Utah Humanities Book Festival


The annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival and has become Utah’s signature literary event.

Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, free-of-charge literary events at locations throughout Utah.

Our 2016 Book Festival is a Wrap!

Our 2016 festival was a terrific success and ran from September 13th - October 29th.

As our annual statewide celebration of literature, we worked with partners in scores of Utah communities. Organizations across the state hosted hundreds of book festival events featuring both national and local authors. As always, participants engaged with authors through panel discussions, book signings, and conversations that connected both reader and writer.

Next year, we will be celebrating our book festival's 20th anniverary, so stay tuned for some exciting plans!

For more information, contact Michael McLane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801.359.9670 x104.

Artwork: Shirley Jackson. Visit her website here.

Many thanks to the Book Festival’s sponsors: the George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the R. Harold Burton Foundation, Chevron, the Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks Fund, the Utah Office of Tourism, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, The King’s English Bookshop, Weller Book Works, Catalyst, SLUG Magazine, The Enterprise, and City Weeklysponsorlogos