Grab Your Bookmarks: DSM Book Festival Returns

Clockwise from top left: Chris Bohjalian, NoViolet Bulawayo, Sarah Penner and Sequoia Nagamatsu.

The story continues for the DSM Book Festival on Saturday. Hear from some internationally acclaimed and best-selling authors, including headliners Chris Bohjalian (“The Lioness”), NoViolet Bulawayo (“Glory”), Sarah Penner (“The Lost Apothecary”) and Sequoia Nagamatsu (“How High We Go in the Dark”).

The day begins bright and early at 9 a.m. in Capital Square, 400 Locust St. Guests will be greeted by spring book and coffee pairings from Storyhouse Bookpub and Daisy Chain Coffee while musical guest Abbie Sawyer performs on the main stage. Then there’s plenty more to see and do in the packed schedule. The main event is free, but VIP tickets offer additional perks and programs to enjoy.

Throughout the event, book lovers and casual readers alike can find dozens of hands-on activities and workshops to suit their literary tastes. For other tastes, Cajun Belle, Fredrich’s Coffee, Iowa Cookie Co. and Jessen Concessions will be serving up snacks. The event wraps up at 6 p.m. ― early enough to head home and curl up with your newest signed copies.

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