Tucson Festival of Books

University Libraries and the University of Arizona Press are proud to be sponsors of the Tucson Festival of Books, Arizona's largest literary event.

University of Arizona Press Events
The UA Press is proud to have more than a dozen authors participating in this year’s event. Visit their booth (#241) for book sales and signings.

University Libraries Booth
Visit the Libraries on the Mall (booth #202) to watch our short film on the USS Arizona, and see postcards from our "Visions of the Borderlands: Myths and Realities" exhibition and selections from our new digital community archive.

iSpace Maker Party
Try out our latest tech at the Maker Party. Come by the iSpace (Science-Engineering Library) Saturday or Sunday between 12–3 p.m. You can experience virtual reality, play retro video games, explore 3D models and more.

Special Collections WWII Events
Visit Special Collections to see a temporary exhibit featuring Pearl Harbor and Japanese-American internment camp materials. The Pearl Harbor case will contain photographs, documents, shrapnel recovered from the attack site and other three dimensional objects from our USS Arizona Collection. The internment camp case will contain photographs, documents, and newspapers from camps located in Arizona, with particular emphasis on the Poston Relocation Center, the Gila River Relocation Center and the Catalina Federal Honor Camp. Of special note, a photograph album containing approximately 70 black and white images depicting men and women interned at the Poston Relocation Center will be on display. 

 You can also listen to two panels on WWII:

  • "WWII: 1941 and the USS Arizona"
    Saturday, 1 p.m.
    Featuring authors Craig Nelson and Marc Wortman, moderated by Libraries archivist Trent Purdy
  • "WII: Asking Why, Internment & the Holocaust"
    Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
    Featuring authors Peter Hayes, Richard Reeves and Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, moderated by John Kitagawa
March 11, 2017, 10:00 am to March 12, 2017, 5:00 pm