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The Deep Valley Book Festival gets its name from the setting of the beloved Betsy-Tacy children’s books written by Mankato-born author Maud Hart Lovelace.

The Deep Valley Book Festival connects readers and writers in a celebration of literature and literacy. This FREE family event brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture.


The festival features dozens of authors, illustrators, publishers, literary organizations, and hundreds of books!

Visit with a favorite author or meet a new one, have your book signed, or listen to authors talk about their works. The festival features programs, workshops, speakers, or panel discussions, book giveaways, and more.​​​


The Deep Valley Book Festival is organized by an all-volunteer committee of local writers, publishers, and book lovers.

Deep Valley Book Festival

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