Friday, September 17, 2010

Baltimore Book Festival

Remember right around this time last year when it was all about zines, comics, and books here on BaltimoreDIY?

Book fair time is here again!

Although book fairs aren't exactly a DIY activity, I am all about cities hosting free cultural events. The Baltimore Book Festival is a perfect example, and people of all stripes can find a genre they love.

Here's the announcement from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts:

The 15th annual Book Fest takes place at Mount Vernon Place (600 BLOCK NORTH CHARLES STREET, BALTIMORE, MD 21201) and is free to the public. It features over 200 celebrity and local authors, the biggest name in attendance this year being Nigel Barker, famous fashion photographer most known for his regular appearances on America’s Next Top Model. There will be plenty of food and drinks, children’s activities and more. You can find out more about the festival at

One of my favorite activities (and a good way to pick up a ton of really unique books on the cheap!) is to visit the zine bazaar at Red Emma's radical book pavilion.

You may have heard me mention one of my favorite local zines Eight-Stone Press before. Editor William P. Tandy sent out this email announcement:

Eight-Stone Press and the CityLit project are putting the "Baltimore" in the Baltimore Book Festival with an evening of literary mayhem, music and more beginning at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2010, at the CityLit tent, on the circle in Mount Vernon.

Just checked the weather and Friday and Saturday are going to be in the upper 70s - mid 80s so it's perfect festival weather! There's a 60% chance of rain on Sunday, but maybe I'll cuddle up in my wellies and umbrella... nothing cozier than standing under a tent perusing some books.


Cassie said...

Awesome post! Thanks so much.

-Cassie from BBF

mscharmschic said...

I'm so excited about the book festival! I was there last year and the year before giving out Towson University's literary magazine called Grub Street. This year, I'm going just to enjoy myself :)

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