The Buckeye Book Fair

Our mission is to promote Ohio authors and Ohio literacy projects.

Buckeye Authors' Book Fair Committee Inc. was created as a nonprofit entity in 1987 in Wooster, Ohio. The organization works exclusively with Ohio authors and illustrators to support literacy projects, including an annual book fair, author lectures, and teacher and student workshops.


Annual Book Fair

Will Hillenbrand

The Buckeye Book Fair presents a multi-day book festival annually in Wooster during the first week of November. The book festival features over 100 Ohio authors and illustrators and thousands of attendees come from all over Ohio come to mingle, shop for books, and celebrate the joys of reading and writing. 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.

» To receive a free copy of our printed brochure, please email your name and address to the Buckeye Book Fair director at

» More info about previous book fairs.


Notable authors who have participated in the Buckeye Book Fair include:

» Tom Batiuk, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of Funky Winkerbean

» Regina Brett, columnist at Cleveland Plain Dealer

» Harold Brown, Tuskegee Airman in WWII

» Lois McMaster Bujold, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author

» Sharon Draper, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award

» Deborah Fleming, winner of the PEN Award for Art of the Essay

» Margaret Peterson Haddix

» Angela Johnson, Coretta Scott King Award winner and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship

» John Kasich, former Ohio governor

» Kenn Kaufman, naturalist and author of the Kaufman Field Guides

» Dandi Daley Mackall, winner of the Edgar Award for Young Adult Mystery

» Mindy McGinnis, winner of the Edgar Award for Young Adult Mystery

» Dominique Moceanu, Olympic gold medalist

» Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants

» Don Thomas, NASA astronaut

» Bina Venkataraman, Editorial Page director at The Boston Globe and former advisor to the Obama White House



Literacy Projects

Bowers author visit


» Young Author Student Workshops

» Author Events & Lectures

» BBF's Literacy Awards program



Photo Album

BBF photos


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