Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Return of Fall and Bookfest

Happy Thursday!

It’s finally fall in the city, which means it's raining. But, the news isn't all dreary. I’m happy to report that after a hiatus of a few years, Seattle Bookfest is back! I’m so glad that people in the most literate city in America are working to put on the festival next month.

Why is Seattle so book crazy? Maybe it’s because we have so much rain – and when I say rain, I mean consecutive days of steady drizzle. When it pours, Seattleites love to cozy up with a giant latte and a cup of coffee. This is not a stereotype, guys. It’s the real deal. Of course, we’re also known as people who love the outdoors. We have hiking, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, and sailing right within a short drive of the city, and you will always find people biking and running in the rain here. Crazy, crazy, wet people.

Even Harper gets tired of the rain. She stares out the window at the endless droplets wishing the sunshine-loving birds would come back to perch outside on the wires.

Anyway, Bookfest is going to be a really cool mix of workshops, readings, signings, etc and it goes for a whole weekend, October 24-25.

Does your city have a book festival? If it doesn’t, who would you love to see at your fantasy bookfest?

Happy Fall!


Never Cry Werewolf – HarperTeen September 2009
The Clearing – April 2010


TinaFerraro said...

Sounds wonderful, Heather!

Los Angeles has a multitude of events, but my favorite is the UCLA Festival of Books, which is usually in May (I am pretty sure).

Marley Gibson said...

Awww...Harper. Love seeing the kitty! I don't know if Boston has a festival (it should!) but when I lived in Austin, Texas, they had this HUGE weekend long book festival with new and used books in this old building that was a grocery store. Honestly, I've never seen so many books in one place in my life. That was when I bought every book Sandra Brown, Barbara Delinsky, and Nora Roberts had ever written for like a quarter per book. I think I left with like five grocery bags full of books. = )