Utah Humanities Book Festival

This year’s 20th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is Utah’s oldest and only statewide book festival. The Park City Library is excited to host four events in partnership with Utah Humanities, Dolly’s Bookstore, Friends of the Park City Library, and Candlewick Press. The festival has become Utah’s signature literary event. Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, literary events at locations throughout Utah. For all festival events, visit: http://utahhumanities.org.



Author Talk: John Day M.D., author of The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China 




9/14, 6:30 pm

Dr. Day is an acclaimed cardiologist from Murray who works at Intermountain Medical Center. Dr. Day’s book highlights his conclusions from his trip to Longevity Village in China – where it’s residents live past 100 years old and free of common medical ailments that we commonly face. After his experience, he applied the lessons he learned to his own life, where he lost 30 pounds, dropped his cholesterol and blood pressure numbers, and no longer has acid reflux and insomnia. His book shares the journey he went on.  



Author Talk: Mark Sundeen author of The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America

9/23, 5:30pm









Author, Mark Sundeen’s non-fiction piece looks at the lives of those who have unsettled. His book is claimed as “immersive journalism” about those who have craved a better existence off the grid and explores what has worked or failed. This author’s talk may particularly interest those who are interested in Park City’s goal of being Net Zero.





Author Talk: Shannon & Dean Hale authors of The Princess in Black series.

9/30, 2pm

Shannon and Dean Hale are one of Utah’s favorite children’s writers! Their author talk celebrates their newest book in The Princess in Black series –The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate! This award-winning series incorporates humor and action in chapter books for our younger readers. And the best part… the princess in these books are not your average princess in pink – the main character proves she can dress in black and still be perfect!



Friends of the Library Luncheon: Author Jane Perkins will discuss her new book The Golden Elixir of the West: Whiskey and the Shaping of America

10/10, 11am 

Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.ParkCityLibrary.org/About/Friends-of-the-Library or at the Library.

Jane Perkin’s was the original owner of High West Distillery. Her book highlights whiskey in the west – from the origins of the beverage to its migration East. Join the Friends of the Library for lunch – – and perhaps a liquid treat!

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