Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2019 and 2020)

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4 Events Found in Ohio

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Books by the Banks Books by the Banks
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Website: Books by the Banks


More than 5,000 people and more than 150 authors made the 2015 Books by the Banks book festival our biggest year yet. Our planning teams are already getting ready for 2016. But first, take a look back at what people had to say about our most recent festival. We hope you had as much as fun as they did. See you in 2016!

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Dayton Book Expo Dayton Book Expo
David H. Ponitz Conference Center Sinclair, Community College Great Hall, Dayton, Ohio

Date: April 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Dayton Book Expo
Phone: 888-802-1802


Hundreds of book lovers will convene at the Dayton Book Expo. The all-day event includes panel discussions for aspiring authors, activities for children in the Kidz Zone and book signings! The event is free and open to the public.

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Ohioana Book Festival Ohioana Book Festival
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio

Hosted by: The Ohioana Library Association
Date: April 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Ohioana Book Festival
Phone: 614.466.3831


Since its inception in 2007, the Ohioana Book Festival has given readers the opportunity to connect with their favorite Ohio writers. Held each spring, the Festival welcomes roughly 100 authors and more than 3,000 visitors every year.

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University Spring Literary Festival University Spring Literary Festival
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Date: April 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: University Spring Literary Festival


Since 1986, The Spring Literary Festival has featured some of the world's finest, most distinguished writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The three-day festival is held in May on the Ohio University main campus in Athens, OH.

The festival is sponsored by the Creative Writing program in the English Department and is generously funded by the College of Arts & Sciences. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public.

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