Spencertown Academy Arts Center Announces 17th Annual Festival of Books | Local announcements

SPENCERTOWN — The 17th annual Spencertown Academy Arts Center Book Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5. The festival features a giant used book sale, two days of talks and readings by esteemed authors, and a children’s program. Featured authors include Daphne Palasi Andreades, Jean Hanff Korelitz, David Nasaw, Mayukh Sen and James Shapiro. There will also be an exhibition on book arts by Suzy Banks Baum. Admission is free to all events, except for the early bird buying opportunity for members detailed below. Masks are mandatory inside the building.

The Festival, which began in 2006 as a book sale to raise funds for the Academy’s community arts programs, has become one of the largest and most anticipated cultural events of the year. David Highfill, Wayne Greene and Carl Atkins are the co-chairs of the Festival this year. “The return of this beloved in-person event is going to be a highlight of our summer, and we’ll be providing many delights for book lovers: one of the largest and most engaging collections of books for sale we have ever presented and a stellar list of authors making guest appearances,” says Highfill.

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