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Celebrating Your Passion For Books.

June 8 & 9, 2021

*Early Bird Discounts Through April 16

VIRTUAL EVENT: REAL BOOKS, REAL PEOPLE.

It’s all about the books! Discover great new titles and meet the people behind them. You can even select your favorite independent bookstore when you register for Bookfest!

This is a virtual event unlike any other! Connect with your peers authentically, rejuvenate your soul after a challenging year, and learn about tools to make your life easier.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Tayari Jones

Keynote Speaker

Tayari Jones is the author of four titles and currently is an Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University and Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University. Her book, An American Marriage, is an Oprah's Book Club Selection and appeared in Barack Obama's summer reading list and year-end round up. The novel was awarded the Women's Prize for Fiction, NAACP Image Award, and more.

ANTHONY DOERR

Keynote Speaker

Anthony Doerr is the author of the forthcoming Cloud Cuckoo Land and of All the Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Alex Award, and a #1 New York Times bestseller. He is also the author of the story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won five O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

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THE BOOK COMMUNITY LIVES HERE

Edelweiss is home to over 180,000 book professionals, and Bookfest is an extension of this community. This is a conference for the industry, by the industry. It’s a place for our communities to gather, learn, be inspired, and imagine a better future. Whether you're a publisher, author, librarian, bookseller, reviewer, or avid reader - this unique virtual event is for you! 

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Excitement for Bookfest!

"You're the perfect organization to take this on, provide stability and continuity, and bring innovation and improvements."

~ Donna Paz Kaufman

Paz and Associates

"ABA is looking forward to featuring the Indies Introduce Adult fall authors and bookseller panelists at Bookfest. The timing is perfect."

~ Joy Dallanegra-Sanger

American Booksellers Assn.

"In this unusual year of not being able to meet in person, we are so happy to have a virtual venue to continue our mission of book discovery and readers' advisory programming. LibraryReads is thrilled to be part of the Edelweiss BookFest and we're looking forward to bringing the programming that we are well known for, including multi-publisher Book Buzzes and Author Panels, to our library community."

~ Rebecca Vnuk

Executive Director

LibraryReads

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