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Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2017 and 2018)

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5 Events Found in New Jersey

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North Jersey Literary Festival North Jersey Literary Festival
Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey

Hosted by: Garden State Events, LLC and Chanelle Alexandria
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: North Jersey Literary Festival
Email: info@njlitfestival.com


The FIRST annual North Jersey Literary Festival, where entrepreneurship meets the literary world.

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The Children’s Book Festival The Children’s Book Festival
Parkside Learning Garden, Camden, New Jersey

Hosted by: ADC Kid and Hampton Publishing House
Date: September 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Children’s Book Festival
Email: iamadckid@gmail.com


This festival will be held in association with the Haddon Avenue Street Festival at Parkside Learning Garden. It was created for the sole purpose of encouraging children to read, be healthy, and connecting them with authors of the books they read.

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Morristown Festival of Books Morristown Festival of Books
Morristown, New Jersey, 

Date: September 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Morristown Festival of Books
Email: info@morristownfestivalofbooks.org


The Morristown Festival of Books celebrates the power of the written word to challenge, transport and transform us, while bringing together our community in conversation.

Modeled after successful book festivals in other communities throughout the world, the Morristown Festival of Books brings together acclaimed authors with readers and book lovers.

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Independent Authors Book Expo Independent Authors Book Expo
Abraham Clark High School, Roselle, New Jersey

Hosted by: Renaee Smith
Date: October 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Independent Authors Book Expo
Phone: 973-723-4584
Email: iabex@hotmail.com


Come out and meet face to face with local and international authors. Friends, family, and the community at large are encouraged to come out and support our budding authors. Authors will make presentations from their books; also games, prizes, promotional giveaways will be available. A wide selection of books will be available for purchase at the event. This event will feature the following: Author exhibits Author Readings and Signings Children's Corner (with Arts and Crafts and Author Readings) Free Workshops and Seminars Book Club Meet and Greet, and much more!

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Collingswood Book Festival Collingswood Book Festival
Along Haddon Avenue, Downtown Collingswood, NJ, Collingswood, New Jersey

Hosted by: Collingswood Public Library
Date: October 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Collingswood Book Festival
Email: nfo@collingswoodbookfestival.com

Book lovers of all ages: join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Stroll more than six blocks of Haddon Avenue filled with authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. This award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Remember, all events are free! Black Power Line
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