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Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival took place this past weekend from October 11-14, 2018, in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. 

The festival featured more than 60 events over four days with plenty of opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. If you weren't able to attend, you can watch several events on C-SPAN's Book TV

Wisconsin Book Festival is a year-round series of events, so we have plenty more author events to round out 2018.


October 16, 7PM | Go Big Read: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan | Memorial Union, Shannon Hall
October 16, 7PM | Virgin Wander by Leif Enger | Central Library, Room 302
October 26, 7PM | We Can't Breathe by Jabri Asim | Central Library, Room 301 & 302
November 12, 7PM | The Library Book by Susan Orlean | Central Library, Madison Room
November 14, 6PM | The Splendor Before the Dark by Margaret George | A Room of One's Own
December 1, 10AM | The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett | Central Library, Children's Section
December 5, 7PM | Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve Ewing | Centra Library, Madison Room

View the full schedule at wisconsinbookfestival.org

Wisconsin Book Festival

Funding & Support

The Wisconsin Book Festival is hosted by Madison Public Library in partnership with Madison Public Library Foundation.

Festival sponsors make this event possible through their private support. 2018 Wisconsin Book Festival sponsors include: Signature Sponsor Marvin J. Levy; Festival Sponsors American Girl’s Fund for Children, The Bass Family, Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries and UW-Madison Memorial Library, Nimick Forbesway Foundation, Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, and Wisconsin Humanities Council; Contributing Sponsors Capitol Lakes, Tana Elias & Andrew Clarkowski, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Nancy Pandhi & Alex Young, Stafford Rosenbaum, University Research Park, and Cheryl Rosen Weston; and Event Supporter Alliant Energy Foundation. 

In-kind donations from Park Hotel and Media Partners Isthmus and Wisconsin Public Radio also provide festival support.

Learn more about funding for the festival at wisconsinbookfestival.org/give

Oct 10, 2018