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7th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival

7th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival

  • Dates: October 3, 2019 - October 6, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
  • Address: 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • Price: Free
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Now in its seventh year, the Harrisburg Book Festival is proudly hosted by the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Featuring an annual tent sale, award-winning authors, children's illustrators, emerging novelists, acclaimed historians — surrounded by hundreds of thousands of books at one of the nation's most celebrated independent bookstores — the Harrisburg Book Festival aims to amplify and celebrate diverse literature for all ages. All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 3

  • Fall Tent Sale
  • For the Love of Beer: Pennsylvania Breweries: Author Alison Feeney discusses her new book with Hannah Ison of ZeroDay Brewing and Jeff Musselman of The Millworks. Moderated by Sara Bozich. (7:00 PM)

Friday, October 4

  • Fall Tent Sale
  • Smart Talk Live with Eric Foner: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner joins WITF's Scott Lamar to discuss his new book, The Second Coming: How the Civil War and Reconstructions Remade the Constitution. (9:00 AM)
  • An Evening with Isha Sesay: Celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay delivers the opening keynote and presents her new book, Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram. (7:00 PM)

Saturday, October 5

  • Fall Tent Sale
  • Storytime with Vashti Harrison, Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (10:00 AM)
  • Storytime with Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox, Llama Destroys the World (11:00 AM)
  • Cookbook Demonstration with Nisha Vora, The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook (12:00 PM)
  • Political Paroday in the Age of Trump with best-selling humorists Andrew Shaffer, Ian Doescher, and Jacopo della Quercia (2:00 PM
  • Emerging Voice with bestselling novelists Wayetu Moore, Joanne Ramos, and R.O. Kwon (4:30 PM)
  • An Evening with Stephen Chbosky: Meet the bestselling author and director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower as he presents his new work of literary horror, Imaginary Friend (7:00 PM)

Sunday, October 6

  • Fall Tent Sale
  • Fiction, Fantasy, and the Mythic Journey with international bestselling novelists Tea Obrecht and Madeline Miller (2:00 PM)
  • How to Be An Antiracist with award-winning authors Ibram X. Kendi and Imani Perry (5:00 PM)
7th Annual Harrisburg Book Festival
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  • Midtown Scholar Bookstore
  • Free
  • Recurring daily