Arizona's largest book festival starts tomorrow - Tucson News Now

Arizona's largest book festival starts tomorrow

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Another big event at the U of A kicks off tomorrow.  It's the fifth annual Tucson Festival of Books. 

Organizers call it a literacy circus, thousands of books and a chance to connect to the author behind them. 

Tents are covering the U of A Mall and today vendors will be putting the finishing touches before the big day tomorrow.

The Festival of Books is the fourth largest in the country and biggest book festival in Arizona.  Organizers say there is a little something for everyone, from kids to adults alike.

About five thousand books will be given away and over 400 authors will attend the two day event. 

The main goal of the festival is to improve literacy in the community especially among children.

"We are able then to donate all our proceeds back to organizations to support literacy enhancements last year, we gave $200,000 back to the community," said March Euler, Festival director. 

The Festival of Books starts tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and continues through Sunday. 

The Festival also has an app, you can check out more information at www.tucsonnewsnow.com.

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