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Award-winning Independent Booksellers | Since 2001


Photo Credit: William Fletcher

Photo Credit: William Fletcher

Proudly brought to you by the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, the 2017 Harrisburg Book Festival will take place in the heart of Pennsylvania's capital at one of the nation's premier independent bookstores. Featuring an array of award-winning authors and emerging literary sensations, the festival will celebrate the vibrant literary community of Central Pennsylvania and the essential role of literature in contemporary culture. With events for all ages and reading tastes — including a keynote address by National Book Award Winner Ibram X. Kendi — the 2017 Harrisburg Book Festival will span four coffee-fueled, intellectually stimulating days, from Thursday, October 12th, through Sunday, October 15th. Special thanks to our leading sponsors, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, Messiah College School of Humanities, TheBurg Magazine and WITF-FM/TV. We'll see you at the Scholar in October!

With Special thanks...


The 2017 Harrisburg Book Festival is grateful for the many and varied contributions of our wonderful sponsors and community partners. Their commitment and support of Central Pennsylvania's literary culture is invaluable to the sustainability of the Book Festival, now celebrating its 5th year. 


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