2022 Harrisburg Book Festival

1302 N. Third St.,
Harrisburg, PA
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  • Dates: October 19, 2022 - October 23, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
  • Price: Free
The Harrisburg Book Festival is back in-person! The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is proud to host the 10th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival this October. Featuring award-winning and bestselling authors, an outdoor tent sale, children’s day, blind-date-with-a-book, book signings, and the grand opening of our new collectibles building, the Harrisburg Book Festival is a five-day annual celebration that promotes the power of storytelling in our city.
All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
The book festival has attracted some of the top authors in the country to make appearances in Harrisburg, such as:
• Ross Gay, award-winning poet
• Peniel Joseph, renowned historian
• Kate Baer, #1 NYT bestselling poet
• Nora McInerny, renowned podcast host
• Joshua Prager, Pulitzer Prize finalist
• Jill Filipovic, international journalist
• Lauren Castillo, Caldecott Honor-winning children's illustrator
• Kimi Cunningham Grant, bestselling author
• Richard Chizmar, NYT bestselling author
• Steven Williams, local author
Visit for all the details, including this year's authors.
The Harrisburg Book Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our wonderful sponsors and community partners. Across Central Pennsylvania, these media organizations, businesses, and universities have demonstrated their commitment to — and support of — reading and the literary arts. Thank you to the following organization and business!
Messiah University School of Arts, Culture, and Society, Millersville University College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, AAUW Harrisburg, Susquehanna University Department of English and Creative Writing, Elizabethtown College Department of English and Creative Writing, Lebanon Valley College Department of English and Creative Writing, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, UPMC Pinnacle, The Millworks, WITF, and HACC.