Participate

Make a Contribution!

We deeply appreciate any and all contributions to help keep the Mississippi Book Festival and its programming FREE and open to the public. Donations at any level from readers like you are vital to our continued success. Celebrate and spread the love of reading and good writing with a donation through our fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of Mississippi.

Make a contribution here.


Be a Funder!

The Mississippi Book Festival and its programming are made possible through the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations, and partners. Funders help keep the annual event and non-festival activities FREE and open to the public. Benefactors help us: bring books to life for children in low-income schools, champion Mississippi’s public libraries, and connect authors and readers at events. We welcome your support through our fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of Mississippi.

Download the Prospectus2022 Funder Opportunities, and 2022 Funder Pledge Form today and join us in making this year’s festival the best ever!


Become a Volunteer!

Volunteers are the power source behind the Mississippi Book Festival. Volunteer opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, from greeting guests at the gates and ensuring rooms are ready for panels, to pointing guests in the right direction on the Capitol grounds.

Options include:

  • PRE-EVENT
  • AUTHOR HOSPITALITY
  • KICK-OFF EVENT
  • KIDNOTE
  • SPECIAL EVENTS
  • SET UP
  • INFORMATION TENT
  • CHECK-IN
  • BOOK SIGNING TENT
  • CLEAN UP

Sign up is easy! Simply click HERE and choose a day to help, an available task, and a time slot. We begin on Wednesday, August 17 and end on Saturday, August 20.



Join as an Exhibitor!

The Mississippi Book Festival offers an exceptional opportunity for individuals, retailers, organizations, and vendors to sell or distribute books, goods, information or food. Potential exhibitors may apply as follows:

  • * AUTHORS (self-published and/or published) are welcome in Authors Alley — a large exhibitor tent with tables at the heart of the festival. Please note: Official Panelist authors are not included in this space.
  • * BOOKSELLERS are showcased at the center of the festival in Booksellers Row, conveniently located along Mississippi Street directly across from the Book Signings Tent.
  • * ORGANIZATIONS (non-profit, government, charitable) have it made in the shade with provided tent space and table in the Community Lawn on the Capitol grounds. Please note: No sales are allowed in this area.
  • * FOOD VENDORS are essential in the festival’s Food Truck and Pavilion area.

* We are officially sold out!

Check out the Exhibitor overview hereFor more information, please reach out by email.