Brooklyn brings books to the forefront this weekend

September 21, 2013 by  

The Brooklyn Book Festival is taking place in the city this weekend, having been be preceded by a week of Bookend events. It is one of the largest free book festivals in the United States.

The festival will have plenty to offer to book lovers of all ages. There will be many authors representing speaking at the festival and representing all genres of literature. Some of the confirmed writers include Deborah Copaken Kogan, James McBride, Sonia Sanchez, Pete Hamill, and Miasha.

The festival will have several areas, including a children’s section, the Youth Stoop, and a marketplace. There will also be workshops, such as ‘You can do a Comic Book’ for children aged 8-10 and ‘How to Publicize and Market your Self-published Book’, along with panels such as ‘Faces of Brooklyn’ featuring local authors. In addition, food trucks will be selling a variety of delicious food.

Back on September 12, as a prelude to the event, ‘Literary Worlds: an Opening Party for Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends’ got underway, featuring cocktails and entertainment. Booksellers of all kinds participated in the festival marketplace, many of whom were no doubt equipped with sign and banner printing from their favorite Brooklyn printing company.

The Brooklyn Book Festival will take place at the Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza on September 22 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and is free to attend. For more information about anything to do with the festival, contact Liz Koch at 718-802-3852.