Who we are

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

What's in a name?


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, day-long festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture.

The Deep Valley Book 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. This FREE family event features a full day of programs, speakers, panel discussions, Minnesota Authors from the Past, food, children’s activities, drawings and door prizes, YWAC awards and more.

The Festival provides readers the chance to interact with their favorite authors and meet new ones. Authors will sign their books, which will be for sale at the festival.

This is the largest literary festival of it's kind in Southern Minnesota!

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