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Bucks Book Festival returns this weekend for second year

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Now in its second year, the Bucks Book Festival returns to Doylestown Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13.

This year’s Book Fest features authors/illustrators with panel discussions and book signings, a Keynote event with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen, writers’ and illustrators’ workshops, Kids Book Fest, Books ‘N Brews, a vendor marketplace, and a community One Book discussion. Most events are free.

Book Fest kicks off Saturday morning with Kids Fest, which takes place alongside the Doylestown Fire Company’s annual Fire Prevention Open House.

Saturday events for adults include two interactive workshops for creative individuals, age 17 and older. The morning session is for aspiring or accomplished illustrators and the afternoon session for writers. Tickets must be purchased in advance at bucksbookfest.org.

Books ‘N Brew takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, when Book Fest will partner with three restaurant/bars in Doylestown to bring authors to entertain people while they eat and drink.

“A Conversation with Anna Quindlen” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Salem United Church of Christ, 186 E. Court St., Doylestown. Ticket prices include a choice of book and can be purchased at bucksbookfest.org.

Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops will have books by festival authors for sale on Saturday.

On Sunday, professionally published authors writing for adults and teens will participate in panel discussions in tents on the Hamilton Street parking lot. Festival attendees will be able to meet authors, ask questions, purchase books and have books signed.

Details, ticketing information, event locations, and a full schedule of events and authors can be found at bucksbookfest.org.


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