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August 2018

Thirteenth Annual Festival of Books

Friday, August 31, 2018 - Sunday, September 2, 2018

The annual extravaganza of all things literary, takes place over Labor Day weekend. The event features a giant used book sale, two days of readings and book signings by nationally known and local authors, a children’s program, and the Cookbook Café, serving fruit, snacks, home-baked goodies, and our famous no-alarm vegetarian chili. New this year, Spencertown Academy members will have first crack at the books during the Member’s Preview on Friday, August 31 from 1:00-8:00pm. Free for members, $10 for member’s guests,…

Free – $10
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August 2019

Fourteenth Annual Festival of Books

Friday, August 30, 2019 - Monday, September 2, 2019

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.
Friday Members' Only Preview 2:00-8:00pm | Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm | Monday 10:00am-2:00pm

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Members Only Preview

Friday, August 30, 2019, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Members Only preview event

Back by popular demand, members have free admission to extended early buying at the Festival of Books. Book sales begin Friday, August 30, at 2:00 pm and continue until 8:00 pm. Members are welcome for free, and their guests for $10. Complimentary refreshments will be served from 6:00-8:00 pm for members ONLY and their guests. We thank our members for their support, and welcome not-yet members to become ones. Memberships will be for sale throughout the Festival. Become a member.

Free for members
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Festival of Books Children’s Program

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Visit with Froggy – and pose for a free souvenir photo with this popular storybook character to take home. Book-related art projects in the program tent. Storybook corner readings for the youngest readers. Froggy costume based on the character created by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz. All rights reserved.

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