The 2020 Ohioana Book Festival is a Wrap!

September 1, 2020

The 14th annual (and 1st virtual) Ohioana Book Festival is now history!

Thank you to everyone who played a part in making it happen: our sponsors, especially Presenting Sponsor, Ohio Humanities; major sponsors the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Reinberger Foundation, Honda of America, Mfg. Co., Inc., the Tom E. Dailey Foundation Inc., the State Library of Ohio and the Institute of Museum & Library Services, Ohio Arts Council, Ariel Corporation, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital; media sponsors and partners The Columbus Dispatch, CD102.5, MGN, and WCBE 90.5 FM; promotional partners Gateway Film Center and Johnson’s Real Ice Cream; and our many outreach partners around the state. Special thanks to our festival host Columbus Metropolitan Library. And our official bookseller, The Book Loft of German Village – remember you can still buy books of all the festival authors through the end of September at !

Most of all, thanks to the authors and every reader who tuned in this weekend. This event was created for you, and we hope you had a great time, even in this unusual format. All the live programs the past weekend were recorded, and will be added to all the previously recorded programs so that the complete festival will soon be available via our website. Keep watching our social media for details!

And mark your calendars now for the 15th anniversary Ohioana Book Festival, set for Saturday, April 24, 2021. We hope to see you “live” back at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library! Stay safe until then.