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The Wisconsin Book Festival is Wisconsin’s premier literary event, drawing 12,000-15,000 people for four days of author events. As the State Capitol and home to the University of Wisconsin, Madison boasts an engaged and active literary community who have shown a dedication to supporting great author programming.
The Madison Public Library is committed to ensuring that all Wisconsin Book Festival events are free and open to the public and hosts the Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series throughout the year as a way of generating awareness about the festival and solidifying author programming in the community.
Book genres include Art, Poetry, Fiction, Childrens, STEM, Food, Biographies, Performances, Wisconsin Authors, and more.
A year-long series of events leading up to and out of the annual festival keeps the public engaged with book programming, and gives authors an incredible venue in Madison. Since creating the series in 2013, the Wisconsin Book Festival has hosted more than 100 events for 15,000 audience members, including evenings with Atul Gawande, Ruth Reichl, Lois Lowry, Sarah Vowell, and John Scalzi.
Check the busy event schedule here. The Madison Public Library’s Central Library is just off the Capitol Square. I-39, I-90, I-94, U.S. 12, U.S. 14, U.S. 18, U.S. 151, and Highways 30 and 113 all bring you to our capital city. U.S. 151/Washington Avenue brings you closest!
Wisconsin Book Festival Address:
Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703