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Arizona Book Festival

Overview

The Arizona Book Festival was a one day book festival coordinated by the Arizona Humanities Council in Phoenix. Initially held outdoors in the Margaret T. Hance Deck Park, it featured over a hundred authors reading and signing during the first year's event and grew consistently from there.

After five years outdoors and five more at the Carnegie Library, a new venue was needed and none was found, so the event went on hiatus. In 2009, presumably to fill the gap, the Tucson Festival of Books was launched and promptly took over with 50,000 people at its first event.

History

# Date Location Chair Guests Book Web
1 1998
7 Apr
Margaret T. Hance Deck Park
Phoenix
1
2 1999
10 Apr
Margaret T. Hance Deck Park
Phoenix
Dallas Roper Sermugard 2
3 2000
8 Apr
Margaret T. Hance Deck Park
Phoenix
4 2001
7 Apr
Margaret T. Hance Deck Park
Phoenix
5 2002
6 Apr
Margaret T. Hance Deck Park
Phoenix
3
6 2003
5 Apr
Carnegie Library
Phoenix
Dora the Explorer
7 2004
3 Apr
Carnegie Library
Phoenix
8 2005
2 Apr
Carnegie Library
Phoenix
9 2006
1 Apr
Carnegie Library
Phoenix
10 2007
14 Apr
Carnegie Library
Phoenix

Notes

  1. Attendance for Arizona Book Festival 1 was 3,000.
  2. Attendance for Arizona Book Festival 2 was 9,000.
  3. Attendance for Arizona Book Festival 5 was 14,000.


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