Founded by Nevada Humanities in 2002, The Vegas Valley Book Festival is a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word. It features authors from around the globe who participate in a full schedule of panel discussions, book signings, readings, workshops, poetry and children’s literature events, and more. The annual festival is the largest literary event in Nevada, drawing more than 10,000 attendees during the season. Over the last fifteen years, the festival has presented over 800 authors and speakers and has produced or sponsored over 500 events, sessions, readings, workshops, and book signings. The festival is free and open to the public.
The festival is sponsored in part by the City of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation, and the Black Mountain Institute. Barnes and Noble is the official bookseller for the event.