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SD Festival of Books

Premiere Literary Event

As South Dakota's premier annual literary event, held each fall, the South Dakota Festival of Books draws around 4,000 attendees and showcases more than 50 distinguished authors, scholars, and publishers. Attendees and speakers participate in panels, workshops and readings.

The 2017 Festival was held Sept. 21-24 in Deadwood, Rapid City, Lead and Sturgis. The 2018 event will be held in Brookings and Sioux Falls. 

One Book South Dakota and the One Book author are central to the festival. We choose one book each year to promote reading and conversation across the state. Local groups and organizations can host a One Book South Dakota discussion.

Most Festival events are free, but each year there are a handful of ticketed events that can be purchased on our website. 

If you have any questions, please contact info@sdhumanities.org or call 605-688-6113.