A book festival is always an exciting vacation opportunity for anyone who loves books. What an amazing experience to combine a vacation and a wonderful book festival too. Book festivals give one a chance to hear author readings and go to author book signings. One is also able to browse the new book titles presented in the book publishers’ booths.
A book festival is a joyous experience for literary types. We can meet and mingle with other book lovers and enjoy the ambience of a few days of indulging our passion for reading.
Baltimore Book Festival
This book festival will be held September 25-27, 2009. It will be located at Mount Vernon Place, 600 Block North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. The book festival is free of charge to all visitors.
There will be author appearances, book signings, readings, and a chance to see new book titles in the publisher booths.
For more information about the Baltimore book festival go to: www.baltimorebookfestival.org.
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
This book fair will be held November 13-16, 2009 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston. At this book fair visitors will be able to get their old books appraised and see antique books, autographs, and maps. Over one hundred rare book dealers from around the world will have booths at this book fair.
For more information go to: www.bostonbookfair.com.
California International Antiquarian Book Fair
This book fair is held in February each year. In “odd” years it is held in San Francisco; in “even” years it is held in Los Angeles. For more information go to: http://www.labookfair.com.
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scotland
This book festival in Scotland is held on August 15-31, 2009. There will be author interviews, literary workshops, and debates. For more information contact: www.edbookfest.co.uk.
Hawaii Book & Music Festival
This festival is held in May of each year. For more information go to: www.hawaiibookandmusicfestival.org.
Los Angeles Times Book Festival
This festival is held in April each year. For more information go to: www.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks/
National Book Festival (Washington, DC)
This festival in Washington, DC is held in September each year. For more information call: 201-707-5000.
Miami Book Festival
The Miami Book festival will be held from November 8-15, 2009. The Street Fair will be on November 13-15th. This fabulous book fair includes a festival of authors, a reading series, author readings, events for young readers and many other activities. For more information go to: www.miamibookfair.com.
NOLA Book Fair (New Orleans)
The NOLA book fair is held in November each year. For more information call: 504-813-6163.
New Yorker Book Festival
The New Yorker Festival will be held on October 16-18th in New York City. Tickets go on sale in September. For more information go to: www.newyorker.com.
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