Books in Boothbay, a free family-friendly literary event bringing Maine authors and book lovers together, announces it will host the 18th annual Books in Boothbay on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Boothbay Railway Village Museum. This year, the event will feature two Maine Literary Award winners along with approximately 40 additional favorite and first-time authors from across the state.
In a collaborative effort, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops, and the Boothbay Railway Village Museum will host this year’s event, which will once again be divided into two sessions: 9:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Each session will showcase approximately 20 Maine authors and their latest works.
Award-winning author Ellen Booream is slated to attend the morning session, where she will greet fans and sign books. Booream recently won the 2022 Maine Literary Award for young people’s literature for “River Magic,” a middle-grade fantasy about a resourceful girl battling a temperamental thunder wizard.
During the afternoon session, fellow award-winning author Jennifer Dupree will be available to meet fans and sign books. Dupree recently won the 2022 Maine Literary Award for short works competition in fiction for “Care & Keeping.”
The entire roster of authors and most current session schedules: Morning session 9 a.m. to noon - Hilary Bartlett, Ellen Booream, David Brook, Sarah Carlson, Laurie Chandler, William Chanler, Katina Currin, Hillary Dow, Irene Drago, Gail Donnovan, Justine Dymond, Kate Flora, S.G. Grant, Kristy Lagaroos, Cynthia Langdon, Elizabeth Miller, Sandra Neily, Jim Nichols, Anne Britting Oleson, Maria Padian, Terri Blen Parker, Jule Selbo, David Sloan
Afternoon session 1 to 4 p.m. - Charlotte Agell, William Anthony, Danielle Bannister, Cheryl Blaydon, Rae Chalmers, Matt Cost, Ed Crockett, Charlene D'Avanzo, Luca DiMatteo, Jennifer Dupree, Carol Ekster, Tory Gates, Vaughn Hardacker, Julie Lane, Lincoln County Historical Society, BJ Mangnani, S. Lee Manning, Len Mattano, Shawn McCarthy, Hunter Nichols, Lynne Schmidt, Robert Spencer, Kevin St. Jarre, Alexandra Thompson
Participating authors’ books will be available for sale on site with Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops facilitating the transactions. A portion of the proceeds go to the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, which aims to create a welcoming space to explore ideas, foster community, and nurture individual growth through open access to the tools to learn, dream, connect, and do. The funds from this event will go toward adult and children’s free public programming including children’s early literacy kits, authors’ talks, and movie nights at the library.
Admission to the book fair is always free. Those who would also like to enjoy the Boothbay Railway Village Museum can purchase tickets separately.
Now in its 18th year, Books in Boothbay is the largest and longest running book fair in the state of Maine. The annual family-friendly event attracts authors from across the state and book lovers everywhere. A portion of the proceeds from on-site book sales through Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops go to support the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and the Boothbay Railway Village Museum. For more information, visit booksinboothbay.blogspot.com or follow @booksinboothbay on Facebooks for updates.