When we read our favorite books for the first time, the senses heighten, and the heart and mind open. The spirit soars and the imagination surges, as the story leaps from the confines of the page and into our consciousness. Our world changes forever because of the unparalleled and sometimes transformative power of the book.

In a singular celebration of literature, the first-ever Missouri Book Festival will bring our region’s most exciting and emblematic stories to life. The festival will highlight regional history, food, music, sports, art, and more through interactive programs presented by Missouri authors. These events will engage and entertain attendees, who will discover reading as both the connection to endless subjects and the ultimate catalyst of our imagination.

A literary event like no other, MoBookFest will spark passion for reading while inspiring future generations of Missourians to become lifelong learners.