MONTANA BOOK FESTIVAL FAQs

Hopefully this page can help answer some questions you may have for the 2018 Montana Book Festival. Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and we’d be happy to help!

What is the Montana Book Festival?

The Montana Book Festival is an annual four-day long literary festival that is held at different venues in downtown Missoula, MT. Featuring readings, panels, workshops, performances & more by wonderful northwest authors, the Montana Book Festival strives to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant, compelling forum for the literary arts that celebrates diversity. 


Which authors will be at the festival this year?

Authors attending the festival this year can be found on our “Speakers” page in our online schedule here: https://montanabookfestival2018a.sched.com/directory/speakers


What “downtown venues” will be in the festival?

Venues participating in the 2018 Montana Book Festival can be found on our “Venues” page in our online schedule here: https://montanabookfestival2018a.sched.com/

*for easier navigation based on venue, click “Filter by Venue” on the right-hand side of the schedule screen.

 

A reading will include either a single author or several authors reading excerpts from their book, followed by a discussion based on their reading. All books featured will be available for purchase at the venue and given time for signings after the discussion has concluded.

What is a “reading”?


A panel will include several authors of similar genre or topic engaging in discussion based on their books. All books featured will be available for purchase at the venue and given time for signings after the discussion has concluded.

What is a “panel”?


The annual Book Fair is a wonderful way to get to know small presses, shop for festival merchandise, peruse books and get to know some like-minded folks also attending the festival! This year’s Book Fair will also feature a Zine Fest! Zines are a great DIY-way to get new and exciting works out into the world and we’re thrilled to involve Missoula’s thriving zine community in the festival this year.

Book Fair/Zine Fest will be located at the beautiful Florence Hotel Lobby on Saturday September 29th from 10am - 4pm. We can’t wait to see you there!

What is the “Book Fair/Zine Fest”?


What a great question! Festival Buttons are sold for $15 and allow access to all events at the Montana Book Festival this year! ALL EVENTS! This button also entitles you to differing discounts at many local businesses from Sept. 27-30th.

*Buttons are not required for any events, but without a button, entry fees are $5 per event.

What is a “Festival Button”?


Where can I stay in Missoula, MT?


The Montana Book Festival runs on volunteer efforts and we’d love to have your help! Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet new people, hear inspiring readings and panels and a great way to give back to this thriving literary community. If you’d like to volunteer, please fill out this form and we’ll be in contact.

How can I get involved?