Sunday, September 12, 2010

57th Street Children's Book Fair

I've been so busy with work, I've neglected my blog and, in the process, failed to promote a fantastic event for families - The 57th Street Children's Book Fair!  Here's their press release:

 The 57th Street Children's Book Fair began 24 years ago as a back-to-school celebration. The Fair has grown every year since its inception, and now hosts dozens of local booksellers and community organizations. Last year, more than 5,000 people from all over Chicago attended the Fair and participated in reading-related activities, enjoyed live entertainment and delicious refreshments, and browsed a huge selection of books and merchandise available from a variety of specialty vendors.
In celebration of Blue Balliett's forthcoming novel, The Danger Box, our theme for 2010 is . . .
Mystery & Science: What will you discover at the 57th Street Children's Book Fair?
We'll have all the usual entertainment and activities, plus books and activities about scientific investigations and science giants.
This year, join us on Sunday, September 19th from 1pm to 6pm for hands-on fun for the whole family.

I will be manning the SCBWI table from 2:00 - 3:00, along with fellow Illinois authors.  I hope to see you there!!


  1. Oh, man! That looks like so much fun!

  2. Anita - I went there last year and it was great - especially if you have young children. Will you be in the area? I'll be posting pictures if you can't make it there yourself!

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