The Buckeye Book Fair

Celebrates Ohio's Influence in Literature

The annual Buckeye Book Fair is a full-day event featuring nearly 100 Ohio authors and illustrators who meet with readers and autograph copies of their latest works. Thousands of attendees from all over Ohio come to mingle, shop for books, and celebrate the joys of reading and writing.

Will Hillenbrand

Buckeye Authors' Book Fair Committee Inc. was created as a nonprofit entity in 1987 in Wooster, Ohio, with a mission to promote professional Ohio writers, illustrators, and photographers and the book industry that has invested in them and their works. The Buckeye Book Fair event is a showcase for Ohio's influence in literature and is a fundraiser for the organization and our literacy outreach.


2015 Buckeye Book Fair

Headline Authors: Tim Bowers, Sharon Draper, John Glatt, Will Hillenbrand, Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman, Great Lakes Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society, Dandi Daley Mackall & Richard Cowdrey, Betsy Snyder, Mark and Mary Willenbrink, James Alexander & Dark Rain Thom, and Cleary Wolters.

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2014 Buckeye Book Fair

Headline Authors: Dan Andreasen, Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers, Louise Borden, Tim Bowers, Ann Crile Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn, Ken Griffey Sr, Will Hillenbrand, J. Patrick Lewis, Dandi Daley Mackall & Richard Cowdrey, Dav Pilkey, and Don Thomas.

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2013 Buckeye Book Fair

Headline Authors: Mark Wayne Adams, Tim Bowers, Cinda Williams Chima, Richard Cowdrey, David FitzSimmons, Judith Fradin, Kevin Kern & Gregory Wilson, Paula McLain, C.F. Payne, Bev Shaffer, Betsy Snyder, and James Willis.

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2012 Buckeye Book Fair

Headline Authors: Jeni Britton Bauer, Regina Brett, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Will Hillenbrand, Jared Lee, J. Patrick Lewis, Dominique Moceanu, Terry Pluto, Betsy Snyder, and Joe Tait.

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29th Annual
Buckeye Book Fair
November 5, 2016
9:30 to 4:00
Fisher Auditorium Wooster, Ohio
$2 Admission
Our Sponsors

Ohio Arts Council

Wooster Book Company


D+S Distribution

Ohio Humanities Council logo

Wooster Friends of the Wayne County Public Library