Harbor Springs Library

Open to the Public Since 1894

206 S. Spring St.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740


The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Harbor Springs Festival of the Book has been canceled. They look forward to returning in 2021.


The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is a three-day event held in various venues around downtown Harbor Springs in which authors from around the world converge to offer workshops, readings, and discussions. 


We are pleased to be serving as a venue for the festival and look forward to our community's literary inundation!


In preparation for the festival, we've created a shelf of authors coming to the HSFOTB this year. Click here to see which books we have available. 


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Here is last year's schedule of events held at the Harbor Springs Library:


Friday, 9/30  

2:30pm – 3:30pm

In Conversation

Matthew Sweeney and Thomas Lynch


Saturday, 10/1

10am – 12pm

Please note, each reading and activity lasts 30 minutes.

Children’s Picture Book Readings / Activities 

  • 10am - Deborah Diesen: Catch a Kiss
  • 10:30am – Lynne Rae Perkins (Newbery Award Winning Author): Frank and Lucky Get Schooled 
  • 11am - Deb Pilutti:  Bear and Squirrel are Friends...Yes Really!
  • 11:30am - Laurie Keller: We are Growing!


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Middle Grade Fiction: Life’s Big Questions Moderator: Sara Grochowski

Fast paced stories for the middle grade reader (8-12years) featuring compelling characters dealing with real world issues.

Alison DeCamp, Dan Gemeinhart, Tricia Springstubb


3:00pm – 4:00pm

Young Adult Fiction: Smells Like Teen Spirit! Moderator: Kate Bassett

Unconventional love stories that offer plenty of laughs, thrills and chills for teen readers.

Elle Cosimano, Ashley Elston, Lance Rubin, Sara Zarr


Sunday, 10/2

10:30am - 11:30am

Young Adult Fiction: Strength and Struggle Moderator: Sara Grochowski

Characters growing towards adulthood and influencing their own destinies.

Bryan Bliss, Martha Brockenbrough, Megan Miranda, Brenna Yovanoff


12 pm-1pm

Fiction: A Lens on the Past Moderator: Dan Poppick
Historical events and real figures from history brought to life in novels that evoke a time and place.
Luke Davies, Stewart O'Nan, Jim Shepard

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Harbor Springs Library
206 S. Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Phone: 231.526.2531

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