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Utah Humanities Book Festival

  • Silver Lake Lodge Deer Valley 7600 Royal Street Park City, UT, 84060 United States (map)
Utah Humanities Book Festival

This year's 20th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival and has become Utah’s signature literary event. Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, free-of-charge literary events at locations throughout Utah.

Join Park City Friends of the Library at their annual luncheon. This year’s guest author is High West Distillery co-founder Jane Perkins, who will discuss her new book The Golden Elixir of the West: Whiskey and the Shaping of America. Tickets are $36 in advance and can be purchased at

An insider's look at the iconic drink and its role in shaping the American West. Distilleries are the new microbreweries, cropping up all over the West and producing brands that emulate the predecessors that were made in copper stills by emigrants and served in saloons and dance halls. This history of the spirit and its origins and migration across the country—and its place in shaping the West—celebrates the story of the golden elixir through first-hand accounts, evocative photographs, and historic cocktail recipes.

Jane Prerkins founded High West distillery in 2008 with her husband David. They have lived in Park City since 2004.

The annual Utah Humanities Book Festival now spans two full months each September and October. We've grown to 122 events in 16 communities, and consistently feature over 100 authors.  

Learn more about the Festival here. 

Earlier Event: October 8
Thriller - Odyssey Dance Theatre
Later Event: October 11
Park City Farmers Market