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Fourteenth Annual Festival of Books
Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2
The annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a celebration of books and reading for the whole community. For three days in early September we welcome outstanding writers and poets and nearly 2,000 readers and book-lovers to our 1847 schoolhouse in rural Columbia County. This year’s festival will feature a visit from Froggy on Saturday morning for the kids.
The festival opens Friday with Members’ Only Preview Day, giving members and their guests early access to the book rooms. Admission is free for members, $10 for each member guest. Membership has its privileges! Join now to ensure early access, or purchase a membership at the door on Friday. Members also receive one or more free book(s), and may celebrate their purchases at an evening wine and cheese reception.
All other programming on Saturday, Sunday and Monday — book sales, children’s program and author presentations – is free to all.
The 14th Annual Festival of Books is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.