Brooklyn Book Festival Hosting Record Number of Authors

Brooklyn Book Festival Draws Thousands of Bibleophiles

The Seventh Annual Brooklyn Book Festival will take place on September 23 with more than 50 “Bookend” events happening the week before, leading up to the day of the festival.

The festival day will host over 280 of the country’s best authors, along with book-lovers, booksellers, literary organizations and everyone that wants to join in this free, literary event. In order to accommodate the crowd 14 stages will be utilized including Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street) and Plaza, Columbus Park, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights Public Library, Brooklyn Law School, the Brooklyn Historical Society and St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church.

“This year, the Festival expands from four days to an entire week of exciting and diverse literary offerings,” said Borough President Marty Markowitz. “No ‘seven year itch’ here–the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival will prove to be our most popular yet. So whether you find it nearly impossible to put down your book or e-reader, or just like the occasional ‘good read”™ be sure to make your plans now and ‘book’ September 17-23 for the 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival.”

It has been through the efforts of Markowitz that the Brooklyn Book Festival has become one of the nation’s premier literary events. Expect to see thousands of hip, smart, and enthusiastic participants at a truly New York cultural happening. Expect to see such literary celebrities as Joyce Carol Oates, Billy Collins, Judith Vorst, and many more.

Most of the Bookend events will be free, and begin on September 17. For a list of events, authors and venues be sure to visit The Brooklyn Book Festival’s official web site.


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