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, (kerrytownbookfest.org), 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.