The Bergen County Cooperative Library System has set June 14 for its first BooksNJ, an annual event for readers and writers of books. More than 70 authors, illustrators, and poets, up close and personal, talking about their books and their craft.
Readings, panels, crafts for kids, and storytelling. The event is FREE and open to everyone.
"This is our first book festival," a BCCLS spokesperson said. "We hope to model it very modestly after the National Book Festival with a few tents for different genres and have simultaneous events going on throughout our four hour day."
Here's a partial list of attending authors.