The Iowa City Book Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City is one of just 28 Cities of Literature in the world, and the Iowa City Book Festival celebrates books and writing by leveraging the unique mix of local resources that helped to earn that designation.


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The Graduate Hotel Iowa City

The Graduate Iowa City is the official hotel of the Iowa City Book Festival. A block of discounted rooms has been reserved for festival attendees. Please click for more information. Reservations must be made by Sept. 6, 2019.

Take our 2018 ICBF attendee survey

Did you attend this year’s Iowa City Book Festival? Please let us know how we did. We use feedback to be sure we keep things that work and improve things that don’t (though, sadly, we have no control over the weather). You can find the survey here: