Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2018 and 2019)

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4 Events Found in New Jersey

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Independent Authors Book Expo Independent Authors Book Expo
Warinanco Sports Center, Roselle, New Jersey

Hosted by: Renaee Smith
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Website: Independent Authors Book Expo
Phone: 973-723-4584


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: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: Collingswood Book Festival

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

Dates: Friday, October 12, 2018 to Saturday, October 13, 2018

Website: Morristown Festival of Books


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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North Jersey Literary Festival North Jersey Literary Festival
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark, University Heights, Newark, New Jersey

Hosted by: Garden State Events, LLC and Chanelle Alexandria
Date: May 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: North Jersey Literary Festival


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

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