Winter Christmas Cookie Bake-Off Fundraiser with author Darci Hannah!

We are excited to host Darci Hannah for a discussion of her Beacon Bakeshop series and a Christmas Cookie Bake-Off to raise funds for the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival! Everyone is invited to participate! For a $10 donation anyone can taste test the cookies and vote for their favorite! Please register here as either a Baker, a Taster, or a Spectator so that we can ensure space for everyone.

Fall Author Fair Fundraiser!

The Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival team will be selling hot dog lunches and kettle corn at the Fall Author Fair at 196 E. South Boundary in Perrysburg on Sunday, September 12 from 11 am to 3 pm! Join us for a $5 lunch to support the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival and stick around to meet over 20 local authors!


We are sorry to say that the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival will not be happening on May 2, 2020. We are planning to hold the festival once everything is up and running again post-corona virus pandemic, but at this time we don’t know when that will be. Keep an eye here for updates, and please stay safe!

Author Announcement!

We have a final lineup of fabulous authors that will be joining us in Toledo, OH on Saturday, May 2 for the first ever Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival!

You can check out all of the authors here. Click on each author’s featured book to see a list of all of the books available by that author, click on the article link for each author to read an article by Melissa Warner about that author. There are more articles coming!

Also, remember that you can be part of the festival too by filling out the volunteer form here.

Join Us In Making the First Ever Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival a Smashing Success!

As we bid farewell to 2019 we are getting closer to the first ever Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival! We are almost ready to announce the author lineup and we are now accepting volunteers here:

Let us know that you are interested in helping out and we will be in contact to get everything situated!

Thank you for your interest in the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival!

Want to Help?

Were you thinking about helping plan the first ever Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival? If so we still need to fill a few Committee Chair Positions!

We are still looking for the following chairs

  • Sponsor/Organizations: Liaison for our Sponsors
  • Social Media/Technology: Manage Social Media and (if desired) our website
  • Activities: Design and Manage Activities for the teens. This is separate from the panel discussions, these are fun activities for in-between sessions
  • Raffles/Prizes/Gifts: Help plan gifts for volunteers & authors, and raffle items to help get us started on fundraising for next year!

Teens still have time to volunteer for the Teen Advisory Council too!

If you are interested in helping us out, email us at!

We Need Your Help

Now that we have an official date and location for the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival we are starting to fill our Committees, and request Sponsors, and Authors for the Festival!

We will need to raise at least $5,000 to put on the festival. This will be used to help cover travel costs, lodging, meals, administrative costs, and publicity. We are committed to making the festival free for all attendees so we are also raising funds to cover the cost for schools to bus students to the festival. If you or your business are able to help Sponsor or Donate to the festival we would truly appreciate it. You can contact us at

We also will need a lot of volunteers to help put on a great event! We are currently looking to fill the following Committees:

Click on a committee name to send us a message about your interest in helping out or with any questions you may have!

Finally, we are putting together a Teen Advisory Council to help us ensure that we are creating a worthwhile event for teens. If you are a teen that loves to read and would like to help bring authors into the area and put together worthwhile panels, email us at

We Have a Date and Location!

We apologize for the radio silence, but since we started our planning in the summer and hoped to have the Book Fest hosted at a school, we should have known that we would have to wait for school to be back in session to get things confirmed.

We are extremely excited to confirm that the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Fest will be on Saturday, May 2, 2020 and will be hosted by Toledo Public Schools at Bowsher High School (2200 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH)!

Now that we have a confirmed date and location we will be working on sending out official author submission details, sponsorship letters, and requests for committee volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, check out the About Us page (or the Submit an Author page if you are an author or publicist) and send us your information. We will need all the help we can get to pull off a fabulous first festival!