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Everything you Need to Know


Watch the video at the left for all details about area road construction, parking, shuttle services, and Festival logistics. NOTE: Ticket sales for food events have ended.

These helpful suggestions can get you ready to participate in sharing an excellent Festival with our presenters, moderators, and all participants.


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.



What is the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book?

Held in beautiful Harbor Springs, Michigan, the Festival 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!



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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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  • 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