Collingswood Book Festival Lineup
Your interactive schedule of events for Saturday's festivities, all in one place.
Tell a Story with Collingswood Patch
All day - Loompaland Alley (Irvin Ave.) Booth 302
Collingswood Patch is your online space for news, information, pictures, stories, and events that are happening in town. Come visit with us to learn how to use the site for everything you want to do in the town that's where you want to be. Come add your reports from the day to our community story, and then see the finished product up on the website!
Overdrive Digital Bookmobile
This 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer is a community outreach vehicle promoting free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and videos available through public libraries. Test-drive some of the most popular digital media players and readers and see how portable devices enhance your reading experience. If you haven’t read an eBook yet, what are you waiting for?
eBooks: Revolutionary Technology or Pain in the Neck?
10 to 11 a.m. - Tent 2
eBooks began outselling print books at Barnes & Noble and Amazon over a year ago. How will this change in how most new books are sold affect you? How will it affect authors, publishers, and libraries? What do you need to know in order to make sure you’re still able to get the books you want at a price you can afford? Join Collingswood Library Director Brett Bonfield for a short presentation with plenty of time for Q & A.
12 noon to 2 p.m. - Collingswood Public Library
John Freas, member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, will appraise up to five books for a $5 donation. If you think rare books have to be old volumes from centuries ago—think again. Modern first editions can also be very valuable. Find out if you have a hidden treasure—old or new!
For last-minute changes, updates and additions, check out the Book Festival Facebook Page.
Schedule of book signings
11 a.m.—1 p.m.
- Joe Samuel Starnes, Fall Line
- Camille DeAngelis, Mary Modern: A Novel
- Mark Di Ionno, The Last Newspaperman
- Ken Bingham, The Greatest Phillies Clubs of All Time
- Paul Lisicky, Unbuilt Projects
1 p.m.—3 p.m.
10 a.m.—4 p.m.
- E.B. Lewis, I Love My Hair!; I Want to Be Free; Night Boat to Freedom
- Alan Katz, Karate Pig; Going, Going, Gone!
12 noon—2 p.m.
Want more book festival coverage?
- Catch up on the Art of the Book II gallery, which will be open on Haddon Ave. during the festival.
- Check out our story on banned and censored books.
- Read about Paul Lisicky, the Cherry Hill-born writer interviewed by our own Robb. C. Sewell.
- Upload your photos from the day to our Pics and Clips gallery.