Show Your Support for the Festival

Amy signing at WBF event

One of the things that makes the Wisconsin Book Festival such a successful Madison tradition is that all events are FREE and available to the public! Nearly half the festival's annual budget of $250,000 is raised through private donations. The festival is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, so all gifts are tax-deductible.

This season, we are offering a combination of virtual and in-person author events to help festival-goers stay socially connected in whatever format they prefer. Please consider purchasing a membership for yourself or a book lover in your life to help us keep these valuable online programs going strong.

There are two ways you can help:

Become a Member

Make a gift of $100 or more to become a festival member. In addition to free access to live-streamed events, members will receive:

  • placement on the priority email list for news and updates
  • a 10% discount on WBF books purchased through A Room of One's Own Bookstore on the day of the event 
  • the option to purchase a pre-signed book online in advance of select author talks
  • an invitation to an exclusive live-streamed festival schedule launch “party” in the fall

Become a Benefactor

Our Book Fest Benefactor program is reserved for those who want to make a greater individual commitment to the festival. With any gift of $1,000 or more, the benefits are the same as those for members, but you’ll be recognized on the festival website.

Sign on as a Corporate Sponsor

Angela speaking at WBF event

There's so much that goes into creating free, year-round author programs, and we couldn't do it without our corporate sponsors! Sponsors receive member benefits, plus recognition on the festival website and onscreen before and after live-streamed festival programs.
Join the community of readers, businesses and organizations committed to supporting free, public events all year long. Email to become a festival sponsor.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

See sponsor benefits and levels for 2022.

Our sponsors help us present a vibrant literary festival annually. The following are confirmed sponsors for the 2022 festival year.

Hear from a Corporate Sponsor

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company President Eliot Butler shared why Great Dane invests in the Wisconson Book Festival.