we will be transitioning information, so keep an eye on our website.  If you are interested in being part of the 2024 Festival, please feel free to reach out to Jan Danielson Kaiser, Events and Marketing Coordinator, at beaverdalebooksevents@gmail.com.