Everything you need to know about the wildly popular Tucson Festival of Books is online at:
http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/. NEW this year is the ability to sign up online for tickets to the various author speakers by noon, March 13. You have to print the tickets & stand in line only 20 minutes before the event. Last year people stood in line for 2 or 3 hours to get in, so let’s hope this new system works.
There are listed all the events for those two days, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the University of Arizona mall, the numerous author listings/events, maps, how to volunteer, etc. I’ve been to every one of these festivals in the past years, and it’s a huge, fun-filled event for everyone who loves reading, books, and literacy.
Parking is free on Saturdays/Sundays on the streets on the UA campus. This event started up in Spring 2009 and has been so successful every since. There are even lots of activities for children in the Science section and all around the grassy mall, even circus performances.
One of the most fun (funnest?) events is at the closing on Sunday March 15,at 4 p.m. at Arizona Daily Star tent when their cartoonist David Fitzsimmons will hilariously moderate a literacy game show. My UA professor husband Albrecht Classen got chosen to be a game show participant on the stage last year, and his team (luckily with 2 learned librarians) won the Star’s 2 for 1 Dining Club card, which we enjoyed later.
Enjoy the 7th Annual Tucson Festival of Books!