Florence Festival of Books

The Florence Festival of Books is an exciting celebration of reading featuring more than 70 authors and 10 publishers. This festive two-day event is held every September on the FEC flat floor. The book fair is free and open to the public, and a special ticketed guest author lecture is often part of the weekend.  

Friday Activities: Learn from Renowned Authors

The festival of books begins on Friday afternoon with a panel discussion featuring renowned authors and publishers who focus on one writing or publishing topic. Friday evening features a well-known keynote speaker. Past notables have included Bob Welch, Jane Kirkpatrick, Amy Stewart, and Philip Margolin. 

Saturday Activities: Hear the Stories Behind the Stories

On Saturday, the book fair fills the venue’s nearly 8000 square-foot flat floor with authors and publishers ready to meet and greet you and describe, sign, and sell books. It is a fantastic time to hear the stories behind the stories and pick up some excellent new reads. And if you are an aspiring author, a chance to pitch an idea or manuscript to a publisher.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Florence Festival of Books would not be all that it is without the support of our gracious sponsors. Some of our more recent sponsors include Oregon Pacific Bank, Rotary Club of Florence, Siuslaw Public Library District, Central Coast Disposal, Siuslaw News, Coast Radio, and River House Inn. For a complete list of our 2019 sponsors, you can visit the Florence Festival of Books website

Festival of Books 10th Year Celebration

The 2020 Festival of Books was canceled due to COVID-19. However, we look to return in 2021 better than ever and ready to celebrate the festival’s 10th year! The planned dates are September 17 and 18. 

For updated information and daily schedules for the festival, go to www.FlorenceFestivalofBooks.org.

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Florence, OR 97439


Formerly known as Friends of the Florence Events Center.