Boston Book Festival
I just stumbled upon the Boston Book Festival. Apparently this year will be the second annual, which means that I missed out on the first annual, which I was kind of disappointed about. What was I doing last October that was so important that I missed this fabulous festival?
Everything about this festival sounds awesome. Apparently more than 20,000 people from all over New England come to Copley to hear presentations by renowned authors, browse the exhibitors and check out the street fair.
This year the festival will take place on October 16 (ok, ok I know I’m crazy early), but they just announced a new initiative for this year called One City One Story. This is awesome:
We will distribute, free of charge, 30,000 bound copies of a short story by a well-known Boston author. With the aim of making literature accessible, One City One Story gives a new spin to all-city reading groups. The author will appear at the BBF on October 16 and will lead discussions of the story.
I’ve signed up for the Boston Book Festival newsletter so I am sure to be in the know on everything Festival until October. I’m also following them on Twitter and liked them on Facebook. Ok, so I’m a little obsessive. I love books, I love Boston, I love good causes. What’s the harm in that?