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The Iowa City Book Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City is one of just six 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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2013 Book Festival readings and discussions available online

Several of the 2013 Book Festival readings and panel discussions are now available on the City Channel 4 website and the Iowa City Public Library channel website. Visit City Channel 4 to stream readings by: Madeline Roemig Bendorf (Growing up in Amana), Alexander Maksik (You Deserve Nothing), Anthony Marra (A Constellation of Vital Phenomena), Bennett […]

Transportation and Parking at the Book Festival

Buses: Iowa City Transit maps and schedules Coralville Transit maps and schedules Nearby Garages: Dubuque Street Garage (220 S. Dubuque Street) One block south of the Public Library. First hour free, $1 per hour for each additional hour. Capitol Street Garage (Burlington & Capitol Street) Adjoins Old Capitol Town Center. First hour free, $1 per […]