I’ve just received an email announcing this event – which I have neve attended to be fair – but I can tell you attending the larger Book Expo America was an education not to be missed. If you are in the area, take this in:
from the Brooklyn Book Festival website:
The second annual Brooklyn Book Festival on September 16, 2007 is a book lover’s dream come true! The festival presents exciting and innovative fiction and non-fiction programs with author discussions and readings—come early to get a seat! Nearly 100 booksellers and thousands of books will fill beautiful Borough Hall Plaza and Columbus Park. You can hear a poetry slam, participate in a define-a-thon, and have your favorite book signed by the author. Children can hear their best-loved books read at the Target Children’s Pavilion; teenagers will find sports, fantasy, graphic novels and more at the Independence Community Foundation Youth Pavilion. The Brooklyn Book Festival is a best seller! See you there!
SEE THE WEBSITE FOR EVENTS, LIST OF PUBLISHERS PARTICIPATING IN THE TRADE FAIR, and more!
By car from Manhattan: Coming over the Brooklyn Bridge, stay straight on Adams Street. Turn right on Joralemon Street.
By car from New Jersey and Staten Island: Verrazano Bridge to 278West. Take Exit 27/Atlantic Avenue and turn onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn left on Boerum Place. Turn left on Joralemon Street. Public Transportation: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; R to Court Street; A, C, F to Jay Street/Borough Hall
For the latest information about subway service visit www.mta.info
Where to Stay and Eat:
For information about restaurants and accommodations in Brooklyn go to the borough’s official tourism website www.visitbrooklyn.org