inTown: Gaithersburg Book Festival, May 19th from 10-6
The 3rd annual Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place Saturday, May 19th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gaithersburg City Hall grounds. Admission and parking are free.
Festival highlights include:
- Celebrity Stage -Local celebrities reading for children throught out the day.
- Author Presentations - the list of featured authors includes “winners and finalists for all the major American awards (Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Newbery Medal) and dozens of national, New York Times best-sellers.” Author signings follow their presentations.
- Panels – subjects include “The Future of the Book and the Bookstore,” and “Separating Fact from Fiction.”
- Workshops – a wide range of writing workshops for ages 13 to adult (depending on the subject of the workshop)
- Childrens’s Village – activities and entertainment for children, pre-teens, and teens.
- Exhibitors – split into fiction, non-fiction, and children’s exhibitors.
A chance to give back: The City of Gaithersburg is partnering with Reading Tree to donate books to students and their families in Gaithersburg Title I schools. Bring your used books to the Festival and drop them off at the Community Services Educational Enrichment Committee booth. You could also consider purchasing a new book to donate from the on-site Politics & Prose book sales tent.