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Tales of Our Cities: JCFPL’s Annual Book Festival

September 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

It’s that time of year when we gather to celebrate Jersey City’s stories and the authors who tell them! Join us on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza for local authors like Sona Charaipotra (Tiny Pretty ThingsSymptoms of a Heartbreak), Tracey Baptiste (The Jumbies SeriesMinecraft: The Crash) and more! Check out your favorite local authors while you take in performances, kids’ activities, and the best of Downtown’s food and drink! Bring your Library Card or sign up for one at the festival to take advantage of discounts at WORD Bookstore and more!

Featured author speakers to include:

MAIN STAGE (11:00a-4:00p, official individual times still being confirmed):

Matt Taibbi (politics: Hate Inc) – early release copies will be available at WORD book store

Rob Hart (sci-fi: The Warehouse)

Sona Charaipotra (YA fiction: Symptoms of a Heartbreak)

Tracey Baptiste (JUV/YA fiction: The Jumbies Series)

Bud Smith (lit fic: Teenager)

Anthony Suarez (local interest/true crime: Politically Indicted)

This event is free and open to the public.

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September 29, 2019
11:00 am - 4:30 pm


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