Call for “Human Books” for Living Library

Real people serve as “books,” share unique stories, talents, backgrounds, and perspectives

Poudre River Public Library District is seeking members of the community to join our Living Library project, and be part of a collection of diverse people who will share individual stories, talents, and experiences with small groups of “readers” during a special event on April 25, 2020 at Old Town Library.

Individuals interested in serving as a book and sharing their story should contact Audrey, the District’s Volunteer Manager, at (970) 221-6183 by April 1, 2020.

People serving as a living book will be asked to meet with a small group of community members – or, readers – during the April special event for informal conversations around their individual story. It’s an opportunity for the community to engage in discussion and meet unique people.

“Our Living Library Project is an effort to build community connections, foster dialogue, and give people an opportunity to meet and learn from someone they might not otherwise have had a chance to meet,” says David Slivken, executive director, Poudre River Public Library District.

The deadline to volunteer to be a living book is April 1, 2020. Sign up to participate as a “reader” will begin in April where you can browse the books and put one on hold. The special Living Library Book Fair event will be held April 25 at Old Town Library.  

Please Take Our Event Survey

Thank you for attending Food for Thought! We hope you enjoyed the festival.

We’d greatly appreciate it if you could take five minutes to fill out our online event survey. Your comments help us with planning next year’s event. The survey is completely anonymous and information collected is confidential and used solely for future grant proposals and grant reporting. Grants and sponsorships allow us to offer the Book Fest to you free of charge.

Link to survey:

The online survey will be available through November 19. Thank you!

Fort Collins Foodie Walk + FoCo Book Fest

The third Friday of the month is coming up and that means it’s time for Fort Collins Foodie Walk.

We’re excited to be part of the monthly food celebration with author and presenter “pop-ups” at various locations including Savory Spice Shop and The Cupboard.

Check out the schedule of Book Fest-related presentations and book signings happening at the Foodie Walk and enjoy all the fun meeting-and-eating this Friday, 10/18 from 5-8pm.

Odell Brewing Taproom Takeover

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 18 from 3-8pm and join us at Odell Brewing for a FoCo Book Fest Taproom Takeover!  $1 from every pint sold that night will benefit the Book Fest — which means we can keep bringing amazing authors and presenters each year at no cost to you.

Plus, from 5-6pm Book Fest authors Jereme Zimmerman (Brew Beer Like a Yeti) and Christina Marie (Cooking with Beer in Colorado) will be signing copies of their books (sales onsite hosted by Old Firehouse Books).


Preview the Complete Book Fest Program

The complete Book Fest program is now online. Printed programs will be available at all Fort Collins Book Fest venues on the day of the festival and at other select locations throughout Old Town. All Poudre River Public Libraries locations will have printed programs available ahead of the festival.

You can download a web copy of the entire two-day program (PDF) and the Saturday schedule grid (PDF). 

Visit the 2019 Book Fest Program page for additional options, including a Quick Guide for Saturday’s schedule (excluding writing workshops and FoCo Writers Read).

FoCo Writers Read Lineup and Schedule Announced

More than 20 local authors will be reading from their work during the Fort Collins Book Fest. The “FoCo Writers Read” event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11AM – 4PM at the Art Lab Fort Collins.

Take a look at the amazing lineup of writers and the schedule of readings.

Thank you to Kristin Owens, Eleanor Shelton, and Northern Colorado Writers for hosting this event. Support local writers!