Capitol Building to host fifth annual Kansas Book Festival

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback and the Kansas Book Festival announced Thursday that the fifth annual Book Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival will be held at the Kansas Capitol Building in Topeka.

“Our mission is to promote literacy and encourage a life-long love of reading,” said First Lady Mary Brownback.

Brownback says that the festival is key if they want to accomplish that mission. In efforts to make the festival a success, current and former authors will be in attendance. Over 30 authors are set to speak at the festival with the hopes of reinforcing the importance of reading.

“We have a great lineup assembled of locally and nationally known authors and illustrators that everyone will enjoy,” said Brownback.

Headlining the event will be University of Kansas alumna Sara Paretsky, who’s newest mystery novel “Brush Back” will hit the shelves July 28.

The event is free and open to the public. Last year around 2,000 people attended.

For the full list of authors that will be present please visit

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