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Thank You!

The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book would like to extend a special thank you to every presenter, attendee, volunteer, and sponsor. The 2018 event was an amazing and magical weekend of celebrating the culture of books in a beautiful part of the world.

Save the Dates for the 2019 Festival, September 27-29!


The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, held in beautiful Harbor Springs, Michigan, is a three-day celebration of readers, writers, books, and the literary craft. Featuring nationally-published authors and illustrators across eight genres, the majority of Festival sessions are held in venues in downtown Harbor Springs and are free to the public.

Listen to what our 2018 presenters have to say about why you should consider putting the Festival on your 2019 calendar!


2018 Festival Presenters


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If you have questions, comments, or would like to be contacted about volunteer opportunities, please complete our form or contact us below. Thank you for your interest. 

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  • PHONE: 231-838-2725

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  • MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 766, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

  • office address: 160 state street, harbor springs, mi 49740



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I’ve done other book festivals, and this is one of the best! Beautiful town, passionate readers, a wide array of writers, fascinating sessions—all in a spectacular setting.
— Rene Denfeld, '18 Presenter

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Harbor Springs, Michigan is a beautiful town on Highway 119, on the north shore of Little Traverse Bay, about 1.5 hours from Traverse City, 3 hours from Grand Rapids and 4.5 hours from Detroit.

Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City and Pellston Regional Airport are the nearest airports.


Visit for information about area lodging.