Ashland Book Festival

Saturday September 20, 10 am - 4 pm

Our Mission

The Ashland Book and Author Festival is a celebration of books and book-related arts, all showcased within the Hannon Library’s beautiful architecture — located in the heart of Southern Oregon University's campus. Many facets of the community are brought together for this event, including authors of all genres, publishers, artists, and booksellers. Special interest is given to works on Southern Oregon topics by local and non-local authors. Enjoy presentations, exhibits, book signings, and more!

Our History

The Ashland Book and Author Festival is an annual literary event that takes place at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. Created by Hannon Library and the Friends of Hannon Library, the first festival took place on June 23, 2012. Nearly 100 authors, book sellers, publishers, and artists from Southern Oregon came together for a day of discussion, collaboration, and celebration. The book fest is now returning for its third consecutive year, to be held on September 20, 2014.


Pictures from the 2012 Ashland Book Festival



Pictures from the 2012 Ashland Book Festival



The Friends of Hannon Library are proud sponsors of the Ashland Book and Author Festival, but the Friends support Hannon Library all year long by purchasing library materials and organizing community events. New members are always welcome, so join today and start enjoying the many resources of Hannon Library.