ABC Presents: Starting a Children's Book Festival

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 -
9:20am to 10:20am
Greenway B/C

A book festival can be an ideal vehicle to promote reading and literacy in your community. Booksellers intimately involved in festivals around the country will explain how to get started with your own children’s or teen festival, including working in partnership with other local businesses and organizations, attracting authors and publicists, and garnering media attention.

  • Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)
  • Todd Dickinson, Aaron's Books (Lititz, PA)
  • Tom Roberts, Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe (Warwick, NY)
  • Wendy Morton Hudson, Nantucket Book Partners (Nantucket, MA) (Moderator)

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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