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Book lovers and avid readers will flood into Tucson this weekend to attend the annual Tucson Book Festival. During the event, readers can listen directly to their favorite authors, spend time searching for their next great book, and enjoy the Southern Arizona weather.

The two-day event is the third largest book festival in the country and has been taking place since 2009. The festival is free to the public and held on the University of Arizona campus in downtown Tucson.

Before you head out to enjoy what the festival has to offer, here’s what you need to know about this year’s Tucson Festival of Books.

Where is the 2024 Tucson Book Festival?

The Tucson Festival of Books is held on the campus of the University of Arizona at 1200 E University Blvd. on March 9 and 10, 2024, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The festival is spread across campus.

What is the schedule for the Tucson Festival of Books?

There are many events, talks and workshops at the Tucson Festival of Books. Those looking to plan their trip ahead can consult the list of presenting authors and more on the festival’s website.

How much does it cost to go to the Tucson Festival of Books?

Thanks to donations from local sponsors, events at the Tucson Festival of Books are free to the public. However, visitors must purchase tickets in advance for a few popular events.

Where do you park for the Tucson Book Festival?

For festival goers driving in, there are a few parking options. The Tucson Festival of Books website lists free parking on the UA campus in most surface lots, along with the Park Avenue and Highland garages.

Other paid parking options can be found on the festival parking map.

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