Book lovers in southcentral Pennsylvania: there is no other place you should be Nov. 9-11 than Midtown Scholar Bookstore’s 3rd Annual Book Festival.
From author sessions to book signings and publishing seminars to used books for sale, there’s something for everyone at the Harrisburg event.
All events, to be held at 1302 N. Third St., are free and open to the public. The festival kicks off 6 p.m. Nov 9 and then runs 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 10 and noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 11.
Here are some of the highlights:
- PCN-TV will tape a live “PA Books” episode with the authors of “Pennsylvania Wine” at 7 p.m. Friday.
- Join a “write-in” with other National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participants from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. (Also 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday.)
- Storytime and book signings with Windsor Township’s DJ Campbell, author of “A Sniff in the Park” at 10 a.m. Saturday.
- Learn how to get your writing published in a session of experts including Lebanon native Ann Elia Stewart
- Hear a multimedia talk by York Civil War expert Scott Mingus.
- Stop by for the festival’s three keynote speakers: John Grogan, author of “Marley & Me”; the Philadelphia Daily News’ John Baer; and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s William Ecenbarger from 4 to 8:30 p.m.
Of course, don’t miss the annual used book sale going on all weekend in the “Pop-up Shop” sale annex at 1320 N. Third St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. Can’t make it this weekend? The shop will also be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 22.