This year, the Philadelphia Book Festival will expand to include every library location in the city—54 sites in all—and will feature author events in the Parkway Central Library’s Montgomery Auditorium every evening as well as special author appearances in every neighborhood library throughout the week! The beloved Book Festival now stretches into every Philadelphia community, ensuring that book worms and literacy lovers from across the city can get in on the fun! Headlining authors that will appear throughout the week at Parkway Central include Rachel Maddow, Ken Kalfus, Baratunde Thurston, and Cheryl Strayed.
Direct, focused service is just one hallmark of the 21st century Free Library, and Festival goers will see this firsthand at the seventh annual Philadelphia Book Festival, taking place during National Library Week from April 14-20.
* Please note: The 2013 Philadelphia Book Festival will NOT feature a street fair.