Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 19, 2018 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
City Hall
Grounds
Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
City Hall
Grounds

GBF Blog

What did you think? Take our survey and WIN!

Dear 2016 GBF Attendees, Your feedback is important to us. It helps us keep our event fresh, relevant, and as good as it can be! Below is a link to our survey, which won’t take more than a few minutes to complete. We are picking a random survey participant and sending them a $100 Visa
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The GBF is ON! Show us your best rainwear!!

A little “liquid sunshine” isn’t going to dampen our spirits! (Because, yes, we are a “rain or shine” event, so the show will go on.) Don your best rainwear and share pictures via Twitter or Facebook using #GBF tomorrow (May 21) when you’re at the festival. Let’s show Mother Nature we can still have fun – no matter what she
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Your #GBF Can Be Worth $50

Are you excited about the upcoming Gaithersburg Book Festival?  Use #GBF on when you post on Facebook or Tweet about the Festival from Wednesday, May 18 to Monday, May 23, and have the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. We’ll compile all of our fans who used #GBF on social media during that time,
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How I Started Writing and Illustrating Children’s Stories

by Andreia Chavis-Douglas I have always loved reading books and enjoyed the adventures they take me on. This is probably because my mom read to my sisters and me when we were children. One of my favorite stories as a young child was about a young clam named Clem Clam, “A Story of the Happy
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Multilingual Storytime Tent: Back by Popular Demand

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is returning to the festival this year with its Multilingual Story Time tent. The tent will focus exclusively on stories in multiple languages and will feature stories read by students and educators. The readings will last 20 minutes, and are scheduled every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. The
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Meg Waite Clayton Talks Wartime Correspondents and Jane Austen

by Megan Wessell, A Bookish Affair Meg Waite Clayton is the author of the new historical fiction novel, “The Race for Paris.” It’s a riveting tale of female war correspondents during World War II during a time when the war front was anything but permissive for women especially. Inspired by women like Martha Gellhorn and
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Inclusion starts with the simplest action: a smile

by Debbie Sahlin We’ve all experienced that moment when our children first see a person living with a disability and ask, “What’s wrong?” It’s difficult to know how to respond, isn’t it? Do you remember when you were a child and saw someone with a disability for the first time? Do you remember what your
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Lynnette Bosan: From Foster to Freedom

by Lynnette Bosan Many people don’t overcome the odds against them. This was just the opposite of my story. At the age of 8 years old life was wonderful as I thought it should be. Being in the environment of my mother, brother and sister, until life began to take a turn for what I was not expecting. It
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GBF Panel: The Importance of Libraries: Now and In the Future

by Gene Taft If you’re an avid reader, chances are you have fond memories of visiting a library at some point in your life. I remember rushing home from elementary school one day and being beside myself with excitement recounting to my mother how I had discovered the school library and spent all of recess
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F.A.Q. – E.A. Aymar’s Reading at the Gaithersburg Book Festival

I hear you’re not reading directly from your book. What gives? Honestly, I still feel guilty about not reciting passages directly from my book during readings. I used to think that a writer’s prose should be so polished and perfect that it fit any context–a reading, a play, the side of a Chipotle cup. Then
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The Gaithersburg Book Festival is one of the nation's premier literary events, featuring talks and signings by some of the world's top authors, writing workshops, children's activities and performances, literary exhibitors, book sales, music, food, and fun for everyone!
Starts: 05/21/2016 10:00
Duration: 6 hours:
Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
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