Kerrytown Book Fest Reception and Exhibit Opening 2013

Friday September 6, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for a pre-BookFest reception for the upcoming 11th annual Kerrytown BookFest! This event will include:

• the grand opening of Kerrytown BookFest’s exhibit at the Library - Ann Arbor Bookstores Past and Present;
• a short presentation by Jay Platt, West Side Book Shop owner, who will highlight experiences of his 35 years as an Ann Arbor bookseller;
• exquisite music by harpist Deborah Gabrion;
• elegant refreshments.

Ann Arbor Bookstores Past and Present will feature historical information on bookstores and booksellers and their influence on Ann Arbor's literary culture and its community of book aficionados. The history of bookstores will be illustrated through books, photographs, posters and ephemera. Short histories of various bookstores, many written by their owners, will be presented. The exhibit will be on display from this event through Oct.14.

The 11th annual Kerrytown BookFest, (, which occurs on Sunday, September 8, is an event celebrating those who create books and those who read them. The primary goal is to highlight the area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts while showcasing local and regional individuals, businesses, and organizations. Since 2003, the BookFest has been growing, sharing, and discovering more and more about the rich book culture in this region.


Ann Arbor has amazing book

Ann Arbor has amazing book stores.

What are elegant refreshments?

What are elegant refreshments? Is this a casual event or formal? The elegant refreshments are throwing me.

Good idea - this reception

Good idea - this reception will be a nice start to the Book Fest. The exhibit sounds good too.
and thanks for the links to the Book Fest.

book fest reception

i'm looking forward to this!

Elegant ;)

I'm amused by the promise of elegant refreshments.

Great idea!

I love the idea of the library and local book stores pal-ing around together. Visiting Nicola's or the West Branch and seeing the books for sale in front of Nicola's that benefit the library, sends a very nice message of unity in love of literacy and literature. This seems like a further example of two communities standing together.

Particularly nice since a book seller might view a book lender as being somewhat at cross purposes with his/her interests.