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Fourteenth Annual Festival of Books

Columbia County , Hudson Valley | Art & Culture , Festivals & Annual Events , Outdoors

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 nowto 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.

Learn about:
• sponsor donation
• 2019 Festival program
• authors who will be presenting
• general Festival details and past programs


Event Details

    Aug. 30, 2019 - Sept. 2, 2019
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