Visit the Library at the 2017 Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson-Festival-of-Books-RoadRunner-670x423The Tucson Festival of Books is just around the corner. Come to UA Campus the weekend of March 11-12 and join us for some book joy!

As always, the Library is a proud sponsor and has a lot going on.

Browse books in our catalog by Tucson Festival of Books authors.


photo of audience at tucson festival of books author panel
Author presentation in the Library tent.

Library Tent and Nuestras Raíces Authors

Our Nuestras Raíces committee has been working hard all year to bring an astounding array of Mexican-American and Latinx authors to the Library tent. Don't miss Tim Z. Hernandez, Julissa Arce, US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos,  Álvaro Enrigue, Luis Alberto Urrea, Yuyi Morales (find out where to start with our ¡Viva Yuyi! list!), and many more!

See all author and writing events happening in the Library tent.


Author Chris Crutcher at Tucson Festival of Books 2014
Author Chris Crutcher being interviewed by local teens at Tucson Festival of Books 2014.

Teen Plaza

An entire new plaza is opening this year,  just for teens. It's the place to hear amazing writers, make cool stuff in the Teen Activity Tent, and check out an author-led writing workshop. Stop by at the Free Book Giveaway before heading over to the Teen After-Hours Party to hear your favorite local bands!


Kids doing crafts at Tucson Festival of Books
Kids doing crafts at Tucson Festival of Books

Activities for Kids and Families

Visit the Library's tent on Saturday or Sunday anytime between 11am and 3pm for a fun time with your kids.

On Saturday, your kids can search for the letters of their names on landmarks from Tucson's iconic south side, with author Alexandra Jimenez. Her book, Abecedario del Sur, inspired this fun seek-and-find event. Find out more.

On Sunday, the Library's Seed Library will help kids decorate  packets full of seeds that they can take home and plant. Find out more.


Bookmobile and Bookbike

A new look for the Bookmobile
Our newly remodeled Bookmobile

As always, our Bookmobile and Bookbike will make their way over to UA Mall and join the festivities.

While supplies last, pick up a free book from the Bookbike.

Bring your library card to check out items from the Bookmobile, which has recently been remodeled and now has wifi and laptops!


Meet Writers-in-Residence at the Bookmobile Too

The Library's popular Writers-in-Residence program returns in March. Come meet this year's writers at the Festival!

Sunday, March 12, 10am-1pm

Lili DeBarbieri is an international freelance writer and author of nonfiction and children’s books. Marge Pellegrino is a children’s writer and writing coach who facilitated the Word Journeys program at the Library for 12 years.

Stop by the Bookmobile and say hi!

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