Book festivals galore in September

This year’s NBF delightful poster designed by Rafael López.

Who’s got two thumbs and is pumped for the weekend? THIS GIRL.

After celebrating the first day of Autumn by picking some apples, on Sunday I’m going to stop by the National Book Festival: two days of author talks and signings, books for sale, and other literary shenanigans. I think I’m most looking forward to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of A Wrinkle In Time, featuring Leonard Marcus (whose fascinating history of children’s book publishing in America, Minders of Make Believe, I’ve just finished). But there are a terrific number of authors speaking, to suit every interest, including Geraldine Brooks, Michael Dirda, Junot Díaz, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nikky Finney, and Jeffrey Eugenides. Oh my.

You can check out the full National Book Festival schedule here. And while you’re at the Library of Congress website, take a look-see at their list of Books That Shaped America. An interesting collection.

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