20th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival


This year's 20th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival. The Park City Library is excited to host four events in partnership with Utah Humanities, Dolly's Bookstore, Friends of the Park City Library, and Candlewick Press. The festival has become Utah’s signature literary event. Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, literary events at locations throughout Utah. For all festival events, visit: utahhumanities.org.

There will be multiple author talks throughout the festival.  On September 14th at 6:30pm  the Park City Library will host John Day M.D., author of The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China. Dr. Day is an acclaimed cardiologist from Murray who works at Intermountain Medical Center. Dr. Day’s book highlights his conclusions from his trip to Longevity Village in China – where it’s residents live past 100 years old and free of common medical ailments that we commonly face.

Mark Sundeen will also speak at the Park City Library about his book The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America on September 23rd at 5:30pm.  The non-fiction piece that  looks at the lives of those who have unsettled. The book is claimed as “immersive journalism” about those who have craved a better existence off the grid and explores what has worked or failed. This author’s talk may particularly interest those who are interested in Park City’s goal of being Net Zero.

Bring the kids for the Author Talk with Shannon & Dean Hale authors of The Princess in Black series.  Shannon and Dean Hale are one of Utah’s favorite children’s writers! Their author talk on September 30th at 2pm celebrates their newest book in The Princess in Black series – The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate!

To round out the festival, tickets will be sold for the Friends of the Library Luncheon on October 10th, where author Jane Perkins will discuss her new book The Golden Elixir of the West: Whiskey and the Shaping of America. Jane Perkin’s was the original owner of High West Distillery. Her book highlights whiskey in the west – from the origins of the beverage to its migration East. Join the Friends of the Library for lunch - and perhaps a liquid treat! Tickets can be purchased online here or at the Library.