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Random Amusement: Local Book Festivals


If any of you are in the New Jersey/Philadelphia and/or Delaware Valley or New York areas, you might be interested in these upcoming local book festivals:

Mullica Hill Book Fest (June 13)
Mullica Hill is hosting its first book festival. I'm not sure how organized/big it will be since it's the first, but it's supposed to be a main street filled with "authors, [] book readings, live music, food, crafts" and more.

Moorestown Bookitcon (August 9)
Also in its first year, Bookitcon has more of a "traditional" convention setup, but with a charitable twist.
Bookitcon will be composed of author signings, meet-and-greets, and an after party as well as a book drive concurrent to the event. We anticipate between 20-40 authors participating in Bookitcon. The majority of the profits from ticket sales will be used to revitalize a library in a low-income school in Camden County, New Jersey. Books donated at the event may also be distributed throughout the area, wherever books are needed!

Collingswood Book Festival (October 3)
The Collingswood festival is in its 13th year, but I only found out about it and went for the first time last year...when it rained, but was still fun. Assuming the weather cooperates this time...
Book lovers of all ages: join us on Saturday, October 3, 2015 when festival-goers will have an opportunity to stroll more than six blocks of Haddon Avenue filled with authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. This award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Remember, all events are free!

Three upcoming book events, all of them less than an hour away! This makes me happy, though it doesn't bode well for my book-buying ban.

This has been Random Amusement (though it was really more of a PSA this time...). Are you amused? :)


  1. ahh jealous! wish i was closer. i will have to have a look around my town.

    1. I hope you find some! Usually, with NYC three hours to the north and DC three hours to the south, most authors signings and bookish events skip my area, so I'm thrilled to see more, even if they're small ones. :)

  2. All of these look so fun!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. They do! Here's hoping they live up to the hype! :)