REPEATING HISTORY:  Save the date for the 2018 History Book Festival - September 28th & 29th

Photos from the 2017 History Book Festival courtesy of Ron Collins and Marta Nammack. THANK YOU!

In case you missed it, here's a copy of the program from our Keynote!

Click for Saturday, October 7th schedule of presentations and

Click for entire October 7, 2017 program book

The “First Town in the First State” is home of the nation’s first History Book Festival!

Welcome to the site of the first-ever book festival in the US devoted exclusively to the history of everything.

If you’ve ever been to a book festival, you know what a fun and enriching experience it is. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat.

How much of a treat? Here's a brief recap of our inaugural festival, which was held in October 2017.

First, the History Book Festival kicked off with a fascinating keynote by James Swanson, the New York Times best-selling author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, a gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters.

The following day, various Lewes venues hosted best-selling authors of historical fiction and non-fiction from all over the country who shared their insights, talked about their books, and answered questions. Book lovers were able to purchase books and have them signed by their favorite authors at the events and at Lewes Public Library. Our inaugural event brought around 1,000 attendees out to our keynote and the various author talks around town and was well-received by our presenting authors and by our local community!

This is a singular experience for people who love to read and love history about everything. Our inaugural topics included jazz, pirates, war, art, and the law. We are excited to make...and relive...history in Lewes and we invite you to be a part of it!


Thank you to the following lead sponsors for their support of the History Book Festival this year!