The first-ever Missouri Book Festival (MoBookFest) wrapped up on this date in 2022 in Washington, Mo. Featured authors included Nancy Allen, a New York Times bestselling mystery writer from the Ozarks, and Missouri historian Gary R. Kremer.

Photo credit: Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. The “community bookshelf,” as the façade of the facility’s parking garage is often called, at the Kansas City Central Library, the main downtown library in Missouri’s largest city. United States Missouri Kansas City Jackson County, 2021. -04-03. Photograph.