Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fort Myers Regional Library Campus 1651 Lee St, Fort Myers, FL
239-479-INFO | 4636
Presented by the Lee County Library System

Priceless family time!
Attend and find out why 60% of the attendees are repeat attendees and why 99% of attendees rated the overall festival as excellent or good!

The Southwest Florida Reading Festival is the area's premier literary event! This free, annual festival incites a passion for reading. The festival’s allure is the annual line-up of nationally acclaimed best-selling authors for adults, children, and all reading interests. The festival has hosted literary celebrities like David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, Erik Larson, Nelson DeMille, James Grippando, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Linda Fairstein, Dennis Lehane, Carl Hiaasen, R.L. Stein, Jeff Kinney and Ridley Pearson to name a few. The festival was recently named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast United States by the Southeast Tourism Society!

The authors give presentations, take questions from the audience and sign books for fans. In addition to the superstar authors there are arts and craft activities, a book for every child, the Lee County Teachers of English 2018 Aspiring Author Awards and e-library demonstrations. Thousands of adults and children will celebrate the power of reading and learn about the latest and greatest in books and accessories.

You won’t want to miss this exciting and fun day! Complete author information, schedules of activities, directions to the event and more are available at or call 239-479-INFO|4636.



Bus Parking, Multilingual Services Available, Multilingual Staff

Average Visit Time

Full day

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Handicapped Parking, Raised Toilets, Wheelchair-friendly