Iowa City Book Festival this weekend – Most Free!

The Iowa City Book Festival is a three-day celebration of books, reading and writing, presented by the University of Iowa Libraries on July 15, 16 and 17.

The Book Festival will begin on Friday with an author dinner in the Main Library. Saturday is festival day in Gibson Square with booksellers, music, children’s activities, food vendors, book arts demonstrations and readings and panel discussions. Sunday will be “A Day in the City of Literature.” Local businesses of all kinds throughout Iowa City will participate with readings, special activities all day.

All activities except the author dinner on Friday evening are free.  See a complete schedcule online (