Arts & Culture

Literary Arts in Springfield

Book signings, live Q&As with authors, book clubs and more are on offer to avid readers, writers and book-lovers in Springfield.

by Lucie Amberg

Sep 2023

Event at Pagination Bookshop in Springfield MO
Photo by Josh BeecherPagination Bookshop frequently holds signings and live readings with authors.

Events at Pagination Book Shop

Pagination Bookshop loves to bring in writers for events celebrating book launches. Typically, the author reads from the book, and Pagination events feature a healthy dose of Q&A and conversation, which gives them an intimate vibe. It’s also a chance to get an autographed copy of a book—a great way to level up your birthday and holiday gifts. And if you miss the event, never fear: Pagination keeps autographed copies in stock all year round.

River Pretty Writers Retreat event
Photo courtesy River Pretty Writers RetreatRiver Pretty Writers Retreat offers the opportunity for writers to share their work with others.

River Pretty Writers Retreat

The three-day River Pretty Writers Retreat is held twice each year on the North Fork of the White River. If you’re yearning to create fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction, consider registering for one of these writing events, held in the scenic environs of Dawt Mill.

Book event at Hold Fast Brewing Company.
Photo courtesy Hold Fast Brewing CompanyHold Fast Brewing Company holds Books and Brews in partnership with Pagination Bookshop.

Books and Brews at Hold Fast Brewing

Do you love books? And beer? Hold Fast Brewing, in partnership with Pagination Bookshop, has a great fit for you. It’s Books and Brews, a book club hosted at Hold Fast. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, show up to discuss the designated book. Starting on the fourth Thursday of each month, vote in Hold Fast’s polls to help select the next book.