BookFest is this Saturday: Find out what our librarians think of the authors’ books

In a recent post, we shared the program for our upcoming festival, BookFest, which is this Saturday. For those of you who have never heard of BookFest, it’s annual festival of books in Downtown Glen Ellyn featuring emerging, local, and acclaimed authors. This year, there’s a free continental breakfast, an authors’ tent featuring dozens of emerging writers, a children’s picture book author, a children’s chapter book author, a ladies’ luncheon highlighting four delightful female novelists, a book pitching master class, a New York Times bestselling keynote presentation by David Finch, and a program for teens and their families. What a day!

Click here for a full program and information about lunch tickets (note that most programs are completely free of charge).

If you’re unsure which of our great programs to attend, never fear! Your friendly GEPL staff have read all of the featured authors’ books and have created wonderful video reviews for your viewing pleasure. Check them out below; they’re listed in BookFest program order:

Children’s Picture Book Presentation at The Bookstore

Various titles by Jim Aylesworth, reviewed by Robin

Children’s Luncheon at Glen Oak

Stealing Magic by Marianne Malone, reviewed by Ridgeway

Ladies’ Luncheon at GEPL

The Fates will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard, reviewed by Heidi

Finding Our Way Home by Charlene Ann Baumbich, reviewed by Susan

A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann, reviewed by Eileen

The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy, reviewed by Beth

Keynote Presenter at GEPL

The Journal of Best Practics by David Finch, reviewed by Heidi

Teen Program at the Asian Pearl

The Princesses of Iowa by M.Molly Backes, reviewed by Heidi

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