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

Free
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Members Only Preview

Friday, August 30, 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, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Froggy

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.

Free
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