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Great turnout at the 10th annual Ann Arbor Book Festival, June 19-21, 2014! Can’t wait for the 11th festival? Stay tuned for 2015 dates. Many thanks to volunteer Madison Cruz for taking beautiful photos of the Street Fair! Click to see more.

Our Focus

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Reading

Reading is a solitary act, but can lead to great connections to those around you. The Ann Arbor Book Festival provides a springboard to community discussions about reading and books through activities.

Writing

All books, poems, songs, plays begin with the exacting and thrilling art of writing. The Ann Arbor Book Festival is committed to encouraging folks to pick up their pens and write.

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Literacy

Literacy is an important commitment of the Ann Arbor Book Festival. For more information about literacy efforts in the Ann Arbor area, please visit the Washtenaw Literacy Website.

Recent News

Ann Arbor Book Festival covered in the Current!

This year’s festival offers a glimpse at new trends in book culture in Ann Arbor. by Russ Brakefield The demise of Borders is not a new story, nor is the recent revitalization of independent book culture in Ann Arbor and across the country. According to the American Booksellers Association, over forty-one independent bookstores opened nationally […]

Mardi Jo Link spotlighted in MLive writeup!

Check out MLive’s lovely writeup of Mardi Jo Link, bestselling author of Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm and keynote speaker at this year’s AABF Writer’s Conference!

Registration is Now OPEN for the 2014 Writer’s Conference!

The Ann Arbor Book Festival is pleased to bring another dynamic Writer’s Conference to the community. This will be a full-day experience where attendees can hone their skills in sessions led by a noted group of writers and instructors. These teachers have very impressive resumes and are excited to bring you their expertise and share […]

Street Fair Exhibitor Applications – Open Until May 15!

The Ann Arbor Book Festival Street Fair is designed to celebrate the literary culture of our region by connecting the community with resources that support the written word. We seek to present a diverse and dynamic sampling of programs, organizations, authors and others who are passionate about the value of books, writing, and reading in […]