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.



Join Us for the Upcoming 2016 Book Festival

The 2015 18th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival was a great success and we are currently making plans for our 2016 festival. Stay tuned for details. 

We've Added a Day Dedicated to Children and Young Adults

Utah Humanities is pleased to announce that, for the second year, we will add a day to our annual Book Festival that is entirely dedicated to literature for children and young adults.

We will update this page as the 2016 event begins to take shape, so check back often.

Utah has become a hot spot for authors and publishers of these genres while the readership for these books has exploded in the state in recent years. As such, we thought it fitting to offer a day where young readers and their families can meet and interact with the people producing their favorite books and participate in programs and activities while also offering authors and publishers a place to collectively promote and sell their work. We hope you are able to join us!

If you are a children's or YA author or publisher and you are interested in being part of this day, you can download the registration forms here.

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: Greg Newbold, gregnewbold.com

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