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Festival of Books in the Alleghenies

Festival of Books in the Alleghenies

Festival of Books in the Alleghenies

Free to the Public
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Centered at the Courthouse in Uptown Somerset, PA

Come for a full day of fun for the whole family, books, authors, live storytelling, readings, and children’s activities.

Where? – The Festival of Books in the Alleghenies will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in uptown Somerset.

What to do?

  • Come and mingle with 45+ authors on E. Union St. from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This year’s local and regional authors include award winners and bestsellers, alongside others with their first book in print. Together they cover a huge range of genres—adventure, children’s, crime, fantasy, historical, mainstream, memoir, middle grade, multi-cultural, mystery, non-fiction, paranormal, romance, sci-fi, suspense, women’s, YA and more. In short, something for everyone.
  • A selection of the authors will read excerpts at local businesses.
  • The Festival Main Stage on the Courthouse Steps will host an all-day program featuring live music, poetry, live storytelling, and the awards for a grade 4-12 writing contest sponsored by The Daily American.
  • Stop by vendors and local non-profits on Center Ave.
  • The full day of children’s activities at Trinity Park, including storytelling, music, readings, face painting, balloon making and bubbles – all free!
  • Visit the school bus to hear the story of Rosa Parks.

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