The Book Festival is now both historical and, as I predicted, of mythical proportions. What else to expect from such a great lineup?
It was a full day from the get-go. Between manning our booth and supplying books at panels, we were kept pretty busy. A lot of you stopped by to say hi, and that definitely helped make our day!
And then there were the authors! Margot Singer, whose debut collection of short stories called The Pale of Settlement came out in October and has won the Flannery O’Conner Award for Short Fiction, sold out from under us faster than anyone could have expected. I did manage to smuggle a few signed copies back though, so if you missed her this weekend you know where to come!
Gordon Campbell, Sara Zarr, Greer Chesher and Annick Smith, Ann Cannon and Muffy Mead-Ferro, and William Kittredge and Hal Cannon all had great turnouts from what I heard (I only personally witnessed Margot’s and Sara Zarr’s — which was incredibly educational, by the way), and it was nice to see that at the end of the day, there wasn’t much to pack.