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Plan your visit FAQ’s

1. What is the Florence Festival of Books (FFOB)?
FFOB is a FREE event that welcomes anyone who loves books! When you visit, you will have the chance to meet dozens of authors and publishers and buy books. We also hope you will join us for an evening conversation with New York Times best-selling author Melody Carlson, and an author’s panel with Bill Sullivan and Bob Welch. 
2. Where and when will the FFOB take place?
The Festival will take place at the Florence Events Center on September 17 & 18, 2021. The event kicks-off at 3 p.m. on September 17 with a special panel discussion that traces “The Path from Writer to Author.”  Attendance at the panel is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This will be followed at 7 p.m. by a keynote delivered by Oregon author Melody Carlson–a best-selling novelist who won Romantic Times’s Career Achievement Award. Your chance to meet dozens of  authors and publishers comes on Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
3. Is there a charge to attend the Florence Festival of Books?
NO! Thanks to our sponsors, there is no charge to attend any of the Florence Festival of Books events. However, you will likely wish to purchase books from some of the many authors and publishers present. Both cash and credit card payments are accepted at the event. Tickets for the Melody Carlson keynote program the evening of September 17 are free, but must be reserved.  Click here to reserve your tickets today!
4. Whom do I contact for more information?
Continue to check this website for updates or contact the Florence Events Center at 541-997-1994/888-968-4086 (Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) or

Coming from outside of Florence?

Thanks to sponsoring hotels the River House Inn and the Old Town Inn right here in Florence, you can book a beautiful hotel room at a discount!

When you call to reserve your room, make sure to tell staff you are participating in the Florence Festival of Books.

How are you working to stop the spread of Covid-19?

Everyone participating in or attending the 2021 Florence Festival of Books will need to wear a face covering.  The number of authors and publishers at this year’s FFOB is also reduced to allow for additional physical distancing.  Help us keep everyone safe at this year’s event, and please don’t attend if you feel sick or have been exposed to a confirmed case of Covid-19.