This year's Brooklyn Book Festival will be held this Sunday, September 16, on the plaza and park adjoining Borough Hall. Our Fearless Leader says:
The second annual Brooklyn Book Festival on September 16, 2007 is a book lover's dream come true! The festival presents exciting and innovative fiction and non-fiction programs with author discussions and readings–come early to get a seat! Nearly 100 booksellers and thousands of books will fill beautiful Borough Hall Plaza and Columbus Park. You can hear a poetry slam, participate in a define-a-thon, and have your favorite book signed by the author. Children can hear their best-loved books read at the Target Children's Pavilion; teenagers will find sports, fantasy, graphic novels and more at the Independence Community Foundation Youth Pavilion. The Brooklyn Book Festival is a best seller! See you there!
By going to the Festival's website, you can click on and print a bookmark bearing the image and name of your favorite Brooklyn author, choosing from among Paul Auster, June Jordan, Ezra Jack Keats, Kimiko Hahn and Gloria Naylor.