Favorite Quotes on Books and Reading

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” Jane Yolen

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

"Books have furnished, burnished, and enabled my life." Julia Keller

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Regional Book Fests Coming Soon

For book lovers that reside in the West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio tri-state areas the next two weekends will provide two great book festivals. The first is the West Virginia Book Festival. This two-day event is scheduled for October 13th & 14th at the Charleston Civic Center, in Charleston, West Virginia. 

This year's West Virginia Book Festival will once again provide a variety of authors, including Charlaine Harris, Craig Johnson, Tamora Pierce, Marilyn Sue Shank, Tamera Alexander, Lynn Austen, Julia Klassen, and more. The West Virginia Book Festival will be held Oct. 13 and 14. The event is presented annually by Kanawha County Public Library, the West Virginia Humanities Council, The Library Foundation of Kanawha County, The Charleston Gazette and the Charleston Daily Mail. The festival offers something for all age groups. A variety of authors will attend, participating in book signings, readings, workshops and panel discussions. Activities for children include special programs and a section of the Marketplace filled with children’s activities. Admission to the festival is free. 

The second festival is the Books by the Banks festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. This one-day event is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th. Some of the authors featured this year include: David Bell, Duffy Brown, Gillian Flynn, Katherine Howe, Nancy Jensen, Karen Robards, and a host of children's, teen, and non-fiction authors. For information on author panels, please click HERE. Admission is free. There will be books available for purchase and special programs for children.

I know how I'll be spending the next two weekends. What are your plans?

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