Free Library to Hold First Annual Philadelphia Book Festival!

By Emily Wed, January 31, 2007
What is Philadelphia known for? Is it the cheesesteaks? Eagles fans? The Gross Clinic? Bad drivers? Now we can add another item to the list--the Free Library of Philadelphia's first annual Philadelphia Book Festival. That's right--Philadelphians love meat, football, paintings, rolling through stop signs AND reading! On April 21st and 22nd, dozens of celebrity authors will visit the Free Library to read their work, conduct panel discussions, and sign books. Accompanied by free children's programs and performances, a street fair of literary exhibitors, and tasty treats, the Book Festival will be the place to be that weekend. Check out the new Philadelphia Book Festival website for more information about the schedule, authors, and ways to volunteer. Also, note that the Book Festival's poster was designed by this year's Caldecott Medal winner, David Wiesner! Have you ever been to a book festival? Share your ideas with the Free Library Blog!

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