NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

and year round


Richard Russo at Lunch for Libraries 2017Help us make it happen!


There is a lot that goes into creating a 4-day festival featuring more than 50 authors.  Join the community of readers, booklovers, and enthusiastic supporters who have helped make a difference in putting on this year's festival.  Please consider making a donation today to help keep the Wisconsin Book Festival a vital part of Madison this year and for years to come.  Simply note that your donation is in support of the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Click here to see sponsor benefits and levels.

Our many sponsors help us put on a vibrant literary festival each year. Confirmed sponsors for the 2017-2018 festival year include: 

  • Festival Sponsors: Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries, UW-Madison Memorial Library

  • Contributing Sponsors: Capitol Lakes,The Edgewater, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., MG&E, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, University Research Park

  • Event Supporters: A Room of One's Own, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Madison Arts Commission

  • Inkind Sponsors: Cricket Design Works, Isthmus, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Recently, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company President Eliot Butler shared why Great Dane invests in the Wisconson Book Festival.

We also invite individuals and families to invest in the festival through our new Book Fest Benefactors program. By contributing $1,000 or more, individuals will underwrite programs during the festival on November 2-5, 2017, as well as book programs all year long from July 2017 through June 2018. Book Fest Benefactors are eligible for special benefits:

-  Reserved seating at author events year-round
-  Complimentary foundation fundraiser ticket(s)
-  Invitation to private Book Fest author reception
-  Recognition on website

We'd like to recognize our 2017 benefactors:

Cheryl Weston Rosen, Marnie & Chuck Hulan, Anne M. Lucke, Tana Elias & Andrew Clarkowski, and William & Leah Sandholm.

For more information on how to become a Book Fest Benefactor, contact Jenni Collins at

201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703


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