Exhibit: Kerrytown BookFest: Ann Arbor Bookstores Past and Present
Now through October 14, 2013 -- Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases
The Kerrytown BookFest celebrates all aspects of book writing and creation. This year, this annual exhibit at the Library focuses 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 honor Jay Platt, owner of the West Side Book Shop, who will give a short presentation at the exhibit's opening reception on Friday September 6th. Mr. Platt will talk about his experience during more than 35 years as a bookseller in Ann Arbor.
The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibit and the BookFest on Friday, September 6 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room. This event will include: elegant refreshments; exquisite music by harpist Deborah Gabrion; and a short presentation by Jay Platt.
The 11th annual Kerrytown BookFest, which will occur on Sunday, September 8, is an event celebrating those who create books and those who read them.