Thanks, once again, to the positive buzz generated by our friend Katherine Rinehart at the library annex, we have been kindly invited to exhibit our project (and give away books!) at this year’s Sonoma County Book Festival. Held on Saturday, September 19th from 10 Am – 4 Pm on Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa, the festival boasts myriad activities, presenters, and vendors for readers of all shapes and sizes. From the website:
“The Sonoma County Book Festival is a free public event brought to you by The Literary Arts Guild. Our event transforms downtown Santa Rosa into the literary capital of Northern California. Thousands of booklovers return every year for a full day of fun under our welcoming white tents. Our rich programs present nationally acclaimed and locally treasured authors, who inspire and entertain festival attendees of all ages.”
This looks to be a terrific day for sharing your feelings about books and reading. Mendocino Avenue between 3rd and 4th will be shut down for this event. This has always been a favorite spot of mine for walking and browsing, and if you ask me, pedestrians should own the entire Courthouse Square all year round. Other arts on display will include live music, poets and playwrights on an outdoor stage, and opportunities for multimedia creativity at the Art Bus and special kid’s tent.
We will be parked right in the center of the action, next to the Art Bus. We might even have a special guest, a calligrapher who makes beautiful custom bookmarks for children. Stay tuned to this column for more on new volunteers who are generously donating their time and talents to the bookmobile.
Remember, the Book Festival is free, so please come by and say hello!