2018 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 for book sales and signings.

University Libraries Booth  

Visit us on the Mall to watch a short film from our fall exhibition on the Reformation. Also see highlights from our current exhibition "Judith Chafee: Iconoclast".

iSpace Maker Party

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

Author Panels in Special Collections

Join us in the Reading Room in Special Collections, which is located just outside the Main Library.

Saturday
10:00–11:00 am

Exploring the Lives of Amazing People
Panelists: David N. Schwartz, Jessica Yu
Moderator: Elliott Cheu

Saturday
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Crime in Foreign Climes
Panelists: Cara Black, Walter Gragg, Iona Whishaw
Moderator: John Schaefer

Saturday
1:00–2:00 pm
Dignity and Worth: Inside the Struggle to Reclaim the Past
Panelists: Chip Colwell, Tani Sanchez 
Saturday
2:30–3:30 pm
Stories of Resistance
Panelists: Fran Leeper Buss, Katrina Jagodinsky, Oscar Martínez
Moderator: Elizabeth Kennedy
Saturday
4:00–5:00 pm
Bisbee Deportation
Panelists: Jane Botkin, Flannery Burke
Sunday
10:00–11:00 am
Finding an Agent 
Panelists: Claire Gerus, Ron Hogan, Katharine Sands
Moderator: Mary Holden
Sunday
11:30 am–12:30 pm
The Donner Party: Reality and Myth Collide
Panelist: Michael Wallis 
Sunday
1:00–2:00 pm
Race, Ethnicity, and the Civil War

Panelists: Andrew Masich, Daniel Sharfstein, Robert Sutton

Sunday
2:30–3:30 pm
Tom Miller, Hot and Cold
Panelists: Tom Miller, James Reel, Eliana Rivero
Sunday
4:00–5:00 pm
UA Library Women's Mystery Collection Lecture
Panelist: Sophie Hannah 
When
March 10, 2018, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
March 11, 2018, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm